My name is Christabel, I am a graduate of Mathematics from the University of Nigeria. I have been teaching Basic Science and Mathematics for three years now.
I have a very tailored approach to tutoring and my methods vary according to the student in question. For me, the value of one-to-one tutoring is it’s capacity to cater precisely to the needs and learning style of that particular student and I like to take some time when we begin, to ascertain exactly what teaching methods will be best suited.
Whatever the circumstances, I take a holistic approach to my role as teacher and aim to help my students not only learn the curriculum or prepare for an entrance exam but also to become confident, independent learners, able to organize their work, put together revision timetables and develop methods to aid understanding and retention.
I encourage students to be goal-oriented and maintain enthusiasm and motivation by establishing clear attainable milestones, which strike a balance between challenging them and also developing confidence. Most importantly, however, I think it is essential that the students enjoy their sessions and that the subject matter is made relevant and relatable. I consider myself to be very positive, patient and approachable and I strive to cultivate a safe environment in which students feel comfortable to express their difficulties and explore diverse methods to enhance learning and achieve their desired aims.
Oct 2010 - Nov 2014
University of Nigeria
Sep 2017 - Present
Westside House School
I oversee the welfare of my nursery students, teach them the basics and make sure they understand properly. I use the specified curriculum to engage them in class and i can say my students are really sitting up since i started this position.
Mathematics / Further Mathematics Teacher
May 2015 - Apr 2017
Kasmond Comprehensive College
I taught the senior level mathematics and also further mathematics with the laid down curriculum. I engage them with assignments and brain cracking sessions also.
Mathematics and Science Tutor
Aug 2017 - Present
Tutor Prepclass ng Ltd
I am highly enthusiastic about Science and Maths, and I endeavour to help my students feel the same fascination with these subjects as I do. It is also important to me that a student truly understands the concepts they are learning, as I find this is the best way to retain the information and apply it to solving problems. I particularly love that light bulb moment when a student understands a new concept! I take the time to acquaint myself with each student’s learning style and level of ability so I can tailor my teaching style to their needs, and I focus on creating a comfortable atmosphere for my students to ask questions.