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I became that kind of woman

When I was about 14, like Penny on The Big Bang Theory and every other 14-year-old, I dreamed of becoming a big movie star/singer/Hannah Montana/whatever. You get it. Fortunately, that dream was soon replaced by a way more practical dream … Continue reading

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I was right. I belong in a university classroom.

I gave my first master’s level lecture today. As predicted by my friend, many students (including the security guard) mistook me as a student. The girls told me they didn’t think their lecturer would be so “funny, fashionable, young and … Continue reading

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Footballer turned academic: ‘I can’t imagine doing anything else’ This is exactly what I’d say.  This is exactly how you know if you love something.  Every minute what you are not doing what you love, you literally hate yourself.  

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To teach with heart

To teach with heart is to watch a student takes three steps forward and two steps backward. After dealing with the initial disappointment, you tell him you’re still proud of his progress. A teacher should point out what’s wrong with … Continue reading

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Don’t lose sight of the big picture

I have been tutoring this 13-year-old boy for almost a year. He is a special boy. A smart kiddo who has a very hard time concentrating on anything. He goes to one of the most prestigious elite schools in town, … Continue reading

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Mirroring

With my scholarship prospect still up in the air, I certainty haven’t been feeling as super awesome as usual although I’m coping with the situation much better than I did months ago. As a person who claims to hate losing, … Continue reading

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Legacy and bloodline

As a die-hard Game of Thrones fan with a grandpa-crush on Tywin Lannister played by the amazing Charles Dance, I’m familiar with the word legacy way too well. In Game of Thrones, bloodline is everything. Tywin hates his own midget … Continue reading

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