Olanrewaju O.

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Excellent Mathematics Tutor

I love the challenge of helping students understand the nuances of mathematics so that the knowledge will stay with them forever. I like to use frequent test papers to test the knowledge of students and also help prepare them for their academic tests and exams. This gets the "Exam" phobia out from their system.


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Prepclass Tutor Since: April 2015

My name is Olanrewaju, I am a graduate of Mathematics Education from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. I have 11 years of teaching experience covering Mathematics ( Cambridge IGCSE and A level), physics, and International Examinations (eg SAT, GMAT, GRE & Canadian OSSD).

I have produced excellent students most of which are currently studying in top universities in Nigeria and abroad. I have 100% of students achieving A*-C in Cambridge examinations, 95% 1300-1550 in SAT, 95% 600-760 in GMAT and 100% 3+ and 4+ points for OSSD students.

My approach to tutoring begins with getting to know each student - their interests, their perceived strengths and weaknesses and then together coming up with a set of learning goals defined by them.

The most important aspect of tutoring is building a student's confidence in their own abilities, which I believe is best achieved in a relaxed atmosphere where they feel free to explore ideas, ask questions and are not afraid to make mistakes.

For students preparing for exams, we work extensively on exam technique, breaking down what can often seem like an extremely daunting endeavour into manageable tasks where they understand exactly what is being asked for by the examiners. I am encouraging, very friendly and try to make my lessons as fun as possible, to help each student reconfigure their relationship to subjects they find challenging.

One of my favourite methods of ensuring students truly understand a topic is to get them to teach someone else the topic, be that their mum and dad, their friends at school or even me, their tutor. Not only does teaching someone else what you've just learnt repetitively drill the subject back into your own mind, but explaining it out loud and guiding someone else through the learning process is a remarkably good way of ensuring you know it yourself. Indeed Aristotle is attributed to have said "those that know, do; those that understand, teach." 


Experience
  • A level Math teacher (part time)
    Sep 2017 - Present

    Cambridge college

    Preparation of students for Cambridge A level Mathematics examinations and UK Foundation Mathematics final examination

  • Teacher of A level and international examinations
    Jul 2017 - Present

    Wisdom House College

    Preparing students for Cambridge A level examinations. Preparing students for international examinations ( SAT, GMAT, GRE etc)

  • Mathematics teacher
    Sep 2011 - Aug 2016

    Global International College

    Cambridge A level Mathematics teacher UK Foundation Mathematics teacher and Coordinator. Teacher of Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Mathematics.

  • SAT Maths, GMAT, Mathematics and Economics Tutor
    Apr 2015 - Present

    Tutor Prepclass ng Ltd

    I believe that best results are achieved when students are given the freedom to formulate their own opinions, before having these sensitively challenged. Asking testing questions is central to my approach in every lesson, and I aim to equip my tutees with an intellectual confidence that will serve them well in tricky exams and beyond. This approach also demands flexibility on behalf of the tutor and, as a result, I always make sure to tailor lessons and schemes of work according to the exact requirements of each student.

Education
  • B.Sc Education & Mathematics
    Apr 2002 - Mar 2007

    University of Ibadan