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Joy

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I will work tirelessly and meticulously to make sure that all aspects of your writing, reading, comprehension, organization, and analysis skills are on point and polished to the highest degree possible to get exactly the results you need. I will also help you get A's in your sciences e.g biology, live sciences, pharmacology, microbiology.

Joy’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: College of medicine-University of lagos - Bachelors, Medicine

Hobbies

Tutoring, long tennis,travelling,shopping.

Tutoring Subjects

Biology

College Biology

English

Essay Editing

High School Biology

Life Sciences

Microbiology

Pharmacology

Science


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my desire as an educator to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites the sharing of ideas. There are three elements that I believe are conducive to establishing such an environment, (1) the teacher acting as a guide, (2) allowing the child's natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, and (3) promoting respect for all things and all people. When the teacher's role is to guide, providing access to information rather than acting as the primary source of information, the student's search for knowledge is met as they learn to find answers to their questions. For students to construct knowledge, they need the opportunity to discover for themselves and practice skills in authentic situations. Providing students access to hands-on activities and allowing adequate time and space to use materials that reinforce the lesson being studied creates an opportunity for individual discovery and construction of knowledge to occur.

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

The first sessions with your student are very important. They allow you to establish a positive and friendly climate for future meetings, to begin to understand why the student wants to learn English, and to assess the student's present abilities. Plan to make the student comfortable with you; plan to help the student express thoughts about goals or needs for learning English; and assess the student's present level of English vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. During the first sessions, encourage your student to do the talking. Don't let nervousness about silences, or your desire to be friendly, make you too talkative. If possible, discuss goals for learning English with your student. Understanding more about your student's needs will help you prepare lesson plans with built-in motivation. Be open to change as your student's needs and ability to express those needs change. In addition, you may wish to come supplied with a tutoring kit. This kit can include any items that you feel would be of practical help during a tutoring session.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

1. Provide students with opportunities to self-monitoring. 2. Use questioning as scaffolding to independent deeper understanding. 3. Offer models of behavior. 4. Develop communication that includes language focused on learning. 5. Provide written or oral feedbacks on classroom and homework. 6. Give students the opportunity to set their own learning goals. 7. Involve students in lesson planning. 8. Encourage students to be reflective.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

1.Compliment and praise students in ways big or small. 2.Expect excellence. 3.Be excited most of the time. 4.Be creative. Relate the student's life to topics being discussed. 5.Track improvement. 6.Reward good jobs and well-dones.

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

Encourage your students to model your behavior. For example, by showing them how categorizing information can make it easier to remember. Develop communication that includes language focused on learning. This helps students to become more aware of the steps involved in learning, to understand their own individual learning style and helps them share their thinking. Provide written and/or oral feedback on classwork and homework. This can be a good way to improve students' confidence in working independently. Limit use of attainment grades and scores and consider giving grades for level of effort. Encourage collaboration Give your students regular opportunities to complete quality, small group tasks and encourage them to learn from each other and develop their own ideas, rather than always looking to you for answers. Give pupils choices, and encourage your students to set their own learning goals so that they can reflect on their own interests and preferences and take ownership of their learning; this will make your students feel empowered and in control of their own learning. Involve pupils again in lesson planning. Asking your students for their input will help them feel that they have a responsibility for and involvement in their own learning. Video reflections can help you recognize the level of student involvement in a lesson and allow you to plan your practice better. Encourage your pupils to be reflective. Suggesting your students keep a 'learning diary' can enable them to keep track of their learning and monitor their progress. Hopefully their confidence will increase as they look back and become aware of how far they've come throughout the school year. Encourage your students to model your behavior. For example, by showing them how categorizing information can make it easier to remember.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

1.monitoring comprehension 2.make sure the child is thinking about the comprehension 3.graphic organizer 4.answering questions 5.generating questions 6.recognising story structures 7.making a summary.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

1.reading the syllabus 2.planning weekly study times 3.log on to the course home at least 3 times weekly 4.ask questions 5.make connections with the student.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

1. Connect what you're teaching to real life 2. Use students' interests and fascinations 3. Give students choices 4. Present information in multiple formats 5. Teach students self-monitoring skills.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

1.Avoid yes/no answers 2.Quizzes 3.Ask the student to reflect 4.Ask the student to summarize 5.Hand signals 6.Response cards 7.Assessments 8.Practice frequency

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

1.Tell them to say it out loud. 2.Braindump 3.Let the students know that when answering questions, they don't have to start from number one. 4.Be visual and creative when explaining things to a student.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

1.Each week, you must have a defined curriculum 2.Assess the students on those objectives weekly 3.Based on the assessment results, you decide whether to reteach the topic or enrich session for the following week. 4.The following week, students enrich the session.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I normally adapt my tutoring to my student's needs by focusing on differentiating contents, instructions, process, learning environment and also trying things in a different approach.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

-A smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer with a reliable Internet connection. -Any homework, assignment sheets, project outlines, etc. that pertains to the lesson (files can be shared between the tutor and student within the class). -An interactive whiteboard. -HD video/audio feeds. -Live chat. -Any textbooks relevant to the lesson. -Materials for physical note taking.