GoatFish wrote:Yes, that is true... so I'm picking that Andy is a good instructor?
It's probably a bit immodest for me to answer that....
The truth is, though, that I am a good instructor sometimes.
If you want to do a course that I am really excited about, then that helps. If you want to do a Fish ID course..... well, I certainly wouldn't be a good instructor.
But personality and attitude are also important. I'm not very good at, for example, "being nice" about how a student does. All feedback and criticism should follow the shyte sandwich rule, something positive followed by the bad, then something good to end. Problem is I like thin bread! I can be overly blunt, which for some people is difficult to deal with... other people like the fact that I get straight to the point.
So I don't think there's such a thing as a universal good instructor, it's more about whether an instructor is good for you. That's why it's vital to take time to talk to instructors first before signing up for a course.