Times of Youth: How would you describe yourself? Do give us a brief introduction.
Adeel Paperwala: Describing my own self might be a little difficult, but I can say that I am a teacher who teaches from heart and not from books. I am very hardworking individual who believe that hard work and dedication can surpass talent and there are no such factors like destiny and luck. One may have natural talent, but the key to success is only hard work. I would describe myself as an extremely optimistic person who always loves to look at the bright side of things. I, Adeel Paperwala, is currently engrossed in teaching Accounting to O and A Level students.
Adeel Paperwala: As such no one inspired me to take up this esteemed dignity. I always had the desire to teach my fellow friends and help everyone. I started teaching soon after completing my O levels. It was the positive feedback of my audience who always motivated and encouraged me. My mom is my only source of inspiration, my mentor, a true businesswoman and an excellent teacher. I made up my mind to continue in this prosperous journey where I can use my skills to illuminate the world.
Adeel Paperwala: By qualification, I am an A qualified and recently completed my M.phil in economics. My whole family is into business and I currently act as an advisor in my father’s business but in the first place, I would not take up any other option because teaching gives me the best of satisfaction that I couldn’t have otherwise achieved.
Adeel Paperwala: My experience in teaching is by far very promising and rewarding. I just can’t describe that feeling when my students come to me and tell me that they have achieved their targets and they have reached that point in life which they always dreamt of! I just can’t define in words but to sum up, its just priceless!. The 100% student satisfaction rate and the way my students admire my efforts keeps me working hard.
Adeel Paperwala: The idea and philosophy of education is to achieve excellence rather than grades. The students needs to develop a clear understanding of subjects being taught to them, rather than teaching them short cuts and emphasis on load learning.
Adeel Paperwala: I am very close to my students. My students are my friends. Even my best buddies are the ones who I taught 8 years ago. I am very frank with students so they all find it easy to discuss whatever problems they encounter. My students believe in me so, I’m always hungry to teach.
Adeel Paperwala: Ah, I was very naughty and trouble maker. I was very sharp in mathematics and quick in other subjects, too. That’s why all my teachers used to love me. Otherwise, I was a problem child.
Adeel Paperwala: A great teacher does not impress his students with his excellence and knowledge rather impress his students to achieve their own excellence and identify their own excellence. An honest teacher sometimes finds it difficult to sleep, as he is constantly thinking how to raise the level of weak students. Teaching is not only delivering lecture, but rather its an art to touch the heart of your audience.
Adeel Paperwala: I guess exam papers should not have defined patterns as it limits students thinking level.
Adeel Paperwala: Most of my time is spend teaching, but in my spare time I spend time with family and friends and sometimes hit the gym to stay fit.
Adeel Paperwala: The ideal classroom is where students are eager to learn. A class full of questioning minds and those who get involved in discussions.
Adeel Paperwala: There are so many people who have achieved so much in so less time, but I guess we learn something from everyone. My idols are Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.
Adeel Paperwala: Dear Youngistans, always believe in hard work and never after short term benefits and short cuts. Stay committed to your dreams there might be so many people who will try to pull you down. So, always listen to your heart.