Whether or not to have a teacher

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Some people think that they can learn better by themselves than with a teacher. Others think that it is always better to have a teacher. Personally, I believe it is way too absolute to say either good or not to have a teacher. This issue varies in different circumstances whereas whether or not to have a teacher your own effort is always the most significant and crucial factor.

Sometimes it is good to have a teacher to guide you and point out the way for your future learning. Just as a leader has his or her own style, their way of motivating their students, also plays an important part in a students success. Spending more time with our children than most parents do, a teacher is fundamental in shaping our children. Having a teacher can make the learning easy and efficient. Whenever you make a mistake, the teacher will explain to you so that you will not fall off at the same spot repeatedly.

This becomes obvious while you are learning a foreign language. You will never know if you have any mistakes in your pronunciation if there was not a teacher around you, teaching you to pronounce in the appropriate way. Since the teacher is keeping on track of your studying, he or she will find out what your weaknesses are, and thus providing a way to solve them. Interacting with a teacher while studying activates the learning process. The teacher might tell you his or her own experience as well as how he or she becomes successful in the subject you are studying which enlightens you.

On the other hand, in some cases, having a teacher is unnecessary. For instance, some problems may seem to be quite complicated. Nevertheless, if you calm down and break the question into...