The importance of Reading to children cannot be overemphasized. It will help to improve the process of cognitive development. Cognitive development is the emergence of the ability to think and understand, it’s “the construction of thought processes, including remembering, problem solving, and decision-making, from childhood through adolescence to adulthood”. Reading will influence how the child perceives and thinks about his or her world through areas such as information processing, intelligence, reasoning, language development, and memory.
Teaching kids has been the most rewarding experience; it allows me to impart some of my love for learning and gives me the satisfaction of helping and guiding a pupil to discover their own abilities and the confidence to do the work.
I treat my pupils as individuals - that is, I don't patronize them as I find that having a good relationship and enjoying our time together helps the work process and builds confidence. I like to discuss a subject beyond the set syllabus and imbue my pupil with the desire to discover further. The syllabus can be dull and confining - I believe it is important to show how much more there is out there to learn and enjoy.
I am reliable, flexible, kind, firm and detail-oriented. I place great emphasis on sound foundations, good organisation and exam technique. I seek to stimulate my student's curiosity in the subject. I will also give the student practical guidance for tackling texts, revision and tests.
My approach has consistently yielded higher academic achievement and better motivated students.
I tailor my teaching for each child and have substantial prior experience to draw upon.
B.Sc Adult Education
Feb 2010 - Oct 2014
University of Lagos
Jan 2015 - Present
Presenting lessons in a comprehensive manner and using audio/visual means to facilitate learning. •Providing individualized instruction to each student thereby promoting interactive learning. •Creating and distributing educational content (notes, summaries, assignments etc). •Assessing and recording students’ progress and providing grades and feedback. •Creating rigorous lessons that are aligned with the subject curriculum. •Planning and executing educational in-class and outdoor activities and events. •Collaborating with other teachers, parents and stakeholders and participating in regular meetings. •Observing and understanding students’ behavior and psyche and reporting suspicion of neglect, abuse etc.
Class Teacher (Nursery 2)
Sep 2009 - Sep 2010
Olatunde Nursery and Primary School
I taught students in Nursery 2. I liaised with parents on how to harness their potentials and also provide them with details on how the children are faring. I created activities to keep them busy and interested at every point in time. I taught them how to read their alphabets, count numbers and also prepare them for their transition into the primary section.