"To me, a teacher is someone who takes your hand to show you the way. They accompany you on your journey and equip you with tips and new ideas. They are your map and compass, steering you back on course when you lose your way. They have the patience to answer even the dumbest questions in a calm and constructive manner and don't mind repeating themselves. A good teacher always considers the pupil's current level and praises or criticizes them accordingly. A teacher should have empathy and the ability to put themselves in their pupil's shoes.
In my eyes Ben demonstrates all of the qualities that constitute my definition of a real 'teacher.' He's really patient, flexible and adaptable."
English Instructor, 3-Kyu Go Player