1. Do you have a favourite teacher?
Um … Yeah, I suppose I do, but it ’ s actually kind of hard to pick out a favourite because I ’ ve been really lucky with all my teachers. You know, they ’ ve been really great, at least most of them anyway, but I guess my favourite teacher would have to be my Chinese language teacher, because she was incredible. I mean, the amount of effort she put into her teaching, and her attention to detail, were just amazing. And not only that, but she also showed a genuine care for all of us, which left a really deep impression on me. So yeah, out of all my teachers, I ’ d say she was probably my favourite.
2. What kinds of teachers do you like?
I guess … . um … first of all, teachers who are passionate about their subject, because you know, if they show enthusiasm for what they ’ re teaching, I ’ m much more likely to get interested in that subject and do well in it. And as well as this, I also like teachers that are supportive and … what ’ s the word … .approachable. So in other words, teachers that show patience and understanding, and are there for you if you need help.
3. What are the qualities of a good teacher?
Um … . I guess the best way to answer this would be to think of some of the good teachers I ’ ve had at school and university. So please hang on just a second while I have a quick think about it … ..! Ok, well the good teachers I ’ ve had have shown a genuine care for their students. You know, they genuinely want their students to learn and develop. It ’ s not just simply a job to them. So yeah I think that ’ s the most important thing – taking their job seriously and really caring about their students ’ development.