Student blogger Newton Cazzaro talks about education, discipline, achieving your goals and sharing with others

Student blogger Newton Cazzaro talks about education, discipline, achieving your goals and sharing with others

Apr 1, 2013
If there is something I can say about my experience it is that study is the key to becoming successful.
Today, I am very happy for knowing that I do not get tired of studying constantly, and I do not have a problem spending hours and hours working with my laptop—which provides me the perfect environment to code and do homework anywhere, everywhere. There are some obstacles that we must go through before figuring out what we really love; in my case it took a while for me to figure out that I was able to learn high-level mathematics, yet was afraid of failing. Today, I feel like I could definitely do it for the rest of my life.
While assimilating to the English language and the American culture, I discovered that finding what we really want to do for the rest of our lives is not an easy task. However, today I can certainly say that computer sciences is more than a dream, it is a reality that I achieved successfully.
Students that go to the TLC (Tutoring and Learning Center) at TMCC (Truckee Meadows Community College), where I work as an ESL (English as a Second Language) tutor, usually have a better performance than the ones that are not part of this vicious cycle of studying. I believe that in order to achieve an exceptional level of English for example, or anything else in one’s life, it is necessary that we rehearse the knowledge we have with others. By doing so, we will master different subjects and then make new brain connections, which will bring a new perspective of reality and objectivity. Having discipline, education, and respect is also important in the process of acculturation and adaptation to this wonderful culture that the United States embraces.
Thus, I am very glad that I am able to share my experience with other people, especially students who want to decide their careers or find their dreams. The language barrier shall become a small step that will become the basis of our goals. In addition, learning a new language will bring many benefits to one’s life, not only when looking for a job, but also for the healthiness of the brain since it is a very effective way of exercising it. There is no limit for knowledge. Perhaps life expectancy of each of us as individuals would limit how much information we can absorb; yet it would never limit a person from trying to overcome limits.

Post by Newton Cazzaro, an international student attending Truckee Meadows Community College in California

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