Philosophy About Life and Learning
Hello, my name is Andrew. You can call me Teacher Andrew, or just Andrew. I’d like to begin by telling you my philosophy – the philosophy of why I became a teacher, why I wrote my IELTS books, and why I think I’m here on this Earth. This sounds very deep and meaningful, but it’s actually simple. Here it is. I think I’m here on this earth to help people find a solution in life – to help take them forward towards those solutions.
This could mean helping students achieve IELTS 6.5 or higher, but it can be in other ways, such as in developing confidence, English skills, entering into universities, or reaching more personal ambitions. So, that’s why I wrote my IELTS books, that’s why I became a teacher, and that’s why I was determined to teach as many people as I can, as best as I can, as diligently as I can, because I want to take people forward.
However, as I say in my books, this is not an instant answer. You don’t suddenly learn. It’s a journey, and we begin on the journey, and you will travel with me, and along the way, you will learn, as I am learning – in fact, after 25 years, and I’m still learning about English, I’m still learning about people, and I’m still learning about IELTS, and I’m still learning about life. New ideas come every day, my PowerPoint programs are constantly made better, and continuous learning is the key.
The final point to realise is, it’s an amazing journey. And it’s an amazing world, and language is a vital and fascinating aspect of this world we live in. Think about it. Language is how we communicate with other human beings. Language is how we express our deepest feelings and inner being. Language is how we show the world what we are. That’s an amazing thought – and also keep in mind, that that world we engage in is a varied and fascinating one.
So, share this attitude – the attitude that learning and improving is an absolutely amazing experience, engaging us with an absolutely amazing world, and travel along with me to help find those rewards and solutions in your life.