Numeracy is the ability, confidence and willingness to engage with quantitative and spatial information to make informed decisions in all aspects of daily living. A numerate individual has the confidence and awareness to know when and how to apply quantitative and spatial understandings at home, at school, at work or in the community.
Quantitative information also refers to information that can be measured and expressed as an amount. This includes: having a sense of the magnitude of numbers, using numbers in real-life situations, estimating amounts, interpreting statistical information, recognizing patterns, determining probability.
Employing numeracy in the subject areas has the dual effect of enriching students’ understanding of the subject area content and of increasing their numeracy skills. For students to develop breadth and depth in their numeracy skills, they must experience numeracy across all their subject/discipline areas. To become numerate, students need to recognize quantitative or spatial information within situations and use numeracy skills within the context where it exists.
Numeracy helps children with the following: understand and use small and large numbers, interpret or represent information in graphs and charts, understand and manage time, visualize how objects are positioned within a space, estimate distances, etc.
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.
Jun 2012 - Sep 2017
University of Lagos
Aug 2002 - Apr 2007
University of Calabar
Sep 2017 - Present
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.