Why do you want to be a teacher?

by k

II want to be a teacher so I can pay forward the gift that my teachers and mentors gave to me — not just the knowledge but the joy of learning. Very often, the purpose of learning a new skill is practical but sometimes we are able to find something we enjoy intrinsically. For some people, it might be learning to play a musical instrument or to sing or to dance whereas for others it might be a sport. Logic and mathematics can be something similar in my opinion. It won’t be for everyone, I’m sure. However, if we can help one out of fifty students to identify their love for mathematics as opposed to making it a chore, it will be worth it.