Q1 : Why did you choose to become an English teacher?
I have always enjoyed the wonderful adventure of discovering knowledge, and have had a passion for leaning from a young age. My life long pursuit of knowledge and desire to help others has guided my path in the direction of education. Living in Japan has presented me with many English teaching opportunities, after taking my first teaching job 8yeras ago, I was instantly hooked and have been thoroughly enjoying the wonderful experience ever since.
Q2 : When do you feel rewarding through this job?
That moment after explain something to a student, when their eyes light up as they have an epiphany, and they smile with gratitude, excitement and happiness. For me that is the most rewarding part of teaching, but even just seeing my student’s smiles every day is a reward itself.
Q3 : When do you feel difficulties with this job?
For me they hardest part of having to say goodbye. Unfortunately sometimes students have to leave, whether it be due to illness, or relocating due to a change I school or work. For new teachers the first few weeks can be a little difficult, but the staff at English Club are very friendly and helpful and will go the extra mile to provide you will the required assistance.
Q4 : Please send your brief message to people who are considering becoming English teachers.
Teaching English in Japan has been the most rewarding experience of my life. I have made many life long friendships and met so many amazing people. Japan has a long and deep history that is reflected in the culture and landscape. There are so many wonderful things to see and do, places to go and friendships to be made, not to mention all the delicious food to eat, I have hardly scratched the surface. I have taught at a number of other English school in Japan, but English Club is by far the best, the staff are so helpful and friendly, I look forward to going to work every day. English Club has given me an opportunity to really grow as teacher, to which I am eternally grateful.