Why I'm delving into private Frontend mentorship
Over the last 3 years I have spent most weeks teaching people 1-on-1 on Skype. Although it's not always been my main source of income, it's been an integral part of my life. I worked for a online bootcamp company called Bloc.io and they opened my eyes to what it would be like to teach for a living. At the beginning I was pretty scared and unsure of myself, but slowly I grew into a mentor I would have liked for myself.
The pros of Bloc was that I didn't have to look for my own students. I didn't really have to do my own marketing apart from update my profile page on Bloc. They made it easy to teach, with the materials being ready for you to go. Each assignment and homework was set up for you so you don't even need to do lesson preparations. All of this is great, but you lose some of the humanity of mentoring when the railroads are so tight. You become a human cog in the machine that is the bootcamp. I found myself teaching material I didn't want to teach, because the syllabus was lagging behind the rest of the frontend development world.
So, I've decided to start my own private mentoring scheme and teach my students the way I would want to be taught. With this I can adjust my syllabus depending on the student's time and ability. I don't have to worry about my students 'falling behind' and them losing their money back guarantee that Bloc provides. I can finally bring the human touch back to my mentorship and concentrating on teaching.