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"students and the best professors" - stanford a good place for me: teaching program


karen93 2 / 7  
Dec 29, 2010   #1
on common app, it gives you an option for elementary education and teaching, so it makes me think we actually would go in as that if we got accepted. but honestly, idk if you could even get into any of these programs your freshman year or if it makes sense. be honest. be harsh. thank you. :)

tell us what makes stanford a good place for you

Stanford is a gorgeous campus with outstanding students and the best professors. It is a place where the students can grow both educationally and professionally. Every program at Stanford is amazing, but what attracts me the most is the teaching program.

I have been drawn to teaching ever since I began volunteering as a counselor at sixth grade camps. I realized working with children is what brings me joy, and there is no better way to work with them than by helping build the foundation for the future of our country through teaching.

Stanford's School of Education is what will help me succeed in becoming an excellent teacher for my future students. The new Teaching English Learners Studio program is also perfect because I want to focus on teaching English learners. As a child growing up in an only spanish-speaking home, I didn't know any English; ergo it was difficult to understand my teachers and classmates. Once I was transferred to a program designed for English learners, however, my comprehension increased and after four years, I was finally transferred to a regular English classroom. I want to help English learners succeed like my teachers helped me, and the teaching programs at Stanford will help me reach my potential to be the best teacher I can be for both English learners and non-english learners.

Stanford's alumni are among the most successful professionals in the world. My generation is the future, and a good future stems from a good education. Every student at Stanford is prepared to build a successful future for themselves and for society, and Stanford will give me the tools to partake in that mission.

bigbangtheory09 - / 1  
Dec 29, 2010   #2
Beautifully written.

You sound EXACTLY like me! I also come from a Spanish speaking home , I'm currently working on my Stanford application, and I also aspire to become a teacher!
OP karen93 2 / 7  
Dec 29, 2010   #3
yay! we should be roomies! lol
bbish520 8 / 30  
Dec 30, 2010   #4
A nice written piece! Maybe you should elaborate on others things too because Stanford isn't the only place that has a good teaching program. You should detail on what Stanford has to offer that others don't.
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,335 129  
Jan 15, 2011   #5
Stanford is a gorgeous campus with outstanding students and the best professors No! Don't start with a bunch of meaningless pandering. Say something about YOUR goals so the reader can understand how Stanford, which is not the best school for everyong, is indeed the best school for you... and they will be impressed with your focus as you show the areas of compatibility.

. It is a place where the students can grow both educationally and professionally. all schools are.

Every program at Stanford is amazing, but what attracts me the most is the teaching program.
This is where the essay really begins:
I have been drawn to teaching ever since I began ...

Stanford's School of Education is what will help me succeed in becoming an excellent teacher for my future students. --This is excellent, because just after stating your intention, you connect it to Stanford. BUT, this sentence has no meaning. The same could be said of any program. SO... revise this PARAGRAPH TOPIC SENTENCE so that it will express an idea that, in a meaningful way, shows specifically why this is better than a different teaching program.

The new Teaching English Learners Studio program is also perfect because I want to focus on teaching English learners. --This is getting more impressive.

As a child growing up in an only spanish Spanish-speaking home, I didn't ...

non-English learners.
Stanford's alumni are among the most successful professionals in the world. They know this. So... stick to talking about your unique plan... so they can be inspired by it! :-)


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