I love this job, and every booking I get, I try to do the best job possible. I am always completely ready to go at the designated start time of each class. For a credit course, I am rarely needed at the very beginning, but just being ready to drop the robe and start posing the second that class starts makes a difference in the eyes of the teachers and students.
I had a Drawing II class last night at UNT that I didn't want to end. They were doing the perspective exercise I wrote about last year (http://artmodellog.blogspot.com/2013/02/perspective.html), where I had to do three poses in a rectangle on the floor, and the students had to draw each pose in the same drawing. The instructor, a young Asian woman who was thinking about my comfort, suggested that I do the three poses in a really comfortable chair with a very high back. There were students all around the room, and no matter which way I posed, someone was going to see much more of the chair than me. I grabbed a tall, flat stool and told the instructor that I would pose on it. "They need to see me more than they need to see the chair," I said. And, I figured, they can draw a chair any time. Their time with a live model is limited and should be maximized. The teacher thanked me, and I did the three poses with the stool. I think the students appreciated this as well.