Nasir A.
Junior Secondary Math Tutor
Home tutor in Ikoyi Obalende, Lagos
Experienced Junior Secondary School Math Tutor
Students hate math. It nags at them; at their minds. It’s persistently painful and troublesome when you get stuck with a mathematical problem. We hate what we don’t understand. And to not hate what you don’t understand you have to learn to understand it. Like I said before, math nags, doesn’t it? Why don’t we focus on that fourletter word? It is the problem we wish to understand. Math nags because it’s full of it—NAGS! Numbers. Algebra. Geometry. Statistics. When I was in secondary school, my mates said I had a gift. (They called me ‘math guru.’) But I knew I was neither gifted nor a guru. What I had was an interest in the subject, a good tutor/mentor, and enough time to practice rigorously. It wasn’t much fun. In fact, it wasn’t fun at all. Most subjects are DIY, but not math. With math one needs a tutor even if it’s just for a brief period to get familiar with the basics. My brother was my tutor and he also had a tutor (an accountant who taught math at our primary school) for a short while until he went DIY. I was lucky to have a brother who was lucky enough to have a brilliant accountant as a tutor. My point is sometimes you might already have the head for it (and even if you don’t); all you need is a helping hand to give you a little nudge and guide you through—even if it’s just for a short while until you get the drill. The most tedious and important part of getting through the dreaded subject is having a basic understanding of the core subject topics: numbers, algebra, geometry, and statistics. The NAGS! Math and/or further math are the easiest subjects to pass in any examination. Why? Because it’s simple and straight forward and algorithmic. If you can have a deep understanding of the facts and figures of mathematics, like I have, then I bet you will see the beauty behind all the crazy and chaos—the symbols, formulas, and unknowns (that seem unknowable). To pass math in any exam all you need is: (a) develop an interest in the subject (b) make time for the subject (your newly found interest), and (c) find a helping hand to give you a little nudge and guide you through (could be a tutor or a comprehensive text or both). Let me walk you through the madness that is math!
Nasir A. also teaches
TEACHING MATHEMATICS IS a skill that I have cultivated through: spending hours, daily, solving different math problems from a range of topics, taking part, and winning in countless mathematics challenges and competitions like the Cowbell National Secondary School Mathematics Competition, and Preparing over 10 students to win the aforementioned mathematics competition and pass mathematics in national exams.
Math and/or further math are the easiest subjects to pass in any examination. Why? Because it’s simple and straight forward and algorithmic. If you can have a deep understanding of the facts and figures of mathematics, like I have, then I bet you will see the beauty behind all the crazy and chaos—the symbols, formulas, and unknowns (that seem unknowable). To pass math in any exam all you need is: (a) develop an interest in the subject (b) make time for the subject (your newly found interest), and (c) find a helping hand to give you a little nudge and guide you through (could be a tutor or a comprehensive text or both). Let me walk you through the madness that is math!
Education

B.Sc Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Jan 2015  Present
University of Lagos
Experience

Associate Manager
Oct 2013  Mar 2014
Iganmode Grammar School Ota
As Associate Manager of Mathematics team at Iganmode Grammar School, I Coordinated the daytoday tutoring and assessed the weekly performances of a team of 6 pupils, from which one of them emerged as the first runner up of Cowbell National Secondary School Mathematics Competition – Senior category (2014 edition) – at the state level. Also, I optimized the executive manager’s daily schedule by taking on half of his daily task leaving only the ultraimportant ones that require his direct attention.