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August 6, 2016 at 9:18 pm

I was having a class and the student keeps on complaining. According to her, she cannot hear me and claiming there is something wrong with my headset. I am really puzzled if she really can’t hear me. Since I had checked all the gadgets for teaching prior to my classes. We had changed from one mode of communication to another. Eureka! I finally found the answer. The non-native student actually can hear me but she cannot understand the English words. It is not only because of poor listening skills. But she lacks English vocabularies. The effect is total deaf but it wasn’t.

The subject complaint will be expected after this class with the student. Most non-native students have the alibis and blaming all the online teachers. As for me, it is another experience to deal with such student. I am starting to be immune to such behavior. 

September 5, 2016 at 1:20 pm

well, that is unfair for the student to blame on you.

She should go for a tuition for english since she has lack of vocabs

Fortunately, you found the reason behind her deafness

She is just trying to find trouble just because she paid for the course

September 5, 2016 at 4:20 pm

@Shavkat, Try to put your assessment for her in writing and tell her to reply your message ,  so you will know if she really cannot write and speak English well. There is no reason why cannot hear if others can hear and the gadget you used is the same. In case she is really poor in English, give her some reading materials and questions to follow to prove if she really cannot hear and cannot understand English. Who knows that student has lots of alibis.

September 5, 2016 at 6:52 pm

@peachpurple I do think that some people blame other people so easily without thinking about what’s their weaknesses. It is a pattern for these students to blame teachers. I got used to it and don’t mind in the long run. It is a waste of time listening to their complaints.

@lovern My dear friend, they are really in denial. I don’t put so many efforts if they are whining a lot. In some point, I was also thinking that these are the staff of the company. They pretend as students checking the quality of the teacher’s teaching skills.

December 9, 2016 at 5:21 pm

@Shavkat, Hi friend? This was so long ago discussion, but this kind is encountered almost everyday in our teaching lives.Even my students in class when I announced get one half cross wise for a short quiz. Then some raised their hands telling? One half ma’am? Others said, 1/4 ma’am, because I was already fed up I announced back get one whole sheet of paper and number your paper from 1 to 100 hahahahaha.All of them were so silent because of course we only ad few minutes left and the paper required was 1 whole sheet hehehe. I was relived thru that revenge.

I gave my class 4 problems to solve in Physics hahaha, so they were all silent. I told them, if you hear me well fine, if not, fine too and this quiz entitles you at 25 points each correct answer, so total of 100.

About your on line boss, do not mind him, anyway, he is not in front of you hahaha.Just ignore, and follow his commands.Those who kept on pretending sa deaf students are very slow learners, I believe.That kind wants to kill the time.

December 10, 2016 at 6:48 am

@lovern I agree. I still encounter these students for a couple of times now. The sad thing, these slow learners give a subjective poor evaluation. I don’t mind as long as they pay. I am always on the practical side of teaching. In fact, it always pissed me off. But then, I realize that ignoring it is the best option. With such situation, I am looking forward to looking for a feasible business. Hopefully, I can find the best business suitable for me next year.

The course of action is to piss them more during the class. Since I anticipate that they will give me poor performance due to their frustrations in speaking English. Good luck to him or her! I may not sound an evil teacher during the session but things will be in hell while having a class with me.