The scene is all too common…
A student is struggling to learn a new technique. He looks around the classroom to find everyone else is doing it better than him. He just can’t seem to get it. Discouragement sets in. The instructor rushes over to show the student how to do it. This makes the student feel better. Plus, the instructor feels accomplished in teaching and providing one-on-one instruction.
Until the following week in class when the student struggles all over again and gives up. This is why we offer both small and big classes.
There are times when a person may need the individualized attention of a private lesson. The student may have a physical disability or may be at an age where maintaining focus and attention is difficult.
But for the most part, I’m a big fan of learning in a larger class environment.
How Is A Bigger Class Beneficial?
Tae Kwon-Do is an action art form which is best learned from each other. When an instructor teaches a routine or technique, the students not only watch the instructor, but they also watch everyone else. They see how others perform and absorb what, and what not, to do. They learn through the examples of others as well as their own struggles.
Will My Kid Learn More In A Private Lesson?
Many people feel a smaller group or private lesson is a better learning environment and having more attention from the instructor provides a better learning experience. Actually, the opposite is true. When the instructor “spoon feeds” the student and makes it too easy to learn, the student will not retain the task as well as a someone who struggled to learn it on their own.
Students must internalize the physical task and mentally work through it in order to perform it well. When they figure out their mistake on their own, they’ll now own that task and will rarely make the mistake again.
How Do You Help Individuals In Larger Classes?
Every large group does need guidance, and that’s when one of our Dedicated Enthusiastic Loyal Teaching Assistants will step in. The DELTA team offers encouragement to struggling students. They help guide the students so that the students learn on their own.
Having personalized attention isn’t always the best solution to a better performance.
The larger classes will bring out better qualities in the students if you let them struggle and overcome their challenges on their own.
Master Gorino’s Tae Kwon-Do offers a trial program for individuals and families in Buffalo, NY and the surrounding areas that allows you to get a feel for the different classes, meet our instructors, and experience our dojang. It’s a great way to see if Tae Kwon-Do is right for you. To learn more or to sign up, register online or call (716) 836-KICK (5425) and a member of our team will follow up with you on next steps. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals. Pil-Sung!