How to Handle Bad Teachers

dealing with bad teachers

One thing that all of us have to deal with at one point in our lives, most likely during high school and/or college, is a bad teacher. A bad teacher can be a teacher who has absolutely no idea what they’re talking about, or a bad teacher can be a teacher that knows a ton of information about the subject that they teach but just doesn’t know how to teach it to the class in a way that they can understand it.

In order to be successful in a class that has a bad teacher, there are certain steps and tips that you should try. Check them out below!

{one} teach yourself
This might not be helpful to you, but I’m sometimes able to teach myself topics. I have an extremely intelligent physics teacher this year, but he just doesn’t know how to teach. So, I keep rereading the sections we need to read in the book to try to teach myself what I need to know. I end up being successful in teaching myself most of the time, but it doesn’t work for everyone.

{two} get a tutor
At my school, the National Honor Society offers free tutoring. If you don’t understand a subject, and the National Honor Society at your school offers tutoring as well, definitely go to them. Chances are if they’re a part of the National Honor Society, they did fairly well in their classes. The people a part of NHS would most likely love to help you!

{three} create study groups
Put a study group together with your friends or people who have difficulty in the same class as you. Most of you would know at least a little bit of the subject, so you’d be able to teach other stuff the others didn’t know. Also, it’s sometimes easier to understand something when a person your age, or close to your age, is teaching you someone versus someone who is a good amount older than you.

{four} research
This one kind of goes along with the first one, but if you’re confused on something, Google it. I highly suggest staying away from anything that looks unreliable – such as Wikipedia, Yahoo answers, etc. – but those can always be used as a last resort. If you even need some clarification on something, the Internet is always a good option.

Hopefully at least one of these tips can help any of you who have a problem with a teacher. These are just some tips, and there are many more out there. Good luck!

How do you deal with a bad teacher?
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