In a first lesson I like to have plenty of time so the student and I can have a chance to see if we will be comfortable working together.
We start off with a chat where I find out what has brought them to the session. Then I introduce some basic ideas and fundamental concepts in the form of a short talk. We’ll work with these in all future lessons. Next we do a hands-on demonstration lesson where the student gets to experience the lesson processes.
Recently, in a first lesson with a new student I was asked if I could skip the introductory talk and get directly to the bit where I tell them specifically and directly what to correct about their chosen activity.
I couldn’t do that.