From KenyaLiving in Machakos, Kenya (03:18 UTC+03:00)
A Competent and Friendly Swahili Teacher with more than five years experience in teaching Swahili.
italki teacher since Feb 2, 2023
Hujambo, mimi ni Denis mzawa wa Kenya na mzungumzaji Kiswahili wa kiasilia,napenda kutanagamana na watu kutoka kwa tamaduni tofauti ili kubadilishana maarifa na kunoa ujuzi kuhusu dunia kwa jumla. Kwa wakati wangu napenda kutembea mandharini kupumzisha mawazo. Zaidi ya hayo mimi ni mwalimu wa Kiswahili kwa wanafunzi wa shule za upili na msingi.
Hi, I am Denis a Kenyan and Swahili native. I am a Swahili language teacher to elementary and high school students. I enjoy interacting with people from various cultures around the world as this helps broaden my general worldview. In my free time, I enjoy taking nature walks to ease my mind as I enjoy the calming and often breathtaking atmosphere.
Me as a Teacher
I have been passionate about teaching and helping others since my early years in high school. I have two five of teaching experience instructing learners with diverse backgrounds. I am also successful at boosting achievement, having increased average performance in Geography and Swahili in the institutions I have worked as a teacher. I am enthusiastic and hardworking with excellent teaching skills, an expert communicator with experience bringing together diverse departments, and with a proven record of performance, and am results-oriented. I am T.S.C registered (No. 982592), a graduate of Scott Christian University having a Bachelor's degree in Education. I love teaching Swahili.
My lessons & teaching style
I employ many teaching methodologies in my lessons, but I will discuss the two main ones. The first one is the lecture method which many teachers commonly utilize. I like the method because it can usually help my students and me cover a lot of work quickly. However, I only prefer to use it while teaching students who have already understood the main concept, making it easier to move faster. The second method is Demonstrator. This is student-centered and allows them to come up with problem-solving strategies. They can ask questions and simulate what they have just learned. Also, I can use the method to demonstrate some concepts in my teaching content using various technological tools.
My teaching material
Articles and news
2022 - 2023
Swahili Teacher Carmel Girls Secondary SchoolCarmel Girls Secondary School - Machakos, KenyaI will use the classroom management skills gained from the school to manage my classes in Italki.
2017 - 2021
Bachelor's - Teaching/ EducationScott Christian UniversityMy studies focused on training as a teacher in Swahili and Geography. Learned bout various teaching methodologies and how to create a favorable environment for the learning and teaching process.
Kenya Certificate of Primary Education Riamo Primary School 2012An individual is required to study eight years of primary education to gain the certificate. After they acquire it, they are allowed to progress to Secondary School Education. I acquired the Certificate and scored an A (PLAIN) grade in Swahili which is the highest grade ever that can be scored by a student in the subject.
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Nyakoiba Sec School 2016An individual is required to Study for four years in Secondary school to gain the Certificate. The certificate enables an individual to progress to university if they score a desirable grade as dictated by the Ministry of Education. I scored a B (PLAIN) in Swahili, which is an impressive grade as indicated in the attached certiicate image.
Bachelor of Education Arts Scott Christian University 2021For an individual to get the certificate, they are required to study a course that takes a period of four years or eight semesters in the University. after acquiring the certificate, an individual is registered under the Teachers Service Commission of Kenya as a certified teacher. Therefore, they are allowed to teach in Kenya. I have been registered with T.S.C No. 982592. Attached is the image of my degree certificate.
1 lessons completed
Utangulizi wa Lugha (Swahili for Beginners)
A1 - B1General0 lessons completed
Conversational Swahili for relocating Individuals and Those interested in Swahili speakers cultures
A2 - C1Conversation Practice0 lessons completed
Swahili Conversation Practice for kids, teens and adults.
A1 - B2Conversation Practice0 lessons completed
Intermediate Swahili ( Starting and Continuing Students)