Lawyer quits high dollar job to teach high school and it's amazing

Mouhssin Ismail was a high-powered lawyer making six to seven figures a year in London when he realized he felt unfulfilled. So he quit his job and became a teacher to help students in his hometown high school become successful.

"I left a great job in the city because I wanted to make a difference to the people I knew and grew up with. Those whose potential went unfulfilled because of where they grew up. When I speak to pupils at induction I tell them, one of you can be Prime Minster of this country one day," Ismail says. "Most of them laugh, they think it is a joke. I'm not joking.

And it seems he made a wise choice. During his first year teaching, 190 of his 200 students were accepted to universities in England - including nine who got offers from Oxford or Cambridge and one who had an offer from MIT here in the U.S.

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