It is really really nice to know that my ex-students actually liked me and thought I was a good teacher – despite the fact that I’d never taught a class in my life prior to June 2008.
Student X to me on Yahoo!Messenger (paraphrased slightly for easy reading):
Come back and teach my cousin!
[The New Lecturer] sucks!!
Ruining my cousin’s future!
(Her cousin is now doing Sem 1 in the same college, hence the remark.)
I just feel all warm and fuzzy at the moment. Like, “Awww… they liked me!” haha
Am really sorry to hear that the new lecturer’s not up to par (although I can’t say I’m surprised – met the guy before I left and didn’t exactly get the grandest impression) because the students will suffer. Especially when he’s teaching some of my former courses, one of which is the Photoshop class – the absolute basic software for designers today. Sigh.
Well anyway, if I really am a good teacher I would have to thank my mother, who’s an amazing English teacher! (And maybe it kinda runs in the family… My dad was a teacher before he went into business and two of my aunts are teachers too. 8D )