Internship testimonial :)

December 12, 2017

So here I am... again!

In my previous post, I wrote about my online ESL teaching journey, how it all started etc. The second part was supposed to be written and posted this week but I came across a simple testimonial that helped shape who I am now. 

I was on a phone call with a friend who used to be my co-intern one year ago. We were both assigned to practice teaching in the same school and it has been a year since the sleepless nights to work on the lessons for the next few days. 

I opened my old college files and came round to one of the testimonials from my mentor:  

"Teacher Joy was a student teacher in my Grade 9 classes for 7 weeks. She was responsible for teaching three (3) sections which composed of fast, average, and slow learners.  Teacher Joy exhibited mastery in the subject matter that she was teaching. She submitted her Lesson plans ahead of time and implemented differentiated tasks to meet the varied needs of students. She also successfully demonstrated her awareness of different learning styles and materials were thoroughly prepared and implemented. She was highly commended for integrating ICT in the delivery of her lessons.  In my observation, Teacher Joy possesses a positive and enthusiastic personality. She has a great rapport with the students she has worked with. She is well groomed, articulate, and has this strict personality which tamed student’s unpleasant behavior. I witnessed that she had a positive working relationship with her team and very polite to all teachers.  I am confident that Teacher Joy will be an asset to the teaching profession. She is confident, knowledgeable, and has the skills of a future efficient and effective teacher. I believe that she will continue to grow and become even more effective with further."

This was the testimonial that made me realize how much I care about teaching. I never thought I could be a teacher. It was never a plan to become one even tho as a kid, I would always play the role of a teacher when I played with friends. All these years, I thought it would remain a childhood game. 

But how wrong was I. :)


  1. Such an inspiring story and nice to share what motivates you!

  2. Joy,
    The most important part of that testimony is "a great rapport with the students," everything else a good teacher can learn on the job.

  3. Hi Penny! I agree :) Great rapport just comes in naturally I think.

  4. That's amazing! Well done and it sounds like you're so happy which is great.

  5. Sounds like you are doing exactly what you were meant to do in life!


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