My best teacher was my ESL teacher, Paul Thomas. His class was fun and interesting. He was helpful, knowledgeable, and funny at the same time. We were like a family in his class, helping each other, doing a lot of things together.
Mr. Thomas helped me in many situations. I still remember the day when I had a car accident and I had to go to court. At that time, I did not have anybody to help me. Furthermore, I did not speak English well. Two days before the court day, I was still unsure what to do. While I was in school, I thought about telling my teacher about it, maybe he would give some advice. I was stunned when he told me he'd accompany me to court. We drove there in his car; he did not let me pay for the parking meter. We went into the court room; I had already explained everything to him. The judge asked me some question that I misunderstood, but fortunately, my best teacher was beside me, simplified the questions for me and clarified my answers to the judge. In the end, the case was dismissed. I would have lost the case if he hadn’t been with me. If that did happen, I would have had to pay two thousand dollars. I didn’t have not half of it at that time.
Besides he had done many things to us, like filling applications, fixing resumes and sometimes some students brought him letters that difficult to them to understand and he would help them to understand it.
His class was really fun; many students from other classes liked to be in his class. Sometimes he used his sense of humor to explain many things. As example, if there were some words difficult to memorize, he would put them in jokes that we would not easily forget. This technique worked very well for me and my classmates. He used new material every time we met, so his class was really fun.
He was such a good person; I say it without any doubt. He was always smiling and looked happy. You could tell that from his face. Even out side of the school, he volunteered in a lot of community activities like helping the elderly people and cleaning the parks. I hope one day to be like him, and I wish that all of instructors would be like him.