I've been selected as one of the mentors for some Science and Maths program in school.
Teachers made this program to target students who scored 25% and below for their exams,
Hoping that this program might help them to at least pass in their PMR exams.
It wasn't as bad as what I thought it would be,
It wasn't that amazing too.
Science was almost impossible to teach.
Most of them couldn't understand the theories,
And theories are mostly meant to be known and not understood.
Quite a few of us gave up teaching science and just let them write answers,
And when I try explaining,
They probably nod, nod and nod,
But get nothing at all.
Maybe it's because they couldn't grasp it at all,
Should have started from scratch.
Or I just suck at mentoring.
I really salute those who actually put effort into explaining to those mentees.
Maths was better and easier to explain.
There was this boy,
One of my mentee,
I think he actually understood what I've explained during maths.
He actually manage to do quite a lot of questions.
Maybe he might be just nodding for the sake of nodding,
But I don't mind assuming that he really understood =x
After explaining quite a few questions,
It was already the end of the session,
The end of the whole school session.
He actually said thanks to me.
I might have mistaken,
But it really seemed as if he learnt something from me.
I guess that's what being a teacher is all about?
I'm not that emotional.
But ... it was quite a nice feeling that you don't feel everyday.
Considering that my mentee was a Malay,
Which makes communicating harder,
Things still went smoothly,
I guess at the end,
It is rewarding (:
Speaking of mentees being Malays,
I practically spoke Malay for 2 days,
And found out how I really sucked at speaking Malay.
There's this very very rude teacher,
I don't want to mention names since they are going to make a big fuss over it,
End of the two day programme,
I really hope mentees and even mentors will benefit from it.
Might sound fake to you,
But never mind,
Have it your way (:
*I'm trying to be positive*