My story actually begins with my father. I probably got my goal oriented personality from him. He always had something he had to accomplish. When he came to Texas from Nigeria he wanted to build a company that focused on giving. So with many years of strife he built a healthcare company from the ground up. I had the gracious opportunity from my father to learn about finance and how a business runs from him. And then I learned how to be a caregiver from my mother who was a nurse. So then it was just the proper educational base the International School of Minnesota gave me that allowed me to come to the University of Minnesota to pursue a degree in Physiology. A lot of my upbringing continuously influences the choice I make today. I love the things I love because at a young age I saw what passion for a person’s job was like. I really enjoy tutoring because I really like showing the younger generation what the value of education is. Here at Varsity Tutors i promise I will uphold their values to give my clients success.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - Current Undergrad, Physiology
Singing, Dancing, Acting, Piano
What is your teaching philosophy?
White boards and colorful markers.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Icebreakers! Talk about our hobbies and interests.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Teach it back to me.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Let them know that it's going to be all right and they're not running the race alone!
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Take a break and ask them to talk about something good that happened that week.