Toronto, ON | Grades 7 - 12 | Shortlist
I am immensely happy with the quality of instruction I received during my time at Metro. Because the teachers get to know their students on a personal level, they are able to adjust to each student’s type of learning (visual, aural, verbal, etc). The teachers at Metro are all passionate about what they teach, and I think that that helps the students a lot; when your teacher is passionate about the subject, the students become passionate as well. I think some would consider the dynamic between students and teachers informal due to the fact that the teachers go by their first names. But for me, it made the teachers easier to get to know. Going by their first names took down the barrier of superiority. All of the teachers and the rest of the faculty have had a positive impact on both my academic and personal development.
I think the teachers just want what's best for students and that requires them to ask kids to do a lot. Some classes require more than others therefore giving them more work to do. For some classes it is very obvious as to what is needed from you, the student, and then others it honestly depends. At the same time, the teachers give what they think is a good amount for the students so it is respectable that the work load is varied for the different classes. When teachers talk about success I imagine they are taking about the students fulfilling their dreams. All the teachers know what I want and they understand that I am willing to do my very best to get there.