My name is Unathi and I am a tutor at the Makhaza branch of Ikamva and part of the winter school, I tutor many different subjects but especially accounting, business and economics. I’m currently studying at UWC.

Here is what my week has been like:

Tuesday:

 

My expectations from the two weeks period and how will it affect my future?

i expect students to bring questions, challenge the tutors on their different streams and make sure

they go home with a lot learned on that particular day.

I expect commitment from both management, tutors and well yes the students.

TUTORING- I spent time with a grade 12 learner tutoring one on one for economics, it ends productive.

  

Wednesday-

More tutoring, engagement with the students which are in my stream. the learners are challenging in terms of school work and in bringing questions for the next day.

WORKSHOPS- on the workshop I hear about stuff that I’ve never really knew, from the Jewish centre.

my experience- me well i knew little about the history of Germany and i never knew that the laws they had during Hitlers’ period of being president, some how were related with few laws the South African Apartheid Government made. GRATEFULL TO IKAMVA FOR THE WORKSHOP AND THE JEWISH CENTRE.

 

Thursday-


I’ve engaged with a learner who is doing his matric, I’ve noticed that we need a more time on his commercial studies i.e economics and business.

WORKSHOPS- in a group with the learners, we hear about LUCCA LEADERSHIP. The 1st hour of the session learners were not really engaging with the facilitators, but they got a break after that they were engaging-  asking questions and answering when they are asked questions, after the workshop we get a chance to talk about what caused them not to engage, well they tell me they are too shy to speak english. We conclude that they need to practice their english all the time.

 

Now it’s Friday morning, tutoring is happening for all the grades in Maths, Science, History, Geography, Accounting, Business and Economics. The grade 11 science students have gone to UCT to participate in Science experiments, looking forward to the afternoon workshops!

 

There are many other streams and workshops happening which other tutors are involved in, you’ll get to hear about them from the others.

Unathi Smile x