When I first met with Mr. Paul Hughes, I went through many emotions like nervous, excited, panic and so on. I was worried that we would not get along. I soon found out that any worries I had were no longer an issue. After several meetings with him, my mentor, Mr. Paul was very friendly and supportive. I really enjoyed the teaching focus sessions we had together for the past 9 months. After the teaching observation, we would sit together and talked about the lesson that I had just taught. I received some constructive feedback from Paul. I liked it when my mentor, Paul gave me some teaching tips, suggestions rather than telling me what to do. Paul had given me some ideas on how to handle slow learners. We even talked about several activities that might be suitable for mixed ability classroom.
Besides, I really enjoyed the sharing session with all the other English teachers. It really helps bridging the generation gap because it is really hard to be a young teacher in this school and to be surrounded by all the senior teachers. Also, I really want to see again my mentor demonstrating an activity in the classroom. It is like an eye opening experience for me because before this I never had a chance to observe other teacher. So far it has been a great experience for me to be involved in this program. I really look forward to working with my mentor in the coming months.
my ELTDP team