It was during my school when I realized that my English language teacher was far from ordinary ones, she was a real talent, a person who does not only teach, but a person who explains all the nuts and bolts of the language. First and foremost, she gave me a very strong background, based on grammar and lexicology; and later her main goal was to teach me how to ‘feel’ the language – intonation, emphasis and subtext. Due to her methodology I have become a person I am now with a strong desire to teach. Moreover, she taught me that it is essential to ‘dive’ into what you are doing to be able to reach success in the learning process.
My devotion to the profession I have chosen started at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece where I studied Sciences of Education from September 2004 until June 2008. Even though the university has given me deep theoretical knowledge, I realized that unless I start practicing I will not be able to upgrade my skills. That was the very reason why during the last 2 years I was working as a teacher at a primary school. Needless to say, that very experience not only gave me a brilliant opportunity to gain more skills and knowledge, but it also gave me unbelievable satisfaction of what I was doing.
At the same time, being a ‘top dog’ I have always been very critical to my accomplishments. I do realize that I lack experience and technical skills what actually prevents me from reaching tangible results. That is the very reason why I would like to apply for the Education Management programme. First and foremost, I would like to learn how to manage the classroom better – it is common knowledge that each and every child is a completely unique individual and requires corresponding approach. That is why it is very important to be able to gain respect and support of the classroom; otherwise a teacher will not be able to succeed.
Another aspect which is very important to me is a possibility to extend my knowledge on the subject of education. There is a great number of teaching techniques which are developing every year, and I think that it is very important to keep abreast of the times and to apply new techniques and approaches in the classroom. And the last but not the least is an opportunity of professional growth – with the help of Masters Degree I will not only upgrade my knowledge, but I will also manage to take a new step on the career ladder.
I have always set myself clear targets and tried to reach them. At the same time I do realize that unless a person studies hard he will not be able to reach desired results – I am willing to study and learn much new, and I am convinced that the Education Management Programme will help me.