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Jess B - Tutor in Cape Town

I finished Matric at Westerford High School in 2015 and received at 92% average for my final NSC Exams - my subjects were English, Afrikaans, Maths, Physics, Biology and Geography. I then went on to study for three years at UCT doing a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Genetics and Computer Science. My final year at UCT was in 2019, where I did a BSc Honours degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. I am hopefully going to start a Masters in 2021, likely in the field of Bioinformatics. Apart from my academics, I am currently completing a TEFL course (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) as well as coaching gymnastics, tutoring and au pairing to save money. I am also a gymnast and have been training since I was little, and I love exercising and baking in my spare time.

Tutor basics
Teaching places

My Home, Students Home, Public Place, and Online

Travelling distance

Jess will travel 15km within Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Languages spoken

Jess speaks Afrikaans, German, and English

Experience
2016-01-11 - 2020-06-01
Gymnastics Coach

I coach girls gymnastics for Future Stars Gymnastics Club and work with girls ages 7 to 15. I have a Level 1 coaching qualification and a Level 2 judging qualification.

2016-01-18 - 2018-12-07
Private Tutor

I was a private tutor for Academic Medic Tutors and tutored high school students in mainly Maths and Physics.

Education
2011-01-10 - 2015-11-27
Matric - Westerford High School

Completed high school at Westerford High School and matriculated with an average of 92% for the NSC final exams.

2016-02-08 - 2018-11-23
BSc in Genetics and Computer Science - UCT

Did a Bachelor of Science degree and graduated with a final GPA of 82%. I was also on the Dean's List every year.

2019-02-04 - 2019-11-29
BSc (Honours) in Molecular and Cell Biology - UCT

Obtained my Honours degree and graduated with 80%, coming fourth overall in my class of 23 students. My Honours project focused on the creation of a diagnostic test to identify African horse sickness using plant-based proteins.

Subjects taught
  • Biology

    One of my majors at university was Genetics, so I have studied Molecular Biology for years and am very confident in the principles surrounding it. I also thoroughly enjoy Biology as a whole and obtained 92% for the NSC Exams in Matric.

    Jess teaches Biology at High School, Primary School, University/College, and Adult level(s)

  • Chemistry

    I did Chemistry in high school and also did it for my first year of university. I understand the concepts soundly and would be comfortable teaching most levels, except higher grade university students.

    Jess teaches Chemistry at High School, Primary School, University/College, and Adult level(s)

  • Geography

    I did very well at Geography in school and finished Matric with 93% for the NSC Geography exams. I also won the Geography prize at my school every year from 2012 to 2015 for being the best Geography student in my grade. I would feel comfortable helping students with Geography concepts that they are struggling to understand.

    Jess teaches Geography at High School, Primary School, and Adult level(s)

  • Mathematics

    I did very well at Maths in school and finished Matric with 95% for the NSC Maths exams. I would feel comfortable helping students with Mathematical concepts that they are struggling to understand. I have also been a private tutor for high school students before and tutored Maths extensively all the way until Matric.

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

  • General Maths & Science

    I did very well at Maths and Science in school and finished Matric with 95% for both the NSC Maths and Physical Science exams. I would feel comfortable helping students understand these subjects. I have also been a private tutor for high school students before and tutored Maths and Physics extensively all the way until Matric.

    Jess teaches General Maths & Science at High School, Primary School, and Adult level(s)

  • Trigonometry

    I did very well at Maths in school and finished Matric with 95% for the NSC Maths exams. Trigonometry was one of my strong points and I would feel comfortable helping students understand it. I have also been a private tutor for high school students before and tutored Maths extensively all the way until Matric.

    Jess teaches Trigonometry at High School, Primary School, and Adult level(s)

  • Writing

    I was the editor of my school magazine and have sound English skills. I also did very well in English at school. Writing tasks come very naturally to me and I have an extensive vocabulary due to my love of reading. I would be very helpful as a tutor for writing as I can offer my editing skills and would be able to guide you in the writing process.

    Jess teaches Writing at High School, Primary School, and Adult level(s)

  • Vocabulary

    I was the editor of my school magazine and have sound English skills. I also did very well in English at school. Writing tasks come very naturally to me and I have an extensive vocabulary due to my love of reading. I would be comfortable teaching vocabulary to those who need help.

    Jess teaches Vocabulary at High School, Primary School, and Adult level(s)