The Toecutterto Genesis, the god of time

To gain one percent in a skill, I have had to learn 2 or 3 times. My level is respected, my teachers level is legendary. This seems an excessive amount of time to gain just one percent??? Am I doing something wrong? Is there someway I can make learning more effective? At this rate it will take me about 1000 more lessons to get to master in just one skill. Toecutter.