My name is Gabriella Tottle. I recently graduated cum laude from Stellenbosch University with a Bachelor of Education degree. I specialised in the intermediate and senior phase, while majoring in the subjects of Social Science and Natural Science. However, even though these are my specialisation subjects, I am still able to teach the prescribed subjects as required for Gr 4-9 and have had experience teaching all school subjects during my practicals while studying and through my four (almost five) years of tutoring. I am very strong academically, having been in the top 3 Intermediate and Senior Phase students in all my years of studying at Stellenbosch University. I have also received the Golden Key award for my academic achievements during my studies. I am a very hard working, punctual, organised, responsible and a respectable young lady, who is always prepared to go the extra-mile. I am a very patient person who will try many approaches to allow a learner to understand their work. I am an individual who has a love for knowledge and enjoys inspiring others to develop their own love for learning. I do not only believe that learners must focus on knowledge from a textbook but be exposed to knowledge elsewhere as well. Whether it be interesting facts, general knowledge or knowledge based on interests. I believe that everyone has the ability to learn and succeed and believe that learning should be fun. Despite my experience of teaching gained through my observations and school practicum, I have been involved in tutoring learners, throughout my years of studying. Through my practicals and tutoring experience, I have worked with learners who have ADHD, verbal dyspraxia, impaired hearing, poor levels of concentration and overall learners who struggle to understand content in a school setting. I have tutored learners from varying grades, such as: Gr. 1, Gr. 2, Gr. 4, Gr. 5, Gr. 6, Gr. 7, Gr. 8 and Gr. 9. The majority of these learners I have worked and am still working with over periods of two too three years. My tutoring includes help with homework and assistance in projects or tasks. I have also been involved in helping learners to study and prepare for their examinations. This would include teaching them about ways to study, how to create a study timetable and how to break down one’s content so that it is not overwhelming. My work experience, thus far, has also given me the opportunity to discover methods of teaching that are exciting and work for learners with barriers to learning. Most importantly, I have learnt how to ensure that learners enjoy learning and develop a thirst for knowledge just as I have.
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Gabriella will travel 15km from Protea Valley, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Gabriella speaks English
Specialised in the Intermediate and Senior Phase with the specialisation subjects: Social Science and Natural Science.
I did Geography at school from Gr4-9. While studying my Bachelor of Education Degree, I specialised in the subject of Social Science. This qualifies me to teach history and geography from Gr 4-9. Unfortunately, many learners struggle with Geography at school. This is why I try to teach it in a simplified way so that the learners understand the basics before then learning the detail. I also teach it by relating content to the real world as far as possible.
Gabriella teaches Geography at Primary School level(s)
I did maths throughout my school career. While in high school, I also did pure maths and received very good results. While studying my Bachelor of Education Degree, I also did maths for two years while not only studying concepts but methods of teaching.
Gabriella teaches General Maths & Science at Primary School level(s)
History has always been a major passion for me. Not only did I do history throughout my school Intersen phase at school but studied it as a choice subject in grade 10 to 12. While studying my Bachelor of Education Degree, I specialised in the subject of Social Science. This qualifies me to teach history and geography from Gr 4-9. However, due to my love of History, I often research and do programs learning about certain parts of history which helps me to teach learners in higher grades as well.
Gabriella teaches History at High School and Primary School level(s)
Due to my tutoring experience and various methods and approaches learnt while studying; I am able to help learners to find a way to study and learn that bests suits them. This could involve making mind maps, flow charts, dances, songs, using pictures, oral learning, visual learning etc.
Gabriella teaches Study Skills at Primary School level(s)
Natural Science is one of my specialisation subjects. This includes the subject of Natural Science and Technology. Throughout my school career I did Natural Science and proceeded to study Biology in High School. I also studied Natural Science for four years, as part of my Bachelor of Education Degree. Natural Science is also major a passion of mine.
Gabriella teaches Natural Sciences at Primary School level(s)
Afrikaans is my second language. I did Afrikaans first additional language throughout my school career, receiving good results. While studying my Bachelor of Education Degree, I did general Afrikaans as a subject, including Afrikaans as a Language of Teaching and Learning where I received my big A (qualifying me to teach learners in Afrikaans).
Gabriella teaches Afrikaans at Primary School level(s)
My home language is English and I did English Home Language as a subject throughout my school career. While studying my Bachelor of Education Degree, I did English Studies and English as a Language of Teaching and Learning where I received my big E (allows you to teach learners in English). When tutoring, I teach English to the learners as part of their homework and studying. I also taught Extra English to a grade 7 child for a year, while helping a grade 9 pupil with extra English as well. Not only can I teach the language portion of English but also the literature, poetry and creative writing.
Gabriella teaches English Language at Primary School level(s)