If you’re looking to know whether you would be a good teacher, take this Tutor Personality Quiz: It reveals how good of an educationalist you could be.
Teaching is an art mastered by a select few. This quiz helps determine if your personality aligns with the job and why. It focuses on assessing soft skills rather than academic capabilities, aiming to gauge your potential as a good teacher.
5 Subtle Signs You Would Make a Good Teacher
Condensed into five characteristics, potential good teachers are patient, curious, creative, empathetic, and adaptable. Patience helps them repeat and rehearse; curiosity keeps them keen to learn; creativity encourages them to gamify teaching; empathy makes them relatable; and adaptability gives them the ability to adjust to different needs.
Here are the five signs of a teaching knack:
- You are tolerant.
- You are willing to learn.
- You are compassionate.
- You are flexible.
- You are innovative.
How to Become a Good Teacher
Azul Terronez, the author of The Art of Apprenticeship, has asked his students the same question for over 24 years: What makes a good teacher great?
According to Azul’s observations, one can become a better tutor in four steps: Grow a passion for learning, take risks and try new things, connect with students on a personal level, and make learning fun and engaging.
Students want a relatable role model, not an assertive dictator. They want a lighthouse to guide them through the rocky path without making them feel stupid—or bored. To become a good teacher, as Plato suggests, you must create a love for learning. You should ignite the passion in a student to discover knowledge for themselves.
Should You Become a Teacher?
Before making the decision, consider the following aspects of teaching in the US.
- Work conditions. You must train a classroom of an average of 16-23 students for 40 hours a week.
- Working with kids requires careful handling. You need to follow strict ethics and stay composed all the time, which can be tiring.
- Financial aspects. A Public School Teacher in the US earns $57,543 per year. That is about $4,795 per month. Ask yourself if you can handle this wage before becoming a teacher.
See If You Would Be a Good Teacher with a Quiz
If you pass this test, you are likely to become a good teacher. We won’t ask for your expertise or work experience—that’s for recruiters to do. What we do instead is analyze your personality to see if you have the soul of an educationalist.
According to the NCES, over 308,000 new teachers are hired per year. So, let’s see if you could be one of them. 📚
How to Play?
Playing personality quizzes is straightforward: Choose the option that’s true about you—or you relate to—and select “Next.” Unlike trivia quizzes, personality tests have no right or wrong answers. But the questions are in forced-choice format. The point is to push you to choose an option that makes the most sense, not the one that’s 100% true. For the most accurate results, don’t overthink your responses. Go with options that you “feel” are the best.
Questions of the quiz
- 1Why do you want to become a teacher?
I love the act of teaching
I like kids
I'm not sure (or something else)
- 2What's the most critical aspect of teaching?
- 3How much annual salary would satisfy you?
$100,000 (or more)
- 4Which one is in your soft skill roster?
- 5Which of these soft skills do you need to improve?
- 6What type of teachers are your favorite?
- 7Are you a moody person?
Not moody at all
- 8How do you feel about change?
I mostly like it
I can't say I like it
I hate it
- 9Would you consider yourself empathetic?
Yes, I easily understand others' emotions
Not really, but I'm working on it
No, I find it hard to understand others' emotions
- 10What is learning to you?
A never-ending process
A passion for becoming a better version of you
A mostly dull but crucial process
- 11Which one is a learning booster?
- 12How's your relationship with kids in general?
I love kids, and they love me back
I'd say mostly good
Not that good
- 13What's your approach to explaining or describing something?
I offer different perspectives
I go into detail
I focus on the most important aspects
- 14What type of routine do you have?
Organized and repeatable
Slightly unorganized but manageable
Random and disorganized
- 15Final question: How easy is it to annoy you?
Not easy at all (I rarely get annoyed)
Not that easy (it takes a lot to annoy me)
Pretty easy (even minor things annoy me)