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Richmond

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Ever since I started teaching about 7 years ago, I have been passionate in my commitment to three principal things: maximizing individual student performance, inspiring student’s interest in science and/or Math and instilling a sense of respect, self - worth and responsibility among all students. Because I understand the importance of this calling, I have equipped myself with a Bachelors degree in Biology, a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction (K 7-12 Biology) and Currently pursuing another Masters degree in Adult education.
I have also developed unique skills for scaffolding lessons, individualized instructions and differentiated instructions because I am cognizant of the fact that we learn differently. I also understand the importance of motivating the learner and that has led me to research, learn, practice and master different ways to recognize, appreciate and reinforce desired learning outcomes demonstrated by my students.

Richmond’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Lagos, Nigeria - Bachelors, Biology, General

Graduate Degree: University of Maryland-College Park - Masters, Curriculum & Instruction

Hobbies

Listening to music

Tutoring Subjects

Biology

Chemistry

College Biology

College Chemistry

GED Prep

Geometry

High School Biology

High School Chemistry

Life Sciences

Math

Middle School Math

Science

Test Prep


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

To make learning as much fun and as engaging as possible.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Get to know the student's personality, short term and long term goals, as well as learning style.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Empower the student with time management techniques and self-directed homework.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Help the student to stay focused on his/her goal, and making learning fun.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I will use hands-on activities, visual aids, videos and everyday life examples to explain the concept.