Irina Chauzova, Grade 9 Form Tutor & MYP Learning Support Tutor
I'm originally from Russia. I have a Degree in Education (Biology teacher) and in Medicine (Obstetrics & Gynaecology). Also I was additionally trained as a School Counselling (tutoring).
Before The Island school I worked in Russia as an obstetrician, teacher, school and career counsellor, market researcher and stylist.
My most memorable moment as a teacher is my work in the Summer Student Camp when children tried themselves in occupations they liked, reflected their experience and made a choice about their further education. I remember this period because it was important for children to face real challenges of their desired professional occupations. That Camp was inspiring for them!
I believe teaching is more than just sharing knowledge. It's about development and bringing up the next generations. Their and our lives, our planet, all of humanity in the future depends on how we teach children today.
As a Tutor I'm supporting students in their individual educational tracks. Our lives are like the rivers on which we swim. As a tutor and an adult, I made my boat to sail and I know where I want to go. Students may not have their own boats yet. My purpose is to help them in choosing their own direction, defining their own path, and even in building their own boat to sail without my support.
In my free time I like being with my son, meeting friends, taking care of myself and studying Russian traditions (clothes, embroidery, patterns, etc.).