In the fourth installment of our Student Profile Series, we introduce you to the bright, artistic, and determined young pupil – Yumi. Yumi is a new joiner and has only been with us for a few months now but so far, she is enjoying every moment.
Yumi joined us because her older siblings are ME Education students too. It is always nice to have older siblings at school to guide and support you, and Yumi is grateful to have her family with her at school each and every day.
The students at ME Education come from all over Asia, but Yuki and her siblings are from right here in Hong Kong. They love being in a school where they get to meet so many students from different places.
Yumi is extremely creative and she loves to draw and dance. We asked her to tell us a bit more about her passion and she shared that her favourite subject at ME Education is Art. No surprises there! Yumi loves being creative and expressing herself through ballet, drawing and painting. Her proudest moment at school so far was when her Art teacher noticed her talent and remarked at how beautiful Yumi’s painting was. On an academic level, Yumi also loves English Literature and her favourite book is New Selected Poems by Carol Ann Duffy.
Although she wishes she could practice art and dancing all day long, Yumi applies herself well to all her subjects and makes her other teachers proud too.
When we get the opportunity to sit down with a star student, we like to ask what tips they can share about their exam preparation habits. Yumi tells us that she believes organisation is extremely important. She recommends setting out a study timetable and really focusing on one subject at a time. It is a lot more productive to hone in on one subject and study it thoroughly than to bounce from subject to subject. By focusing on one subject, you can really get into the material. If you keep chopping and changing, your brain has to constantly switch gears and you may not retain the information as well. Yumi’s advice is excellent and we recommend students preparing for their exams take note.
Yumi’s short-term goals this semester are to pass her Grade 5 ballet exam and pass her A level exam. We chatted to her about her long-term goals too and what she would like to do once she graduates. Yumi admits that she feels inspired by her teachers at ME Education and that it has led her to consider a career in education.
Yumi wants to help inspire other students the way her teachers inspire her, and she wants to help educate and share knowledge with others. She believes her classes at ME Education are helping to prepare her for her chosen career. They are teaching her the course material as well as allowing her to learn by example, by watching the way great teachers conduct themselves in a classroom. She wants to be just like her class teacher, Ms. Julie.
Yumi values her place here at ME Education as much as we value having her as a student. She feels other students would benefit greatly from being in this environment and offers her advice to students who are considering joining.
“Join us here because this school can help improve your performance in so many ways, just like it is helping me and my siblings.”
We asked Yumi, what does she like most about English Literature? She said reading the books and learning through storytelling. She likes exploring the social and cultural context of the books, and has found that her language skills, spoken and written, have improved. She considers English Literature another form of creativity.
We also asked Yumi, if she could travel anywhere in the world, where would she like to go first? She immediately answered, ”JAPAN!” When we asked why Yumi shared that she is a bit of a foodie and would love to go to Japan to taste all the delicious local food available there.
We are enjoying having Yumi at our school and are loving the creative energy she brings. She is well-loved by her fellow students and teachers, and we look forward to seeing her excel in her A level exams. Perhaps one day we will welcome her into our teaching faculty, visit her art gallery, watch her perform ballet on a world stage, or indulge in delicacies at her restaurant.
The sky's the limit for Yumi and it is an honour to watch her transition into the person she is destined to be.