passPAST English teachers of my high school years, this teacher has made an extra effort to get through her students.
this teacher ⇒ You might want to mention your English teacher's name. I personally think it makes the essay more personal and real.
get through? I don't understand what you are trying to say. you mean get to know?
English for me has always been difficult subject to excel in
For me, English had always been...
However, through the past semester with my new English teacher (I would put actual name), I have become a more open-minded person and made study habits.
This past semester it has been different, unlike in my other English classes I had trouble understanding English literature well. With a new teacher this school year, my teacher has helped me a lot. I have become a more open mind person I have actually made studying a habit for myself.
I would put what kinds of study habit and how you are open-minded person.