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Nyakallo Mofokeng

 

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Nyakallo is the Media Works Facilitator at Assmang Beesheok in Postmasburg. With a qualification in Human Resource Management she teaches AET Communication in English Level 3 and 4.

 

  1. Why did you become a Media Works Facilitator?

I have a passion for teaching, especially adults.

 

  1. How do you structure your lessons?

I start every morning with a spelling test to improve the learners’ vocabulary. After that we practice our tenses to improve their essay writing skills. Once that is done, I explain the new lesson for the day.

 

  1. What is the best part of your job?

To see my learners progress and see them able to read or write things they weren’t able to do before. I love hearing about my students lives outside of the classroom. Understanding their backgrounds and what their home life is like allows me to understand them better.

 

  1. Tell us about your career before becoming a facilitator.

My first job was at a garage where I worked as a petrol attendant. I then became a cashier and was promoted to a supervisor position. After learning what I could at the petrol station I got the opportunity to work at an electrical company where I was employed as a site clerk. My third job saw me employed as an intern in HR, which led me to becoming a Media Works facilitator.

 

  1. What is your top tip on how to focus your learners in class?

I quickly realised that not all learners are the same. There are some who need to be given extra time to complete a task because they battle to stay focused. In those circumstances, after explaining the exercise, I allow them 10 minutes to do something else, then I focus them back to do the exercise at hand.

 

  1. What is your top study tip?

Some learners prefer to study on their own, others in a group, while some learn while reading out loud. I encourage learners to find what works best form them. They will learn the most when they study in an environment that makes them comfortable.

 

Nyakallo is a facilitator who gets the best out of her learners by understanding their individual strengths and needs. What a wonderful example to other facilitators who might be struggling to manage different needs in a classroom.