Experienced Mathematics Tutor
Most of the students I teach have a specific goal and I therefore ensure that I know the details of the syllabus and examination requirements. I feel it is important for students to gain the confidence to ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere without pressure from their peers and I encourage their active participation in our sessions, by working together through problems once the theory has been covered.
I have 5 years of International teaching experience of Cambridge board.
My teaching style is heavily dictated by my student. My first lesson is all about discovering what type of learner they are. We’ll also talk about their interests and goals. This seemingly innocuous conversation often holds the key to motivating them towards success.
To my mind learning is always best done actively. I’ve personally never learned much by being talked at so that's not how I teach. I ask lots of questions and expect a good level of engagement during a session.
I also believe that at the heart of even the trickiest problems is a series of simple solutions. I aim to make those simple solutions clear and to help students to think clearly and effective for themselves.
Above all, learning doesn't happen very well if a student isn’t engaged. I’m good at helping my students become interested in what they're studying and, even if it takes a little while, it's more than worth it. I have experienced remarkable success with pupils who wrote Common Entrance and with Junior secondary students in their external examinations.
B.Sc Computer Science
Jan 2007 - Jul 2011
University of Ilorin
Nov 2014 - Jul 2017
Doregos Private Academy, Lagos Nigeria.
I was primarily responsible for the safety of my students. I ensured they were punctual to school, I also had to check on students who did not come to school on some days. I was to regularly encourage them and we did this after assembly daily. I gave reports to the school as well as their parents/guardians amongst others.
Mathematics and ICT teacher
Sep 2004 - Feb 2012
Jofay High School, Kano Nigeria.
I taught Mathematics and ICT in Junior High School. I was to ensure that my students loved Mathematics and thereby pass it. I organized weekly quizzes that kept them on their toes and that enhanced their success in their external examinations as well as internal examinations. I also taught ICT in the Primary section of the school.