Copyright Fred Hughes 2019
Study With Fred
How I Arrived at this Method of Instruction
I took some time off from teaching. Eventually, my former students started asking me when I was going to resume teaching. They wanted the opportunity to continue where we left off, but I still needed time to regroup and reimagine the entire process.
I knew several things needed to change if I were to return to teaching. These included:
I felt that since all of my former students were on a more advanced level, the entire "scheduled lesson" for "X amount of time" was not working for me or my students. Moreover, my schedule and travel were becoming a real challenge. I wondered:
As I worked through the technology issues a few things surfaced:
That led to thinking of the advantages to teaching using audio and video:
The advantages for me as the instructor were:
With all of this in mind, I created the following method which I believe will be quite effective in improving your skills and my effectiveness as an instructor.
The First Step
Everything to this point will have been at no cost to you. If you are not satisfied with my response and feel that studying with me would not be a good fit; no problem. If you like the direction I am taking you in, read further for the next phase.
If you agree with my critique and recommended direction of study, there will be a Begin Studying button at the end of my e-mail that you will click and it will take you to a PayPal page. On the PayPal page will be a $50 charge for getting the detailed assignment I had described in the video and e-mail. Once I receive your payment, I will send the detailed assignment via e-mail which will include video detailing what I would like you to do. Here's an example video:
Just like the first exchange, after you have prepared the assignment you paid for; record and send it via Dropbox. I will again send my critique and recommended direction of study. If you agree and want another lesson, click the Next Lesson button and you will be connected to the PayPal page to pay for the next lesson. Once I receive your payment, I will send the detailed next assignment via e-mail and video.
If at any time you feel that you have received all that I can offer, don't click the Next Lesson button and that's it.
Here's what you will need:
The Fine Print
Here are additional benefits to this method that you have available to you:
The Finer Print
My schedule is a hectic one and as such: