An Arrogant Student’s Meow And Tested My Patience Today

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@Shavkat (43805)
Philippines
July 24, 2016 3:56am CST
I am sure some of you knows that I am teaching online. As of this day, I am just doing my usual routine in teaching. The initial encounter wasn’t really nice. The student seems so angry as she talks to me. I remained calm and waited for her to adjust during the class. My patience meter is fluctuating while I am having a conversation with her. My face flushed in the entire session. There is a time that she talked fast and you cannot understand the pronunciation of the words. It sounds like slurring speech while reading the passages and even expert teachers can’t bear to listen to cat’s tone of voice. Along the class session, she showed her true colors and uttered ruthless statements towards me. Well, I just ignored her in the entire period of class. I didn’t hold myself back in giving her my feedback. She sounds in denial and continued to defend herself. The most striking thing that pierced her inner ear is this, “You don’t need to study, if you don’t need it.” “I am here to teach and need to be respected”. I can’t paint her face after everything had been said and smiled to her like what a mischievous cat do. Take note a cat with good breeding that she doesn’t have. Photo Credit: pixabay.com
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@ridingbet (34742)
• Philippines
24 Jul 16
that is the dilemma of teachers like us.but stay patient and calm, my friend
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@Shavkat (43805)
• Philippines
24 Jul 16
I did calm down and wiped my nosebleed after the class.lol
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@ridingbet (34742)
• Philippines
24 Jul 16
@Shavkat right, but it should not be a nose bleed from you, but to her. that is true, there are some arrogant students, and how much more to online learners?
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@Shavkat (43805)
• Philippines
24 Jul 16
@ridingbet You said it right. Actually, I was thinking that this is an admin. They are having QA with their teachers. If in this kind of situation, they are still unprofessional. Actually, it wasn't a kid. She is working in a company. I am starting to have a second thought in this company lately.
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• Calgary, Alberta
24 Jul 16
Is she from an East Asian country and you are teaching her English? I believe teaching east asian kids online is very popular source of income these days.
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@Shavkat (43805)
• Philippines
24 Jul 16
The students are situated in Southeast Asia. It does pay good. I had been teaching in this company for more than 2 years now.
• Calgary, Alberta
24 Jul 16
@Shavkat The name of the country sounds similar to tamarind soup?
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@Shavkat (43805)
• Philippines
25 Jul 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker Well, I am not going to drop the name of the country. But it sounds like a cat's meow.lol
• Philippines
24 Jul 16
Oh my. I admire your patience. You are truly a teacher.
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@Shavkat (43805)
• Philippines
24 Jul 16
Actually, I am just ignoring it since I am being paid after the class. It wasn't my lost. As much as possible, I need to be patient and have a moon face for this rudeness of hers.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Jul 16
@youless (85251)
• Guangzhou, China
25 Jul 16
People can be very different. Some children are rude. Their parents are rich and they think they handle everything by money. Actually their children are almost out of control. They don't mind paying a lot of money for them and hope their study can be better. But this situation will just get worse because their children don't want to study and they are spoiled. Sometimes we can't just blame these children because actually their parents are the same.
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@Shavkat (43805)
• Philippines
26 Jul 16
Actually, it wasn't a child. She is a professional and working in a company.
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@youless (85251)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Jul 16
@Shavkat Oh, that's ridiculous! I am sorry for the company that hires her. It is hardly to see so air-headed adult.
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@Shavkat (43805)
• Philippines
27 Jul 16
@youless It is sad to say. She is from your country.
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@magallon (16795)
• Philippines
24 Jul 16
We really cannot avoid to have students with such behavior. All we need is patience.
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@Shavkat (43805)
• Philippines
25 Jul 16
The question is, how long will it take for me to bear them? I am still human.
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@magallon (16795)
• Philippines
25 Jul 16
@Shavkat Can't you request to transfer that student to other tutors?
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@Shavkat (43805)
• Philippines
26 Jul 16
@magallon It wasn't possible. The teacher doesn't have the power the cancel the class. It really sucks but I don't mind.
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@msiduri (5841)
• United States
24 Jul 16
Well. How long will you have to deal with her?
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@Shavkat (43805)
• Philippines
25 Jul 16
It is just 25 minutes. But I felt it is too long to bear.lol If I can just shout at her, I will. I am sorry for the statement. The student is so rude. Actually, there are so many mispronounced words and sentence constructions are out of this world.
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@msiduri (5841)
• United States
25 Jul 16
@Shavkat Oh. That's long enough if she's being rude. You can be sweet to her then scream at a pillow or something when she's gone.
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@Shavkat (43805)
• Philippines
26 Jul 16
@msiduri After that situation, I just have a breathing exercise and moved on.
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@hoong143 (1419)
• Malaysia
24 Jul 16
I think you are a good teacher. Hope you can solve the problem.
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@Shavkat (43805)
• Philippines
25 Jul 16
I guess I am, my dear friend. That situation cannot be solved in my part. Since students judge teachers very subjective and the company doesn't mind if the teachers are being evaluated in a low score. Regardless, I just take it easy.
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@hoong143 (1419)
• Malaysia
25 Jul 16
@Shavkat Maybe it is lack of respect in today's society. Hope you can happy teaching.
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@Shavkat (43805)
• Philippines
26 Jul 16
@hoong143 I just ignored the situation and moved on.
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@JudyEv (91956)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jul 16
I really don't understand why some people need to be so rude.
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@Shavkat (43805)
• Philippines
25 Jul 16
I do agree on that. It just only shows that they have good manners.
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@JudyEv (91956)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Jul 16
@Shavkat You're doing what I keep doing - writing 'good manners' when you really mean 'bad manners'.
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@Shavkat (43805)
• Philippines
26 Jul 16
@JudyEv Exactly, my dear friend. When I had finished writing this post, I had released the tension from within.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Jul 16
Better you were able to hold your temper.That was not easy to deal.
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@Shavkat (43805)
• Philippines
25 Jul 16
I need to conceal my feeling at that time. I ignored the fact that it is a waste of energy.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
25 Jul 16
@Shavkat ,but deep inside you energy was already wasted hehehehe.
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@Shavkat (43805)
• Philippines
26 Jul 16
@cacay1 Actually, my dear friend. I am so immune. lol That's the reason why I created myself having pachyderm.
@skysnap (17578)
24 Jul 16
Yes the issue with online learning and tutoriting. I guess it takes time for things to work out.
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@Shavkat (43805)
• Philippines
25 Jul 16
It wouldn't work out in the company's side. For them, they are clients. Clients are always right.
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@skysnap (17578)
25 Jul 16
@Shavkat true and for that one has to be patient.
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@ida123 (6290)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Jul 16
Patience is really needed to teachers like you and am glad you have that friend. Just be careful in dealing this students.
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@cacay1 (31822)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Jul 16
@ida123, so true patience is a good virtue to follow.
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@Shavkat (43805)
• Philippines
26 Jul 16
@Ida123 Yes, I will. I just let her vent her frustrations in learning. She can take my advice or not. @cacay1 I agree!
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@Jotomy (5959)
• India
25 Jul 16
students may need to get the details so they argue with us, we should be patience to clear off their doubts. Well I can appreciate that you are teaching online.
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@Shavkat (43805)
• Philippines
26 Jul 16
Actually, it was just simple my friend. The pronunciation is her weakness during the class. I am trying to tell her the proper way. But she refused to be taught. She really has an attitude problem.
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@RubyHawk (20912)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Jul 16
I have the greatest respect for teachers. Nowadays students are harder to work with, they are a spoiled generation and I can understand that teachers have a rough job trying to teach them.