The art of solving problems extends beyond mathematics. While you may never directly apply a theorem from mathematics in your career, life is full of problems to be solved. In addition to the mathematical techniques necessary for a particular course, I strive to teach the general method of problem solving--a valuable, life-long skill that will be utilized long after you forget the fundamental theorem of mathematics. The challenges of math apply directly to the challenges of life.
My name is James, I am a graduate of Computer Science Education from Ekiti State University. I have more than 6 years experience teaching Mathematics, Science and ICT to Students, Preparing them for internal and external examinations.My passion is to see my students improve and achieve more through learning and mentoring.
I think students perform the best when they are the most engaged in what they are learning, when they can connect their learning to things they already love, whether that’s activities, interests or hobbies. The most important aspect of private tuition, in my view, is that I develop a relationship with my students which goes beyond the teacher-pupil arrangement, so they can grow in confidence with the knowledge that they have a mentor to support them both academically and in personal development.
My approach varies hugely depending on the student I am tutoring. However I think something which unifies it across the range of ages and abilities is that I always try to break down what seem like huge, difficult subjects or assignments into smaller, manageable, non-scary, fun tasks. I work closely with each student to determine the ways in which they learn best, their interests, strengths and weaknesses, and feed this back into my tutoring methods, creating a tailor-made learning experience. 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 academic subject 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 thoroughly enjoy tutoring each of the subjects I teach, and hope that I can transmit my enthusiasm and energy to my students.
B.Sc Education & Computer Science
Sep 2011 - Mar 2015
Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti
ICT instructor, Maths educator and year 2 class teacher
Jan 2018 - Present
teach ICT for upper primary classes and class teacher for year 2
ICT science educator for upper primary and junior secondary. class teacher for year 5
Apr 2015 - Nov 2017
Teach Science and ICT and class teacher for year 5.
Jan 2010 - Aug 2016
St. Saviours Schools
teach maths for junior and senior secondary
ICT, Mathematics and Science Tutor
Aug 2017 - Present
Tutor Prepclass ng Ltd
My approach to tutoring is student-driven and question-based. 'Student-driven' means that each lesson is tailored to their own needs and concerns. We tackle the topics that they find most challenging and build confidence from there. 'Question-based' means that I always keep my students engaged and on their toes. They are an active participant in the lesson and enjoy rising to the challenge. As we tackle more material, I make sure that we regularly revisit what we've learnt in previous weeks. Recapping our progress at the beginning of each lesson means that new-found knowledge sticks in my student's long-term memory. They'll be well-prepared when exam time comes around!