A nomination from PCS members in Essex has resulted in college lecturer Kofi Amo being awarded this years Adult Learning Week Regional Tutor Award.
Kofi runs regular IT Level 1 and 2 courses at HMRC offices in Southend-on-Sea, and over the past three years Kofi has supported over 120 staff members to advance their Microsoft Office skills.
The five-day courses run over five consecutive weeks in Southend’s Alexander House and have proved invaluable to staff, many of whom previously had little ‘hands on’ training, often learning by watching other colleagues or through trial and error.
Kofi is an enthusiastic teacher, often described as open, friendly and approachable. His teaching allows people to develop at their own pace and he is always available to answer queries by email. He teaches learners commercial, professional and social skills, equipping them for all facets of life.
Nominator, and PCS Branch Learning Coordinator, Darrell Binding, said:
I have received many positive testimonials for Kofi, but his best testimonial is the legacy he is creating in helping staff in our business to develop IT skills and encouraging others to take up his courses."
Kofi is very passionate about his role as a tutor and he said:
My desire to share and communicate my passion for my subject is what inspired me to become a teacher. Teaching is something that gives me a special relationship with people from very diverse backgrounds. The unique connection I make with people through IT is incredibly satisfying."