Nicole first began teaching online as a way to continue her professional development, as well as to keep up-to-date with the changing world of teaching methodologies and practices. She has found that teaching online has improved the performance of many students as traditionally, time, money and stress are spent ensuring that a child arrives at a physical school building. This can all be replaced with e-learning. Having a quiet room for online lessons, in the comforts and safety of a family home, helps children to be more mentally and physically prepared for learning each day. Normally after each day is over, students will travel back home, unpack, unwind, and then need to complete homework. With e-learning, students gain back that time, and translate it into higher quality work and are more free to pursue hobbies.
Some parents may worry about how younger children may manage or concentrate with learning online, but from Nicole’s experience, it has been the opposite story to these fears.Children find using the technology exciting and engaging with the various tools and media used, and very quickly get to grips with using it. Better concentration in smaller classes, and bringing out each student’s individuality, have been a great success, for Nicole, teaching online.
Nicole has travelled extensively, from studying a BA in English in Miami, Florida, to trekking through South America and climbing Machu Picchu. Nicole loves spending cosy comedy nights at home with her partner and their cat, Picasso, and is currently working towards her second degree, in Speech and Language Therapy.