I think students perform the best when they are the most engaged in what they are learning, when they can connect their learning to things they already love, whether that’s activities, interests or hobbies. The most important aspect of teaching Accounting, in my view, is that i develop a relationship with my students which goes beyond the teacher-pupil arrangement, so they can grow in confidence with the knowledge that they have a mentor to support them both academically and in personal development.
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'
- Sep 2014
Lagos State University
- Oct 2005
Obafemi Awolowo University
Account and Mathematics TutorAug 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.