"Your goal should be to find an insightful teacher that doesn’t abuse or direct you but instead, uncovers your walls and helps you to focus so you can break through them; a teacher that tells you where to look but not what to see. Your teacher doesn’t get you jobs or “manage your career”. They are not your agent or your psychiatrist. I would be very wary of teachers who claim to do these things.
Often these "teachers" offer to do other things to "help you in your career" if you take their classes. Sometimes they offer head shots or career advice. Sometimes they offer to cast you in a movie or create a "reel" for you. (Please see my Blog post aboutwhat Reel really is!) One should wonder why they offer these things. Are you paying to learn or to get (poor-quality) head shots and a (worthless) reel? And if you are paying to learn, what qualifies this person to teach you?"
- Scott Rogers Studios