A Teacher to Remember

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A Teacher To Remember

Most people would define a good teacher as someone who makes their students excel academically and do well on their tests. In the story “I Just Wanna Be Average” the author Mike Rose mentions that society very often neglects and does not see the full value and potential of students. Even though I never got mistaken placed into a vocational class like Mike Rose, but who has never faced difficult situation in school before? However, not everybody is lucky as Rose or I that found somebody that believe in you and help you overcome your obstacles in school. Mr. Wenderoof, I met him during my last year of High School, in my economic class. Even though I only have him for half of the semester, but it was the most meaningful and unforgettable semester that I had for my last year at Eagle Rock High School.

When I first walked into my economic class, a boring atmosphere didn't make me feel welcome to the class. But when Mr. Wenderoof walked into the class, everything changed. He made every single of us feel like we're all his children, and he has changed the way I see the world at that moment. He is not one of those teachers that I have ever met before. Mr. Wenderoof not only taught us about economic or how important economic versus government, but also about life and how we have to treasure everything we have in front of us. After six years of High School, and teacher to teacher, Mr. Wenderoof is by far the best teacher I have ever had. He not only sees us as his student but also as his sons and daughters. He keeps the class in order, yet manages to make it fun at the same time. Mr. Wenderoof was always there for academic as well as personal help. I’m not only look up to him as a teacher but also as a father, who gave me advice and showed me how to look at the situation at a different point of view. He understood each and every one of us and the…...

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