je danse dans ma tete Posted February 16, 2008 Report Share Posted February 16, 2008 hi guys. so my teacher has always corrected me a lot, more than most of the others in my class. i never miss class and always work hard. i always try my best and come to class ready to work, warmed-up and with appropriate attire and hairstyle, no jewelry and little makeup, etc. i try in other words to do the right thing in terms of class etiquette. i like this teacher and loved his classes until very recently. i used to appreciate his individual corrections and feel honored by the personal attention because he does not owe it to me, but now am feeling stressed out by them. Not to mention, i now feel demoralized and tearful in class. he corrects every little thing and calls my name or comes over to me at least once during every combination. others are doing things wrong and he does not seem to even see them, but will call the class around and show them what i am doing wrong. little things sometimes, like the direction of my gaze or the curvature of my fingers, sometimes big things like a sickled foot. last class i almost left, i was so upset. i feel like everyone thinks i am slowing down the class even though i am not the lowest one in terms of technique and ability. a lot of my classmates even tell me that i am graceful and expressive and have strong technique. the teacher does not seem to see that i am trying, just keeps adding corrections on top of corrections. i know i have stronger technique than 75% of my classmates, mainly because they skip so many classes and do not take as many classes per week as i do. now i am confused, i do not know if he is trying to tell me that i am not good enough for this level or what. there are so many new peope in class this semester and that embarrasses me too, as i worry that they might see me as someone in over her head rather than a hard worker. his last class he was very disappointed in me and said so, but i was practically hyperventilating to keep from crying, i was mortified because he was being so incredibly tough on me and letting other people get away with a lot of bad habits. i do not even know how to broach the topic with him. why do you think he corrects me so much? am i over-reacting? i really would appreciate some thoughts. thanks, lauranne Quote Link to comment
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