I am a teacher. I currently teach children about 10-11 years of age. I've been teaching for 14 years, I think...(this is why they don't ask me to teach Math) I started in 2006.
I have 2 hands, a brain and a mouth. When you're in the classroom, that's not enough. Ever wondered about public healthcare vs private healthcare? I had a revelation about this regarding education. You see, public education has to cater to about 40 kids in one class with one teacher. Kinda like a public hospital that caters to an overwhelming amount of patients in a day. Private healthcare is able to cater to patients not just medically, but socio-emotionally also. And I think that plays a BIG part on the road to recovery.
Some days, I come home and I wonder to myself: have I helped a child today? Not just to learn English, but to learn. To be happier about himself/herself. To have confidence in himself/herself? Or have I crushed a little bit of that by screaming impatiently for papers to be submitted, for them to stand in line, for them not to talk? I can't always be sure.
Also, I'm based in Singapore, a theoretically developed country. But many of the children here still do not get the full proper set of stationery they need. So, out of my own pocket (and a very shallow one at that), I buy these kids a pencil/ruler/eraser from time to time. So, for every contribution, I will get a child a piece of stationery! That's a pat on the back they always enjoy!
How does private education look like? How does a day in a home-schooler look like? How does a day feel inside the head of a child with ADHD? I wish I can help them, you know? I know I can help them. I just don't have the means to reach them yet. But I wish to take small steps towards that. I wish to build up a humble little private education center that caters to home-schoolers, families of children with special/learning needs. So if you're here reading this, thank you. Whether you choose to contribute monetarily is not the point. Thank you for being a fellow human being who understands where I'm coming from. Thank you for listening.