ISC-Erbil Students Make a Difference with Classmates and Community

Students of the International School of Choueifat-Erbil have been strengthening their leadership and presentation skills as Shadow Teachers® and peer tutors since the school opened in 2006. Each year, more and more students in the school, which now offers classes from KG to Grade 9, are distinguishing themselves as promising leaders and earning the respect of their teachers and peers.

Muhammed Nahro is currently a 9th grade student at ISC-Erbil who has been making a difference in the school through his contribution as a peer tutor. Exemplifying significant responsibility toward his fellow classmates, Nahro volunteers twice every week after school to help eight other students from his grade learn geometry concepts. With great enthusiasm and self-confidence, he strives to bring his peers' understanding of these concepts on a par with their grade level.

On Saturday, January 30, 2010, Nahro's classmates surprised him by organizing a luncheon for him as a token of appreciation for his dedication and help.

Shadow Teaching™ and peer tutoring are important components in SABIS® schools. Both contribute to the enhancement of the learning process by promoting team spirit and developing students' leadership skills. In fact, over the past months, Shadow Teachers™ from the International School of Choueifat-Erbil have been extending their support to the students of the public-private partnership school, the Fakhir Mergasori International School (FMIS). FMIS students that are performing below grade level and require additional academic support are paired with ISC-Erbil Shadow Teachers™, who share their knowledge and skills to help the FMIS students catch up.

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