“A great instructor who teaches without a cane! A faithful friend of choice who’s never there in vain, but ready to keep giving without hurt and blame.”
It is very difficult to explain what teaching means to me. If I had to do it in just one sentence, I would say that it is my life. I have always been the kind of person who is virtually obsessed with helping others, and this trait manifests in the work I do, too.
I am filled with enthusiasm before each class (and I am indeed often the most enthusiastic person in the classroom), hoping that the students will sooner or later catch some of my passion. I think it is important to bring maths closer to the students, to reveal its beauty to them, and to make them learn to like it just a little, even if many may surely consider it as a daunting subject.
I also believe that being ready to make myself available to student counselling outside the classroom, either in matters of maths or something else, is a part (if not the most important part) of the teaching profession. So whenever a student have come to me for help, I have never been able to say no to them, nor will I ever be able to do so in the future.
So why Kőrösi? Because I think that it is a place where the individual is just as important as the community. Kőrösi is not just about learning and subjects; it has a life of its own.
At my previous workplace, I had the opportunity to become familiar with the IB Diploma Programme. In my four-year experience there as an IB teacher, I witnessed how the students developed into independent, open-minded and sensitive individuals as a result of their work in the programme. I am confident that the IB Diploma Programme launched by Kőrösi will also foster such development.