I strongly believe there is no time in our lives where we quit being students. Learning comes from all modes of life, through experiences of grit and triumph, as well as managing failures. And I'm not just referring to tests. As a current college student, I've come a long way from a hopeless high school student with no ambitions or goals. Five elementary schools, two middle schools, and three high schools later I finally took note on something that I passionately believe needs amending. And that's how we view learning. My goal in teaching isn't just to help students learn the material needed to pass some qualifying tests. It's for them to really understand the importance and depth behind the piece of literature or equation being chewed. It's more than a question. I teach with a desire to implement a realization of that depth of origin within the work at hand and within the student themselves. To me, the most important aspect of teaching is for the student to realize what it is they are not only good at, but enjoy. It's within that joy, that a passion is ignited that fuels a student on their way to success. Whatever success may mean in your terms. Success in my terms, is to help others like and unlike me to move away from the stress of the fragmented allusion of how we view learning, and put them on a forward motion to trust themselves and never stop trying. I guess that's why essay's are so fun, because they mean, to try.