Mathematics can be a fundamentally simple subject IF a student has been given a rock solid foundation in the basics; without this, it can instead be a daunting and complex world. Most of what we do in mathematics has a geometric interpretation, meaning we can draw a picture to represent the problem or formula we're trying solve. Having this sort of insight into what a problem is asking can make all the difference in understanding; it makes it very easy to check our answers, and can tell us very quickly if the answer we've calculated for a problem even makes sense. The goal in all my teaching and tutoring is to give students the tools they need in order to check their work and answers, and know immediately if their answer to a problem makes sense and is correct or not; with these tools in hand, I find most students are able to approach any realm of mathematics with a great deal of confidence and success.
My name is Alice I am a graduate of Biochemistry from the University of Ibadan. I have a PGCEi in view from the University of Nottingham.
I am a 21st century teacher who facilitates learning and help develop in children critical and creative thinking skills. I believe in multiple intelligence and that every child must and can achieve.
I have attended a number of training including Meadow Hall teacher training program, Tech-Savvy Teacher Masterclass Upgraded and many more.
I use a mixture of humor and rigorous learning, and also aim not just to focus on the exam, but to broaden the students' general cultural outlook. I am very flexible with regard to suiting the needs of the client, and aim to get to know the student and his or her learning techniques, building up confidence and knowledge as well as helping them become focused and ready for the exam.
I always work towards building a strong working relationship and trust between me and my student. This is very important, and being easily approachable is a vital characteristic a tutor should have. Some students may have just lost their inspiration to learn and so it is the tutor's job to motivate and inspire them. An important role for a tutor is to build a students confidence and acting as a mentor to them. Additionally, it is important the student is guided on an individual-based level and encouraged to actively engage and think, making links with information explained to them, and not spoon fed.
Dec 2010 - Feb 2015
University of Ibadan
Assistant Class Teacher
Jan 2017 - Present
Key stage one teacher
Biology and Chemistry Tutor
Apr 2016 - Present
Tutor Prepclass ng ltd
My approach is iterative; I constantly change the the way and level of what I teach in response to feedback from the student. Having spent time teaching, I have learnt a plethora of methods to remember the variety of material expected of the modern student, as well as the best strategies for effective preparation and techniques to use in the exam. More importantly, I bring an enthusiasm to the subjects I teach which I pass on to the student.