There was a lot of enthusiasm and excitement from aspiring entrepreneurs from Kg. Chengal in Ketereh, Kelantan, when they were recently given a boost to improve their business with digital knowledge.
Meet eKelas Tutor Moms And Dads: How Maxis Employees Become Engaging Teachers
Singing, acting and even rapping? That was how our employees jazzed things up for our eKelas students. Their unique lesson plans created a lively and engaging learning experience, and the students loved it! 22 Maxis employees became tutor moms and dads for a day in conjunction with Mother’s and Father’s Day, for eKelas students at participating Pusat Internet 1Malaysia (PI1M) centres across 10 states.
The tutor moms and dads were already familiar with the syllabus having had to coach their own children in doing their homework and during exams. Beyond that, they also shared study tips and motivated the students to do better. To ensure that they were comfortable in facing a classroom full of students, Maxis moms and dads first went through a fun training session that included vigorous classroom simulations.
Excited tutors couldn’t wait to try the newly acquired skills. One tutor mom, Nadia Nishaa Binti Shamsuri from People & Organisation shared, “The children were really interactive as my materials also included top songs they could relate to!” Another tutor mom, Nur Elina Wong Abdullah from Sales & Service, even conducted her class virtually from Menara Maxis. “Teaching virtually is a bit different as I can’t be there with the students physically. So I used my voice, called out their names and kept asking how they were doing. The important thing was to have fun with the students,” she said.
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The strides Maxis has made in its eKelas programme are changing the way teachers perform their roles, and the online learning platform we built saw a need for them to acquire new skills and capabilities, digitally. What matters ultimately is the student – how they can fully benefit from digital learning in the era of the Internet. But what does it take for teachers to deliver this?