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Colleen T - Tutor in Durbanville

Hi I have been tutoring primary school children for 12 years now as well as home-schooling children and facilitating those in need, in class. I am passionate about what I do , I am very friendly and have immense patience with children , I believe each child can reach their full potential if just given the opportunity. I love working with children of all ages and in my years of experience have worked with many children with learning difficulties too , helping them to achieve their goals. Each child is special to me in their own way, therefore each child is guided to achieve their full potential in the way which best suits them . With my guidance, input and tutoring they have all flourished. I go above and beyond for the children I tutor and at the same time help them to learn to become independent and cope on their own too, as that is vital for high school. Whether its simply doing homework, planning and implementing worksheets I have put together to assist them in areas they need extra help , assisting with orals (English and Afrikaans), learning for tests or exams , guiding them with projects or teaching them concepts they don't understand in various ways, I cover it all. I have excellent written and verbal communication skills, am bilingual(English and Afrikaans), reliable and very organised. I am computer literate and am happy to teach my students the basics on their computer to put a power-point together or research information needed for a project. I make use of various methods of learning to accommodate each learner as I try to instill a love for learning. Attached please find references for your perusal; you are more than welcome to contact me with any questions .

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Teaching places

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Languages spoken

Colleen speaks Afrikaans and English

Experience
2020-03-23 - 2020-12-31
Tutor/Facilitator/Home-School Eductaor

At present I facilitate a grade 3 child everyday in class. We started at 4 hrs daily at the end of gr 1 but have weaned her down to an hours slot a morning now in gr3 and soon she will be totally on her own as she has made remarkable progress . Every afternoon Monday to Friday and all day Saturday, I tutor children who need assistance with primary school subjects. I have had great success in teaching all subjects , however my scholars all do extremely well in maths and languages. I try to make learning fun and use various approaches to help the child understand the various subjects.

Education
I studied a BComm degree at university of Pretoria many years ago. I worked in public relations and business for many years ending up with my own business before starting a family. My dream was always to do teaching. when my children started school I began filling in for absent teachers and so my love grew. I love working with children and find it very rewarding. I completed my TEFL course and taught Koreans children English. I started tutoring 12 years ago and have had many years of great success. I home-schooled children for 2 years and then was offered a position to facilitate children at Reddam. I have been working privately facilitating at Reddam now for 4 years. I tutor primary school children Monday to Saturday and love every minute of it. I am now looking to tutor online . at present I travel from home to home but would find it far more convenient working from home. Now during the holidays I am available all day to tutor but once term starts I will only have the morning available. I attach my CV and referals for your perusal Many thanks for your time. I look forward to hearing from you
Subjects taught
  • Science

    At primary school level science and biology are taught as one subject. For 12 yrs I have assisted children with this subject successfully both learning it and doing projects. They are both interesting subjects and fun to learn

    Colleen teaches Science at Primary School level(s)

  • History

    I am familiar with the CAPS history and geography syllabus and have assisted primary school children with their history learning and projects for many years. it is important that scholars understand these subjects and not just learn them parrot fashion as their knowledge needs to be applied

    Colleen teaches History at Primary School level(s)

  • Afrikaans

    I am fully bilingual in both the written and spoken and have taught Afrikaans 2nd language to children for many years at primary school level. i am therefore able to help children with their pronunciation too.

    Colleen teaches Afrikaans at Primary School level(s)

  • English Language and Literature

    I teach all aspects of the English language to children. we play games , use que cards , worksheets and all different ways of teaching to learn the language. I have also completed the TEFL course and have taught foreigners English too

    Colleen teaches English Language and Literature at Primary School level(s)

  • Math

    maths is the subject I love the most and have had great success teaching children. I use various approaches to help the scholar understand the concepts . Repetition and perseverance are key in maths

    Colleen teaches Math at Primary School level(s)