On Tuesday, I tutored a student who had been in an entire math class in which a teacher “taught” the concept of factoring sums and differences of two cubes.
She was confused. In all that 45 minutes or so of class, the teacher had failed to convey the concept to the student.
I talked about it for less than 30 seconds, and it clicked.
“Oh! I get it!”
I was amused. And glad.
All it takes is teaching with clarity and in essentials.
We all make mistakes, trip, and have things to learn; I’m not perfect, omniscient, and omnipotent. But I generally do well.