Rather than stopping me in the hallway after teaching to inquire about progress, I would prefer to meet privately for a thorough assessment of challenges and strengths. I recommend not waiting until a week before job interview, audition, stage appearance, or video application but preparing in advance for such milestones.
It is often difficult in large group settings for teachers to adequately address poor habits. Taking steps in advance with an assessment enables you to understand unique qualities to showcase as well as roadblocks to success.
“You gave me that push I needed to never give up on myself, to try even harder, and you gave me support in everything.” student Liz