I tend to be a person that has leaned towards teaching part-time while studying or working. I worked several jobs concurrently in summer and winters in college, when I finished I worked in industry and managed to teach somewhere part-time. While I was working in the Dublin office for Rakuten Kobo I also taught C# for games development every Saturday in Pulse College. I loved my class, it was a class from 11am-5pm and we'd make games together every Saturday. I'd look up different ways to teach students and new ways of explaining concepts. I also came up with the acronym DAU at the time to explain that you must define, assign and use variables within each program.
Since I was in school I tended to lean towards computers and helping others grasp concepts, I had the keys to the computer room in school. I was a University mentor giving tutorials to students the year behind me as part of the University mentoring programme and we were the first year who got payment from the University to do this. Even during my Masters, I taught computers to adults two evenings a week. During the PhD I was teaching as well, I taught mainly advanced Excel and data analysis, Geogebra and other software programmes as part of different departments.
Then of course I moved to Dublin from Galway and sought out opportunities to continue teaching which was, of course, with Pulse College as mentioned above. I loved figuring out ways to get students to create something. From the beginning the classes were practical and students started creating their first game and by the end they had fully functional games that were ready for their end of year projects. At that stage, the opportunities were starting to come knocking with Kobo. I moved to Germany in 2017 and haven't been teaching since then so it is a wonderful opportunity to get back into it again. I love it so much and really to be able to see someone creating something that they weren't able to before is a privilege. I love spending some of my free time teaching programming and I've created a profile in Preply in order to teach as I love it. I'm already thrilled to have a profile and to get started with my first student.
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