Most of us found our love of teaching by being asked to help during class, and then as time went on we didn't need to be asked, we just kind of volunteered where we were needed. Then the master instructor takes notice and test us a little with some extra responsibility to see how we handle things. If we do well, then they start asking us to maybe open then dojo and start class, or maybe run class while they manage the business side of the dojo etc. In other cases, students are thrown into a role unexpectedly due to sad circumstances. Regardless of the reason of why we became instructors, it is important to note that we did and that is why you are who you are today. All because we were chosen by the universe to be teachers of the arts.
Most of us as instructor want what is best for you, and we will do just about everything possible to prepare you for the world. All we really ask for in exchange for all that we provide is a little loyalty, respect for self and the dojo. We ask for honesty, and dedication. It really isn't that much when you think about it.
Look we understand that our teaching isn't for everyone and that is okay, but it is important to be very clear in your goals, and intentions when joining a martial arts school. During sign up, if you are not being asked specific questions about yourself and what the school can do for you, then you may just be another number on the roster.
Most of us, not everyone, but most of us legitimately care about you as a student. We see you as family and friends, not a paycheck. So those of us who treat you with that form of respect it is important to reciprocate the same. Because one day you may burn the bridge with the teacher that you may want to return to.