Teachers Who Have Influenced Me

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All of my teachers have had an impact on me one way or another, but the most significant teachers for me were Mr. Nicu Carturescu, English; Mr. Stanescu Marcel Volleyball; and Mrs. Lori Fernandez, English as a Second Language (ESL)

Mr. Nicu Carturescu was a great teacher. He was my English teacher in Romania. First, I appreciated his skills in English. He had studied in the United Kingdom and spoke very fluently. I also considered him a very prepared teacher. He always had our lessons planned before class. Second, he was a good explainer. He always gave us his best for us to improve our knowledge in English. He liked to correct us when we made mistakes in grammar and pronunciation. He was a patient teacher and did not scream at the students when someone didn’t understand something. In addition, he was good listener. He knew how to listen to us and engage in conversations. He encouraged us to engage in conversation with him as well. He was tuned in when a student had difficulty understanding subject material or when a student had having personal issues. He knew when to step in and when to back off. He was a great teacher because he had knowledge, he was a good explainer, he had patience and he was a good listener.

Mr. Stanescu Marcel, my volleyball coach, had a major influence on my life. To start he recruited me to the team and introduced me to the game. He saw that volleyball was something that I was good at and found potential in me. Without him I would have never played volleyball. In addition, he encouraged my parents to make sure that I stayed involved in the sport, as it was something he knew I could go far with. Because of him I went on to play volleyball for many years. While playing for his team I became a top player and we won many championships. Another thing I liked about him was that he understood his students better than most people. He understood where his students came from, who we were, and he knew the best avenue to take us to who we...
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