IB Diploma Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS), MYP Digital Design, IB Examiner, ITGS Internal Assessment, Extended Essays, IGCSE ICT. Holds a bachelor's Degree in Information Technology and Diploma in Education Studies with 5+ years of IB and IGCSE teaching experience.
I hold a bachelor's Degree in Information Technology and graduated with first-class honors. I have a passion for teaching IT, and as a result, I am very detailed during class sessions and always attend to the needs of all my students by assisting them when they need help. I have some background in project management and website development. With this skill, I will assist students in creating meaningful IT projects as their Internal Assessments. I also have experience as an IB Examiner; this role has given me an adequate understanding of the requirements for students to pass the subject. I also have sufficient experience in teaching MYP Digital Design and supervising students' Personal Projects, in which students under me have always excelled due to my attention to detail.
2017-Present @ Tema International School, Accra, Ghana
IB Diploma ITGS & Digital Society Teacher & Examiner
• Works cooperatively with other teachers, administrators, and parents to help students reach learning objectives.
• Communicates frequently with parents, students, and faculty to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies.
• Keeps students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies
2017-2020 @ Tema International School, Accra, Ghana
IGCSE ICT Teacher
2020 -Present @ Tema International School, Accra, Ghana
IB MYP Digital Design
2008-2012 @ Ghana Education Service, Accra, Ghana
IGCSE ICT Teacher
Valley View University, Accra, Ghana
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
Diploma in Education
Extended Essay (EE)
Information technology in a global society HL
Information technology in a global society SL
Internal Assessment (IA)
Middle Years Programme
Tutor Teaching Style
My teaching philosophy mainly applies the constructivist approach to teaching and learning. Constructivists believe that one has to adapt to the environment to acquire knowledge. “In the process, one reshapes the acquired knowledge and creates new knowledge” (Sternberg, 2008). Constructivist learners acquire knowledge by blending their present and past experiences to make discoveries (Mayer, 2003). To learn the constructivist way, the learner should make sense of things instead of accepting information at its face value. My experience with this philosophy is I present problems or issues related to topics to be taught for class discussion; instead of going straight to the point, I encourage or allow students to reflect on the problem and construct their solution to solving the issue. This sometimes is done in pairs or individually.
First is to establish a personal rapport with the student - I will first welcome the student to the session, then introduce myself as the one to take them through the session. Afterward, I will ask the student their expectations for the subject throughout the session. I will then explain to the student how the session will work (the student can ask questions when they do not understand something in the course of introducing themselves. Furthermore, I will ask the student a few questions related to the subject to have a fair understanding of the student's strengths and weaknesses. Finally, encourage the student to ask me questions during sessions and encourage them to be confident.
They are teaching them skills that will encourage them to attain their academic goal by leading and motivating them to use peer and self-assessment.
Also, I will provide the student with questions for them to solve. Also, asking open-ended questions encourages the student to think.
I will also encourage the student to reflect on what has been discussed to help him, or her appreciate the lesson.
I primarily integrate videos into the session materials I use during class sessions to help students stay engaged and retain information.
I encourage students to track ITGS news online and keep or bookmark links. This participatory activity can help the student feel more connected and appreciative of the subject. I also ask my students for feedback about what could be improved and what’s working well for them because they will likely be more motivated when they think their opinions are considered. I will set clear goals, expectations, and rules because staying motivated and focused is easier when there is a sense of organization and structure. I will have a productive relationship with your student and appreciate them for what they accomplish or achieve during the sessions—for instance, meeting deadlines.
I will share a subject overview with the student so they tell me where they have gotten to in school alongside topics they have completed. In addition to aiding the student, the syllabus can also help parents and family members understand what is expected academically. Finally, I will provide insightful feedback on essays, homework, and other assignments to encourage the student to stay motivated in the subject.
I will encourage the student to join the Social media page for the subject (for instance, ITGS) to be up-to-date with new information or related articles.
I will use visuals to help explain the point better and use relevant instances and examples. I will show videos to help them appreciate and understand the issue better.
I will also break down key terminologies so the student can understand the points better. In line with this, I will urge the student to keep an e-book of IT terminologies with their definitions. I will also inquire more about the student's learning styles to help me better assist them.
I will first go over the student's previous knowledge and go on to teach the vocabulary in the lesson about to be introduced. I will then connect what is being read to what the student has seen before to help them understand the context better. Then help them review the vocabulary in the text they are about to read.
Scaffold teaching strategy, Using students' previous knowledge on topics to help them learn from known to unknown.
They provide visuals to help the student understand the point better. Also, I use student-centered inquiry since they are at the center of the learning.
First, making them feel confident around me enables them to share their concerns with me regarding the subject freely. I encourage them to ask questions, always involve them during class discussions, and show appreciation when they provide correct answers.
I mostly allow students to reflect on the lesson. Afterward, I ask them questions to show their understanding of what has been taught. I also review the previous lesson with the student before beginning a new one. Other times too, I engage the students in an educational game on the lessons to gauge their understanding of the topic. Finally, I ask the students to summarize the salient points in the topic. The student will also provide written responses to questions I will provide on the topic under discussion. Doing this will allow me to measure the student's understanding of the topic.
I mainly provide a positive mindset, especially when providing feedback to students on tasks I assigned them. This allows them to do their best to do well, hoping to make me proud. When my students do well in class, respond to questions asked, and perform well in a summative, I praise and acknowledge what they have accomplished. This then propels them to put in extra effort to perform better than they did. I also let the student know what I expect from him from my subject. I set the class goals and allowed the student to set his personal goal for the subject. This enables the student to do his best to achieve or accomplish the goal set by him or her.
Providing assignments for the student to do. The responses provided by the student to the questions asked will give me enough idea as to how to help the student improve. I also ask relevant questions. The response given by the student will give me an understanding of what the student needs to do and how I can help.
Allowing students to brainstorm on issues raised in class related to the topic under discussion will give me enough information on each student and what they need to improve.
It's essential to know the learning style of the student. Knowing this will give me an idea of how to help the student grasp what is discussed during our sessions.
Also, I teach the key terminologies in the lesson, enabling the student to understand the topic under discussion better.
Videos related to the topic being discussed. Educational games. PowerPoint presentations. Study guides. Past questions.
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