Welcome to another ETalk, where we introduce an amazing person at Elevate K-12 involved in revolutionizing education through high-quality live online instruction inside schools!
Name: Asma B.
Location: Houston, Texas
Experience With Elevate K-12: 1 year
Expert/Superstar In: Algebra 2
What excites you most about teaching your particular subject?
I truly enjoy Algebra as a subject, it is challenging and I love how it trains your mind to problem solve. Teaching students Algebra 2 is fulfilling because it is a subject some students struggle with and I love that learning the subject will help students prepare for higher math in college.
What do you like most about live, online instruction?
I enjoy that I can individualize my teaching, use tools to help encourage more student interaction and I can easily check for student understanding.
Elevate K-12 works with a lot of struggling students. What do you like most about working with those students?
During my teaching career, I have also felt called to work with struggling students. I enjoy the challenge of helping to learn what may be a difficult topic for them. I like to get to know them because I learn some interesting things about what students have overcome in life despite their young age.
What do you like about working from home/remotely?
I love working remotely, it has been my dream for many years. It allows me to have more time with my family, less commute time and more autonomy as a teacher.
Describe your best moment teaching live and online. Be specific!
I have had a great time teaching for Elevate K12, but one moment I often think of was the end of last semester when several students said this was the best math class they had ever had. That really touched my heart and made me feel like I actually had a positive impact on them.
Tell us a little more about who you are–what do you like to do? What’s your favorite hobby? What’s something super surprising about you? Be creative!
I am a married mom to 3 student athletes. I spend most of my time driving them to their activities. I love watching my children play their sports. My favorite hobby is watching Youtube and just hanging out with my kids.
Thanks, Asma B.!