In my senior year, I had two influential teachers. My first one was my homeroom/ Chemistry 2 teacher, I was going through a really rough personal/family life at the moment and he was always there to talk to me and just listen to how I was feeling. The second teacher was my Advanced Biology teacher, who was really rough on me and for most of the year I really thought he was picking on me. On top of going through my personal stuff, my grades starting getting better in his class, and ended up with a 98 on the final exam. He told me he was "targeting" me because he saw that I had a lot of potential, wanted to become a microbiologist at the time and ended up going to school for laboratory studies. He was the first teacher to see anything in me than just another student.