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== kensho ==
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tutoring

I’ve just started drum lessons. This is a reminder that one on one tutoring is the best way to learn something well (and quickly).

Why?

  1. You don’t know what you don’t know. The tutor has a map of the landscape and can craft a pathway through it. This is arguably the most important point.
  2. Real-time correction : the feedback loop is shortened. Bad habits are not reinforced.
  3. External motivation : someone to impress

What makes a good tutor/teacher?

  1. The best tutors ask questions. Allow you to arrive at the conclusion yourself.
  2. They tailor a lesson to the correct difficulty level. Not too easy. Not too difficult. They set the pace.

People forget that as adults- you can hire tutors. Examples

  • Music
  • Fitness
  • In your professional domain
  • Writing
  • Video-editing
  • Photography
  • Speaking
  • Teaching…

Almost any skill- finding a tutor is the best starting point.

Beyond a certain point one can self teach, but laying the foundations is always best done with guidance.