Helping the middle school students review for their exams isn’t part of our job. However, my Korean co-teachers are overzealous that they took it to themselves (and they even volunteered me!) to spend extra time to help our middle schoolers with their midterm English test.
I am so amazed at how much the kids spent time studying for their exams. They started their review as early as two weeks before the exams week. My Korean co-teachers would even download reviewers from the WWW for a fee and print them out for hours to give to the students. One of the reviewers is about 120 pages long! If I had studied as hard as these kids, I might have lost all my hair. They made me feel guilty as there were times in my student life when I wouldn’t even review for a major exam.