In the teaching profession since three decades:
I have been teaching ever since I can remember. There is a great satisfaction I derive from it. Even while in school and college, I used to love explaining to my fellow classmates the nuances of a math problem or anything that they would ask. I was very helpful to them and I think I was quite popular too. Well!
So, my siblings often call me up:
And one thing they all have to say is how much indebted they are to me because I used to spend a lot of time when mum and dad were at work helping them do their homework and completing their projects and they owe a lot to my patience of whatever they have been able to achieve in life.
These compliments really make my day but I also know that while it helps them all immensely, I do it because I enjoy it. It is for my selfish reasons but well!
I am a lecturer right now in the commerce department:
The first thing I tell my students to do when I first see them at the beginning of the semester is to do a project over the weekend on any topic that they think is related to their field of study and overlaps their lives. This is one modus that I have been following over the years. It helps me gauge their intelligence and also helps me create an approach which I need to use to handle them at college.
A lot of the brilliant projects came in but I was particularly impressed with a young man who had gone to the extent of investing $250 in a trading platform called QProfit System and had been online trading over the weekend and on the morning of Monday that week, he comes to me saying that he has almost doubled up his initial investment in a matter of two days!
My first question was how did you decide on this project?
And he tells me that he has been reading a lot of reviews on this particular software and there were thousands of people on the internet who wanted to know is it a safe software. And so, he decided to put the speculations to rest and find it out for himself.
He awed the entire class with his brilliant presentation and concluded, “Looks like it is not a fake one after all!”