Lily O.

Home tutor in Surulere Lagos State, Lagos

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Dedicated Handwriting Improvement Teacher

Improving children's penmanship, legibility, pencil grasp, and working on problem areas are all important things that need to be addressed—especially in the digital age when most of our written communication is done through texting on mobile devices or typing on a keyboard. Voice recognition software has even evolved to the point that commands can now be verbal—making even keystrokes obsolete!

Visual-motor skills, such as eye-hand coordination, are associated with academic achievement. Scientists have found that developing fine motor skills in early childhood can predict not only writing success, but better performance in reading and math in elementary school.

Children who can write quickly and legibly are more likely to demonstrate skills in expressing their thoughts through the written word. When kids struggle to write neatly and efficiently, they are often accused of being lazy, and this may affect their behavior and self-esteem.

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Levels Taught: Lower Primary, Upper Primary

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Being a versatile individual, I have had the opportunity to teach students who functioned below-, on-, and above grade level. I have been successful at accommodating diverse student needs by facilitating all styles of learners, offering individualized and extracurricular support . I utilize weekly quizzes and monthly tests to track student progress, locate areas of weakness, and prepare students for finals exams.

My methods are, of course, also informed by a thorough understanding of assessment requirements and criteria both for school entrance examinations and public examinations. I believe that a positive and confident attitude towards the various academic subjects being studied can be hugely beneficial in terms of results, and I try to engender this by providing a supportive yet challenging relationship and environment for study.

I think the most important quality in any tutor is patience. My first step is to perform an assessment of the student; this, along with a comparison of the student's academic goals, forms the basis of our lesson plan. I listen closely to the family's goals in order to tailor my approach specifically to that student.

Experience
  • Class Teacher
    Sep 2017 - Present

    Princeton Schools

    As a class teacher at Princeton Schools, I present lessons in a comprehensive manner and using audio/visual means to facilitate learning, I provide individualized instruction to each student thereby promoting interactive learning, I create and distribute educational content (notes, summaries, assignments etc, I assess and record students’ progress and provide grades and feedback, I create rigorous lessons that are aligned with the subject curriculum, I plan and execute educational in-class and outdoor activities and events, I collaborate with other teachers, parents and stakeholders and participate in regular meetings, I observe and understand students’ behavior and psyche and report suspicion of neglect, abuse etc.

Education
  • M.Sc Geophysics
    Jun 2012 - Sep 2017

    University of Lagos

  • B.Sc Geophysics
    Aug 2002 - Apr 2007

    University of Calabar