Dr. Theo Nyame is a board-certified plastic surgeon and the father of two children whom he home-educates.
He is enthusiastic about school and feels parental engagement in a child’s education is crucial. In addition to educating his own children, he has also launched an education effort to assist low-income families…
Nyame began educating his own children after recognizing their propensity for education. He desired to exploit and investigate this.,
“We first did not consider homeschooling, but rather introduced them to a variety of resources to gauge their receptivity,” Nyame explained.
His children were initially susceptible to word recall, which led to their ability to sight read.
His 5-year-old kid can now read between the second and third grade levels. Her arithmetic skills range between the third and fifth grades, and she can perform some algebra. She still attends school for social reasons.
Nyame believes that enrolling her in a regular school will enable her to accept others at their learning level.
“I really appreciate the notion of regulating certain aspects of their education in order to provide them more exposure.
While allowing them to attend school so they may engage with others. This relieves them of the feeling that they must achieve well in school, according to me,” Nyame said.
Nyame maintains a consistent schedule for his children so that education does not consume their lives, but they still have structure. During the pandemic, he said, they organized activities with them to fill the additional time.
Nyame is frequently asked how he maintains his students interested in mathematics. His response is to start basic and progress gradually. He also does progress assessments and reviews previously covered content.
People who have never taught or been educated tend to teach sophisticated concepts to children who may not be ready for them, which is something I frequently observe.
Then they lose the child, and the child loses interest in arithmetic as they develop a dread of it,” said Nyame.
Nyame doubts that you will ever master anything. He feels that there is always room for growth. He believes his children will fail. This event, according to Nyame, has taught him to be patient and empathetic.
He maintains equilibrium by compartmentalizing. This means that when he is a surgeon, he is 100 percent a surgeon, and when he is a father, he is 100 percent a father. This also applies to his roles as a husband and educator. He teaches his children the same technique.
He achieves this by maintaining a consistent routine with his children so that education does not consume their lives, but they still have structure. During the pandemic, he said, they organized activities with them to fill the additional time.
Nyame began posting videos of himself instructing his children on social media in an effort to assist low-income households. As he recognizes that not all families will benefit from the same resources, he urges parents to contact out and ask questions.
Watch the video below.