My Experience as a Teacher
By Mr. Yin Gaofeng
During this summer vacation I started, in my hometown, an English class to teach English beginners the phonetic symbols.
As it was in the country that I started the class, I had had a rather hard time both “collecting ” students and getting them paid for the course. By the way, one student was charged only RMB 30 Yuan for all. Fairly cheap and acceptable I think, isn’t it?
At the beginning some parents came to me doubtly. Knowing that such matter is new to them, I tried to explain to them what the phonetic symbols were, and also the importance to learn them. Maybe all of them finally enrolled their children’s names for the course not, or rather not at all for my introduction, but for my reputation (I just call it “reputation” here.) in the around and also my university. Then I had 21 students in my class, ranging in age from 7 to 14.
First I charged them daily, but a few days later I found that the students wouldn’t present for the class as long as some day they were unwilling to. So it came to me that no matter there were 2 students in the class or 20 I had to give my lecture! To make things worse, I must keep the absent students up for the class during my extra time----1 students wouldn’t be a problem but how about 10?! Suggested by my uncle, I charged