Special Projects Coordinator & Academic Coach
Hi, my name is Kamilah! I'm originally from a beach town in Virgina, and I miss the four seasons, cool sand, and warm water! I love telling stories through art. For me, almost everything falls under the category of art! Whether I'm taking photos, dancing, painting, teaching, speaking, planning, crafting, etc. I love using my platforms to tell, uncover, or be a part of a much larger story! I joined MeriEducation as I was looking for a company that had the same goals and values as I do regarding children and their education. I want to support children and help build their confidence, so that they can go back into their classroom and completely ROCK it!
What is your teaching style?
I love getting to know my students and their interests. I try to start each session with an interesting topic based on their goals. Then I ask them, "Are you ready to ROCK IT today?" (typically there is a resounding yes!) They rate how they are feeling regarding this topic on a scale of 1-10 (my goal is to get them as close to 10 as possible by the end of the session) then I go into question mode. I like them to explain and walk me through everything. My goal is to figure out what the student knows and where they are struggling - this style also helps them realize their strengths and the areas where the problem breaks down for them. I like to teach students to think critically through challenges so that when I'm not around they have the confidence that they can figure it out!