Graduation Speech : My Favorite Teacher

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Academic Biography As I reflect upon my academic experiences and consider my “favorite teacher”, one person, in particular stands out in my mind. My high school math teacher, Amy Hoag, is by far one of the greatest instructors and sweetest person I have ever had the opportunity of knowing. She not only made math fun and easy to understand, she also invested herself into each and every student. Every single one of her students adored her because her love for us was so very eminent. She made a huge impact on my life in high school and I am very thankful for that. I personally tend to better in math subjects. I think that this is because math is very concrete. There is only one answer and there is nothing subjective about it. On the other hand, I tend to struggle with philosophical subjects like ethics. I don’t like that one question can have a wide variety of answers. These kind of classes require you to think outside of the box. It’s not that I do not enjoy considering philosophical ideology, I just don’t like being graded on it. In high school my study habits were only existent in a few classes. I typically studied very hard for classes like pre-calculus and British literature. These classes were my most challenging and if I didn’t study, I would definitely fail. When I did study, I typically made a study guide from my notes and reviewed it the night before the test. However, now that I am in college I foresee my study habits changing greatly. I study for all of my classes in college. I also can’t wait until the night before an exam to start studying. I have to start preparing like a week in advance. I don’t know if I will attend graduate school or not in the future. I feel very lead by my God to be involved in missions upo... ... middle of paper ... ...r she could see me doing. She told me that I had a heart for people and that she could see me working to help people physically. The second person that greatly influenced me was a missionary nurse named Christina. I had the opportunity to join Christina on a mission trip to the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador to visit a remote and indigenous Indian tribe called the “Waodani”. Christina helped the tribe and took care of them. It was so inspirational to me. I think that’s when I decided to become a nurse. I never really considered any other major to pursue at USF. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to be a nurse. Nursing is my dream job. On top of this, I have taken a few career assessment tests and talked to other nurses. All have pointed me in this direction of nursing. I am steadfast in my decision and am excited to receive an education at USF. Word Count: 826

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