Well done! To be a teacher is a great thing but you'll need guts, organisation and a thick skin to succeed. Be prepared for lots of work, surprises and priceless rewards.
As you travel this often winding uphill path bear in mind that to be a good teacher you'll need to get the balance right, in the class and in your head.
Being a teacher means you'll learn how to be a:
manager - just think, all those smiling faces, all those individual temperaments....in need of encouragement, control and yes, discipline...
coach - you must nurture, cajole, reward.......challenge, push, raise expectations...
guru - you'll have the tricks of the trade, the knowledge, the know how to get your students over the finishing line..... with the highest grades!!
GET TO KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS and WEAKNESSES. Exploit the former, work hard on the latter.
As a teacher you'll have to follow a curriculum and hit targets and what not but you'll also have the beauty of learning from your students, of watching them progress as human beings, of helping them achieve and become more rounded personalities.Hopefully.
Get to know which age group you really want to teach. Go for it.
There'll be times when you want and need help. Seek it. Ask. Don't let shyness get in the way of progress. Be prepared. Rehearse. Work on speaking in front of groups, stand up and deliver. Know your lesson plan, use it as a guide but be aware of students who need a little bit more.
Go for perfection yes but add a dose of reality to any ideals you may have. Ground yourself. Learn from the more experienced......
I wish you all strength and happiness in your studies!!