There are no rules or perfect structures when it comes to teaching, tutoring, or learning. To be concerned with them will inevitably create a wall between the student and the teacher. That wall eliminates the possibility of open communication which leads to effective discussions—a back and forth—that results in true learning. Sometimes we need to kick the rules, the guides, and the formulas out the window and instead, remember what it is to be a student first.
Keith, Macy Marin, "High, Cry, Hesitant: A Lesson in Effective Teaching" (2019). Writing Center Analysis Papers. Paper 24.