I’ve been teaching ESL to Koreans from home for two weeks now. Currently, I have six students with ages ranging from 23 to 57. Meeting them is truly humbling–one is a neurosurgeon, another a marketing manager, an electrical engineer, elementary teacher, a brand ambassador (for which I won’t say) and a researcher.
When you think about it, most of them have far more greater expertise-experiences in their chosen field. But because in class I am their teacher, then for thirty minutes each I call the shots. So far, it has been really great. The amount of appreciation I have received in two weeks is something I did not achieve in two years working for a big multi-national company.
In turn, I know that I should strive hard to be better in what I do. They expect me to help them learn; and to do that, I have a lot to learn myself.
One of my students told me “you are inspiration to me. i’m so glad meet you.” he’s a beginner and he said, I inspire him to want to be better. It’s amazing when you have been put in a position to help someone and you’ve done it. Because if you are in that position and you haven’t done it, then why are you still even there…