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"The teaching process" - Personal Importance Essay - NTU Undergraduate

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Dec 14, 2021   #1

Write short essay on a subject of personal importance to you. You may choose any topic.

Examples include: an event which has influenced you or a family member/friend/person who had a significant influence on you.

"That's all for today. Don't forget to try all the practice!" I ended the class late gleefully. I gazed at my 11th graders' codes, considering their progress over the past five months. As the former school representative in the National High School Competition of Informatics, I volunteered myself as a mentor in the school Computer Science club.

I used to perceive teaching as merely standing in front of the class, reading textbooks, or relying on speaking and personal experiences. Unsurprisingly, being a student and a mentor is quite distinct. Preparing teaching material does take a lot of effort. Among other experiences, I recall spending the entire weekend formulating teaching materials and methods.

Teaching spiritedly sparks interest in the subject to them. I could recall one time when I created the lessons for other members so they could catch up with the materials they did not understand.

Apart from that, I recalled sharing opportunities and future chances with my juniors in a presentation. Allowing them to explore different fields of computer study, from software engineering to machine learning.

Throughout the teaching process, I adapted to speak with my teachers. Discussing which philosophy to fit in my class, where finally we agreed to use the agile philosophy to adjust the learning phase of my Computer Science club juniors. It allows me to give flexibility to determine their speed and materials to cover. Furthermore, I learn to advocate my club's needs. I managed to get permission to use the school computers on weekends for doing online competitions.

My greatest talent is teaching. It allowed me to have curiosity and keep learning. This ability allows me to speak to various kinds of people. Moreover, It allows me to learn from other people as well and expand both my knowledge and experience.
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Dec 14, 2021   #2
Here is the thing, you are applying for admission to an undergraduate course that is related to education. However, you are misrepresenting yourself in the essay as being an experienced teacher already, rather than a volunteer mentor. You need to differentiate between being an actual teacher, and being a positive influencer who helps other, younger people learn about their interests. There is a tremendous amount of difference between being a volunteer mentor and being a teacher. Though both are educators in a way, one has greater responsibility than the other.

You should open with "My greatest talent is teaching, By teaching, I influence others to... but I am not an actual teacher yet. I am a mere shell of one." Then follow it up with, "That is why I became a volunteer mentor..." That way there is no confusion regarding what your actual personal importance reference is. You also avoid accidentally presenting yourself as a trained educator already. If you misrepresent yourself, you may not qualify for undergraduate admission. Change your wording and references to indicate the amateur nature of your "teaching" experience. You are coming across as too professional already, which could be a negative for your application essay.
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Dec 19, 2021   #3
woah thx a lot. I will try to fix it.

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