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I choose to sow back into my old school, Kokstad College, which is a bilingual and diverse school. The school is situated in East Griqualand in a town called Kokstad. The school boasts with excellent pass rates and great sport men and women like Timothy Dulane who played for the Pumas and won his Springbok cap in 2004. I decided to tutor the learners in MATHS and SCIENCE as I knew that these are the main subjects that learners require to be able to apply at a tertiary institution.
I contacted the principal of the school before the June holidays and he was more than delighted that I could help out with tutoring his learners. I joined the school at the beginning of the third quarter. The principal had my week already planned out as there were some teachers which were on leave for some unforeseen circumstances. I was told that I was going to oversee lessons and tutor, this was quite different to what I had imagined, but I was up to the challenge of giving class. There was some work set out for the learners, but I took full advantage of getting to know the learners more and talk about their future. This also gave me the opportunity to make myself available for any questions or problems that the learners might have regarding their school work and future. I gave maths, technical drawing and science lessons. I also did some moderating of marks as there was a shortage of teachers and the report cards had to be completed before the 16 July.
I noticed that a lot of the learners at the schools have big dreams, from engineering to agriculture. This lead to some question on how it is like to be student. I told them that one can only play hard if you work hard.
The school’s first rugby team also had a match on the 15 July and it was good see that the boys enjoy the beautiful game.
What I have learnt:
Communication is very important
There are people that need help
Help others and you will get something in return
John Harold Wittstock