You are never too old to learn. I went back to school at 47 years old and became an adjunct instructor. For 7 years, I taught at Dekalb Technical College, where I was in the general education department, teaching English and Reading/Study Skills to students entering the college who did not yet possess the necessary skills to get into their programs of study. Also included in my past teaching experience is teaching ESL out of my home for several years. I understand the struggles of many people who come from other countries, as I have been married to a woman from another country
I am a firm believer in repetition, and believe in doing it until the item is grasped. I would much prefer a person having a lot of knowledge of some things, rather than a little to nothing of a lot of things. The teacher must also impress the importance of a student's need to practice and study on his or her own, rather than thinking they have to do nothing because the teacher will cut open the student's head and pour the knowledge into it.
I believe in teaching that students have a responsibility to learn, and things are not always easy. They get out what they put into things. Since I was 47 when I went back to school, I was a relatively slow learner, and I had to do things repeatedly until I learned. It is often a chore, at first, but it becomes much easier when a person has developed the habit and truly wants to successfully achieve his or her goal(s).
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