I could not have said better myself lampwick. of particular note was the mention of learning styles. it is extremely important as a teacher to tune into each and every student's particular learning style. for example:
Is the student a visual learner? (ie) the student learns by visual demonstration. (I use this one because it is how I learnt). As a teacher also, one must be very carful not to teach as one has learnt. An easy trap to fall into i think.
Also remember as a student, never ever be afraid to ask questions to gain a teacher's attention particularly if one is having difficulty with an exercise or step. Remember if you do not know the answer then no question is a stupid question and needs to be asked. Also take an active interest in other student's corrections as they may also apply to you and can only help to improve your own technique even if perhap the teacher has missed it. Hoping this makes some semblance of sense LOL.