My experience with Nkala Environmental has been nothing less than phenomenal! That says a lot because it takes a lot for me to submit a review/testimonial. I enrolled in adult Twi lessons with Nkala Environmental and had the pleasure of the founder, Yaw Agbede presenting not 1, not 2, but 3 virtual (culturally relevant) workshops… on rainwater harvesting for our annual Black Sustainability Summit. Not only were attendees grateful, I was inspired to explore water resource management and green infrastructure to enhance my formal educationa and am now working in the field. I give thanks to brother Yaw for his patience, creativity and extensive knowledge on sustainable practices that benefit both Afrikan people and the planet. Read more “Phenomenal Experience”
Congratulations on your 10 years of service! Yaw has been one of my best Akan Twi teachers. He is patient with his students and has a superb teaching style. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.
Mr Yaw has been a great help to me
I was late in prepping for my SAT exam. I had exactly a month to pick up my score without knowing where to start from. Luckily, I found Mr Yaw and started my sessions almost immediately. In just a few sessions in, my scores started to pick up. He explains things in such a concise… and simple manner: making it very easy to understand and remember. I can say confidently that he is a wonderful teacher and our time together was very helpful. Read more “Mr Yaw has been a great help to me”
Finally! Engaging Education!
Project based learning is all the rage but this class exceeded our expectations. In addition to the lifelong skills and tools they acquired, this course required our children to actually interact and engage the instructor to get key information relevant to complete their projects. Being introduced to real world project challenges and imploring our children… to develop strategies and solutions was invaluable. They loved it! And I loved watching them scratch their heads and start brainstorming options. Read more “Finally! Engaging Education!”
Nkala- A MUST for Serious Students!
For over three years, my daughter has been a student of “Baba Yaw”, taking engineer-related courses. Her declared career path was unquestionably influenced by him. Being very relatable and keenly intuitive, Baba Yaw can meet you at your level, but will challenge you to be your destined best. All of his educational offerings, holistic in… their approach, serve to be instruments to progress our Collective. The Nkala experience is a MUST for serious students! Meda ase pa, Baba! Read more “Nkala- A MUST for Serious Students!”
A wealth of Afrikan Knowledge!
We are so grateful to have found Baba Yaw. Ask and you shall receive. My son is interested in Engineering. We were first introduced to Baba Yaw through his Engineering course. This course was a thorough look into Project Management, Engineering, Communication Development, and so much more; and all from an Afrikan perspective. Next, we… enrolled our son into PreAlgebra. It was a great introduction and allowed us to see where the holes were in his math journey. It was indeed intensive and very beneficial. He also makes himself available to students through the forum. I also love that he truly considers your suggestions. We have found the ‘Fountain of Wealth’ with Baba Yaw. We look forward to joining him in the Fall! Read more “A wealth of Afrikan Knowledge!”
NKALA’s Courses– Life Changing, Relevant Education
Baba Yaw Agbede is a master teacher and brilliant engineer. Several years ago, the Children of the Sun Homeschool Mpotam was privileged to learn from Baba Yaw about sacred Afrikan traditions and contemporary environmental issues. Today, in the midst of a global pandemic, Baba Yaw’s teachings are even more relevant. The Children of the Sun… look forward to working together with Baba Yaw to continue the reeducation of our youth for Afrikan academic and social excellence. Read more “NKALA’s Courses– Life Changing, Relevant Education”
2020 TeacherAppreciation Letter
Dear Baba Yaw,
Our experience with Baba Yaw this school year has been awesome. Baba Yaw has been one of our best and favorite teachers because he is an example of a great mind who loves to infuse his students with knowledge. As a whole, us students agree that you have done something to… enrich the children of the community in positivity and power. You taught us that knowledge is power. It is awesome to know that we have been taught by a master Afrikan teacher who is patient and understanding with his students. To be able to do what you do is amazing and we are extremely grateful. You are truly a genius who has a dedication to make us geniuses. We look forward to taking class next year. Thank you Baba Yaw for teaching us through the ups and downs. You have taught us a lot of things in these classes. Asante Sana and MEDAASE!!! Read more “2020 TeacherAppreciation Letter”
Baba Yaw is nothing less than Blacktastic! His love and dedication to Afrikan children and their education is one of a kind and clearly visible by how and what he teaches in his classes. This is true Afrikan Centered Education and one of the best online learning experiences I’ve seen offered. He is thorough with… his curriculum, keeps parents in the loop as needed, gets the students engaged and pushes them to be EXCELLENT. Akina just completed her courses in Pre-Algebra and Earth Science. Mondays and Wednesdays were the highlight of her week where she looked forward to attending class and meeting up with her classmates whom she now considers close friends, near and far and I love that they’ve made that connection. I’ve even enjoyed squeezing in time to sit in on the Science class when possible. See you next Semester Baba Yaw! Ogunlewa Jendayi Adebowale and family Read more “Blacknificent Teacher”
When my son was 6 years old, he took courses with Yaw and it changed my son’s outlook on the world and himself. When he learned as part of his math class that the oldest mathematical artifact came from southern Africa in addition to learning all that Africa has contributed to math and science, he… understood that our history did not begin with slavery, and that has given him confidence. Read more “Excellent Courses”
The Right Decision!
I am a student at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the U.S. majoring in aerospace engineering. As you can imagine that career path includes a great deal of math. This had become a struggle for me since the most significant parts of my math career in high school were taught by professors and teachers… that either wanted me to fail based on the color of my skin or didn’t care enough about me to help increase my comprehension of the many topics we covered. Along with the fact that my high school didn’t offer calculus so my only option was to dual enroll in local colleges to try and catch up with my future classmates at Georgia Tech – which was futile as I said before. This lead to a very difficult first year in the subject of math. This is when my family and I decided a tutor would be the only solution to this growing problem. A few weeks later we were made aware of NKALA Education. I started my tutoring sessions the next week with Yaw Agbede, my tutor, and future life friend who had also went to Georgia Tech. This made the process of learning everything from college algebra to calculus 1 that much easier since he knew what tricks and pitfalls I would have to avoid at Georgia Tech in order to succeed in my major just like he had done! In this process of learning Yaw explained every detail in ways I had never heard before, while clearing up topics I misunderstood. He mentored me in ways to not only take the test but also gave me insight into the verbal tactics that fellow students and professors use to confuse the less exposed. He taught me the basics of math and then built upon that foundation in every session henceforth, while continuously connecting the dots between new topics and old topics that we had discussed all leading to a solid 5 months of learning that was worth years of the teaching I had received prior to this great experience. I would highly recommend Yaw Agbede in all regards and rate him infinity raised (^) to infinity. Read more “The Right Decision!”
Yaw was a God send!!!
We found Yaw’s Nkala Education through a mutual friend, Raina with Black Sustainability Network, who mentioned him on her page. I am the mother of a 2nd year Aerospace Engineering student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, affectionately known as GA Tech, also Yaw’s alma mata. We finished a year at Ga Tech but knew… there were lots of deficits in my son’s math skills. Yaw spent the whole summer, 3 times a week for 1.5 hr sessions with my son getting him up to speed to tackle his 2nd year. This fall my son walked in confident and ready to go knowing he had back up because Yaw is there only a call away from getting problems he encounters solved. Yaw was patient, very through, caring and an excellent teacher. We loved him and he taught my son so much that he missed. I thank God for Yaw who has equipped my son to continue on his path to achieve his goals!!! I highly recommend his services for any age….Yaw is highly effective!!! Read more “Yaw was a God send!!!”
Highlight of COVID-19 Home Schooling
Nkala and Baba Yaw have been a bright spot in a year of a pandemic and civil unrest. My son is bright but also at a challenging, yet, critical stage in education: middle school, which can be tough with motivation. Nkala/Baba Yaw have offered a high-quality, enriching experience. It has been an excellent enhancement to… our already great experience with Pearl Academy. The lessons are easy to follow and check on your child’s progress in a virtual world. Baba Yaw also adjusts to the pace of the students while still providing a challenging atmosphere. Looking forward to a more successful and enriching experience this semester with pre-algebra and physical science. Read more “Highlight of COVID-19 Home Schooling”