Guyana

 

Adjusting to Life in Guyana

Posted by Heather Tang in Guyana

In moving to a radically different environment, adjusting to a new culture is no small hurdle. Such an experience, as our volunteer Jose explains, is unforgettable. Learn all about Jose’s WorldTeach experience and his adjustment to life in Guyana below.     After a long day of flying, we finally arrived in Georgetown under the cover of night. Once our bags were collected, we loaded them onto a cargo truck, and loaded ourselves into the minibuses that would take us to Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE), our home sweet home for the next two and a half weeks. It was while looking outside the window while on this long trek from the airport that reality finally set in. Observing…

Getting to Know Guyana

Posted by Heather Tang in Guyana

Four weeks in to his WorldTeach experience in Guyana, Marek Brzozowski is finding himself getting adjusted to his new life, neighborhood and job. Read on to hear what his typical day looks like and his new-found favorite restaurant.     The end of week four.   Well, it’s looking like it’s time to do another update. These last three weeks have been spent actually teaching, so my life feels like it has a purpose again (remember, as an American, my reason for living is working).   As a result, things have shifted from the new and fantastic (wow, people here drive on the left side of the road!) to the relatively mundane (I found fabric softener yesterday!). Like any new…

Helping Students Soar

Posted by Heather Tang in Guyana

Erin, a WorldTeach Guyana volunteer, reflects back on her first term as a teacher. She takes a look at the highs and lows in her personal and academic lives and realizes that the best part of being a teacher is watching her students succeed.       As the weeks have progressed, my experience got better and better. I began getting to know the kids and began to learn about their lives outside of the school compound. While giving a quiz to one of my 10th grade classes early in the term I told them to turn over their paper and write me a note, story, or ask me a question when they’d finished. I promised to respond. One boy,…

Teaching Maths and Sciences

Posted by Heather Tang in Guyana

While many WorldTeach volunteers are assigned to teach English, some countries request volunteers to teach science and math courses. With limited resources in many schools this may seem like a formidable endeavor, but our creative and dedicated WorldTeach volunteers have proven that they are able to tackle this challenge head on. Corin, Suzanne and Sarah, three WorldTeach Guyana volunteers, talk about making math and science more accessible to their students.     Corin’s Clever Solution to Teaching Terms There is a class that I teach three separate classes to, biology, chemistry and human and social biology. As I teach I often break down scientific words to their origin so that the students can see where the definition is coming from….