Professional Phonics Tutor
Phonics is a branch of linguistics where the sounds and physical properties of human speech sounds are studied. Phonics reading is highly essential in every child education.
I believe teaching children phonics will help them in many ways in life. In the first instance, phonics reading is very important in helping children to learn how to spell words. It will be impossible for a person to spell any word correctly if the person is not able to recognize the sounds of the letters used in forming the words. When a child is taught phonics, the child will be able to recognize sounds in words and will be able to spell them correctly.
In my years of experience as a teacher, I have realized that children have problem in reading because they are not able to recognize the sounds of the letters of the alphabet in the words they read. Phonics reading will help children to recognize and associate sounds of the letters of the alphabet in the word they read. This will help them to improve in their reading skills and efficiency. In other words, it will be difficult for a child to improve in his reading skills if the teaching of phonics is removed from their curriculum.
Phonics reading helps also to increase a child's fluency in reading. Fluency in this context is not limited to reading fast. It also means reading text accurately. When a child is taught phonics properly, the child will find reading easy. The child will not only read accurately but also quickly. Reading quick and correctly is another benefit of phonics reading.
Phonics reading is also necessary for the improvement of a child's reading comprehension. It is impossible for somebody to understand a word that is not properly pronounced. When a child learns how to pronounce a word very well, the child will be able to comprehend what he or she reads. Reading comprehension is another benefit that can be derived from phonics reading. Phonics reading will also help a child in acquiring more vocabulary on daily basis. When a child is able to pronounce a word correctly, the child will be able to understand the word. Children normally use in their words that they understand in their daily speech.
Children have to develop more confidence in themselves before they begin to vocalize more. This begins the moment they realize that they can pronounce words correctly like older people. It is only through phonics reading that children will develop the ability to pronounce words very well. So, if you want your child to develop confidence and become more vocal in the future, you need to teach him or her phonics.
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.
It is imperative to set clear goals with each individual tutee and over the course of the lessons, achieve these goals in a direct and rewarding manner. The methods used to reach these set incentives will change according to the situation and needs of the student. However, there are some central principles with my approach to tutoring that do not change. I seek to inspire confidence and motivation by drawing out enthusiasms of the subject to ensure on-going interest in the lessons. I also focus on building strong and trustworthy relationships with the students which in turn make for positive and successful lessons.
It is my desire that pupils/students see education beyond the classroom thing and they understand this as a major input in their critical and problem solving skills which is required of every 21st century learner.I am resourceful and I always meet deadlines.I make sure my sessions with students are always impacting, leaving a good note about the subject always.I make sure my sessions are practical and this makes the subject easier to relate and recall also for the students.
B.Sc Mathematics and Statistics
Dec 2007 - Sep 2011
University of Lagos
Subject Teacher (Year 7-10)
Sep 2017 - Present
Avicena International School
I teach students in Year 7-10. My responsibilities include planning of lessons, preparing materials to be used for the lessons, encouraging students to participate in the lessons, making sure subject or topic taught is understood by students, monitoring progress, and maintaining attendance records, giving regular assignments to always keep the students occupied and updated before a new class.
Class Teacher (Key Stage 2) and Subject Teacher (Mathematics)
Aug 2016 - Jul 2017
Kid's Court School
I taught students in Key Stage 2 (Year 3). I did this with the aid of a lesson plan/scheme of work. Searched for materials to be used for the lessons, encouraged students to participate in the lessons, making sure subject or topic taught is understood by students, monitoring progress, and maintaining attendance records, giving regular assignments to always keep the students occupied and updated before a new class. Liaising with parents and the school management on how best to encourage students to do better.
Subject Teacher (Mathematics)
Sep 2012 - Jul 2016
Royal Crown Schools
I taught Mathematics to students in JSS1, 2, 3 and SS1, 2 and 3. I prepared the JSS3 and SS3 classes for their JSCE, SSCE, NECO and JAMB examinations. I made use of past questions to give the students a feel of how external examination questions are set.
Ms Bukola was a wonderful tutor for my ward. She is very professional and also she instantly got a good contact with my ward. Her progress is very impressive and I got a lot of positive feedback from her school teacher as well.