Martha I.

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Experienced Phonics Tutor

Phonics helps children learn the relationship between letters (graphemes) and sounds (phonemes), and then remember the exact letter patterns and sequences that represent various speech sounds.

I try to combine a general approach of teaching with an engaging attitude, a high expectation of independent and creative work, and finally a supportive, knowledgeable environment for error and development.

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Levels Taught: Upper Primary, Junior Secondary, Upper Secondary, Exams

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Teaches students: Ages 5-18 Adult learning

Prepclass Tutor Since: March 2016

I am an educator with about 5 years teaching experience. I have a vast knowledge of the Nigerian, American and British curricula. I have penchant for teaching the English Language with peculiarities in Phonics/diction, Creative Writing, Grammar and Literature.

I have also prepared students for Junior and Senior WAEC, GCE, Checkpoint, IELTS and SAT with a 90% pass rate.


My attention to engagement and structured progress provides struggling students with the tools and attitude to help lift their grades, and assists well-performing students in discovering that extra flair and enjoyment that can distinguish their work at the highest level.

I firmly believe that no subject, however daunting, is too difficult for a student. My job and favorite activity is to find that relatable example or way of looking at a topic that can unlock a complex topic for a learner.

I spend a lot of time asking questions to make sure the students truly understand the concepts and then get them to teach it back to me as a way of clarifying their understanding. I try to come up with creative ways to learn and enforce concepts that are applicable to the real world.

I am also a big advocate in making sure students are equipped with all the tools to learn that will benefit them outside of our sessions , such as organisation and effective study techniques



Experience
  • English Educator
    Sep 2015 - Aug 2016

    Light House British College

    I taught Grammar, Phonics, Creative Writing,Literature and prepared Year 9 students for their Checkpoint examinations. I kept all academic records required of a dedicated class teacher. I also headed the Reading club and was a member of the examination committee.

  • English Educator
    Sep 2016 - Present

    Readington School

    English educator (Middle School 1-High School 3) Literature educator (High School 1) Checkpoint Instructor SAT Trainer Coordinator Literary and debating club Editor, Readington Echoes Class administrator (Middle School 2)

Education
  • BA Linguistics and Nigerian Languages
    Mar 2009 - Jul 2013

    University of Nigeria