Kayode J.

Senior Secondary School Chemistry Tutor

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I believe that my responsibility as a tutor is not only to teach my students the necessary content, but also to arm them with all the necessary tools they will need to enjoy taking their learning far beyond our sessions.

The first of these tools, which can never be overstated, is a genuine interest in the subject! Once that interest is sparked it becomes much easier for students to motivate themselves, a skill which will help them extract as much joy as possible from all their future learning. I also like to engage my students in conversations that take us well beyond the sometimes restrictive syllabus.

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As a tutor I tailor my knowledge and input to each individual student based on their needs. I feel strongly that an optimistic, 'you can do it' approach - alongside eliminating a student’s fear of particular topics by broaching them at the get-go and instilling good exam technique are all essential.

When tutoring I believe that understanding and motivation rarely arises in the absence of relatability. As such, I aim to make seemingly difficult subjects personally relevant and interesting, rendering abstract concepts far more tangible.

This is absolutely integral from Early Years to University education and I often find that a different way of approaching a topic, or a strong analogy is all it takes to make a difficult subject become simple and intuitive.

I also have a great passion for building confidence, and my tutees relate that my enthusiasm and positivity helps a great deal with making them feel positive about working and their own abilities. I am extremely patient and encouraging and will always make sure every child feels they have gained confidence to independently approach any topic I help them with in order to build their self-belief and autonomy.

I am able to help a lot with exam and essay writing techniques; scientific writing and essay construction are things I am very confident in teaching.

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  • B.Sc Pure and Applied Mathematics

    Sep 2007 - Oct 2012

    Ladoke Akintola University of Technology

  • B.Tech Education

    Jan 2018 - Present

    Corona College of Education


  • Mathematics and Class teacher

    Sep 2017 - Present

    Silversands Hall Schools Lekki Lagos

    Prepare lesson notes, teach, prepare and administer tests and monitor the learner's progress

  • Quantitative Reasoning Tutor

    Jun 2017 - Jan 2018

    Tractrain Consulting

    I prepared students for the quantitative reasoning aspects of GMAT, GRE, SSAT and SAT examinations.

  • Subject Teacher

    Oct 2015 - Jan 2017

    Merchant Navy Comprehensive High School

    I taught Mathematics and Physics to students in SS1-3. I prepared the SS3 class for their Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations and JAMB.

  • Subject Teacher (Physics and Computer Science)

    Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

    Mayday Group of Schools

    I taught Physics and Computer Science to children in SS3 preparing for WAEC, NECO and JAMB.