Training & Private Mentoring
MENTORING VERSUS CLASSROOM LEARNING
One compelling argument for private mentoring is that you can move at your own pace. You can also focus on your specific needs and instruction can be designed for you.
My experience is that private students move quickly and gain a deep understanding of complex topics in a shorter time than those in the classroom environment.
Time constraints are a strong argument for mentoring. If you can't successfully schedule yourself into classes because of travel and other time limitations, then private mentoring may be a very economical alternative.
Other than cost, the one serious disadvantage of private tutoring is that you miss the interaction and exchange of ideas with other students. In the learning process, having multiple viewpoints is extremely important.
Try both. Learning is a life long adventure. There is time to mix both mentoring, seminars, classes, and practical trial and error experience .