Main Question or Discussion Point
So heres the thing. I'm a sophomore in college. I generally have this feeling that professors don't like to be bothered by their students after class (even office hours). I generally become hesitant to even go to office hours because I know that I could probably solve the problems I have given more time. I also get the feeling that whenever I am in their office hours asking for help they have this condescending attitude of "geez kid, can't you do this yourself? Why are you bothering me?" OF course they don't show it but I always feel that I'm bothering them. I then end up spending more time than is necessary for grinding away at those blasted challenge questions at the end of the chapter. This becomes especially troublesome toward the time of exams ( the grinding away at problems part). I want to get more out of my education by fostering a better student-mentor relationship but it seems hard to do so when I don't feel as welcome. Is there some point where a student can become too troublesome in making use of office hours? What is a good way to show the professor you're really curious about the material and want to learn more or need help with a concept without becoming a nuisance?