July 3, 2012
St Kitts and Nevis Educator Increases Education Access with Virtual Classroom

by Tamu Petra Browne Fri, Jul 3. 2012

Persons wishing to pursue their CAPE qualifications now have an innovative alternative solution to traditional classes. Educator Tamu Petra Browne has launched her business, which allows persons to register for online classes that will prepare them to sit Management of Business and Information Technology at CXC’s Advanced Level.{{more}} Browne, who has taught the courses at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College in St Kitts since 2006, indicated that she saw a niche in the market for persons unable to schedule traditional classes. “It seemed clear to me that persons were eager to upgrade their skills, but often the obligations of family and career made it impossible, and so my service provides a solution.”

Any person in any island can now register on the site for online classes that are either delivered directly to his email inbox, or that can be taken in the virtual classroom, whichever he prefers. There are a variety of payment options including bank drafts, PayPal payments, and persons who wish to wire their funds can request that option by email. For each course, students will also receive a free copy of her electronic study guide, which Browne has authored and self-published, exclusive access to online learning resources and direct access to her YouTube channel which features course lectures.

“I love teaching, but I love the learning process even more. I am convinced that there are innovative ways to facilitate the learning process, and my service Innovative Education and Training Solutions aims to do just that. I will also be delivering Entrepreneurship and Website development workshops and I am currently creating a module to assist teachers with infusing technology into the teaching, testing and measurement process. As a certified educator, I am passionate about empowering others through education, but education is worth little if it cannot be accessed and so my service will hopefully provide more access for those desirous of gaining Advanced Level qualifications in the region”.

The company’s founder has also served as a lecturer in the University of the West Indies ‘Level One Programme in St Kitts and Nevis since 2006, in the area of Management Studies. Browne has a BSc in Management Studies and a Diploma in Education from the University of the West Indies; a MSc in Information Systems Management from Duquesne University and a Graduate Certificate in Teaching Effectiveness for Adult Learners from Canada’s Humber College. Tamu can be reached at 869-663-1968 or persons can email [email protected]