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Meet Our Teacher: Maria Fernanda Masi

11 Dec 2020

Maria In our 8th issue of "Meet The FIS Team", it is time to get to know our superstar teacher - Maria Masi. Maria Fernanda Masi is Co-Teacher and After School Club Teacher at Finnish International School. In 2015 she graduated from Universidad Del Norte in Asuncion, Paraguay; with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Maria has over ten years of experience working as a teacher for schools in Paraguay and Georgia.  She has a CELTA certificate from International House, Tbilisi. She moved to Tbilisi in 2016 and since then she has been working in schools, teaching English and other subjects such as Science and social studies. She also enjoys teaching Spanish as a foreign language.This week, we sat down with Maria to talk about her teaching methods and thoughts about the Finnish International School - Georgia.

1) What makes the FIS teacher different?

The first two qualities that come to my mind when I think of the teachers who work at FIS is that they are supportive and creative. Since I started working at FIS I have noticed the effort that teachers put into providing the necessary and differentiated support for each student. FIS teachers are truly creative and strive every day to improve the quality of teaching ensuring effectiveness in each lesson. The teachers at FIS are professionals who are in charge of providing all the necessary resources that the student needs to develop their skills, without forcing them, giving the student room to find the most comfortable and fun way to learn.

2) What methods do you use to teach?

When I teach, I like to implement dynamic and fun methods where the student can explore and develop their skills at their own pace. It is essential to provide differentiated instructions and a variety of fun and enjoyable activities to make the learning process more effective and easier for students.

3) What does FIS most help their students with?

FIS is committed to help students know their abilities and how to use them. Teachers are constantly challenging students for improvement making sure that they know there are many ways in which they can learn, develop their skills and achieve their goals.

4) Why FIS?

Because at FIS we provide students with the necessary and right approach in which they find themselves enjoying every minute they spend at school and during the learning process. Furthermore, it is comforting to know that at the end of the day students want to spend more time in school and continue to gain knowledge in a friendly environment together with their classmates and teachers. 
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With the number-one education system in the world; the best Finnish and international teachers worldwide; the most advanced technology; learning based on holistic education, and not just subjects; and with a completely different - individual approach to teaching and developing 21st-century skills in our children, the Finnish International School - Georgia is the first and only school in the whole region of Caucasus, where the Finnish educational model is being implemented. Our goal is to raise not only great students but also great global citizens.