I was born in Lagos Nigeria and moved to the United States about sixteen years ago. I graduated from Lake Norman Charter School earlier this year and currently, I am a student at Wingate University as a pre-pharmacy major.
My personal motto is to never give up on someone. After struggling repeatedly through life and school, I understand the frustration that comes from struggling with one's academics. I had the fortune of teachers who cared about me and heavily impacted the way I look at the world.
My hobbies include drawing and reading though I should mention I am a massive superhero comics, anime and manga, and Star Wars fan. Feel free to ask me any questions if you're confused or just want clarification.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Wingate University - Current Undergrad, Pre-Pharmacy
ACT Composite: 30
ACT English: 32
ACT Math: 26
ACT Reading: 30
ACT Science: 30
SAT Composite: 1970
SAT Math: 630
SAT Verbal: 720
SAT Writing: 620
Drawing, creative writing, and historical research.
Q & A
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
In a session with a student, I would first assess what they already know, when their tests and quizzes occur, and then begin to create a review schedule for them. Then following that review schedule, we would tackle the assignments they were given or the goals they wish to achieve. A focus would also be given to either increase timing or accuracy.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Going over different study methods as well as giving students a series of questions to ask their teachers (right before going over what type of questions to ask and what topics to emphasize.)
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Use different mediums to communicate the concept In different ways. Audio recordings, vlogs, modified lectures, flowcharts, and even the basic question answer sessions can all help In translating the same information, albeit In different ways.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
Slow down the reading and try to connect the ideas to more personal and contemporary focuses. For example, the Great Gatsby's contrast of old money versus new money can be compared to modern perceptions of Upper East Side versus Silicon Valley.
What is your teaching philosophy?
I've never had anyone give up on me despite having multiple reasons to do so, and I refuse to give up on other students as a result. I will give my students what they are due.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
I usually assess the level that student currently is at, find their goals, and understand what are their assignments, before hammering out a play by play pan. This plan has to be communicated to the student so that we can both meet in the middle.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
I'd relate the subject to something personal or contemporary. Who wants to simply read about Jacksonianism if you can't at least go over Andrew Jackson's sassy and sour attitude?
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Q &A these days are so underrated. If I can shoot a question at a student and they can give me the basic details, then I can ask more information pertaining to the more tangential details. If, by the end of the quizzing session, I get basic and detailed answers from the surface question, I know they know.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
Encourage hard work and praise partial answers. Use those to work towards an eventual full answer.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I usually ask them what they know, what they want to know, and I will usually follow it up with a quick quiz to assess any in-depth knowledge before making a plan.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
I utilize multiple methods. Whichever one that the student seems to be having the most success with is the method I utilize the most.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
My textbook, YouTube videos as examples, pictures, lecture styles, flashcards, notes, worksheets and annotations, and primary examples to showcase the objective.