Student wins prestigious award for offering free online maths tuition

By Leila Zerai

A student from Christ The King Aquinas sixth form school in Brockley has been nominated for a prestigious Lewisham Mayor’s Award.

Amy Ohiomoba, 18, volunteered to give free online maths tuition to secondary school students who were falling behind in their studies during lockdown. The lessons were given to pupils whose parents could not afford extra tuition.

She promoted the tuition through Snapchat and quickly gained students as word of mouth spread, volunteering her personal time to plan lessons and help pupils with specific issues.

Amy said: “I’m thrilled to have been nominated for a Lewisham Mayor’s Award. I enjoy helping others and feel privileged knowing that I was able to help so many people.

“The pupils I helped were always really grateful and appreciative.  I plan to continue with my online maths tuition in the summer so I can help even more GCSE maths students”.

Amy’s name will be kept in the Mayor’s Awards Book, at the Civic Suite in Catford.

Lesley Davies, the Assistant Principal for Character at Christ The King Aquinas, nominated Amy for the award.

She said: “Amy is a very kind, caring person, who is always helping others. She is a real role model for CTK Aquinas students and we are so proud of everything she has achieved!”


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