Because of the large amount of information students receive in a short period of time, it is hard for students to create a genuine understanding and/or strategies to tackle new problems in science. That is why it is not unusual for students to seek extra help from a private tutor. My first aim as a tutor is to help the student to discern the line of reasoning behind all these information, and to see the mental building he/she is expected to see and to inhabitant. At this point, the student naturally will have the root confidence in answering any question and solving any problem, in principle. What is left is just a matter of exercising and practicing so the student moves up to the stem confidence.
From a practical point of view, my approach varies depending on the student’s needs. I start from topics the student is comfortable with and gradually move towards more complex areas.
My name is Opeoluwa, I am graduate of Microbiology from the Yaba College of Technology and I am presently running a degree program at Bells University of Technology in Microbiology.
Over the years, I have taught students in the various primary classes, I have taught them subjects like Mathematics, English Language, Science, Literacy, Numeracy, etc. All of these were done with the aid of both the British and Nigeria curriculum, I have also taught them in preparation for their transitioning into the secondary school system, most of them have achieved a 93% success rate in their examinations.
My approach varies depending on the child I am teaching. However what unifies it across the range of ages and abilities is that I always try to break down what seem like huge, daunting subjects or assignments into smaller, manageable fun task.
My method of teaching varies with each pupil I work with. However, in the first stages I believe it is essential to ascertain the immediate needs of the pupil, and discover where they think my help is most required. Once established, I encourage them to be as honest as possible throughout the teaching process by meeting them on their level, supporting an atmosphere of vocal and written exploration, and above all, inspiring them to learn and be confident in their learning.
I prefer active learning rather than lecturing students, for example, getting them to teach me work they have just learnt or playing games to assist with learning strategies. I believe this helps the student's learning, and I tailor these practices to the pupil, their needs and their abilities.
Feb 2005 - Oct 2010
Yaba College of Technology. Lagos
Feb 2017 - Dec 2018
Bells University of Technology
Mar 2017 - Apr 2018
Holy Blessing School
I taught pupils and imparted knowledge in them. Other responsibilities I took on include: planning and preparation of lessons that catered to the needs of every child in the class, I made sure to motivate my students with enthusiastic and imaginative presentations and I maintained discipline in the classroom at every point in time.
Passionate and Experienced Tutor
Dec 2016 - Present
Prepclass Home Tutors
As a teacher, I base my teaching approach on engaging my students because students learn more quickly and energetically if they are interested in the topic or subject. Therefore I assess each student not only on their academic abilities but also their motivations and personality and adapt my lessons accordingly. This drives my students to learn during our time together and long after our lessons have finished. I plan individual lessons and programmes of study with clear short and long-term objectives. With these my students and I can track and celebrate our progress as we go as well as identifying any areas that need extra work. This approach produces clear academic results and demystifies challenging subjects and skills.
Mrs. MopelolaMar 2018
Ms. Ope is an excellent teacher, she takes control of her sessions, knows what she's doing.