The first way Mrs. Johnson had a profound influence on my life is that she pushed me to work hard. Even though Mrs. Johnson’s way of teaching differed from those of other teachers, she helped me to learn. Helping students to learn is all Mrs. Johnson strives to do. She also prepared me for tests that I will take in the near future. Therefore in order to make sure that myself, as well as other students, are prepared for testing, Mrs. Johnson gives her classes ACT type problems daily. Mrs. Johnson has proven herself to be the type of teacher who would go to great lengths to make sure that all of her students graduates with ACT scores, as well as decent grade point averages.
Mrs. Johnson also inspired me to want to go further in life. Her stories about her life and how she came up proved that where you come from does not matter; it is all about where you end up in the future. She also taught me that knowledge is power. However along with that lesson, Mrs. Johnson once said something that will stick to me until I get a high paying job.
She once said, “Education today is your paycheck tomorrow” as a way of telling her students that the more education anybody receives, the higher his/her paycheck will be. She uses this saying to motivate her students to go out and seek a higher education instead of spending the next twenty-five years of their lives frying chicken at Popeyes, or flipping burgers at McDonalds. All Mrs. Johnson is trying to do is help her students realize the importance of an education. Last but not least, Mrs. Johnson made me the intelligent student I am today.
If it were not for her introducing me to the ACT test, I would not have gotten serious about my education. She showed me how valuable an ACT score is to a high school student; especially a senior. Mrs. Johnson also encouraged me to apply to colleges. With my good ACT score and great G. P. A. , she insisted that I start applying to universities so when I graduate I can at least have an idea of where I am going. Once again, Mrs. Johnson taught me that in order to be successful, I must receive a high education. Pushing me to work hard, inspiring me to want to go further in life, and making me the intelligent student I am today caused Mrs. Johnson to have a profound influence on my life.
By helping students learn and preparing them for future tests, Mrs. Johnson has proven herself to be the teacher who would go to great lengths to ensure that all students graduate with high ACT scores. Instead of frying chicken at Popeyes, she tries to motivate her students to go out and seek a higher education. She has also taught her students that if they want to be successful, a college education would be necessary. Mrs. Johnson’s love for teaching and great belief in her students today is why she had such a profound influence on my life.