Week 5: Teaching at Montesori School

With my students, at Montesori School.
With my students, at Montesori School.

We started volunteering at Montesori School and week 5 has been by far the busiest for us going between lab work and teaching! In fact, the students were preparing for their final annual exams and we helped them review for that purpose. Every week day, we started at 7 A.M. and helped students review until 9 A.M. we then left for lab while they are taking their exam, and came back in the afternoon around 2:30PM to review a few more hours with them. So far, I had the chance to teach junior high school classes integrated science, Mathematics, and French. Teaching is very enjoyable, fulfilling and exciting. This experience makes me appreciate and realize how much I have learned in the past five years, and really in general since I started school myself as a kid. I see how far I have come from because I was once sitting on junior high desk, just like those students. This is not necessarily something I would experience in California because even though I have tutored my peers, I am also constantly surrounded and interacting with people with higher degrees and expertise than I, and I am for the most part looking at those who have accomplished more than myself since they inspire me. But this experience in particular helped me slow down and appreciate how much I have learned already, and realize that I can already give back with what I have even when I have to teach impromptu, or be creative which happened a lot this week!

Montesori School
Montesori School
Teaching at Montesori School.
Teaching at Montesori School.
Teaching at Montesori School.
Teaching at Montesori School.

Fatimata Sanogo

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