My favourite teacher

My favorite teacher


There are many teachers who did teach me.  I love them all and remember them all.  But two teaches are outstanding.  They were not ordinary teachers.  They showed extraordinary kindness to me.  So I remember them very often.  Even after more than 25 years passed, I still remember their love and care.  Whenever I remember them, I used to pray for them.  I pray to God to give them all the success and happiness in their life.

One was the Maths teacher.  When I was studying at the 8th standard, we got a new Maths teacher. She was young and energetic. Always smiles.  She came to our school as part of her regular transfer. She was living a far away place and had to travel 2 hours to reach our school every day.  For your information, traveling 20 km by boat, it would take 2 hours at that time.  Every now and then the boat had to stop for getting passengers.  It was around 25 years back and there was no road transport available in our village at that time.

At that time, after 3 years in a particular school, the management used to transfer the staff. 

She is the one I always remember with gratitude.  She taught that Math is the only subject which can get maximum marks.  If the steps and answer is right, there is no chance of deduction in marks.

Math teacher

She taught us in a way we understand maths.  She was the one who made us realize, learning math is fun.  She appreciated our understanding in the maths.  She always made sure that all students in the class understood the lesson throughly After every lesson she test our understanding. And we all loved her classes. 

Whenever there is a free period due to the absence of a teacher, we will check whether our math teacher is free or not.  If she is free, we ask her to come to our class and teach us.  She was always willing to teach us. 

Due to the love of our teacher, our class was doing excellent in maths.  She showed us unusual kindness. There was no distance between the teacher and the students.  We were so close and had a better teacher student relationship.  Earlier Mathematics was a tough subject for me.  But after the first year of her teaching, I started to love maths.  In my 10th standard, I got highest marks in maths than any other subjects.  I still love maths. Her occasional comments on the neatness of my book, my writings etc were very encouraging and it made me to keep my exercise book neat and clean and study the subject every day.  I didn't want to fail her expectations. So I did whatever I can do to be a good student in her class.

I remember her face, her laugh etc.  even today after around 25 years.  When we are at 10th Standard, she got married.  After few months of her marriage she got another transfer and left for a new school.  It was a great loss for me personally and for our class.  Since then I do not have any information about her.  I loved her so much.  My prayer is that May God bless her abundantly.  That is the only thing I can do for her.  My blessings and prayer would be with her.  And I wish her all the goodness and love that a women can get.  From the depth of my heart I wish her all success and happiness in her life.

When I entered in the 11th standard due to the pressure from by brothers and relatives, I took science subject.  I wanted to take maths, but due to the pressure, I opt for science.

The second teacher I remember was the Chemistry teacher at my 11th standard.  I was very bad in remembering equations of chemistry.  But one day she called me and told me that my record book is neat and clean than any other student in the class. She checked record books of other students and found many spelling mistakes but in my book she couldn't find much spelling mistakes.   That comment was very encouraging.  Since then I took extra efforts to study chemistry.  Often she said encouraging words to improve my studies. She showed extraordinary kindness to me.  It boost my confidence and I studied well.  The final outcome was that I scored more in Chemistry than any other subjects.

I still remember her encouraging words.  I pray for her whenever I remember her.   They are the people who knows how to teach.  They took extra efforts to encourage students.  I think that is the way to teach. 

When I look back, there are many people who showed extraordinary kindness to me.  It is not appropriate to list all of them here.  But when I remember them, my heart fill with gratitude.  I cherish to spend time while having a feeling of gratitude.  Thank you all for your kindness. May God richly bless you and reward you for your kindness.  That is my prayer.

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