Enthusiastic, resourceful recent graduate with academic and professional background in Chemical Engineering, Mathematics, and General Engineering. Ability to establish priorities and meet challenges head-on. Strengths include team work and learning new concepts with ease. In addition, I enjoy teaching and imparting knowledge.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Obafemi Awolowo University - Bachelors, Chemical Engineering
Graduate Degree: Texas AM University-Kingsville - Masters, Chemical Engineering
Playing drums, Playing soccer, travelling, Solving math problems
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
CLEP College Mathematics
Drum and Percussion
GRE Subject Test in Mathematics
GRE Subject Tests
IB Further Mathematics
IB Mathematical Studies
Middle School Science
SAT Subject Tests Prep
Technology and Computer Science
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Teaching is all about communication. It is like a relationship. The tutor and the student need to communicate to achieve one goal. I believe that the teacher should know his/her stuff and the student should be ready to learn.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Interact with the student and get to understand the psychological state of that student at that time.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
By bringing in my past experiences and helping the student to see the reason why he/she must continually acquire knowledge.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
By feeding positivity into the psychological state of the student. Persistence brings results in most cases.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I would identify the difficulty and see what learning process best fits the student.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
In my little years of teaching, I have found out that, in most cases, students don't develop interest in learning when the sole aim of the teacher is to just transfer the subject matter. A great conversation outside the scope of subject matter for a few minutes helps the student to relax and refocus.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
By solving a lot of examples together!
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
Giving homework and impromptu quizzes.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
By solving more examples and encouraging the student.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
By identifying the problems and difficulties the student is facing.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
By establishing a cordial relationship with the student and improving on the student's weaknesses.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Textbooks and notebooks.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
By engaging the student with the dictionary.