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Eleni P - Tutor in Paulshof

I am an outgoing and bubbly individual with a keen passion for teaching and I am currently studying towards my PGCE in order to become a full time teacher. I have been teaching my whole life whether it was helping out my little sister with her homework to formal tutoring undertaken during my varsity years. I graduated both my degree and honours with distinction and want to use the knowledge I have gained to help other people. I am really interested in being challenged in terms of finding out new and interesting ways to explain concepts to students until they understand it. I am a dedicated and patient individual. If I undertake a tutoring job my ultimate aim will be to pass on the knowledge I have gained in my studies and through my experience in order to assist the student in understanding their work and passing their tests. When I tutor it is extremely important to me to create an open environment where no question is viewed as "stupid", in fact one will find that "stupid" questions are far more common than not and I want my students to feel that I have created a safe place for them to ask ANY and ALL questions to which I will answer to the best of my ability. I do not profess to know everything but what I can do is learn the answer to any question and make sure I teach the student that answer. My goal as your tutor is to help you pass your subject no matter what that takes, and I will keep trying and changing my methods, techniques and examples until that goal is achieved. So what do you say? Shall we start learning together?

Tutor basics
Teaching places

My Home and Online

Languages spoken

Eleni speaks English

Experience
2017-01-29 - 2020-02-29
Business Analyst

I focused mainly on business analysis with exposure to design and user experience. I was on projects within the property sector, telecommunications sector and the health insurance sector. My duties included documenting, translating and defining customer business functions and processes, as well as reporting them back to stakeholders, project management, reporting and outlining problems, opportunities and solutions for a business. I also participated in functionality testing and user acceptance testing of the new system. I was involved in training and coaching staff. I have developed a training program and conducted training sessions covering designated systems module. I’ve acted as a team-lead on assigned projects and assignments, providing work direction to the developers and other project stakeholders.

2014-01-01 - 2015-12-31
Teaching Assistant

I was a tutor at the University of Pretoria and helped students during class with SQL programming, C# programming and advanced excel. I also marked homework and invigilated and marked tests.

2016-01-01 - 2016-12-31
Assistant Lecturer

I was an assistant lecturer for the second-year university systems and business analysis subject (INF 271). I lectured in tutorial and practical classes and I tutored and helped students during consultation times. My duties also included marking of tutorial, practical and homework exercises as well as marking and invigilating tests.

Education
2013-01-01 - 2015-12-31
Bcom Informatics - University of Pretoria

Informatics studies the application and use of the computer and information systems within the organisation. The degree has a broad background of the economic and management sciences, The Informatics specialist has the knowledge to analyse the information needs of organisations, be that businesses, government departments, non-profit organisations or any other group where information is crucial. They not only analyse the needs but then address those needs by designing and implementing information systems.*Quoted from the website of the University of Pretoria

2016-01-01 - 2016-12-03
Bcom Hons in Informatics - University of Pretoria

An add on to the Bcom in Informatics degree with specialisations in systems methodology, project management and Human Computer Interaction.

2007-01-01 - 2011-12-31
Matric - Bryanston High School

Distinction achieved in the following subjects: - English Home Language - Life Sciences - Physical Sciences - Life orientation B+ (75% and above) achieved in the following: - Mathematics - Afrikaans First Additional Language - Consumer Studies

Subjects taught
  • Math

    Mathematics makes up some of the fundamentals required to take certain scientific and engineering subjects. Without a good foundation in these skills, students will find it difficult in their high school years to grasp math concepts. I am passionate about understanding maths as it also teaches learners critical and logical thinking patterns as well as problem solving. I want to help students achieve the best mark they can and lay down their foundation in order to succeed in high school and tertiary institutions.

    Eleni teaches Math at Primary School level(s)

  • English as a foreign Language

    I have a keen grasp of the english language and plan to use methods such as TPR (total physical response which requires students to learn by doing) and any other methods required to ensure comprehension of the teaching material and the spoken english language.

    Eleni teaches English as a foreign Language at Primary School level(s)

  • Reading

    Reading is a fundamental life skill which you need in order to get an education. An education is your stepping stone to your future. I would love to assist young people in learning the different consonants and vowels and putting all of things together to make words and sentences. My aim will be to teach you to read with comprehension.

    Eleni teaches Reading at Primary School level(s)

  • English

    I am fluent and have a keen grasp of the intricacies of the english language. I graduated high school with 83% in english and believe I can assist students struggling with things such as sentence structure, grammar, spelling and spelling.

    Eleni teaches English at Primary School level(s)