Studies have shown that timeliness in responding to student questions is the most important trait expected by students from a teacher. I always make sure that students are reminded frequently regarding deadlines. Always address deadlines and assignments at the start of the class as part of "housekeeping" in teaching. I also make sure that I have weekly brief one-on-one session with a student. This makes them feel special and also helps me build a better connection with the student as I inquire on how they are doing and appreciate their positive milestones.