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Breaking_RadDon't talk about how you are a ski instructor at parties, get togethers, social settings.
graberGo into boot shops talk like you've been an expert your whole life. Talk about how you need a knee alignment and disagree with every one in the shop. This is how the majority of my time with instructors is spent. So I guess you should do the same. You got this kid!
SDrvperI was also a ski instructor in ontario at one point, and honestly the most important part especially in ontario if it is a kid who you are instructing just make sure they have fun.
See you at glen this year!
KitAkiraDo make sure that your skiing is the same as what you're saying (if you're teaching wedge turns, don't get lazy and start doing parallel turns)
Do have fun; even if you have a low level lesson, learn to have fun doing flatland stuff so you don't burn out
Don't terrain fuck your students
Don't trust parents when they estimate their child's skill
Don't return a kid crying. If your students are crashing, go in for hot chocolate half an hour before the end of class so they're fresh when you give them back
Also, stickers can save lives
If you can make it work financially, instructing can be one of the most fun jobs on the hill
KitAkiraDon't terrain fuck your students