Have you heard that phrase? He is insecure. He has figured you as someone who is going to catch on fast and that is why he is hangin with you.
Everybody has something likeable about them. I'm sure he does too. Cut him some slack. Tell him you were feeling a bit anxious or whatever.
But , with people like that, I make a real effort , and it is a REAL effort, to find something to like about them. And i always do. and then we wind up being friends.
this nursing business is all about teamwork...when you want to call someone who deserves it an a**hole,...and they truly deserve it, just resist, ..... because before the week is out, you will need them to help you with something.
If you talk to him, you will find out he is concerned about not measuring up to someone's expectations in his family. Someone has criticised him...so he is trying hard to make an impression . and to " talk the talk"......before he has personally learned it and experienced it.
You'll both do well...he sounds like a nice guy. If he wasn't, he wouldn't be trying so hard.
Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of this class...start over....