Let me first say that the I am a first semester student studying in North America coming from a very different cultural background, so I get confused as to what would be okay in not just college but also this part of the world. I am reaching towards to the of my first semester one of my professors has really inspired me and I would like to appreciate them. However I am confused if I should just write an email or give little handwritten card/note. Some questions that come to my mind are:
Should I give the note to the professor at the end of the last class (would my class mates judge me?) or give it during office hours?
I am performing really well in the professors class do I need to wait till the grades are in or is it okay to give it before that?
Is it okay to say “I hope I can take another class of yours in the future semesters”
My question might sound silly to ask this but I just don’t want to make the teacher uncomfortable especially since this is the first time for me in college and in such an environment.