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Conversations with Gwendolyn Logan-Craig

Today we’d like to introduce you to Gwendolyn Logan-Craig.

Hi Gwendolyn, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I have always had a passion for watching and helping our little friends grow into strong, independent learners. In my mind, I would see my previous students as their older and more successful selves. That has always been my push.

As we began to experience COVID, I had numerous parents reaching out to me as they endured this new journey of virtual learning and becoming the educator they never aimed to be. I would provide free websites, free enrichment worksheets, and strategies for them to help their children.

I then started creating personalized learning boards to help parents help their smaller children. The world began to see our scholars in their most vulnerable selves, and judge them accordingly, I decided that I needed to support their new journey in a more meaningful way.

I started my business, M.V.T (Most Valuable Teacher) Virtual Learning and Tutoring Services. This was to provide the option of virtual, and transition back into in-person when we were allowed to. As students were forced to endure face masks, we were learning in small groups.

Today, we are in person and assisting scholars in growing their education and character.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
As the world began to encounter a new way of talking through masks, scholars had to develop a new way of learning by listening and less looking at their educators’ mouths.

This was the most difficult part of the journey of M.V.T, as well as minimizing the number of students as the demand was much greater. We also endured the struggle of not exposing scholars or myself to the virus.

Overall, we conquered and excelled.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I have been an educator for over 6 years now. I enjoy the level of teamwork that I and the students put in to create learning strategies designed specifically for their particular learning needs.

As an educator, I am most proud of our ability to never minimize our creativity. Oftentimes, educating another person requires you to think outside of what is provided in order to meet your scholar’s learning needs. If it means I need to make a TikTok video to get my lesson or point across, I will do it.

I always say I am different because most educators say they love education because of students and want to implement something in the future. I always say I am my student. I have endured several of the hardships they have, if not more, I had the same learning deficiencies they possess, and from the same communities.

I also love to watch my students develop the same urge I have to help, and they begin to ask if they can help the younger students in our school.

Are there any important lessons you’ve learned that you can share with us?
“My job is to look into the child’s eye and find the spark.” Miss Kim.

I added this quote because it truly helps to define the most important lesson I have learned; different IS uniqueness. My student who doesn’t speak much English is just as unique as my student is eager to teach the whole class.

It’s our job as educators and business owners in the education field to find the spark, identify the uniqueness, or simply show them some love.

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