Describe someone you know who is a good teacher

Describe someone you know who is a good teacher

You should say:

  • who this person is
  • how you know him/her
  • what kinds of subjects they teach

and explain why this person is good at teaching.

Model Answer:

A teacher is a person who is a guide and fatherly figure for all the students. Mr Emanuel Robertt is an English literature teacher at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University where I am studying now.

Mr Emanuel Robertt has long been teaching English literature courses at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University located in Port-Elizabeth. He is famous in the university for his special skills in making the lessons clearer to the students. Moreover, his teaching style is also attractive and he can keep the class under his complete control when delivering the lectures. Most of his lectures are without any books and he explains the stories and dramas on his own which is an effective teaching method and I have never seen it before.

I met him first when I got admitted in the undergraduate course and I had English in my course list. On the day of the class, a moderate-figured man entered into the class and I thought he might by any guardian who is visiting the classes (it happened as I did not meet him before). When he started asking our name after introducing himself, I realised that he is my English teacher. After the introduction session, he discussed the course outline and how he will teach us. He never used books for his lectures and might have prepared before entering the class. Still, I have a very good connection with him and he is a referee in my curriculum vitae as my academic reference.

Mr Robertt was primarily responsible for teaching the history of English literature. At the same time, he also taught different literary pieces of the English literature. I learnt to read Shakespeare from him. Despite being a rough student, Mr Robertt inspired me to taste the delicious flavour of English literature. I have also read the poems of different ages and learnt numerous amazing things. I got familiar with the poets’ thoughts and that revealed the ages before me. Moreover, when he taught the history and we, the students of his class, asked him different questions, he took those on a notepad and replied one after another when the lecture was ended.

Mr Robertt is a natural teacher. He knows very well how to make the students attentive in class and the most important fact is his teaching method. That is different from the other teachers. He never pushed us to study his subjects rather we were the students who used to read more and more so that we could ask him questions to get the texts’ meaning clear. He has a loud and pleasant voice and as an individual, he is polite and considerate. He never forced the students to perform something special which is beyond their capacity. So, he is adored by all of the students and I am also proud to be his student.

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