A Superpower in the form of an extreme Interrupter and Repeater: this is a new adult beginner violin student (from a different cultural background) who has continuously shown these patterns over her first three lessons. This seems to call for the non-existent Superpower from me i.e. the ability to continue talking over her broken record and to keep it frustration-free, while she seemingly considers what I am saying (which she is not listening to) to be beside the point or needless, including in my attempts to teach her or respond to her concerns etc. Quite possibly will prove not to be a good match
Added into the mix, like a kid, she argues against how I am teaching her, again without stopping to listen for explanations. Example: "My bow hold is correct...." (so I supposedly know less than she does whether it's correct or not??) Still, it's early days yet. I have tried talking about it to her each lesson, including the need to minimise the time spent talking on both sides so as to have sufficient time for her to learn during the lesson, and have heard from her that if I say "I understand you" she just MIGHT feel confident that I do indeed understand the (very simple) thing that she has said....
Perhaps some other subsitutes for non-existent Superpower that I could use are to say "Please listen", and perhaps brief reminders to minimise talking time.... we shall see