Taiwo F.

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I am also a great advocate of allowing students to quantitatively track their own progress through results in mini-tests and exercises. I find that if a student can clearly see the progress that they have made so far, then the hurdles that they have yet to jump seem just that little bit more manageable. Helping students to track their own progress is especially helpful during revision time, when a sense of progress can really help combat those familiar revision blues.

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Levels Taught: Lower Primary, Upper Primary


I believe that my responsibility as a tutor is not only to teach my students the necessary content, but also to arm them with all the necessary tools they will need to enjoy taking their learning far beyond our sessions.

I also like to engage my students in conversations that take us well beyond the sometimes restrictive syllabus.

The second major tool I aim to pass on to my students is perhaps a little more mundane but one that I believe to be equally as important; organisation. Not just in the practical sense of effective note taking and filing but also in relation to a students ability to organize their own thoughts.

A well organised mind is much more adept at problem solving because it grants students the ability to take a step back and see the bigger picture.

I help my students to do this by talking often and in depth with them about problem solving in general and how we can apply the same techniques across a huge range of subjects and questions. It has often been said that education is less about learning facts by note and more about training yourself to think about the world in a different (and hopefully more useful) way.

Having worked with a great number of students over the years, I have found that each of them learn and makes sense of their subjects in very particular ways. As such, I always try to match my teaching style with the learning style of my student.

I have a great interest in learning strategies and understanding the myriad of ways in which pupils absorb information.

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