Amen E.

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Experienced English Language Tutor

I have taught English Language classes on the secondary school level. I can teach you to read critically and write well, no matter what your school level and no matter what your topic. I also help improve your comprehension, and I can help you master analytical writing. I teach organization, paragraphing, sentence structure or syntax, word choice. I am very patient explaining English grammar, usage, and essay structure.

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Prepclass Tutor Since: July 2015

My name is Amen, I have a first degree in English language and a Masters in Literature from Lagos State University and University of Lagos Respectively. For the past nine years, i have successfully taught Secondary School Students English and Literature.

I have Prepared students for WAEC,NECO, GCE,JAMB,TOEFL, IGCSE and post UTME Examinations for which I have a good track record.

I have also taken some Adult literacy classes privately and at tutorial centres preparing such adults for external exams or just developing their communication skills. I am hardworking and skilled at getting the best out of my students no matter the academic state of the student.

I strive to tailor my lesson plans and teaching style to the individual student in order to provide an engaging and interactive tutoring session.

I think my unique learning experience translates into a flexible and holistic approach to tutoring. I would say I am a results driven tutor, however, I also focus on the process of learning and reaching short-term goals with my students that we have set together.

My biggest priority as a tutor is to make learning rewarding. Studying is stressful. The point of tuition is to ease that feeling by building confidence, trust and optimism. My take is this: it is entirely possible to be relaxed, enjoy sessions and make maximum progress all at the same time.

Empathy and understanding is incredibly important in my approach to tutoring. Understanding and assessing the specific needs of an individual is fundamental to a successful tutor relationship. I have experience working with individuals who under perform or who just sometimes need that extra bit of help in their subjects. I work with lesson objectives and summaries to help improve structure of lessons and to provide clear ‘take-aways’ from sessions.

Experience
  • English/Literature Supervisor
    Oct 2006 - Present

    The Foresight schools

    -Teach both subjects -Ensure teaching efficiency from other teachers working with me. -Submit progress reports concerning specific students,suggesting ways of getting better results from them.

  • English Language and Literature Tutor
    Apr 2015 - Present

    Tutor Prepclass ng Ltd

    I like to see what assignments my students are currently working on and observe their approach to learning. From there, I formulate a plan with the students including identifying areas for improvement, and setting goals. For test prep, I assess ability with a practice test, and then formulate a lesson plan from there.

Education
  • M.Sc English and Literary Studies
    Jan 2012 - Dec 2015

    University of Lagos

  • BA English / Linguistics
    Jan 2002 - Dec 2006

    Lagos State University