Alhamdoulillah. I got accepted as a French tutor under the SLEU (Student Learning and Enhancement Unit) and I've had two classes so far, it was lots of fun but very tiring. The fun part? asking them to pronounce the "U" xD the tiring part is preparing all the lessons from scratch and trying to make them as easy and understandable as possible. Tough stuff but still, it's an amazing part time job^^
I have 40 students so far and they are very enthusiastic and eager to learn which makes it even more enjoyable, even though the first group was a bit shocked by how complicated the French pronunciation is xD (eu, au, eau, ai, ou, ier, ien...), the feminine/masculine differences, the "s" between two vowels spelled "z", the "g" depending on which vowel the "u" next to the "g, q" and all that complicated stuff (I dunno why French made it so complicated xD) but I just gave them an overall look at the language and its basics and of course, their favourite part was the dialogues, they did great, am proud of them :3
I hope things don't get too hectic for me as I start my lab work but I want it this way so I can cut off some Shikamaruness (come to think of it, am still on an Otaku diet >n<), it's an extra motivational tool and like my friend said, it's something to look forward to every week, even though it's just gonna be one semester (3 months) I hope I can manage to help the students speak and most importantly understand the language itself. I've had amazing French teachers throughout my entire studying years, I've always been in the classroom that has the best teacher in school and I feel blessed, hopefully I'll manage to give back what I've earned from them.
Teaching has been in my "to-be" list am not sure since when. I've always seen it as a noble thing to do and one of the most inspiring jobs, if done correctly, creating a generation of knowledge seekers... wonderful indeed. I hope I can manage to teach Nutrition some day... :3 tehee.