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Student Spotlight: Eugene Malts

Eugene Malts


photo 1Where do I start? I remember how I was debating with myself concerning my future. It was summer in Russia. Meanwhile, I was sitting on the corner of the street in my hometown in Siberia. The debate was concerning my future life, to be exact, should I move to the USA or to stay where I belong, in Siberia? In this particular case, I believe my major experience is the immigration to the USA.

It is August of 2012, and I’m taking a placement test to measure my English language skills. The test placed me in an ESL class, where I belong.

During my ESL experience for almost 1.5 year, I’ve struggled and didn’t get any useful advice from surrounding me people due to limited English.

In my last level of the ESL, I realized something that will change my views, and an attitude towards the education.

My friends and I decided to open an interest group to gather those shy, inexperienced, and, you know, brilliant students all over the campus to help them adjust to American college system and, of course, improve their English. Obviously, our advisors made a crucial impact on our club. The most important thing is to believe that we can make it. Imagine the amateur group of students with noble spirits evolved into the established club. As the president, I’m learning how to lead and how to be a good role model for those, like me in the past, who is struggling.

I would never imagine that the idea was so successful and we built up a team, which is working hard to make sure our moral to help brilliant students’ works.

After a year and a half of hard work, I’m sitting in a college composition class debating on George Orwell’s works in my head. Did I mention that I finished struggling? No, I’m still struggling, learning more and believe that impossible could be possible. And there is a tip to a Good Samaritan: hard work always pays off.