Senior Secondary School Chemistry Tutor
Interesting Chemistry Tutor
When teaching chemistry, i focus both on students who are interested in chemistry and who aren't really interested in chemistry by helping them see the relevance of it to the rest of their studies. I use physical models and image or narrative based techniques, to engage them through the subject matter that interests them. Once interested in the subject matter, I focus on maintaining the enthusiasm by ensuring they understand the subject matter.
My name is Makinde, I am a second class upper division graduate of Chemical and Polymer Engineering from the University of Lagos. I was awarded a university scholarship all through my stay in the University as a result of my excellent academic performance.
For two (2) years now, I have successfully taught Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics to Secondary Students preparing them for internal examinations and external examinations like Jamb, O-levels and A-levels.
My approach to teaching is that i always tackle fundamentals first, with the aim of developing confidence and basic skills. I have a friendly and approachable style to my teaching which makes my students feel empowered to ask as many questions as they need and approach lessons as a discussion not a lecture.
I always like to take a few lessons to get an appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of each of my student. Once I have done so, I set challenges and aims for each student, and encourage the student to work through the problems they are having with guidance. I also believe many of the students I teach are capable of achieving their aims, so I do my best to instill confidence!
I give my students the tools to unlock their full potential. My passion for my students and my own educational experience gives me a very strong grounding in enabling this empowerment.
M.Sc Chemical Engineering
Mar 2016 - Jul 2017
University of Lagos
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Jun 2016 - Present
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In my years of teaching, I have learnt to be flexible and dynamic in order to meet the individual needs of each student. Having taught students of different ages and abilities, I understand the importance of employing different learning styles and strategies in order to maximize each student's full potential. I always revisit already taught topics before introducing the students to new topics. This ensures that what has been taught has been fully understood.