A teacher by profession and a student of Media Sciences by heart and passion – I am Momina Butt, an enthusiastic individual always keen to learn by meeting new people. Colors, music, food and family are the things that keep me happy and going. Emotional at heart and strong at mind is what I usually come across as. Being a Taurian I’m a bit of an introvert but it doesn’t take me much time to adjust in different settings of people. I am an easy going and a happy person who takes life as it comes. Priorities for me currently are my family and studies after which I wish to travel and explore what the world has to offer.
Q. An insight on your profession?
Teaching has always been a part of me as a child, I love the concept of how it works. I see it as a two way learning process, where the student learns from me and I learn from an entire bunch of bright young minds. I teach Maths to Grade 4 which helps me refresh concepts and keep them alive in my head too. I m a staunch believer of interactive and innovative ways of learning and that too a subject like Maths which is mostly disliked by young students, hence
it’s a challenge.
Q. How long have you been in this profession?
For about 1 year officially with CAS school but I was always in someway or another involved in the profession through family, and like I mentioned it’s been a part of me since forever. Since O levels I would provide home tuitions to children.
Q. What had been your vision and what do you most love about this job?
My Vision has always been very clear – Learning, self-growth by sharing what I know and learning what the young minds had to offer. On a daily basis in some particular way or the other how a student inspires me, shows me a different way of doing things their way – the bright innovative fresh thoughts makes me love my profession more and more.
The interaction with people of different age groups and backgrounds is what I love the most in this profession. From the learned Principal to the efficient teaching staff to the clearing team and last but not the least my students. So ‘people’ is what I love most about my job.
Q. What do you think is the biggest achievement throughout your professional journey?
I teach a subject which horrifies the students and even the adults in some or the other part of their lives. It is a nightmare and I believe being able to convey this nightmare to the students in a way that they enjoy it and are eager to attend my class gives me the adrenaline rush to keep going and that’s what I believe is my achievement. I believe that maths needs to be well understood at a beginner level before it is taken to a higher level for an in depth understanding and higher problem solving capability in the students.
Q. What are the current assignments you are working on and what will you be doing in near future?
Currently I’m in the process of completing and compiling my thesis which is the one real mission of my life at the moment. However, later I plan to experience event management and copy writing but for now I shall look into a wide array of options as Media Sciences which is a vast and open subject very much like mathematics.
Q. A word of advice you would like to pass on to women professionals who wish to pursue a career as you.
Thumbs up to all those women who wish to be teachers. Women are blessed with the gift of being mothers, and are lifelong teachers but this profession is just not about giving it’s also about learning and helping turn lives around with love and care.
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