I hate public speaking. 18 months of my masters degree, I avoided all the assessment that required me to speak/present one way or another. (Often asking my group members to present). In Manila, I did have to do power point presentations and I hated it very much.
Couple of weeks ago, I had to go to the Uni to meet with a Professor. I never take the lift as I really want toned legs and intend to wear short skirts in to my 70’s. Just as I was going up the steps, a staff from another department whom I know vaguely was coming down the steps. She was wearing a beautiful dress and I told her that.
10 minutes after that, I got an email from the Director asking me if I am free to meet him right away. So, I went to see him.
Turned out that they desperately needed a tutor for medical students as the current one had a family emergency and the person whose dress I commented on was heading to attend the crises management meeting and she mentioned at the meeting that she just saw me and think I should be asked.
Long story short, I got a job as a tutor. I wanted to stick around in Brisbane this year till my son finishes his grade 12 and had declined the job offer in Manila. This job was perfect. But the only issue was public speaking. Apart from the fact that I never ever taught medical students until that moment. I heard from other tutors that it is a very hard job as most medical students think of themselves as high and mighty. Plus this was the middle of the semester and I have no clue what the students have already being taught.
Last Thursday was my first class and this morning my boss forwarded me a mail that was sent by a student.