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Excellent IELTS Tutor
At beginning of the class, I give a practice exam for the student to have an idea of what they are aiming for. This demonstrates the structure, timing implication and the serious nature of study that they need to undertake until the time of their exam. Then i focus on their weak areas. The practice test, gives me a good idea of their weak points. Though the IELTS test is broken down into four parts: reading, speaking, listening and writing. I teach all aspects of the test but focus on the weak points of the students and provide them with extra activities. Bring it all the way back to basics for them if need be, and get them writing simple sentences if they make simple errors.
I also explain the structure of the exam because most of the questions are similar, and even though they increase in level of difficulty throughout, they can all be written to a structure. With the writing tasks, i ensure that students include all the necessary information. Then I teach them the importance of Timing. For example, the IELTS reading task contains three passages that become increasingly difficult. Instead of spending 20 minutes on each, they should spend 15 minutes on the first, 20 on the second and 25 minutes on the third.
Prepclass Tutor Since: February 2017
My name is Maxwell, I am a graduate of English and Literary Studies from the University of Port harcourt.
In my two (2) years of teaching English Language and Literature in English, I have really learned what it means to find your passion. I have successfully prepared students for IGCSE, SAT, IELTS and JAMB.
Because every student, even the smartest and brightest, needs help sometimes, I offer my experiences and advice whenever possible. My strongest asset has always been my personalized advice and empathy towards my students. This allows me to find the best approach to learning that works for them.
when I teach, I always try to understand how a student thinks and comprehends a subject, and work with them to better their understanding and fill in any gaps in their comprehension of the subject.
I really love translating difficult information into simpler analogies, and I love infusing creativity in my approach to teaching.
I do not only make my students comprehend the curriculum, but i also help them form better studying habits and take better notes.
English Teacher: SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, WAEC and JAMBApr 2016 - Present
The 16plus School
Worked as an SAT teacher, after which I was promoted to an assistant IGCSE teacher. During this time, I developed an eclectic style of teacher which suits each students according to their needs and intellectual capacity. I also recorded high performance from my students in their SAT, IELTS and JAMB exams
English and Literature TeacherFeb 2015 - Oct 2015
Success Comprehensive Secondary School
Worked here as an English teacher and it was at this stage that I developed most of my teaching skills. I also organised a spelling bee competition with the assistance of some member of staff.
Professional English language, Literature in English and IELTS TutorFeb 2017 - Present
Professional Tutor Prepclass ng Ltd
As a teacher, the first role i play is that of the classroom manager because good organization is a key factor in planning the syllabus. I also act as a resource by helping the students if necessary. To increase the effectiveness of learning, i sometimes act with the students on the same level as a participant. Thereby gaining an insight to the way students develop. I then analyze the way of teaching, observe what is going on in the classroom and investigate the ways students learn,with the aim to either maintain or modify my method of teaching.
BA English and Literary StudiesJan 2011 - Apr 2015
University of Port Harcourt