Over the years, she had learnt a great deal about teaching through watching teachers in the various classrooms that she was assigned. She could see the strengths in each teacher and would listen to the different ways they presented material to their students. When a teacher asked her to sit alongside of the child to help in a lesson, she had many ideas of what she could do and an understanding of the curriculum.

Initially, she did what she was told; listening to children read, preparing what she was asked, photocopying what was required and watching what children were doing and helping them where she could. Slowly, she became aware that the children she cared for were not progressing  in a manner she would have expected  given the regular  support they were given.