Akinsanya T.

Home tutor in Lagos Mainland, Lagos

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The importance of Reading to children cannot be overemphasized. It will help to improve the process of cognitive development. Cognitive development is the emergence of the ability to think and understand, it’s “the construction of thought processes, including remembering, problem solving, and decision-making, from childhood through adolescence to adulthood”. Reading will influence how the child perceives and thinks about his or her world through areas such as information processing, intelligence, reasoning, language development, and memory.

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Levels Taught: Nursery, Lower Primary, Upper Primary, Special Needs

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Prepclass Tutor Since: February 2016

My name is Toyin, I am a graduate of Occupational Therapy as well as a passionate, trained and experienced special needs teacher.

Personal mentoring is the side of tutoring that I relish: it's not just about teaching information, it's about instilling a passion for the subject, and the skills for personal study. Hard work is essential, but it should be engaging, not drudgery.

My work as a tutor is all about working with an individual to understand what they need most to move forwards. Whether that means targeted practice to build their skills and subject knowledge, or working to build and develop their confidence and self-belief, it's all about close focus and educational understanding.

I employ a range of teaching and learning techniques which I adapt and use according to the needs of the student I am working with. I enjoy developing lessons which are tailored to students' needs and work consistently on making my tutoring sessions effective by using feedback to tailor my lessons for each client I work with.

I strongly believe in every student's ability to work well and my personal ethos is that with the right approach every student can learn to love even the most complex topics.

Experience
  • Special Needs Teacher
    Oct 2012 - Nov 2013

    Modupe Cole School

    I taught children with various disorders ranging from Autism, down syndrome, etc. I conducted assessments on them periodically to see how they were faring physically, health-wise and mentally. At the end of my assessment on them, I then developed, managed and evaluated a care and rehabilitation plan for them and I also provided a professional client centered service. I gave a report on each patient to the caregivers. Give specified recommendations for required physical resources that can aid therapeutic treatment.

  • Special Needs Personnel
    Apr 2015 - Present

    River Bank School

    I give specified recommendations for required physical resources that can aid therapeutic treatment, I contribute to adequate record keeping, I work in a multidisciplinary team environment to collectively achieve client goals.

  • Occupational Therapist/Special Needs Officer
    Mar 2014 - Sep 2015

    Play Smart Organization

    I was hired as an occupational therapist to help develop a proper therapeutic play arena for children with special needs. I facilitated the day to day activities of a child with Austin Spectrum Disorder, I developed a proper therapeutic scheme that helps improves child’s needs.

  • Proficient and Professional Private Tutor
    Feb 2016 - Present

    Prepclass Home Tutors

    I think the most important quality in any tutor is patience. My first step is to perform an assessment of the student; this, along with a comparison of the student's academic goals, forms the basis of our lesson plan. I listen closely to the family's goals in order to tailor my approach specifically to that student.

Education
  • Occupational Therapy
    Sep 2009 - Oct 2013

    Federal School of Occupational therapy Oshodi Lagos.