Busy busy busy!
Before visiting friends and family back home, I visited 9 different students throughout Beijing and Tianjin. Tianjin is a nearby major city, accessible by their high speed bullet train. It’s about a 30 minute commute (1 way) and cost 54.5 yuan (~$8).
It was an unforgettable and personally satisfying trip that I will forever remember! These parents really went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable throughout my time in China. I had to even reject some of their offers because I felt like what they were willing to do and provide was unnecessary and a bit overwhelming. I didn’t really do much of the touristy stuff because that’s not really my thing to begin with. Usually, whenever I travel, I look for cycling paths and plan my trip based on that. What originally was going to be a cycling journey throughout parts of China turned out to be meeting 1-2 students each day!
On Instagram (I don’t really use it that much), I decided to put small quotes based on conversations I had with the student, parent, or something that the parent said. I will post a few samples here. If you’d you like to see the rest of the photos, you can find them here: (www.instagram.com/vipkid_ibtip)
If you have any questions about my trip as well as visiting the students and their families, I’d be happy to answer them! It was an amazing experience and I’d recommend anyone who has a chance to visit some of their students in the opportunity presents itself.
I DO intend on completing the level 4 lesson guide to pacing. I honestly haven’t had the time to work on it as of late. My sincere apologies!
If you have any questions about VIPKID I would be happy to answer them. I’m not looking for referrals whatsoever. I genuinely enjoy teaching and only stick to that.
Have a good weekend everyone!