Senior Secondary School Chemistry Tutor
I enjoy working with students of all ages/aptitudes (high school students struggling to get through the class all the way up to college students just looking to boost their grades) and have spent many hours thinking about the pedagogy of chemistry. I have taught General chemistry, Organic chemistry I and II at the college level, and I firmly believe I can help anybody to not only understand the chemistry fundamentals necessary to excel academically but also apply their new found grasp of chemistry to impact their desired career (research, medicine, engineering, etc.). The perspective gained from understanding the underlying chemistry can add remarkable clarity to any number of other areas of inquiry.
My name is Onuminya, I am a second class upper division degree graduate of Biochemistry from the University of Jos. I also have a master's degree in Biochemistry from the University of Lagos. I am an experienced teacher having taught Physics, Biology and Chemistry for over five years. In these years, i have significantly increased the success rate of my students.
I care a lot about my students understanding the concepts they are learning, not just getting the right answers, and will spend as long as it takes to help them get there.
Being a visual person myself, I am quick to use diagrams and visual aids to help students process things in a different way. Whenever I edit students' writing I make sure to explain why I've corrected or changed things, even down to the punctuation edits. I am happy to work with weaker students, as I am a very patient tutor.
I believe students perform best when they feel as confident as possible. This inspires my teaching style, which is kind and respectful but rigorous and thorough. I strive to build a trusting and respectful relationship between me and my students, as this is conducive to an enthusiastic and successful learning atmosphere. My excellent academic record from the University through to my MSc degree means I am well-suited to teach these disciplines. I greatly enjoy teaching science, as I find that the analytical and argumentative skills it fosters form the fundamental backbone to learning all disciplines.
Jan 2017 - Present
University of Lagos
Jan 2014 - Jan 2017
Future Leaders International Schools
Head Chemistry teacher; Head of Science Club; member of ICT group, Head of group in charge of coaching students for quizzes and competitions.
Knowledgeable Biology, Physics and Chemistry Tutor
Jan 2017 - Present
Tutor Prepclass ng Ltd
My strategy in tutoring is to make a subject interesting and important for my students. Igniting the interest to a subject is the first and crucial step in academic success. Breaking the complex concept into easy logical blocks, finding funny analogies and important connections with real life help my students achieve deep understanding of a subject. Telling my students a discovery story and letting them to "re-discover" the key concept is another powerful tool.