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How can I, as a teenager, get started in what I have recently found to love?

I am very passionate about education and helping others excel. After watching several talks on liberal education, creativity in school, and the creation of an amazing tutoring program, I decided that I want to develop a school unlike any other.

As a middle-schooler, I attended The Galloway School in Atlanta, GA. It was extremely centered around liberal education with one-on-one help, student-teacher relationships, community, and the drive to learn. I, not only am only a sophomore, but tend to lose my "drive" quickly; how can I keep going with my goal?

I love the idea of liberal education, but have no idea where to start or what to do to help the education problem in America and slums all across the world? Any ideas on what to keep up my goal?

If you have any education experience it would also help.



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  • Dec 18 2012: Love all the good advice. Any idea of what I should be focused on or try to major in college?
    • Dec 18 2012: It is easy to say education, but might be better to talk to student and professors prior to your decisions. Consider other areas that hold your interest. As a rule, challenge yourself with classes that make you better in all the basics for the first two years. Communications, science, math, computers, entrepreneurial business, etc. You might talk to a counselor with your ideas and see if you can custom fit a program for you. Some schools embrace this type of learning.
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      Dec 19 2012: I think your years of high school and first year of college will lead you to the subjects that most interest you.

      An educator should have a broad education, and a secondary school educator in addition needs also to have a content area specialty, like a science, language, history...

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