Confident English Language Tutor
My approach to tutoring has always placed emphasis on the pupil themselves having fun, enjoying my company and therefore looking forward to the sessions and being more engaged. I have worked with exceptionally bright students and students that are struggling academically, and I always endeavor to encourage them whatever their level, without making them feel babied. With older students I emphasize the importance of really nailing the basics as a foundation upon which they can build, for example i spend a lot of time ensuring that the student has an extremely strong grounding in all basic Grammar concepts before moving on to more sophisticated material.
Mary A. also teaches English Language Tutor
Prepclass Tutor Since: September 2015
My name is Mary, I am a graduate of English Education from the Lagos State University. I am currently a postgraduate student of the University of Lagos (M.A English Language).
Over the past two years i have prepared students for both internal and external examinations in English Language and Verbal Reasoning.
I am a young tutor who loves learning and wants to communicate that passion. Real academic success comes from a deep understanding of a subject and its relation to the world. That is why I believe that any student can excel as long as they know why they are working and learn to truly enjoy it.
On the technical side, I pay special attention to understanding mark schemes, deconstructing exams and working on unique exam strategies for every student. All too often, students lose confidence because they are not taught examination technique, which is a subtle and complicated skill on its own.
My approach to tutoring is warm and encouraging. Indeed, I believe that building a genuine relationship with a student is of great importance and that the greatest progress is made is by establishing open, honest and authentic dialogue.
I believe that all questions should be cheered with moments of authentic curiosity, whether about the etymology of a certain spelling word, or why it's possible to write an essay about a text without necessarily knowing what the author 'means' and this can both broaden comprehension and introduce challenging new ideas.
English Language TeacherApr 2018 - Present
Testimonial International School
Teaches English Studies Coordinates co-curricula activities
Learning ConsultantDec 2017 - Jan 2018
*Facilitated creative writing sessions in schools. *Supervises Students writing projects. *Trains teachers on blended learning.
Competent English language and Verbal Reasoning TutorSep 2015 - Present
Tutor Prepclass ng Ltd
My approach to English Language and Verbal Reasoning tutoring is based around the core skills that make up most of the examination questions a student will encounter. I look at the student's reading comprehension, textual analysis, creative writing and essay technique. The broad applicability of these skills is what makes really good English tutoring so beneficial. If a student can learn to read with a sharp eye for detail, and write with insight and clarity, they will flourish in every academic discipline.
M.Sc English and Literary StudiesJan 2018 - Present
University of Lagos
BA Education And English LanguageFeb 2010 - Apr 2014
Lagos State University