At that time I didn't realize how overwhelmed I was until I burst into tears on my first day. From that day on I found great friends and teachers who have loved me and supported me every day. This school has made me realize my potential in life. Graduating for me is a great but unsure feeling; but I know everyone here has a great future ahead of them. If we lose our way, we'll just come back - TEACHERS, COUNT ON IT.
I have always been an artistic person, and I saw writing as another way to express myself artistically. Many students my age hated to write but I never saw it as a burden. I carried that passion throughout high school and continue to enjoy it in college. My junior and senior English teacher, Mrs. McGhee, had the biggest impact of my writing skills. She was always a tough grader and always made sure to elaborate on our mistakes.
Learning all the conceptual ways made me nervous about teaching elementary math because I thought I was never going to understand it. I was and still do get frustrated at times with teaching elementary math, but I believe it is much better than it was a couple months ago. The way I f... ... middle of paper ... ...one because it helps the students focus on one lesson at a time and it helps you as the teacher not feel so rushed. In conclusion, this class was stressful for me, but I am glad I was a part of it. In the beginning I was very nervous that I would never understand the way elementary math is now taught, but after weeks of learning more about it I feel much better.
Meanwhile, I was always behind my classmates in basic math and English skills. All through elementary and middle school, I was enrolled in extra classes for reading, writing and math, all because my reading and writing was so weak. Comprehension was a big problem, and I had to learn to pick apart instructions to get the answers that were needed. Work was not something that I minded but I did have to work hard. I worked hard everyday because I knew that this was something I needed to do.
All throughout school I have felt determined to get out of the resource center. My parents and I were always very concerned about it because I had done so well in the program. The program allowed me to stay in all the mainstream courses throughout school. Finally, for my senior year I felt confident enough to forego the resource center, I am now performing better than most students and have been on honor roll for the first two quarters of this year. I can honestly say that I am a very dedicated, hard worker.
I was sure in my writing and if I didn’t know how to approach a topic I always went back to her. Regardless of the fact that most student in my grade considered her to be the most annoying and meticulous teacher I considered her to be the best. She was the type that paid attention to details and made sure you delivered nothing but your best. As I moved up grades, my writing kept on improving and it got to a point where I was no long the last in the class, I became one of the top 5 in 100 student in my grade. No one in my family could believe the transformation and the improvement that occurred in me within few years, they were all proud of me and I was also proud of myself.
It was too difficult to please everybody but at that time I thought if I didn’t do something, I couldn’t be loved by others. So I was obsessed with perfection and it made me really exhausted. When I was in the lower grades in elementary school, most of the people around me knew that my mom was a teacher. So my parents had always told me that I should behave well in school. I tried and tried to do it then I was often applauded for that action.
There were many reasons I did not do well this year. It was my first time at a public school, the class was large, and the teacher did not explain things very well. I remember how hard it was learning how to factor, when later on in a different math class, I learned how it should not have been difficult. Since I didn’t do well in Algebra 1, it almost set me up for failure for the rest of high school. I never got anything anything less than a C, but grades have always been important to me.
My Turning Point of Life My father is a mathematics teacher and everyone presumed that I also have a bright mind like my father. But the truth was quite bitter. Even though I was brought up with all the facilities a child could get, still I was an average student. This was my parents’ deepest despondency. I was a student with good knowledge and memory, but my indolence always dragged me to average standard.
The three main reasons for choosing my major and career was because I was fascinated with science in high school, I wanted to support my family, and because I want to make my parents proud. In high school, I was sort of a science wiz; most of my peers would rely on me for answers to the question on homework assignments. Science came natural to me; however, that wasn’t always my strongest subject. In fact, while I was in middle school, I hated science and could not understand anything about the subject. I also constantly achieved no higher than a 40 on my science quizzes in 5th ... ... middle of paper ... ... have witnessed my family survive even the toughest situations, and still remain smiling as if nothing was wrong at all.