Well, two nights ago I had a pleasant surprise. One of my students who has been on leave emailed me to say that he wants to start back as a man-to-man (Private lesson) student from next week. It was a pleasant surprise. He is a cardiologist and is planning to go he US next year to do research on atherosclerosis. He will have some interviews by phone and may fly to the states next month for an interview with a hospital research laboratory. In the past he and his wife were my students but with the birth of their son in March, they had to take a leave of absence. They are a lot of fun to teach and are enjoying their experience as new parents.
It is always a pleasure when a previous student decides to come back and study at my school as it proves that we are providing a valuable service to our students and they recognize this. It is the best validation of the value of the coaching that we provide. This makes us want to work even harder to assure out students’ success. I cannot think of any job which rewards you more especially in terms of the self-satisfaction that we enjoy by knowing that we are really helping people. It is great!
Al Bartle (Smith’s School of English – Okamoto)