I've been to camps, taken group lessons and private lessons. On every occasion I came prepared to work and learn but my instruction was frequently a mixed bag from a tour of the mountain to some very specific "Stop doing THIS and start doing THAT". (I find the second approach much more helpful) Many instructors were mostly "follow me and do what I do". Some said "we're here to have fun". They all seemed to have good skiing skills but some not so good observational, analytical, teaching & communicating skills. I enjoy this Teaching Forum but most of the conversation about instruction seems to revolve around the skiing ability of the teacher and not their teaching ability.
My question is how does a student find a real TEACHER who can see what the student needs to do to improve and communicate what needs to change and not just a DEMONSTRATOR who basically says "ski like I ski"?