English Language Tutor
Experienced English Language Tutor
As an enthusiastic and personable English tutor, i look for every opportunity to engage my students with their work and ensure their potential is being fully realized.
I believe there's no such thing as a stupid question, and teaching my students to be comfortable in uncertainty is an integral part of properly learning a topic.
My name is Ikema. I am a young, articulate and vast graduate of Chemistry Education from the University of Lagos, and I am also a certified NCE graduate of Integrated Science/Chemistry from the Federal College of Education, Lagos.
With over seven years teaching experience in Mathematics, English language, Chemistry and Biology to both Primary and Secondary School students, I discovered that one of the most important elements in successful learning is full engagement with a subject.
I always take time to get to know what my students enjoys and finds interesting.
I also know from experience that when you enjoy something and feel interested in it, the work you put in it is both less arduous and more satisfying, and you are far more likely to excel.
I tailor my sessions to fit my student's learning styles, as this is the surest way that they will learn and make progress. For example, where some students will be very verbal, others will think more visually, and want to map things on the page.
I always keep any texts being studied close at hand, so that all discussions and exercises relate directly to the subjects, and my students are always relating general learning to their specific set texts, thereby gaining an intimate knowledge of the subject.
I have often found that a lack of confidence is what holds students back, so I always support and encourage my students in trusting their own ideas and interpretations, enjoying what they are studying, and having high expectations of themselves.
B.Sc Education And Chemistry
Oct 2013 - Oct 2017
University of Lagos
B.Tech Integrated Science and Chemistry
Sep 2007 - Oct 2010
Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Lagos.
Class and Subject Teacher
Jan 2013 - Present
Basic Nine Class Teacher, Basic Science and Agric Science Teacher for Basic 7-9, Chemistry and Biology Teacher for SSS 1-2, Games instructor
Sep 2011 - Jul 2012
Olubusola Olumide Schools
Excellent Mathematics, English Language, Sciences and Biology Tutor
Dec 2015 - Present
Prepclass Ng Ltd
I know that students succeed when their learning goals are not abstract or dictated by someone else but are personally meaningful. That is why i take time to really get to know my students so that i can put their learning into this context. I also believe that students learn best when they can see the real-world application of their knowledge and skills and when they are encouraged to aspire to the highest standards. For this reason, my education and professional background are a huge asset to me as a tutor. As an experienced classroom teacher, i have a thorough understanding of the assessment requirements for public examinations, and i know exactly what it takes to succeed.