What Mia Gwyn loves about teaching is the students, but in her own words: “The best part of teaching is knowing that I’ve helped people; the highest compliment from my students is when they ask me “Can we request you as our instructor next time?” Or even more amazing when they say “I keep thinking, where would I be now if I had had teachers like you when I was growing up.”
She takes a fun approach to teaching, focusing on making her students laugh to keep the morale up in the classroom. It just goes with her style of going above and beyond of what is expected from a teacher. During classes, she always provides more material and exercises than are commonly found in the books, applying real world value to her students rather than just theoretical knowledge. She draws on her years of experience with teaching in the New Horizons network to provide outstanding training. She is a true master of the Microsoft Office suite, teaching everything from Excel to OneNote, a rather underrated program that could be your next best friend.
Mia’s teaching career was first inspired in 5th grade, which was strongly encouraged and influenced by one of her teachers. Her teacher asked her to prepare a lesson and teach her classmates the following week. She created her lesson plan, practiced it and before long she taught what she knew to her peers. Afterwards, her teacher told her that she was a natural and that Mia “should consider teaching for a living.”
Instead, Mia went to school and received a BA in Spanish for Business from University of Colorado in Boulder. Eventually, she joined the New Horizons family first as a receptionist before her manager realized her potential as an instructor. That was seven years ago, and now Mia is one of our most recognized instructors. She has placed 6th place in a global MOS certification contest and twice students have ranked her one of the Top 10 Instructors according to our Metrics that Matter feedback. When she is not teaching, Mia enjoys making beaded jewelry, going to the movies, and walking outdoors.
Mia has specialties and certifications in the following:
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