How does Pamoja Taught work?
We only recruit experienced teachers and train them in online learning methodologies. Student engagement and activities are tracked by Pamoja teachers to provide support at the point it is needed.
Schools designate a member of staff to be our first point of contact to keep track of student progress, and provide face-to-face support if needed.
Students use our online platform to access content at any time, interact with Pamoja teachers and join discussions with other students from around the world.
María took Mathematics HL online with Pamoja as part of her IB Diploma Programme. She studied Engineering at Cambridge University and now works as a Mechanical Engineer. We recently caught up and listened to her reflect on her Pamoja experience.
Courses available from September 2019
What your child will get
- Wider range of subjects to choose from
- Interactive and engaging courses taught by experienced teachers
- Flexibility to fit the online course around their other commitments
How your child will benefit
- Gain practical experience of collaborative tools and digital technologies
- Develop essential skills for success at university, work and life
- Become an independent, self-directed learner
Watch our course demo
Pamoja Taught courses are prepare students for the same assessments as traditional face-to-face IB, IGCSE and International AS/A Level courses. We put together a video providing an overview of how our courses work from a student perspective, in this case, an IB Diploma Programme student.
Enrolment is done through your school’s programme coordinator. Please contact them to discuss.
Meet our teachers: Arno Dirks
This year we’re interviewing 10 of our teachers from around the world to celebrate 10 years of Pamoja! Meet Mathematics HL teacher, Arno Dirks, and find out why he became a teacher and what he thinks about the nature of learning.
“My name is Arno and while I carry a Dutch passport, I have lived on six continents and worked on two thirds of these.
I slowly migrated to teaching and in 2003 I started my journey as a teacher in earnest at a school in the Indian countryside. Since then I have taught all level of Mathematics, Physics and Theory of Knowledge in the IB, and have been a Diploma Programme Coordinator in established as well as starting schools.”
Frequently asked questions
We put together our answers to questions that are frequently asked by parents, so you can get as much information as you need about online learning.
I had confidence in Pamoja because they have a representative at the school who provides support. It’s not just an online course - there is someone from the teaching staff at the school who is also checking in with him, making sure that things are going well, that he’s doing his work and that it’s a successful experience for him.
Amy’s marks have improved significantly from where she began to where she is now, and we’re all really pleased. Before she started she really didn’t like French. She had this idea that she was absolutely useless - she couldn’t speak properly, couldn’t pronounce the words properly, she would never be able to do this. I don’t know how Pamoja did it, but she is now considering Eastern Europe as a place to study, and French would then be her language that she’d carry on studying alongside medicine. She’s willing to go for it and learn more French - it’s boosted her confidence, she doesn’t stress about the pronunciation and the vocabulary anymore.
My daughter is currently taking Mandarin with Pamoja because we lived in China and Malaysia where she had very close contact with the language and grew up speaking, reading and writing it, so Mandarin was one of the courses she would definitely take. When we got to Cairo the school didn’t offer it, and so we immediately considered signing up for Pamoja. It was a no brainer and an easy process - she is doing very well.
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