I teach chinese mandarin, thai. my experience has been that one to one personal tuition has a unique value to students because of the ability to resolve the studentís personal barriers to learn in a way that lays the foundation for a deep and lasting understanding of the subject.
Most important thing I believe that a teacher should be friendly to the students. So that there will be an easy and not so formal relationship between teacher and students. And in this way students can also discuss their problems and needs with teacher and they will have more interest in the subject.
I am saxophonist and teacher.
I encourage students to excel. I put more emphasis on regular practice, which will help the students in clearing their doubts.