(any gender, early teens to mid twenties)
I dunno exactly what you want me to say... You want, uh, “feedback”?... you what to know what the “next step” is for you as a teacher? You want to know if you’re “basically a good sorcerer?”
I dunno: Are you? I can’t really tell you that. You’re, like, the one who’s training me, aren’t you? So feedback... you probably want to know why I didn’t recommend you for dad’s army? Right?
Well, you’re difficult to work with, I can say that, I guess. Even dad was telling me that. I asked him what it was like when you interviewed with him he was like “yeah, I don’t like the guy.”
But it’s not like I don’t like you. I like you, I do.
Hey: That’s the only reason I’m telling you this, right? I just think that you have a temper sometimes and you could do some real damage if you were given any more power right now and my dad agrees and that was even without me going into- you know- that bolt you threw at me last year? In front of the whole class? And then got all in my face and started screaming things at me and I never got a chance to explain myself because- you know, you had sealed my mouth shut?
So: “Feedback” uh... maybe you could not do that stuff?
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