I Want To Be A Math Teacher

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For a long as I can remember when asked, “what do you want to be when you grow up” my immediate response without skipping a beat was, “a teacher.” At the age of five I had my own teacher’s desk, which was a simple wooden desk, and I would play school with the children my mom took care of while I was growing up. Then, I would try to teach the alphabet to my younger cousins who were only two at the time while I myself was barely learning the alphabet and how to write. Even though I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, I did not know I wanted to be a math teacher until I was about 13. In the 8th grade I took my first algebra class, and immediately I fell in love with the subject and math. I had an amazing teacher who made learning so much fun, and I started to look forward to solving the problems and treated math as a game I would never grow tired of. Since then I knew that I wanted to be a math teacher since I loved the subject and wanted others to fall in love with math or at least enjoy it. Throughout high school I had two math teachers who were great teachers but didn’t excite me about math the way my 8th grade teacher did, but I still loved solving the problems and calculating my solutions. My junior and senior year of high school I took pre-calculus and calculus with an inspiring and exciting teacher and my love for math grew even stronger. I absolutely looked up to my teacher and still do. From the 8th grade up till now I love helping friends with their homework and

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