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Mrs. Farzana; My Guiding Star

Dear Teacher,
There is a famous quote, “A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” I would like to thank you for making me who I am today through this tribute.

There’s so much I want to thank you for and you deserve to know all that. For me, you were not just a teacher. You were my friend, parent, mentor and guide.

During the two years I spent at The City School, I have met many teachers. Some of them influenced me in one way or other. I respect all of them and can never forget them who have been teaching me for a long time. But despite of my respect for all my teachers, Mrs. Farzana, you are my most favorite teacher.

I still remember the day when I was a shy 10 years old kid who was reluctant to meet new people. When I first entered your classroom, you were asking one of your students to stand up straight. I thought that you were one of those strict teachers whom all students feared. But, with the passage of time, I realized that I was wrong. You observed my introverted self and never made me feel unnoticed. You taught me how to improve my communication skills.

I wasn’t an academically outstanding or excellent student but you never measured my worth through my grades. I still remember your kind words: “Your grades, looks or wealth does not matter. What matters is what is inside of you.” These words impacted my life in a strong way.

You uplifted me when I belittled myself. You saw the potential in me and told me that I can always do better. You taught me to be myself. I always opened up to you about everything and you never judged me. The period of my parent’s divorce was the hardest for me and you supported me through all that. I remember staying in your classroom after other students left. You sat with me and I discussed all my problems with you. I cannot thank you enough for always lifting some burden off my chest and wiping my tears. You listened to me and gave me the best pieces of advice. When I would get late for the next class, you wrote the pardon notes saying ‘needed some help with academics.

You taught all your students with great missionary spirit. You were always seen in a cheerful mood. You possessed a good library and you often lent me your books for reading. You never failed to amaze me with your kindness. Your simplicity enhanced your personality.

Now whenever I look back upon that time, I realize that you taught me much more than Geography. You taught me honesty, faith, dignity, kindness and discipline. You are one of the genuine people I came across in my life. You appreciated me and encouraged me to do better.

I can never express enough gratitude towards you. Thank you for your kindness. Thank you for your patience. Thank you for your dedication. Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for listening to me. Thank you for making me who I am today. Thank you for being my teacher.

I know I should have told all this to you when I occupied a desk in your classroom but I just supposed you knew. Now that I have entered my practical life, the realization of your importance reflects upon me stronger than ever.

Thank you Ma’am for your unconditional love, amazing warmth, boundless patience and endless support.

No one can replace you in my life. I may not remember all your lessons but I will always remember you.

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