Guo finds her calling
Having come from three generations of teachers, she could pursue only one career.
“I was born to give the gift of education,” she says.
More specifically, Guo wanted to pursue her longtime passion for English language education. Through volunteering with international students at SFU, she recognized her unique ability to help: as an international student herself, she understood their challenges.
Guo’s time in the English Language and Culture Program made her even more certain of her career path—it showed her the potential of the Canadian education system.
In August 2011, Guo enrolled in SFU’s Master of Education in Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language—and it was like coming home.
When the time came for Guo to complete her teaching practicum, remembering how much she admired the teachers in ELC, she asked to be assigned there for her practicum, which she began in June 2012.
It was a natural fit—learning from the teachers she wanted to be.
“Teaching is my destiny,” she says with certainty.