->"I've gotta run, but as soon as you're ready to talk about your family problems with an art teacher you can call me!"
-->-- Geoffrey Jellineck, '''''Series/StrangersWithCandy''''''s parody of this trope

In addition to teaching, this teacher solves ''all'' of his or her students' problems. Whether it's ordinary teen angst or dealing with divorcing parents, no problem is too small or too large to be handled by this benevolent, all-knowing schoolteacher.

Definitely contrast SadistTeacher. A type of CoolTeacher.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'': Kaho Mizuki occasionally gives clues to Sakura in her dealings with the Clow Cards. As a {{Miko}}, Kaho knows a thing or two about the supernatural, and [[spoiler: uses her Shrine Bell to give Sakura a second chance at the Final Judgment against Yue and avert [[AdultFear everyone losing their memories and relationships.]]]]
* Kumiko in ''Manga/{{Gokusen}}'' is constantly trying to fix the problems in her delinquent charges' lives. Amusingly, she does this largely by employing the {{Yakuza}} moral code and getting into fights, but it goes beyond that.
* ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'': Mr. Onizuka kinda fits this trope [[BunnyEarsLawyer but he is rough at times.]]
* Subverted in ''Manga/{{Loveless}}'', for while Ritsuka's sweet teacher Hitomi would like to solve all her students' problems, [[ShrinkingViolet she's too shy to really do anything]].
* Inverted in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. The students help little Negi overcome all sorts of problems, from angst to ParentalAbandonment.
* Takashi Hayashida of ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'' tries to be one for his student, Rei Kiriyama. Aside from talking about shogi-related matters with him, he tries to help Rei out with some of his social and emotional issues when given the opportunity by imparting some of his wisdom so Rei has something to think about.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Mr. Duncan from ''Bang, Bang You're Dead''.
* Miss Johnson in ''Film/DangerousMinds''. Arguably the whole point of the movie was that THESE kids needed a teacher like this, because they and the system had given up on them achieving anything in school (or afterward).
* Mr. Keating in ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety'', especially to Neil, although it didn't exactly end well. [[spoiler:given that, ya know, Neil kills himself.]]
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Mr. Merchant in Gene Kemp's "Cricklepit School" novels.
* Professor Snape attempts this with Draco in the ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', [[spoiler:though it's less trying to save Draco from the day-to-day problems of a teenager and save his soul from murdering Dumbledore.]]
** Also, Professor Dumbledore plays the role of Harry's confidant and they often discuss his angst over losing his parents, his friends being in constant danger and [[ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne having to be the one to take on Voldemort himself.]]
* Miss Honey, from Roald Dahl's ''Literature/{{Matilda}}'': Subverted when Matilda realizes her teacher needs as much help (or more) as she herself does, and makes it her goal to help her. Double subverted with the ending, when [[spoiler:Miss Honey adopts [[HappilyAdopted Matilda]]]].
* Also Miss Perumal, Reynie's tutor, from ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety''.
* ''Literature/NotesOnAScandal'' had a clever subversion: Sheba initially tries to help Steven overcome his problems, but then starts to sleep with him instead. And later, it's revealed that he made up most of the aforementioned problems just so he could get closer to her.
* The titular character in ''Literature/TuesdaysWithMorrie.''
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* About half the teaching staff in ''Series/BostonPublic'', but Mr. Senate especially.
* Mr. Feeny on ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''. He tries to avoid it in the early shows, imparting life lessons begrudgingly outside of the classroom. After Mr. Turner [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome disappears between seasons]], Feeny fits this trope much more readily, having given up any semblance of trying to maintain a professional distance in his relationships with the main cast of students (to the point that, when he resists telling them he loves them in the GrandFinale, none of them believe him).
* A psychiatrist by trade, this is what Fraiser is to the gang of "Series/Cheers"
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' parodies this concept with a Professor Whitman, who (in "Introduction to Film") devotes his classes to trying to [[DeadPoetsSociety get students to "seize the day."]]. He theoretically teaches accounting. It's also played straight to a degree, however, since for all that he comes across as a bit of a deluded clown, he's actually savvy enough to realize that Jeff, who has joined his class for an easy grade, is just coasting and has no real idea how to seize the day.
** Also Averted with the actual psychology teacher Professor Duncan, who's completely apathetic to his students apart from Jeff.
* Mr. Schuester in ''Series/{{Glee}}'' would probably like to ''think'' he's this. In fact, though, the only student whose problems he's canonically shown to take much interest in or do much of anything about is Finn Hudson - who's basically Will's mini-me. He's less an actual PsychologistTeacher than a deconstruction of the trope.
* Mr. Moore on ''Series/HeadOfTheClass''.
* Another one is the title character in the long-running Japanese drama ''San-Nen B-Gumi Kinpachi-sensei''.
* Miss Bliss from ''Good Morning Miss Bliss'', the precursor to ''Series/SavedByTheBell.''
* Mr. Kotter on ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter''.
* In ''Series/TheWire'', Prez tries to be one of these for his students (to the extent that he even starts taking home a neglected kid's laundry), but [[{{Deconstruction}} gradually realizes that he can't invest himself in them so much]].
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne''. Yuko appears to be the perfect teacher, with her students speaking of her in glowing terms and three of them being close enough to visit her in the [[AbandonedHospital hospital]]. During [[BigDamnHeroes her first appearance]], she literally saves your life and seems to be the one in charge. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:it turns out she has a crippling lack of self-confidence that leads to her being effortlessly manipulated by Hikawa and then Aradia. The irony is that she could have been one of the strongest characters in the game, but ends up being the weakest]].
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Mr. O'Neil tries to be this in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', often failing miserably.
* [[spoiler:Parodied in the]] ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode 'Fast Times at Buddy Cianci Jr. High', which has Brian becoming the substitute teacher of the remedial class, where he inadvertently inspires the inner-city youths that they can achieve their dreams [[spoiler: as long as their dreams involve low-paying, unskilled labor.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Occasionally parodied with Mr Garrison, who has given terrible/misguided advice (to Stan, when he was worried about his gay dog Sparky), shown little concern for his students' problems and mocked them for it (when he found out Stan was being beaten up by his sister and not one of his parents), or "helped" them as part of his own, not so altruistic agenda (joining the intervention to send Cartman to Fat Camp "just so (he) could see the look on (Cartman's) face".
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Truth In Television: A great many teachers in RealLife can fall under this, while not being as omnipotent as described above, often find themselves trying to help students with problems both minor or major. Usually they're unsuccessful in solving the major problems (what with their own families, jobs, and 100+ other kids), but most certainly ''try'' to help the child overcome the issues.
** Depending on where you live, teachers may also be Mandated Reporters, meaning that they are mandated ''by law'' to notify law enforcement or child welfare officials if they suspect that a student may be a victim of abuse.
** In some places, teachers are also required by law to report if they suspect a student is suicidal or hurting themselves.
* In some countries, school psychologists are also teachers so they're integrated in everyday school life instead of being called when things have already taken a bad turn. Thus, there are actual psychologist teachers.
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