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I am presently taking a computer class and algebra at the community college, working towards an AA in Health Information Technology.  My Math teacher is the best, explains, well and even grades homework and gives it back.  However, my computer teacher does not teach.  She goes very fast (remember I am supposed to be learning).  I stop her periodically and when I do other students are glad as well.  On Thursday in class she was zooming along and so she lost me, when I stopped her she stayed from her seat at the front of the class and said if I or anyonelse is not up to speed with her she will stop 15 min before class and help.  When the girl two seats down tried to help me,she stopped her and said that is her job and not the girl.  She embarrassed me infront the whole class.  I was very hurt.  At the end of the class when she finally came to me and was showing me she was getting frustrated and tapping on the computer screen.  She gave a rude remark as well and when I answered her and told her I do my work she told me I should not get so defensive.  I did not like her response towards me at all.  I felt humiliated, it has put a damper on my spirits for the weekend.


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      Poollady3 wrote Oct 3, 2009
    • She apparently has no business teaching that class. Is this class taught by anyone else? If so, maybe you could change classes.
      Your feelings are very valid!  

      good luck

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      Venus 7000 wrote Oct 4, 2009
    • You will constantly be running into teachers like this so you will have to develop a coping mechanism.    

      You may wish to record the lectures so that you can go over them afterwards and pick up on the stuff that you missed.  

      Make friends with others in the class (start with the person who attempted to help you)  and form study groups. Often its our peers that are best at helping us understand stuff.  

      Have a non-confrontational talk with the teacher (either before or after the class) and ask her if she could go a bit slower, or use more examples during the lectures.  This would probably be more effective if you have one or two other students there to support your position.

      If the teacher is unbearably awful, you should lodge a complaint at the University.  Your goal is to get an education, not to waste time and money massaging the ego of an incompetent employee.  In the end her inabiliy to do her job can affect your GPA.

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      Brimstone1968 wrote Oct 4, 2009
    • Thanks, I sincerely appreciate your response.

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      Brimstone1968 wrote Oct 4, 2009
    • Thanks, I sincerely appreciate your response and will implement the things you suggested.

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