College Graduate Interview

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Ibrahim Payne
Oct. 31, 2011
College Graduate Interview
Demetria Living is a Biology teacher at a High school in Florida. Before she moved to Florida she was a substitute teacher at my middle school back in Texas. She attended Lamar University because it was close to home, it offered her Major, she didn’t have to pay much to attend the school, and most of her friends were going to attend the same school. Mrs. Living was a Biology major, with a minor in chemistry. She graduated in 1992, and started teaching. To get her degree she had to complete a total of 11 biology courses, as well as 8 auxiliary science courses. Out of all the courses, her first year of World History was her most challenging course. She said that she was never really good at history in high school, and it didn’t change for college. Mrs. Living’s least challenging course was Spanish, because it came so easy to her. Even though she was good at Spanish it wasn’t something she wanted to teach for the rest of her life. But her favorite courses were Microbiology and Ceramics. In microbiology she loved the labs they would always do, and it was something she was very interested in. Mrs. Living said that she always felt comfortable in the class; because she knew she would have no problem understanding everything. She took ceramics because she also likes to work with her hands. She would make gifts for her family and friends, and wouldn’t have to go out and think of something to get them. Her least favorite courses were World History and English. Mrs. Living told me that she developed a hate for history; it was here worst enemy in college. It was the only class she failed and had to take the course again. She eventually started to take the class a little more seriously, because she didn’t like to fail. Mrs. Living wasn’t a big fan of English, because she didn’t like writing. But she knew that she had to have some writing skills if she was going to be a teacher. She had to do plenty of...
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