When I was in high school there was this one teacher that would always pick on me. He was my math teacher. I guess we could say it took me a little longer to get the hang of things than normal people but once I got the hang of what I was doing I did pretty well. He was one of those teachers that had his favorite students and I diffidently wasn’t one of them. There were days when I woke up that I would dread going to school since I knew I was going to have to go to his class. What made him be the worst teacher was that I would be sitting in class paying attention like I’m suppose to and trying to learn what we were doing and he would call on me every time and I since I didn’t know what I was doing he made me look like I was stupid in front of the whole class. There would even be students that were talking to each other and not paying attention but that didn’t matter. Because of him I now I have no confidence in myself, I never learn anything in class and it’s taking me longer to graduate from college.
I have no confidence in my work. I stress about doing my home work I stress about whether or not I’m doing it right and what the teacher is going to think if I didn’t to my home work right. Whenever anyone ask me to do something for them I make up some excuse to why I can’t do it because I’m afraid I’m going to do it wrong.
I never did learn anything in math class. Instead of trying to learn like most students do during class I was sitting there worrying weather or not I was going to be called on and if I was if I was going to know the answer or if I was going to make a foul out of myself. I find that I learn more when I know I’m not going to have to worry about whether or not I’m going to be called on since I can actually pay attention to what the teacher is doing.
Since I have such a bad experience in high school I have been in college for 4 years, what’s wrong with that right? Well my program is only two years. Since I’m afraid of making a foul out of myself and worrying about what people think of me I decided to take only online classes which isn’t bad but when the classes I need are only offered certain semesters or if there even offered online It takes a little longer to graduate.
Let’s just say that teacher has made me school life a lot harder than it should be. I’ve even had an anxiety attacks and have had to take medications. Maybe I should just think about myself and not worry about what everyone else thinks about me. I should realize that I not everyone is going to now every answer of any problem and that sometimes it takes people longer than others to catch on to things.