Unformatted text preview: want to be a teacher; he encouraged me to strive for the best and exceed in what my dreams. It was a soccer coach in High School that told me, “I believe you’re going to make a difference in the world, you have the ability to do things that I don’t see in many teenagers at this point in life.” What he said really made me think hard, of what I could do to help the world. He influenced me to follow in his footsteps and make a difference, just as he did to me. He made a difference in my life and in return that’s what I would like to do to others. The ability to make a difference is a really big aspect in why I want to teach. Not many people can look back upon the years and say, “I taught this person to read and write. What you get in return is the warm feeling of accomplishment, the gratitude of a child or teenager coming back to you, saying thank you for all you did. That’s why I want to become a teacher....
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