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There are certain people who, in addition to using video games to earn a living, incidentally create communities that improve the way of seeing this entertainment medium, breaking social stigmas around an industry that is often associated in a populist and scandalous way with violent themes, which have nothing to do with gaming.
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One of these people is Devyn Ricks, a 30-year-old woman, whom we could call a “great mom”, who financially supports her family by teaching children how to play video games, also teaching them values such as leadership, teamwork and respect friendship.
For this, Devyn is part of the Outschool platform, teaching online classes from his home in Utah, United States, teaching children between 9 and 14 years old, games like Zelda, Mario Kart or Kirby, in weekly one-hour courses, the which cost $15 dollars.
This allows her to earn around $4,000 a month through her classes, with which she helps her family, made up of her husband, who is studying dentistry, and their four daughters, who are between 2 and 9 years old.
During an interview given to the KUTV2News media outlet, she indicates that these types of classes have the support of the children’s parents, since this “great mom” provides a safe space for children to learn about video games, stating that: ” These kids don’t know how to do a lot of these puzzles and things, and it’s dangerous for them to surf the Internet alone,” he said.
A job that has also helped herself, since in the conversation, she comments that for a long time she felt self-conscious about playing video games, especially when she was a child, something that has changed since now it is much more than a hobby.
“I never would have thought that I would make money playing video games of all things. I love video games. I really love them,” he said.
And in something that must surely hurt many of her students, Ricks assures that she cannot be a Minecraft tutor, because she does not like it, also stating that she prefers to teach family games and stay away from somewhat violent titles.
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