recognised as a Mathematics Teacher
My name is Q and I was born in a middle class family of a small city called A in T. I come from a rural area in a state that still doesn't have much development. I spent my childhood with lot of fun outdoor and indoor activities, which most of them are natural friendly. I've been growing up with my parents and 6 other siblings until each of us live outside of home to further our study. I live in A for almost 18 years before travel far to B to begin my higher educations. That was how I start to learn independent skills more thoroughly. I've been doing well in adapting the different cultures in the urban area and managed to survive the critical economics crisis as a student.
Since I start my official education which is in kindergarten, I have accomplished quite handful of academic achievements in each stage. I've shown my interest in study by being the top student since then. In T, we have 3 main examinations before pursuing study in higher education and I managed to get excellent results for all three. With such quality, I was accepted into U for degree foundation study and V for my degree study. After 3 years studying Statistics in V , I am officially graduated in November 2016. Before finishing my study, I once hope that I could quickly get a job after graduated so that I could help my parents supplying financial needs to my two younger sisters. However, as times passed, I miss to be in lecture hall, studying with friends, and campus life even though those times are quite tough to survive without being emotionally affected. That is how I think that I'm ready to pursue my study to the next level and being the first in my family to achieve Master's Degree.
As a university student, I enjoyed to actively participate in organizing events and joined lot of mathematics camps conduct by V School of Mathematics lecturers as a facilitator. The team that is known as K has always gain success in aspiring high school students to love Mathematics, which they think the most killer subject to score in examinations. Other than extracurricular activities, my academic years in V also a memorable journey despite of all the up and down to survive each semester with more and more statistical theories and methods.
Before graduated, which is right after finishing my study, I acquired a work as substitute Mathematics teacher in one of top high school in my hometown. Although it was such a short period (3 months), I am happy to be able to help them in understanding critical topics right before their final exam. It was challenging yet a learning experience for me, too since that was my first time being the real teacher. As I mention earlier, I am familiar with 'teaching people' in Mathematics as facilitator but this is a different situation and environment. Somehow, I feel proud when I'm being recognized as 'Mathematics Teacher' for that short period.
Later that, I had questioned myself again, should I continue being a teacher or stay in my lane as data analyst. One of my respectful lecturers told me to further my study and be a lecturer instead of high school teacher. She said that, being a lecturer will exposed me to different kind of situation instead of the same school system. Agreed with her opinion, I've decide to apply for this program in Mathematics Education. Studying in Korea always is a wish that yet to be fulfilling since I start know Korea, more than 10 years ago. With the opportunities offered by Korean Government Scholarship Program, I wish that I could be accepted to be one of the scholar and learn the growth of mathematics education in Korea in Konkuk University where the department of Mathematics Education is one of most prestigious in Korea.
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