Personal choice. Type A personality needs to broke a little and its is easier when it is broke by someone else. That and I did not want o be the one to do it. In the end it was a way to get him to relax and stick with one instructor. The guy can fly, he has had several instructors who just sat in the left seat, and now I can build him up in the next couple of weeks.
It will work out in the long run and I am not worried about a pass rate right now. Besides I had a student take his first flight June 14th, solo in July, pass a written in August, and pass the checkride on Aug 28th. All while he was working a full time job and juggling two girlfriends. I am confident in my ability to teach but not to get a student to back down from wanting to checkride. This guy was good on the PTS but turned into jello when we got to OGB.
You when you have a checkride and everything is going as expected and then one thing goes wrong and throws you off, and then things go downhill from there and you have to say lets continue on the recheck. He was used to lining up on center line, matching his DG, and then rolling in with power. The DE asked him to do a soft field on the first takeoff and his DG was not set before crossing the line and it threw him off. And his nerves as well.
I will put in an update when he passes.