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Tarah Patis

Tarah Patis

Education Program/Licensure

Special Education

A greeting to my future students

Hello future students of Miaoli County, Taiwan. My name is Tarah Patis but you can call me Ms. Patis or Ms. P. I am so honored and excited to be a part of this program with you, and I cannot wait to get started. I think you are all going to learn a lot this summer and have a fun time doing it. I know that I will, too!

Why I want to be a teacher and what I believe promotes great learning

As long as I can remember, I have loved school and learning new things. I also love to help others learn new things; such as what an individual's strengths are, what their passions are, and what goals they have or want to set for their life. I especially love helping people who may have difficulties with learning. Every individual has their own every day struggles, whether they may be academic or not. Therefore, it is important to help students learn to bypass these struggles and learn their strengths to compensate and inspire them be the best that they can be. When students are confident that they have the skills and they know that they can be successful, that promotes the best learning.

Why I am interested in teaching in Taiwan

I am interested in teaching in Taiwan for a couple of reasons. One reason is to be able to teach abroad in a completely new environment. I have always been eager to learn and help others learn, so it will be exciting to discover and adapt to new methods of teaching while also using my previous knowledge and experiences to provide the students with a well-rounded learning experience this summer. I am also interested in teaching in Taiwan because of what I have learned about the country and culture. When applying for this opportunity, I had researched the countries with which the Educate Global Program was partnering. I became intrigued and fascinated in learning and partaking in teaching in a country with culture, customs, and educational systems like those in Taiwan. I really enjoy the strong emphasis that the country puts on education, as it is obviously very important to me, as well. 

My desired superpower and why

If I had a superpower, it would be to stop time. I am constantly saying to myself that there are never enough hours in the day. It would be nice to stop time to be more productive some days and be able to pace myself so my work or the task at hand can be done more efficiently. On the other hand, it would also be great to have some extra time to relax, travel, spend time with loved ones, and do the things that I love.