Many schools have switched to online classes and lectures amid coronavirus lockdown. While everyone is trying hard to ensure that the education of students doesn’t suffer, it’s not possible to replace real classes with virtual ones with the same efficiency. After all, students cannot clear all their doubts during online classes like they used to do in offline lectures.
In a similar case, 12-year-old Rylee Anderson, couldn’t understand the concept of graphing a function in Algebra despite repeated lectures by her teacher. So she mailed her query to Math teacher Mr. Chris Waba and expected a bunch of mails or a phone call in return, reports CNN.
And Waba did reply to her mail but he also knew that Rylee was struggling with the lesson. So he picked up his whiteboard and a marker and arrived at Rylee’s porch who lived nearby.
Rylee couldn’t ask for help from her parents as they weren’t home. Also, she thought her parents would not help her out anyway as “My mom got all the questions wrong when she helped me before,” she told CNN.
Waba sat outside her home maintaining the social distancing protocol and cleared all her doubts while Rylee took notes and nodded from inside the door. “He made it easier to understand. I appreciated him coming over,” Rylee said.
My 6th grader emailed her math teacher for some help, so he came over & worked through the problem with her on our front porch. @Chriswaba9 , our neighbor, MMS teacher & MHS Wrestling Coach. #KidsFirst @MadisonMSNews @MarkOsports @dakotasportsnow @dakotanews_now @stwalter20 pic.twitter.com/aniqt2goPB
— Josh Anderson (@DakSt8Football) March 27, 2020
Talking about the picture of Rylee and her Math teacher that he has shared on social media, her father Josh Anderson said, “The picture just shows the length that which teachers will go to help their students at any cost during these times,” reports Fox News.
“I’m a better communicator face-to-face than (on) the telephone and I think students learn better that way,” Rylee’s teacher Waba said. “Teachers all across the nation have been thrown into a situation like this. I think we’re all more comfortable being in front of our classes and that’s where we’d rather be,” he added.
MMS Teacher Chris Waba went to the door to help a student with math today. pic.twitter.com/2Pu477cI5f
— MadMiddleSchool (@MadisonMSNews) March 27, 2020
Within 10 minutes Rylee understood the concept said Waba as she smiled at him and thanked him in the end. “That’s what teachers are looking for, those smiles. That’s the joy of being a teacher and that’s what we do it for,” Waba said.
Now that’s some sort of dedication guys! Are you dedicated to your work just like Mr. Waba? Tell us!