Q: Why did you become a teacher?
I have always had a strong interest in English language and literature and therefore I chose to study English language and literature in university. When I thought about what I could do after learning more about the language, I realized I could become a teacher to assist students who have difficulties in acquiring it and help them understand the beauty of it. 一直以来，我对英语和英语文学兴趣浓厚，因此在大学选择了相关的专业。大学毕业后，我希望能让更多的人领会英语的美妙、帮助他们克服英语学习的困难，所以选择了教师作为职业。
From my tutoring experience, I also realized that I have gained a strong sense of satisfaction when my students show improvement in the language. It is also my biggest motivation in teaching. 在我的执教经验中，每当学生有进步，我都感到十分满足。这种满足感激励着我不断前进。
Q: What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe students should be given equal opportunities to receive the best education possible, regardless of their socioeconomic status, race or gender. 无论学生来自哪个阶级、种族、性别，他们都应该有均等的机会接受教育。
And language, especially English language has always been a core and important subject in the curriculum of all parts of the world. By achieving proficiency in English, students could be given the opportunity to achieve excellence and reach their goal no matter where they are. It is the one and only subject that can bring students to different parts of the world. 无论在世界的哪个角落，英语教育都尤为重要，因为良好的英语技能能让学生在全世界畅行无阻，给予他们成为精英的机会，帮助他们实现自己的人生目标。
To me, in order to achieve proficiency in a language, motivation is the biggest factor. If students are motivated to acquire language, they will proactively look for opportunities to gain exposure and use the language. I therefore believe it is important to keep the students interested in the subject, and to assist them in overcoming the fear in learning a language. 我认为，如果想让学生熟练地掌握一门语言，最重要的是调动他们学习的积极性、让他们充满学习的热情。一个有学习积极性的学生会主动地寻找学习和应用语言的机会；一个对学习充满兴趣的学生往往能克服一切学习中的困难和畏难心理。
Most ESL/EAL students are afraid of making mistakes in learning a language. As a teacher, I believe, however, that it is important to make mistakes to achieve proficiency, and it is the teacher’s responsibility to help students overcoming such fear. By practising,
making mistakes and correcting ourselves, we would acquire the language in a more faster and efficient way. 很多英语学习者十分惧怕犯错。我认为失败是成功之母——犯错是炉火纯青的必经之路。作为一名教师，我注意帮助学生克服畏错情绪，激励学生勤于练习，纠正错误，以提升语言学习的进度和效率。