Experienced Elementary Mathematics Tutor
I believe that my effectiveness as an Elementary Mathematics tutor comes from my student centered philosophy. I create lessons that call upon a wide range of learning strategies to meet the unique needs of my students. Rather than supplying my student an answer, I will always encourage him or her to achieve the satisfaction of finding it for themselves.
I aim to have a long lasting effect on my student, instilling in them a passion for learning, a mature and organised approach to studying, and the academic and personal skills that they need to achieve their goals
Prepclass Tutor Since: December 2015
My name is Okon. I am a graduate of Mass Communication from Olabisi Onabanjo University.
My six years experience teaching English Grammar and Elementary Mathematics, has personalized my approach to private tutoring. My aim is to develop active rapport with my students, in order to gain an insight into their personal goals and achievements.This in turn, helps me to identify any weaknesses as well as build on my student's strengths.
I hope to guide my students towards impending examinations or entrance tests by catering sessions to their particular needs and interest, while keeping sessions lively and fun.
I want to make my students feel as comfortable as possible, because that is when they will produce the best work.
Most of the time, the ability is there, so my job is to create self-assurance. I help my students to shape and structure their ideas, packaging them in an engaging way that will also get the marks.
I often ask my student to teach a topic back to me to show their understanding.
My goal is to give my students a set of tools to call upon in the examination, rather than directly spoon-feeding them answers. With the right tuition, any student can think efficiently, conveying an interesting and well-structured response to the question at hand.
I think reading is absolutely vital to improving spelling, vocabulary and grammar. I am a huge reader and always delighted to recommend titles to my students, at every level.
Teacher (Computer)Mar 2017 - Present
Lagos Progressive School
Teach students Computer knowledge and skills
Private teacherMar 2014 - May 2016
Private home tutor
English Grammar and Elementary Mathematics TutorDec 2015 - Present
Prepclass Ng Ltd
I enjoy getting to know my students and weaving their personal interests into my lessons so as to engage them. Humor and frequent praise are indispensable tools as well as clearly articulated learning outcomes and high expectations. My lessons often use a list of 'success criteria', 'model answers' and teacher evaluation of strengths and weaknesses. I encourage reflection and independent thought through targeted questioning and scaffolding of the learning so as to allow my students to reach their goals.
BA Mass CommunicationSep 2003 - Nov 2007
Olabisi Onabanjo University