Joseph B.

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Experienced Mathematics Tutor

Having worked as a Mathematics teacher across a variety of ages in the past, i have had experience with a huge range of different abilities and needs. I love the challenge of finding and understanding exactly how each student works and have a vast bank of tutoring resources and teaching aids to help my student learn to the best of their ability. I consider myself patient and creative and always focus on helping my student build up their confidence and enjoyment in learning throughout my sessions.


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Prepclass Tutor Since: April 2016

My name is Joseph. I am a graduate of Accountancy from Lagos State University.

Having five years experience teaching Mathematics and Accounting, it is my fundamental belief that making lessons interesting for my students is crucial in effective teaching.

This is especially so for Accounting, where a huge amount of learning takes place while my students are doing unassisted exercises. Through my encouraging and animated approach to tutorials, i aim to instill a passion in my students, so that they will respond to such exercises with enthusiasm and confidence.

Ideally, i want my students to feel that every new topic or idea that they come across is something that they could have invented themselves, given enough time and the correct initial line of thought. Therefore, when time allows, i tend to teach the reason behind each formula and result that we use in Mathematics, rather than just teaching how to apply this to a question.

I even encourage my student to derive these results themselves, with some assistance, where necessary.

In recent years, Accounting and Mathematics examinations at GCE and A-level have tended to increase in difficulty and i feel, now more than ever, the extra understanding afforded by learning in this manner is of paramount importance in setting my students up for the more difficult questions on their paper; when an unfamiliar or particularly difficult question appears in a paper, students with a deep understanding will be more able to adapt than students who have just been 'taught to the examinations'

Experience
  • Account and Mathematics Tutor
    Aug 2016 - Present

    Prepclass Ng Ltd

    I am very passionate and enthusiastic about teaching, and take a structured and detailed approach in order to instill confidence in my students and help develop their skills. I have learnt to be adaptable, flexible and dynamic in order to meet the individual needs of each student, and having taught a wide range of ages and abilities across the spectrum, i understand the importance of employing different learning styles and strategies in order to maximize each student's full potential.

Education
  • B.Sc Accountancy
    May 2008 - Sep 2014

    Lagos State University

  • ND Accountancy
    Mar 2003 - Oct 2005

    Obafemi Awolowo University