Cursory: Introducing Delores Spencer, a 90-year-old African American woman who has been teaching maths for over 7 decades.
At age 88, Delores Spencer, who has been a math teacher in Hampton, Virginia for more than 70 years, moved her passion to a bigger platform, Facebook, to tutor students around the world for FREE.
During the pandemic, students were forced to adapt to learning from home and many struggled to understand the lessons. It was at this juncture that the seasoned educational instructor decided to come forward to help students, particularly with the Math subject.
“It’s been a wonderful experience to reach out to so many people,” Spencer told WTKR.
“If I teach you how to do it, you can do it just as well as I can. It’s so great when you see the light come on in their mind [and] they say, ‘Oh!’ And that’s [when] they got it.”
From 2020 – around 2022, Spencer tutored ‘Math Made Simple’ live on her Facebook page every Tuesday night for free.
“My thing is emphasizing and understanding the concepts because that’s what is transferable when you go to another level,” Spencer said.
From then on, students from all over the world have been watching the videos. Other teachers are also sharing the video. The videos have over 100,000 views.
According to the octogenarian, she has no plans of retiring soon as she continues tutoring and helping more students. She said, “As long as I can do this — as long as it’s helping — I’m really willing to do this.”
Source: black news.com
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