For the Love of God, Please Do Not Teach.

An A level graduate who posted in a forum expressed his keen interest in pursuing teaching as a career. However, his grade profile was terribly dismal, to say the least.

In his exact words:

"I got 65RP :/ Cs for all my H2, D for GP, E for econs (H1)"

Below was my response to him:

"You are not going to like what I am going to say, but I will say it anyways.

Please don't join the teaching profession. You will only add to the poor (not to mention worsening) quality of current school educators, which is something our students seriously don't need. I am not saying everyone in mainstream schools is lousy, but undeniably more than a handful are, and sadly the numbers are growing because any Tom, Dick and Harry is allowed through the doors of NIE with ridiculously low entry requirements.

Passion to teach aside, if you can't even accomplish the simple task of scoring decent grades for your A Levels, who in the right frame of mind would be willing to let you coach him/her? Grades definitely don't mean the world, but they do mean something, at least for starters.

If you want to make me eat my words, retake your A levels and do well in them. Then stuff the polished result slip in my mouth and saunter off to the National Institute of Education to get your certifications.

Remember, it is nothing personal. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors."

The Czar (Site Founder)

Dated 11 October 2012