Jeon Hyun-moo "I entered Yonsei University through a difficult test, but my mother's skirt is still the same."
Jeon Hyun-moo "I entered Yonsei University through a difficult test, but my mother's skirt is still the same."
Jeon Hyun-moo, who is the main MC of Channel A's entertainment show 'Please Tell Me My Grades: Teachers', expressed his special affection for the show, saying, "It was a program I couldn't not appear in."

Although Jeon Hyun-moo is known as the ‘brain’ of a prestigious university and the ‘pride of shepherds,’ he actually went through the hell of entrance exams by repeating his studies. He said, “I had a very hard time going to college, but if there had been programs like ‘Teachers’ and such great instructors at the time, I think I would have gotten into the college I wanted at the same time,” and expressed his trust in ‘national representative instructors’ Jeong Seung-je and Jo Jeong-sik. . He also assured of his own role, saying, “Surprisingly, prior learning and ‘chimatbaram’ are still the same as when I was a student,” and “So I have a lot to say.”Below is a Q&A with Jeon Hyun-moo.Q. Please explain your first impressions of the ‘Teachers’ program and why you decided to appear.
-As someone who suffered from the entrance exam system, I had no choice but to appear. I went to college with great difficulty while finishing my senior year of high school and even retaking the exam. If there had been a program like 'Teachers' at the time, and if I had met such great instructors in advance, I think I would have gone to the university I wanted without having to repeat the exam.

In a situation where the entrance exam system changes frequently and there is so much competition, I think it would be a great help to students to have at least one more broadcast that provides these guidelines. I remember my past experiences well, and now I want to provide great help to high school seniors who are about to take the college entrance exam, as well as high school sophomores, seniors, and even middle school students. I appeared because it didn't feel like anyone else's business.

Q. As is widely known, you have a wide range of experience in entrance exams and education. Please tell us if there is anything new you realized or learned through filming ‘Teachers’.
- Surprisingly, teaching English and math is similar, and the things our students worry about are also similar. I was a bit surprised by these things. I thought things would have changed a lot because so much time has passed.

Of course, it is true that education is more creative than in the past, but in the case of English, education still focuses on grammar, so I worry about that. Because I received education focusing on grammar, I had a lot of difficulty in listening and reading even though I graduated from a foreign language high school. However, because many students still receive such education, they seem to have some obstacles in actually speaking English well.

I was surprised to see that there was still prior learning in the case of mathematics. When I was in my 3rd year of middle school, I felt anxious if I didn't study in advance until my 1st and 2nd year of high school, so I had a meeting with my mother. Isn't it often expressed in a bad way as 'chimatbaram'? I was most surprised by saying, ‘That still exists,’ and ‘Even though so many years have passed, this educational reality has barely changed.’ So, I think I have a lot more to say. I was afraid that the culture had changed a lot and that my story was old, but it's almost the same.

There hasn't been much change so I can just apply the advice I gave to my juniors and high school students when I was a college student. So, I think there might be more I can contribute as a senior.

Q. During your school days, you must have worried about not only your grades, but also your studies and career path. What kind of worries did you have?
-At that time, rather than worrying about my career path, the question was just ‘which university’. Because there are universities that you are targeting. There were expectations from the school and expectations from my parents, so I think my only concern was, 'I have to go to a certain school and in a certain department.' Career path was the next question.
What my mother always said was, ‘Go to college, go to the college you want and do what you want. I won't touch on your career path. But it was said, ‘Go beyond this and go to college.’ I heard it a lot, but I barely thought about my career path. I think the only thought I had was, ‘I have to go beyond this level to a liberal arts high school.’

Q. As an MC, what role do you want to play in this program? Please explain what makes you think, ‘There is a role that only I can play!’
-Our teachers, Seung-je Jeong and Jeong-sik Cho, are currently working in the field and will give us professional and practical talks, but I think I can tell you about my experiences just as much. I also went to academies, retaken the exam, received private tutoring, and even taught as a tutor. This is because I have played many different roles. And since the educational content has not changed that much, if I share my experience, I think I can act as an advisor as an MC and, although there are some differences, as a senior who went to college first.
Among the students who appear on 'Teachers', there are students who have poor academic grades, but there are also quite a few students who are already good but are trying to raise their grades to the top. I think this is already enough, but I think I can especially pass on my lived experience to students who are looking higher. Study methods, self-management tips, how to prepare a few months before the college entrance exam, etc. I remember those things vividly, so I think I can tell you about them.

Q. I’m curious about the chemistry you have with other MCs and instructors Jeong Seung-je and Jo Jung-sik.
-The chemistry with teachers Seungje Jeong and Jo Jungsik is fantastic. I know that Seung-je Jeong and Jeong-sik Jo are from different companies, but like the people I already knew, like entertainers who are doing entertainment shows, I really like Tiki Taka.
Hye-jin Han and Young-ran Jang are from the perspective of the baby's mother and parent, and I am speaking from the perspective of a student, so it seems like the five of us already knew each other. They boast a truly fantastic chemistry, as if they have already been on the program for a long time.
Although this program was created while the college entrance exam is approaching, if this program continues as a season in the future, we can talk together about how to prepare from the beginning of the semester, showing great chemistry. It's so amazing that it's hard to say it's a new program, and the chemistry is so good that it feels like a show that's already been done.

‘Teachers’ will premiere on November 5th at 7:50 PM.

Taeyuna, Ten Asia Reporter translated by google