Corinna has been teaching the German language and culture long before coming to Singapore. Combined with her background in accounting and finance, she has a wealth of experience in teaching German language and culture with precision. Although she is a native speaker of German, she has learnt English as her second language and knows how and where students may struggle when learning a new language. A friendly and fun-loving teacher, Corinna covers all ages and categories in her teaching activity at Agape School of Education, from young to old, private to group, local to international companies. We got to know Corinna a little better in order to find out what makes her the dedicated teacher she is and what motivates her every day.
Why did you decide to go into teaching?
Corinna: Curiosity is engaging to me. I like working with people who are curious to learn new things because they always ask interesting questions. When I teach curious people, sometimes I also end up learning. This is why I always encourage my students to question and explore their knowledge.
Corinna: I think the most important thing that being a teacher has taught me is hard work and patience. Students cannot expect miracles to happen overnight. It takes time and patience. With perseverance and patience, students can succeed in learning a new language.
What is your favourite part of a teaching?
Corinna: There are many rewarding parts to teaching but, personally, I feel the most accomplished when I see my student progressing. I am even happier when they reach their goals because I know that they have put in the hard work and sacrificed the time needed to attain it.
What are some of your favourite ways to teach difficult topics to your students?
Corinna: I am a big proponent of making learning fun. I like to play games and come up with fun activities that help my students learn effectively. When the students are having fun, they are naturally more interested and more curious.
What is one piece of advice you would give to a new student?
Be patient with yourself, the secret to success is willpower!