By Teacher Raul Labuan
I am Teacher Rao. I am a graduate of Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSED) Major in English.
Indeed, Pacesetters Institute honed me to become a well rounded teacher. Not just Physically, Mentally but Emotionally and Spiritually. It's a life changing experience with a life long return.
Way back in college, I had fears in dealing with students, and it was really hard to assess the needs of my students especially when I didn't know how and what to assess them with. But now, with the help of my TESOL training at Pacesetters Institute, assessing students is made easy. In addition, during practicum, I was able to apply all the methodologies and principles in my English classes. It's good to be back at Sekolah Indonesia because I feel like I awe them a good teaching even when they gave me 99% during my OJT last January - March this year.
Moreover, Lesson Planning, Demo Teaching, Preparing Instructional Materials and Practicum are always part of a teaching career. I am blessed because we were taught how to create them through the TESOL Training. We were taught specifically to create student centered materials.
My heartfelt gratitude goes to our mentor-teacher Jan Medina for bringing out the best in me and for believing in me, that I can make difference in the life of my students in Japan. For that Ma'am Jan, I salute you. You are the best teacher I ever had.
Above all, to our Lord Jesus Christ who is my inspiration to do everything in life, Thank You God!
Today, I am equipped and ready to conquer my dream - teaching English in Japan. I am more than ready to face different challenges that may come along the way. My journey has just begun...
I am Raul Sato Labuan. Today, I am proud of Pacesetters Institute; Tomorrow Pacesetters Institute will be proud of me. Long Live!