I'm an adult (30+, OK - pushing 40) student *still* taking lessons, and have been for 20 some odd years. Most instructors I've had teach children (under 20) for the most part and tend to behave towards me like you would expect to see around children: high pitched voice, lectures like you were in the 4th grade again, etc.
How can I help my teacher treat me more as an adult, letting me guide where I want the lessons to take me, discussing and learning style nuances, etc.? We've had open discussions about this before but she still slips - understandable given working with children all day.
I'm wondering anyone has any hints on helping shift her into "adult mode" when my lessons begin. She's a good teacher and we get along quite well and I have learned quite a bit from her, but some days it can be a bit annoying.
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