An English teacher gifted each of her students with hand-drawn portraits and people are stunned by how good they are

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English teacher Roselyn Barcoma recently went viral after drawing portraits of each one of her 27 grade nine students, GMA News reported.
Barcoma gave her students the sketches as Christmas gifts to inspire them to study harder.
The teacher started drawing the portraits last year on December 1 and completed the final one on Sunday.
After Barcoma shared photos of her sketches on Facebook, they were featured in social media posts by Philippines-based publications like GMA News and Rappler on Monday.

Online, people called Barcoma inspirational and said they were touched by her passion and thoughtfulness.

Roselyn Barcoma teaches English to students in grades six, nine, and 10 at the Holy Redeemer School of Cabuyao in Laguna, Philippines.

The junior high school teacher recently went viral after she surprised some of her students with a particularly unique Christmas gift, GMA News reported.

Barcoma spent over a month sketching portraits for each one of the 27 students in her grade nine class. After she finished the project on Sunday, she shared photos of all her drawings on Facebook.

“I sketched the whole class,” the teacher captioned her post. “Not an easy task, but I’m glad I made it.”

Barcoma’s portraits have been shared thousands of times online

The teacher’s project quickly went viral after her drawings were featured in several social media posts by Philippines-based publications like GMA News and Rappler on Monday.

Online, people called Barcoma inspirational and said they were touched by her passion and thoughtfulness.

“The kind of teacher we need for this generation and beyond!” one Facebook user commented on Rappler’s Facebook post. “Wonderful class act. Truly [you] would inspire a class of believers and doers by this!”

“A genuine love [for] her students and her profession,” another person wrote.

A self-taught artist, she hand-drew each portrait

Speaking to INSIDER, Barcoma said she used pencils, charcoal powder, charcoal pencil, and drawing paper to create each sketch.

The teacher started her project last year on December 1 and completed many of her drawings over the holidays.

Barcoma, who has been teaching professionally for 16 years, called drawing more of a “hobby” — but it’s one she’s been doing since she was a kid.

“I get to [draw] in my free time, and it serves as a stress reliever,” she said.

The teacher never had any formal training, so she learned how to draw and improve her …read more

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