My teaching philosophy
Relax and breathe ...
If there are two words that describe my teaching philosophy then those are "relax" and "breathe." There are two types of people who go beneath the surface. The "underwater tourist," and the "diver." One is a stranger to the medium while the other is a product of the medium. Training someone to experience the underwater world is easy but to train them to be a diver is a different matter. It will require spending a lot of practice hours under the water with your instructor, doing repetitions after repetitions until you are no longer an outsider or a "tourist" down there.
I keep my classes small so that each person could do more practice under my direct supervision. In the end, I only measure my success based on how much improvement my students shows.