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  • What are your thoughts on 90 minute and 2 hour lessons? (All Teachers)

    Posted by Guest Teacher on March 18, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Hi guys, what are your thoughts on 90 minute and 2 hour lessons? I’ve got a couple of pupils who take regular 2 hour lessons and I’ve had 90 minute lessons previously. Talking to a friend of mine she was saying it was too much and that it was a sign of poor practice time on the pupils’ part. Although its much harder to prepare for a 2 hour lesson, I’m finding it just fine and especially for those who find it hard to carve out practice time it gives them opportunity to work the principles I’m teaching into the body. Just wondering what your experiences are?

    Veronica Wakeling replied 2 years, 6 months ago 5 Members · 9 Replies
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  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    March 18, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    I say good for you. I wouldn’t put up with the same person for that long. It’s all about one in, one out in my flat. Aware of how that just sounded, I don’t have a red light in my window or anything.

  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    March 18, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Great idea, Chris. If you and the student feel it works, it works 🙂

  • Guest Teacher

    Member
    March 18, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    cool nice to have some positivity round the idea. It’s definitely harder to be present with the same person for such a long time but the results are there and the students are happy

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    March 18, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    I do apologise! I didn’t mean to sound negative. It’s great when a student is that determined and want a good long sesh to really benefit from a teacher. It’s flattering and you can make more money of course 😉

  • Guest Teacher

    Member
    March 18, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    oh no I didn’t mean you, I was talking about my friend. I appreciated the ‘good for you’!

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    March 18, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    I do sound like a complete ass sometimes though.

  • Guest Teacher

    Member
    March 18, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    lol!

  • Alan Tang

    Member
    March 31, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Personally no, partly because my own attention span does not last longer than an hour so if I’m losing attention of myself I would feel very sorry for the student!!!

    However, there are lessons that I teach that really engage me and sometimes the time passes really quickly

  • Veronica Wakeling

    Member
    September 24, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    From a perspective,90 minutes or 2 hours is too long.My students have an hour or children half an hour,if they run over time because they want to,there is no extra charge.I have a teacher who has fell on hard times ,because of personal problems,she pays for half an hour ,though has a full hour until times get better.I realise some tutors have more overheads and often is only income.So everyone has a different agenda.Nothing worse than a student who wants to get out.

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