Our young efficient teacher, Rajesh T. S., is one such exceptional volunteer teacher, who is the right combination of all these qualities. Evidyaloka is fortunate to have found Rajesh, an incredible addition and asset to our teaching community. He joined us in June 2017 to Ariyur Centre, in a very short time he has achieved the unthinkable!
His passion for teaching shines through his Online Classes and his Content Contributions. He has the ability to connect with students instantly, leaving the children longing for his next class. He motivates the children to develop self-learning techniques, encourages teamwork and gives the right guidance (Support and Appreciation); a perfect formula to win the hearts of young minds! Through the earned trust, he assigns just enough responsibilities and tasks to the children, in-turn the students perform their duties with little or no guidance. This mutual understanding makes the activities and classes interesting, furthermore, kids are graded for every task and points are accumulated. At the end of each term, students are rewarded! No wonder his classes went from 0% attendance to 100% in just a few months.
The Star Students
His sincere efforts on making unique Lesson Plans, keeping-in-mind “clarity” and “easiness” of content is laudable. He is keen on making his own lesson plans for his classes and generous enough to share the same with other teachers as well. He is famous for his very effective class engagement techniques and his inspiring end-of-class Thirukural stories. He conducts regular vocabulary challenges for kids in class, this has majorly triggered the learning skills in children.
“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” ~ Mark Van Doren
His science activity, “Crop Production and Management” has encouraged even other classes to grow plants at school. This project was a very big hit among the children as they watched and learned to grow plants from seeds. This has transformed the school environment making it a beautiful example of how teaching with life-values can transform students positively.
His second project allowed the children to go around the village and interact with individuals, thereby creating an awareness among the people about the reasons and the impacts of Environment pollution and the importance of Environment protection.The students also taught the villagers about importance of “Cleanliness” and the effects on health. The Headmaster and Teachers of the school were proud seeing the active participation and involvement of the students.
Apart from being an inspiration to the children and teachers, he is very approachable and prompt in answering emails and messages. Personally impressed and inspired by Rajesh’s passion, we nominated him for Best Debutant Teacher Award 2017 and we are glad that he was shortlisted as a finalist in a pool of hundreds of volunteer teachers.
“Teaching’s hard! You need different skills: positive reinforcement, keeping students from getting bored, commanding their attention in a certain way.” ~ Bill Gates
His recent trip to Ariyur school was a celebration! More than a teacher to our students, he is a valuable Mentor. This most popular, impact-creating eVidyaloka teacher is a “Hero” to the children. He has inspired them, ignited knowledge in them and imparted essential life skills. Most importantly, he is a great human being.
The Happy and Proud Students!