“…To be honest, when I started thinking about teaching English via Videolink, it made me very nervous, and I wanted to give the best and the most perfect lesson for the kids. I was wondering how can I get to know the individual kids when I’m not physically present in the classroom amongst the students. And the worry didn’t just stop there: I remembered that I would be teaching in Chinese rural areas where technology isn’t the greatest at all.
However, the on-boarding experience with Stepping Stones was really great. Ross from Stepping stones helped me on the training as well as on the teaching material (PowerPoint lessons). Everything was super organized! The kids were all awesome. They are very smart and bright kids. And with the help of the Classroom Teacher I managed to engage all the kids in a very fun way (sing a song, play games, etc.). We learned about time, animals, places and many more things.
This teaching experience is truly the best feeling I ever had. And for me in return, being perfect wasn’t the one after all, instead it’s all about having a fun lesson and happy to see all the kids’ English improve greatly over time. I’m really thankful to my company and Stepping Stones (CT and Ross) for helping me along this journey. Thank you, and I can’t wait to teach next semester. :)…”
“Although I was excited about this new English course, I was also worried about my English skills. I had always tried to avoid speaking English in front of others. In the first class, the big smile on the teacher’s face comforted me. I told myself that I was going to take this opportunity to learn and speak as much as I could. Gradually, I became familiar with my teacher, classmates, and the course.
At the end of my course, I had learned more than I expected. Not only my communication skills improved dramatically, but also my courage to try new things. I want to thank all my teachers for their efforts. Although we were a hundred miles away from each other, it feels like you were sitting in front of me. In the future, I wish my teachers could come to my school and visit us.
Lastly, I want to thank my school for giving me this opportunity, as well as all the teachers. It was a pleasure to meet all of you. Looking forward to seeing you and wish you all have a great summer.”