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Cylanthea B - Tutor in Pretoriuspark

Hello, My name is Cylanthea Boshoff. I am 25 years old - it is not THAT old I promise - and I have a passion for teaching and helping students, kids, and people from all walks of life who would like to learn. I am not purely an academic as my hobbies and interests stretch far and wide from a love for Chemistry to growing and using my own medicinal mushrooms called Reishi mushrooms. I have a deep appreciation for holistic and philosophical practices and use my experience in these fields during our lessons; simple concentration exercises, the creation of will and duty etc. I studied a double major in Chemistry and Geology at the University of Cape Town; gained two diplomas from the Gemological Institute of America and am now a qualified diamond grader. My dream is to one day work in mining extraction processes as well as to develop my own cosmetic products - I really love Chemistry and so will be a great teacher to you making the material not only relevant to life but also fun ! Furthermore I practice all forms of art as well as poetry. I find languages to be beautiful living things and it will bring me great joy to help you see them that way too instead of struggling on in the midst of words you don't understand. I am friendly, outgoing and approachable encouraging people to ask "Why?" so that they may better understand.

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Teaching places

My Home, Students Home, Public Place, and Online

Travelling distance

Cylanthea will travel 30km from Pretoriuspark, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Languages spoken

Cylanthea speaks Afrikaans and English

EDUCATION Institute: Hoërskool Waterkloof Highest level attained: Grade 12 National Senior Certificate Subjects passed: Afrikaans Home Language (85%) English Home Language (79%) Mathematics (76%) Life Orientation (80%) Life Sciences (Biology) (78%) Physical Sciences (Chemistry and Physics) (72%) Visual Arts (81%) Mathematics Paper 3 (Geometry) (65%) Institute: UCT: University of Cape Town, Science Faculty (2013, 2014, 2018) GIA: Gemological Institute of America (2015, 2016, 2017) New Acropolis School of Philosophy (2019, 2020-ongoing) Highest level attained: 2nd year of studies towards a BSc degree majoring in Chemistry and Geology at UCT Courses: Chemistry Mathematics Physics Geology Diamond and Diamond Grading Diploma (D.G.) Courses: Diamond and Diamond Grading Diamond Grading lab course Accredited Jewellery Professional Diploma from GIA Courses: Jewelry Essentials Diamond Essentials Coloured Stones Essentials APPRENTICESHIP/INTERNSHIP Position: Obtaining Practical Experience Date: 1 week during 2016 Company: AGL (African Gemmology Laboratory) Job Description: Grading, evaluating coloured stones under the tutelage of Craig Thomas at AGL in Montecasino Position: Obtaining Practical Experience Date: 21 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017 Company: Scarlet Sky/ Joe Giddy Job Description: Cutting of diamonds, evaluating rough diamonds, learning about the tender process, learning how to operate a Sarin machine. For 2 weeks I spent my time in their offices learning all sides of the diamond trade.
2015-09-25 - 2017-10-27
Diploma in Graduate Diamond Grader - Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

Grading and evaluating cut diamonds

2019-07-01 - 2021-01-01
Membership to the School - New Acropolis School of Philosophy

I am ongoing in my study of philosophy .

Subjects taught
  • Philosophy

    Through philosophy you can heal yourself and your world. You expand your mind and learn to think in the abstract. Being greatly spiritual and understanding concepts of the mind soul and spirit I find it easy to grasp philosophy. Seeing what a difference it can practically make in your life to live by philosophical principles I am passionate and eager to share this knowledge and help others understand.

    Cylanthea teaches Philosophy at High School, Primary School, and Adult level(s)

  • Science

    My biggest love in life is Chemistry as the possibilities with an understanding thereof is endless! In my teaching I make Chemistry not only relevant to your day to day life but I make it fun too! I find Science vital in understanding the world from your skincare to your food intake, working with dad in the garage and so much more!

    Cylanthea teaches Science at High School, Primary School, and Adult level(s)

  • Mathematics

    I believe everyone needs to have a firm grasp on Mathematics to essentially understand the world we live in better. I realise Mathematics can be daunting and so I aim to make it fun and relevant. Having done theoretical Calculus at University level I have a bit more of an understanding of how the small building blocks taught in school will contribute to the larger picture one day. This drives me to make sure my learners excel in these building blocks as to make further studies much easier for them!

    Cylanthea teaches Mathematics at High School, Primary School, and Adult level(s)

  • Afrikaans

    Afrikaans in my home language and I am very passionate about my mother tongue! The language is rich in colourful idioms and expressive words. I love teaching the language to people as it comes rich with culture and in South Africa is enables you to get along better i many parts of the country.

    Cylanthea teaches Afrikaans at High School, Primary School, and Adult level(s)

  • English Literature

    I have a passion for all things literature! From poetry to plays , or simply just a novel. I revel in well used language and pictures created from the most exquisite words. Having a knack for explaining abstract concepts in easy to understand terms, I will be able to get you through the sometimes daunting material. Maybe you will even love it as much as I do when we are finished!

    Cylanthea teaches English Literature at High School, Primary School, and Adult level(s)