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A dedicated and accomplished educator with breadth and depth of professional educational experience, including over 25 years in international schools’ education. Brought vision, leadership, and innovation to diverse roles, including IB Teacher and HOD of ToK, EE Supervisor, Literature A, Language, and Literature HL/SL Teacher, Senior Examiner, IB Coordinator, Workshop Leader, and Site Visitor. Holds BA., B.Ed. and Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.
Having grown up on three continents, it was almost a natural choice for me to pursue a career that honored multicultural experiences. Thus, I built my career around the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) primarily studying and teaching English A literature, Language and Literature, and Theory of Knowledge (TOK). My passion for lifelong learning motivated my growth in the DP programme where I took on roles of increasing responsibility, roles that not only made me an “ambassador” of IBDP but also laid foundations for rich networking. To guide my students to excellence, I pride myself on the mastery of interpreting and applying IB Assessment Rubrics.
2016-Present @ Edmonton Public School Board (EPSB)
I have taught Alberta curriculum courses in English language Arts (ELA) - grade levels 10-1, 20-1, 30-1, 30-2, and 10-1 Social Studies. I have also taught ELA 10-1 Pre-IB and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) in the International Baccalaureate Programme. I recently taught Advanced Placement (ELA 10-1AP).
2011-2014 @ Machabeng College: International School of Lesotho
IB Coordinator, HOD Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and English Teacher
Interviewed and selected students for IB Diploma Programme, Managed IB diploma programme, staff, and students, Organised examinations, Taught and assessed Theory of Knowledge, Managed department staff and resources, Taught IB Language A: Literature, IB English B, IGCSE First Language English, IGCSE English Literature.
2009-2011 @ African Leadership Academy
Chair of Languages and Literature
2003-2009 @ Waterford-Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa
HOD Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and English Teacher
Taught and assessed Theory of Knowledge, managed department staff and resources, Taught and assessed: IB English A1, IGCSE First Language English, IGCSE English Literature.
1993-2002 @ SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College
Teacher & Recruiter
University of Alberta, Canada
Master of Education: Educational Studies
University of Alberta, Canada
Bachelor of Education: Secondary Education
University of Ghana, Ghana
Bachelor of Arts: English and History
English Language A Language and Literature HL
English Language A Language and Literature SL
English Language A Literature HL
English Language A Literature SL
English Language ab Intio SL
English Language B HL
English Language B SL
English Self Taught Language
Extended Essay (EE)
Individual Oral (IO)
Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
University Application Essay
Tutor Teaching Style
The core of much of the assessments in IBDP revolves around written tasks. This is especially so in Literature A, Language and Literature, ToK, and the Extended Essay. As a seasoned teacher, other than administering the obvious baseline assessment in written format, I would employ other strategies to accurately assess my student's abilities. This could include reading, listening, speaking, viewing, and visual representation activities. My evaluation of the student will be an ongoing practice – to continually guide my student to the level of mastery.
Following an evaluation of a student, it is important to engage in a candid conversation over his or her strengths and challenges in relation to the proficiencies outlined in the curriculum. Fortunately, the criterion-referenced nature of IBDP assessments provides the benchmarks of achievement. In consultation with the student, we will set out strategies to achieve mastery of strengths and growth on areas needing improvement. The key to success though lies in establishing the congenial (and professional) rapport between tutor and student.
I am knowledgeable and skillful in using multiple online platforms. This includes but is not limited to: Google suite, Zoom, Blackboard, Jamboard, Mentimeter, etc. I have honed the use of these "materials" especially during the Covid 19 pandemic, employed in whole-class instruction as well as individual tutoring.
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Venkat from United Arab Emirates
Michael Andoh has been a very patient and helpful tutor, who has guided my daughter in her IB English studies. He’s an excellent tutor.
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Tarek from Saudi Arabia
Mr. Michael Andoh was very friendly, patient, and helpful. He gives precise advice and is incredibly generous and resourceful!
"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?" Robert Browning
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