My Professor gave me 2.7/5 on my 1st sight singing quiz, so I took some tutoring sessions.
On my next quiz he said I got a lot better, but he still gave me a 2.7 out of 5. So, my jaw dropped. Why did he give me a 2.7 the first time and the second time say I got a lot better, yet still give me the same grade!?!? I was so upset the rest of the class he must've saw it on my face (I have a tendency to make people feel what I am feeling) because he told me to come to his desk when class ended, he said. "I noticed that I was a little hard on you and I changed your grade to a 3.0."
This professor is also my private instructor for my vocal class. He asks me how I am doing, so I was honest with him and he kissed me on my cheek to comfort me because I'm disappointed that I haven't been improving in my sight singing the way I should be.
He always touches my hair and shirt and tells me I'm cute. I feel so uncomfortable.
Am I overacting? Advice?
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Professors are there to teach, not give you personal compliments or kisses on the cheek. Saying that you are "cute" is not academic praise. What he is doing is far beyond his call of duty, and you are not wrong for feeling uncomfortable and showing skepticism.
Maybe you do come off as emotionally frail, and he is feeding off that. Just let him know that you are uncomfortable and he will back off. If you don't let him know, he will assume you either like it, or need it. This doesn't warrant a report to the dean quite yet, so long as he responds the right way.2
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