Educating children, showing them the way to be successful and addressing their needs has been my wish since my early high school years. That???s why I have chose to become an undergraduate student of Physics education department at Middle East Technical University. The extensive study program and busy academic life at METU, where I held high academic achievement, gave me the knowledge and skills necessary to become a good teacher. Throughout my academic years, I tried to stay focused on my studies and master my subject. The courses offered at the education department provided me with the opportunities to develop teaching materials, use instructional methods and manage and guide a classroom. Moreover, I was involved in projects where we made lesson plans and developed high school physics curriculum. I had the chance to demonstrate my knowledge during my teaching practice years at METU High school and I was very satisfied to see that my students were making progress.
Besides my educational background, I have five years of work experience. I worked in four different schools in three different countries. Those years ripened me and made me experienced in teaching. I had the opportunity to deal with twenty five students in one classroom and give them extra lessons to back up the things covered. On the other hand, I worked with as few as five students in one classroom when I was preparing students for a national examination. I also held good communication with students and tried to help them with special needs. The expectation of parents was really high, since most of the schools I worked were private schools. Therefore, I had to provide parents with information about their child???s progress where I improved my communication skills with parents. Besides all these duties, some of my responsibilities were attending education and staff meetings and conferences, dealing with students??? problems and organizing social activities for students.
I believe that I can maintain a good relationship with students simply because I am very adaptable. I studied in a foreign country and I have traveled to a lot of places. I have friends from all over the world and I still keep in touch with them. Having dealt with students with different personalities I believe that I can be a good friend to them. Although teaching is my major area of interest, I spend my spare time doing social activities and sports. I am fond of playing table tennis. In addition to all these, I am also interested in cooking and traveling. I believe that I can combine my personal interests with those of a student to better address his/her needs.
Undergraduate Degree: Middle East Technical University - Bachelor of Education, Physics Teacher Education
Graduate Degree: Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus - Current Grad Student, Nuclear Engineering
GRE Quantitative: 170
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