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    How did you handle a student- teacher's tough situation?A personal experience essay.

    Most students have had some type of difficulty in one course or another. Difficulties stem from various sources, such as teacher-student conflicts or lack of interest in the subject field. In an essay to be read by an audience of educated adults, identify one class in which you faced a difficulty either as a student or as a teacher, describe the difficulty, and explain how you handled the situation.


    Math is one of my favorite subjects from childhood, and it never bored me. Yet, during my middle school, once I lost the interest in math. The subject and topics were not seemed hard, but the new math teacher's teaching techniques and methods. However, she is a hard-working and dedicating teacher; But, her concepts were unclear to me.


    One day I was practicing 'the Trigonometry' chapter in the group in free time after lunch. As usual, we were discussing the problems. Despite the laborious practice, I was incapable to learn the formulas. Meanwhile, my friend read my conflicts and asked the reason. I told him the confusion about the chapter. He took me to the math lab where the teacher was working. She looked at us and asked the reason. My friend said that he had some problems in the chapter. Although I was not sure If I would grasp the teacher's idea, I made my mind to listen as a story. She put her work aside and taught the whole lesson through real examples, such as how easily we can measure the length of any object just by the shadow of that object. Moreover, she suggested the simplest way to keep remembering the formulas by making stories. I wondered how interesting and simple her teaching. After this incident, whenever the concept did not clear to me; I always tried to understand through experiments and real examples, or went to the math lab without hesitation. Certainly, math is still my favourite subject


    My less understanding or ambiguity had created confusion and anxiety. When we set our mind, we stuck at one point like I did. First, my focus was on the problems rather than to find answers. Then, I listened whole heartedly to understand. This incident taught me that our perception is the root of both problems and solution. After this experience, Whenever I deal with the problem, my focus is always on the solution not on the problems.

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    Re: How did you handle a student- teacher's tough situation?A personal experience es

    Quote Originally Posted by THOUGHTFUL View Post
    Most students have had some type of difficulty in one course or another. Difficulties stem from various sources, such as teacher-student conflicts or lack of interest in the subject field. In an essay to be read by an audience of educated adults, identify one class in which you faced a difficulty either as a student or as a teacher, describe the difficulty, and explain how you handled the situation.


    Math is one of my favorite subjects from childhood, and it never bored me. Yet, during my middle school, once I lost the interest in math. The subject and topics were not seemed hard, but the new math teacher's teaching techniques and methods [incomplete]. However, she is a hard-working and dedicating teacher; But, her concepts were unclear to me.


    One day, I was practicing 'the Trigonometry' chapter in the group in free time after lunch. As usual, we were discussing the problems [incomplete]. Despite the laborious practice, I was incapable to learn the formulas. Meanwhile, my friend read my conflicts [Don't translate directly from your mother language; that doesn't work.] and asked the reason. I told him the confusion about the chapter. He took me to the math lab where the teacher was working. She looked at us and asked the reason. My friend said that he had some problems in the chapter [incomplete]. Although I was not sure If I would grasp the teacher's idea, I made my mind to listen as a story. She put her work aside and taught the whole lesson through real examples, such as how easily we can measure the length of any object just by the shadow of that object. Moreover, she suggested the simplest way to keep remembering the formulas by making stories. I wondered how interesting and simple her teaching [incomplete]. After this incident, whenever the concept did not clear to me; I always tried to understand through experiments and real examples, or went to the math lab without hesitation. Certainly, math is still my favourite subject.

    My less understanding or ambiguity had created confusion and anxiety. When we set our mind, we stuck at one point like I did. First, my focus was on the problems rather than to find answers. Then, I listened wholeheartedly to understand. This incident taught me that our perception is the root of both problems and solutions. After this experience, Whenever I deal with the problem, my focus is always on the solution not on the problems.
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    Re: How did you handle a student- teacher's tough situation?A personal experience es

    Math has been one of my favorite subjects since childhood.
    The subject and topic did not seem hard, but the new math teacher's teaching techniques and methods were difficult to understand.
    However, she was a hardworking and dedicated teacher; but, her concepts were unclear to me.

    One dayI was practicing the trigonometry chapter with the class group after lunch.
    As usual, we were discussing the problems one by one by helping one another.
    Despite the laborious practice, I was incapable in learning the formulas.
    Meanwhile, my friend noticed it and asked the reason.
    I told him the problem.
    She looked at us and asked for the reason
    My friend said that he had some problems and needed help to solve them.
    Although I was not sure if I would grasp the teacher's idea, I made my mind to listen her like a story.
    she suggested the simplest way to keep remembering the formulas by telling stories.
    I was wondering how interesting and simple her teaching was.
    After the incident, whenever concept is not clear to me, I always tried to understand through experiments and real examples, or went to the math lab without hesitation.

    My little understanding...
    Then, I listened whole heartedly to
    After the experience, whenever I have been dealing with problems, my focus always on the solution not on the problems.

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    Re: How did you handle a student- teacher's tough situation?A personal experience es

    Quote Originally Posted by THOUGHTFUL View Post
    The subject and topics did not seem hard, but the new math teacher's teaching techniques and methods were difficult to follow. understand.

    One day, I was practicing doing some exercises from the trigonometry chapter with the class group some classmates after lunch.
    As usual, we were discussing the problems one by one by and helping one another.
    Despite the laborious practice, I was incapable of in learning the formulas.
    Meanwhile, my friend noticed it that and asked for the reason.
    I told him the problem.
    She looked at us and asked how she could help. for the reason
    My friend said that he had some problems and needed help to solve them.
    Although I was not sure if I would grasp the teacher's idea, I made up my mind to listen to her intently. like a story.
    She suggested that the simplest way to keep remember ing the formulas is by telling stories.
    I was wonderingamazed how interesting and simple her teaching method was.
    After that, the incident, whenever a concept is was not clear to me, I always tried to understand through experiments and real examples, or went to the math lab without hesitation.

    My initial poor little understanding...
    Then, I listened whole heartedly decided to focus and pay close attention to
    After that experience, whenever I have been dealing with encountered study problems, my focus was always on the solution, not on the problems.
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