My favourite teacher

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Family - Ng Shuen Rui, 6 By Haar­shaan Naren­dran, 9

HAVE you ever had a teacher that in­spires you?

My favourite and by far the best teacher I have ever had is ... Miss Adri­enna Gomez Spencer. The first time I set my eyes on her was on Sept 1 2016, when I joined GEMS In­ter­na­tional School, Pearl City, Pe­nang. She is my home­room teacher. Miss Gomez is thin and has brown­ish short hair; she is very stylish. As the months flew by, I started to re­alise that she is a kind and lov­ing teacher, but also very strict. Her stu­dents are her ut­most con­cern.

Miss Gomez is a teacher who has her own unique and special way of bring­ing to life lessons that are very bor­ing. She has var­i­ous styles of teach­ing; at times she uses Pow­erPoint on a spe­cific topic or sub­ject. Our lessons are never bor­ing and she al­ways en­cour­ages us to pro­duce good as­sign­ments. She only ac­cepts the best.

She is that kind of teacher who never fails to spark our in­ter­est in all her lessons. When we were learn­ing about an­i­mals, she brought in a cute lit­tle ham­ster which even­tu­ally be­came our class pet. We learnt to care for it that day and it re­ally changed my life. I learnt the im­por­tance of love and re­spect; it’s the great­est gift.

The best thing about Miss Gomez is that she can be very witty at times; we of­ten roared with laugh­ter at her jokes. Un­der her guid­ance, our class won The Best-Be­haved Class Award for two con­sec­u­tive weeks.

Many times, she has to put up with me, a chal­leng­ing and dif­fi­cult child. I of­ten drive her up the wall.

But with her care, pa­tience, ded­i­ca­tion and love; I have meta­mor­phised into a child who fol­lows in­struc­tions and has re­spect for all. I am now stu­dious and have many friends.

Miss Gomez be­lieves in me, recog­nises my po­ten­tial and brings out the best in me. I will never ever for­get what Miss Gomez has done for me.

WhereverI­goand­what­ev­erIdo,Iwill al­ways carry a part of Miss Gomez with me. As our fi­nal se­mes­ter ap­proaches, I know that I am go­ing to miss her greatly when she leaves for the UK.

Thank you, Miss Gomez, and may God bless you and your fam­ily al­ways. May you con­tinue to in­spire oth­ers, like how you have in­spired me. –

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