Since I was in a student in school, I wanted to become a teacher. The teachers I had really inspired me and were good role models, so I wanted to be that role model for someone one day. That is one of the main motivations for me to become an educator. Just to be able to work with kids and interacting with them by demonstrating different tools of guiding and developing their young minds, brings great joy to me. I truly believe in what was said by James Baldwin: “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” Growing up in a developing country, where education is not easily accessible and affordable to all, I felt it was imperative for me to become a teacher, so that I can reach out to people that I come across and help them. There are many disparities in the quality of education that an individual can receive depending on their socio-economic standard. I feel it is vital as an educator or mentor that I do my best to educate people and ensure that all individuals get a superior education.
Another reason I love working with young adults is that I do not want to just instruct their curriculum but also challenge their intellect, so they have cognizance in all matters. I would desire that they become better citizens of our nation and this world. Even though the literacy rate in the US is ninety-nine percent, the drop- out rate is still high. Twenty-five percent of Americans that start high school do not graduate. Entering the workforce without a high school diploma means an unemployment rate three-and-a-half times the rate of those with a college degree, and thirty percent of high school graduates do not go on to college right after graduation. So as an educator, I would like to inform the students about the benefits of education and the significance of higher education in today’s changing global scenario and the unfortunate decline that has occurred in the United States economy and its finances. I...
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