I’ve been loving IT from an early age and I have started teaching IT and economics to teenagers and adults early in my college years. Working with children I thought to be a challenge, but it soon turned to be one of the best and most rewarding occupation. I’m in this project since the beginning of 2015, which was also the start of this project. I’m teaching the children of these centers what computers are, how they work, what can you do with them and most importantly how to use them. Starting from the basics to more advanced levels like HTML and CSS, I’m hoping to bring these children on the same level with children who have access to everything and why not go even further and make them competitive and ready to fight for a better place in society and to be an inspiration for others.
I can certainly say about myself that I’ve worked in several positions so far, but, the most fulfilling was, and still is, working with children. They are like a sponge willing to learn and gather information easily. My goal is to build better persons for a brighter future, aiming for their hopes and dreams!
Growing up I met many people who had a positive impact on me, but the ones who helped me the most were some of my teachers. You could definetly see that they were doing what they love and they inspired me to become a teacher myself. I think working with children is a big responsability because they look up to you and see you as a role model. It’s not an easy thing to do, but it’s so rewarding to see them grow and improve.
Education and pedagogy are my second big passions in life and I love discovering life through a kid’s eyes. I have been working in this field for almost 8 years from private tutoring to creating kids shows with a specialisation on alternative ways of teaching. I appreciate creativity and courage during the learning process and my strengths are empathy and adaptability.
Why teaching? My high school Romanian teacher was the first professor who encompassed the following attributes: a life coach, a friend in need, and an ethical, creative, patient person who taught the Romanian language and literature through the lens of life’s challenges beyond high school. Consequently, at the end of my twelfth grade, I set my heart on offering the children the best learning experience, making them fall in love with studying, as my mentor did. In this way, as years passed, I graduated from the Letters Faculty, Romanian English Specialization, and finished my master’s degree in Pedagogy. Since then, I have tried to carry my high school teacher’s legacy forward, giving my students the means to realize that the entire learning process can be enjoyable and fulfilling.
It is a incredible experience to guide a child to learn new things. For those children who have never had the opportunity to us a PC it is fantastic to discover how many things they can do with the help of technology, which is part of our daily life. Information technology is constantly growing, which is why we must do our best to use the available resources to facilitate the education and development of children, so necessary for their future.