The Teacher Who Changed My Life

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Summer break was over, and it was the time to go back to school to my eleventh grade. School for me wasn’t that different as my summer break. I never felt like not going to school after a long summer break because I used to have a lot of fun in school. School for me was a place where you would socialize, gossip, brag, drive attention, miss conduct, daydream, text students, sing, ask silly questions and flirt with girls. I think now you know how my days at school used to be. However, a day has come that I would not expect it to come at all. I suddenly became a much disciplined student that I would not do anything out of the way. It all happened when I meet my new physics professor Jamal Betar who has wonderful qualities that amaze him from other teachers, and he also gave me the true meaning of education that I have never thought of before in my life.
There is no way that you could find a teacher in the world that would have such a unique personality as the one that Betar has. Betar is a very nice person that he has been caught several times out of school giving money for the poor. He is also a cool easy-going happy person. He takes life really easy that he would always smile. His lectures are not boring at all because of his great sense of humor. Betar has a lot of energy in class that he would strictly devote it for explanation and taking questions. He tries his best to use real life physics to keep us focused and entertained in class.
Professor Betar has high expectations from all his students in class that gave us a push to do better in high school. Betar believes that if he has high expectations from us we would tend to do better. Unlike if a teacher has low expectations of his student; student would lose their self-confidence that they wouldn’t want to comprehend any more in the class. Because of his high expectations, he used to give us very hard and long exams that sixty percent of the class would fail. However, he gives the answers for the exam in such a way that they would look very easy and similar to the ones that we did in class. Even though a lot of people fail the exams the curve for the grades helps that it turns out at the end most of the class succeeding. His exams truly indeed gave me discipline to study because when you aim to get a good grade in a hard exam is way better than aiming in an easy exam.
I have always wanted to ask him if he has ever studied psychology in his life because he literally could understand student’s expectations. Betar is a very clever teacher. I have been told that a teacher can never read a student’s mind and I believed that. However, after I meet Betar I do believe now that a teacher could read a student’s mind. Betar is very good in knowing students expectations. Based on what he expects from you he will interact. Especially in case of an argument; he directly supports his point of view with a reasoning that contradicts your thoughts. Betar’s reasoning was always convincing that he never lost...

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