Learning the 5 Types of College Professors (From an ex-college student’s POV)
Hey there!!! It is pretty good to wake-up in the morning and start a day with a smile. Oh!!! Yes I remember. What month is it now??? It is June. isn’t it??? I just can’t seem to believe that we have once again come to the middle of this year and I am glad that we all have managed to let good and bad memories move for the past few months. June to me means the beginning of another academic year. It means that every time I take the public utility vehicle to work, I would be looking forward to see myself rub shoulders with people in their college uniform. Time indeed flies so fast and each time I see these college students along the road, I just can’t help but smile and think of my college days some years ago.
Anyone who is reading this blog will probably agree if I say that college years have meant so much to us. We always treasure those times when we rush reports and homework just to meet the deadline so that our professors would not give us a failing grade. Did I just say professors??? Sorry, I think I have been to carried away reminiscing my college years and I almost forgot that I was about to talk about how I used to classify my professors when I was still within the four walls of my university. This article is not meant to stereotype them but all I want do is merely to share my fondest thoughts and experiences with these professors. So if you are ready, then here they are.
1. The Terrorists – I am not talking about the late Osama Bin Laden here but I am merely associating him to the kind of professors who just love to kill students by expecting a lot from them and giving them difficult jobs to finish. They are ones students usually fear to talk to even when they are outside the classroom. Based on my observation and first hand experience (he!!! He!!) , this type of mentor loves to dictate and be authoritative that is why most students would take a U- turn when they meet them along the hallways.
2. The Grandmas and the Grandpas – Whew…they are the ones whom I think have devoted almost all of their time into the teaching career. I call them the grandmas and the grandpas simply because even when their voices already have that shaky and oldies touch while discussing, they still continue to share their expertise. They are the ones whom students love stick to (not because they look like their grandparents) but because they are usually characterized by being patient and mellow but sometimes moody.
3. The Comedians –You just can’t help but suffer from having a lot of stomach gas inside their classes. Don’t wonder why anymore! This is because this type of professor would surely make you Laugh Your Asses Loud (LMAO!!!) not just because of their jokes but because of their appearance as well. They are kind of professors whom students would always crave to be their mentors are they are able to set a jolly atmosphere while learning.
4. The Christmas Tree – Bling Blings, fancy bracelets, make ups, high heels, scarves and other fashionable accessories depict this kind of Professor. They have their own fashion statement and they love ramping their way into the classroom with this outfit. Here’s a warning that I would want to whisper to all guys and gals out there who are alleged to have teachers with this kind of personality. Always compliment their outfit and they will love you for the rest of the semester!!!! (^_*)
5. The Best Buddy – They known to be every student’s best friend. They are the luckiest group of teachers as they get to know what lies deep with the hearts of every student (not to mention that they get the most number of gifts on special events like teacher’s day.) To most students, they are the most considerate and flexible type of mentor. They can manage to be one of the students yet maintain their professional image.
Life In Hell Comics ©1987 By Matt Groening
Well, these are but some of the mentors I used to have and I am indeed proud to say that no matter what type of personality or image they try to project to their students, I still respect and believe in them simply because they have been an accessory towards being who I am right now. So to all students out there, you better love and enjoy learning from your mentors no matter what type of person they are for they are tasked to mold you to be better and productive citizens of this world.