In college, I had a rather new and inexperienced teacher (teaching her first class) for this one class (50 students) and she was also a mediocre lecturer; she rushed through the material really fast, so most students rated her as a mediocre teacher. However, she was the nicest teacher I’ve had in college and she helped me a great deal when she realized that I was trying my best and needed help with 3 weeks to go in the quarter. A day after grades were posted (Class set at a 3.0, I got a 3.4 during the first half of the quarter and during the last half I got a 4.0; ending with a 3.7), I attached a note with information that she wanted:
Thank you for your generous help this quarter. I truly appreciate your willingness to work with my extra credit assignment as well as your clear and detailed explanations to ever single one of my other concerns; In the end it was a direct reason for why I was able to improve and exceed my goal for this class!
However, the end of the next quarter, about 2 months later, I was standing by the door of my classroom waiting for the class before mines to end when I made eye contact with my teacher walking by, and I looked away. I realized then that she was teaching the class right next to mines. The next day I saw her busy helping another student from her class in my classroom, but I didn’t interrupt and took my seat. A week later my teacher was in the halls helping another student and I didn’t interrupt and I walked, in the line of sight of my teacher, behind the student she was helping. The next week when I was holding the door open, I looked back and saw my teacher, who looked away. Two days later and the second to last day of the quarter my teacher and I were walking toward our respective classrooms from the opposite directions. I thought that she was going to turn into her classroom, but instead she walked to a nearby garbage can, threw something away, looked me dead in the eyes with a neutral face, when I was walking closer, before walking into her classroom without looking back. That was the last time I’d see her.
Now, 4 quarters later (10 months) I have a chance to take the intermediate leveled class with the same teacher, or take another section with a brand new teacher. Since I actually liked the class and now have more experience to what to expect I want to take it with the same teacher I have before, but I am hesitant because I feel that she might not like me in her class or that she has something against me, or I would make her nervous.
I handled being a student in the class perfectly. I didn’t grub for grades, was not disruptive, was respectful in class and when I asked for help, tried my very best, took the class seriously and ended up getting a good grade. I basically did nothing that a teacher would hate me for. However, because of what happened I am not sure anymore. What should I do?