Experienced Literature Tutor
I help my students understand figurative language, such as image, metaphor, and personification in literature, and I also help them see how it relates to a literary work. I also help them master the art of clear, concise and thoughtful writing.
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.
English/Literature SupervisorOct 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 TutorApr 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.
M.Sc English and Literary StudiesJan 2012 - Dec 2015
University of Lagos
BA English / LinguisticsJan 2002 - Dec 2006
Lagos State University