Well, one word that perfectly describe my job : HARD!
oh teaching is never easy, so make sure you appreciate every teacher in your life.
Its already hard to teach 5 students in a class, imagine each and every student with different personalities, imagine 50 students in a class that a teacher has to face alone every single day.
There's a few type of students that you will encounter when you become a teacher :
the smart ones- that will do all your work willingly and will ask you logical questions that you would answer enthusiastically and happily. Some can be noisy and some can be quiet, but they still take studies seriously.
the poor and quiet ones- when you ask them questions,they will just pause there for like 5 minutes without speaking, then you have to repeat your questions a few times, then they will answer you in the softest sound that you can barely hear, and when you explain something to them they will stare at the paper blankly and you will never know what they are thinking.
the poor and noisy ones- oh this type of students are the hardest to handle. they basically don't care what you are teaching, they just talk back when you explain, and when i say noisy, it means talking non-stop when they don't have work to do, when you stop giving them work, they will really make the whole building crumble with their noise.
the hardest part of being a teacher is when you students just don't want to study, they just don't care whether they score well or not in exams, and when you use your 100% effort to teach them each and every question, they just listen to you with their minds flying off to planet mars.
I've even had this student, that I gave him this math objective questions to do, he just gave me back this paper with just circled answer, without any workings at the side. When i confronted him about the paper, he said he didn't want to do the paper cos he was lazy so he simply circled the answers.-.-
Don't get me wrong, I don't mind teaching the poor students, the thing that a teacher wants is for their students to improve, even a slightest bit is improvement gives satisfaction to a teacher. The main problem is when the poor students don't want to learn, and no matter how hard you try they still don't care. The other problem is when your students know that you don't scold them and you are nice to them, they literally treat you like their own friends, they know you are not strict so they get really noisy and they just take their time doing the work given to them, walking around the room like there's no teacher in the room, there's even one student who asked me whether I can sharpen his pencil for him. It made me really pause a while cos I was shocked before replying no.-.-
Its hard, and sometimes you'll be thinking " oh damn, i really don't know how to teach that student!" .
But, I'm still new in this whole teaching thing, and somehow facing different kind of students push me harder to find ways to make sure my students will improve.
thank god I have a good employer, and a good colleague,Qian that is there when I need any help :)
Oh, this job is not gonna get easier day by day I tell you, but its definitely a good experience if you wanna venture into this teaching-hood.
Ok, ranting about current life. DONE :)