How to by­pass bad teach­ers

Re: “CEGEP teach­ing skills lack­ing” (Let­ters, May 17)

Montreal Gazette - - OPINION -

Donna Wilkin­son tells of her two chil­dren’s un­for­tu­nate CEGEP ex­pe­ri­ence, and of her be­ing “ap­palled by the poor qual­ity of teach­ing.” To me, this seems a rather un­fair and sweep­ing gen­er­al­iza­tion.

As in any pro­fes­sion, CEGEP teach­ers come with a wide range of skills, from the ex­cel­lent to the poor, but stu­dents can by­pass weak teach­ers and head straight for the good ones.

They could cap­i­tal­ize on their fel­low stu­dents’ very ef­fi­cient grapevine, or bet­ter still, they could con­sult var­i­ous web­sites as­sess­ing teach­ers’ ca­pa­bil­i­ties. If noth­ing else, ei­ther may save one from stum­bling into a poor in­struc­tor’s class.

Patrick Tee, West­mount

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