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Ivor S - Tutor in Northcliff

At The University of Pretoria, I completed two bachelor's degrees; the first in music and the second in chemistry. I also took French to a third year level. Last year, I completed my honours in chemistry at WITS and finished with an average of 77%. I got 85% or above for all my high school subjects (Science, French, English, Afrikaans, Music, Additional Music, Mathematics, and Life Orientation). I have been tutoring privately since 2014 and I was a demonstrator for first year chemistry practicals at WITS while completing my honours.

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Languages spoken

Ivor speaks Afrikaans, French, and English

Experience / Education
I completed Matric at Crawford College Pretoria in 2010, finishing in the Top Ten and with an average of 91%. From 2011-2014 I did a Bachelor's of Music at the University of Pretoria while doing several extra subjects such as cello and third year French. From 2015-2018, I pursued a BSc in Chemistry, majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, and microbiology. After completing the BSc, I did my honours in chemistry at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2019 and was recognised as a Top Achiever, finishing with an average of 77%. I have been tutoring privately since 2014. I have taught students of a variety of ages, ranging from primary school to adult. I also demonstrated to first year students in the chemistry laboratories, helping them with the practical and theoretical aspects of the exercises and also marking their lab reports.
Subjects taught
  • Guitar

    I completed a music degree at UP, specialising in music theory, music history, and piano performance in my fourth year. I took guitar up to third year level. I have tutored music (piano, guitar, music theory, music history) since 2014, mostly to beginners and intermediate learners.

    Ivor teaches Guitar at High School, Primary School, and Adult level(s)

  • Biochemistry

    During my BSc degree at UP, I took Molecular and Cell Biology in first year and I took Microbiology and Biochemistry up to third year level as majors. I also did Genetics in second year. During my honours year, I also took subjects that required a background in biochemistry such as bioinorganic chemistry and medicinal chemistry.

    Ivor teaches Biochemistry at High School, University/College, and Adult level(s)

  • Biology

    During my BSc degree at UP, I took Molecular and Cell Biology in first year and I took Microbiology and Biochemistry up to third year level as majors. I also did Genetics in second year. During my honours year, I also took subjects that required a background in biology such as bioinorganic chemistry and medicinal chemistry.

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

  • Science

    I obtained 93% for Science in Matric, which included chemistry and physics. I have an honours degree in chemistry and I took physics in first year. I demonstrated for first year students in laboratory practicals during my honours year.

    Ivor teaches Science at High School and Primary School level(s)

  • English

    English is my first language and I took English to a first year level at UP. In high school I got 89% for English and I have always enjoyed reading and writing. I have written articles for activism groups at my university, and I have an interest in literature.

    Ivor teaches English at High School and Primary School level(s)

  • Piano

    I completed a music degree at UP, specialising in music theory, music history, and piano performance in my fourth year. I took guitar up to third year level. I have tutored music (piano, guitar, music theory, music history) since 2014, mostly to beginners and intermediate learners.

    Ivor teaches Piano at High School, Primary School, University/College, and Adult level(s)

  • Music Theory

    I completed a music degree at UP, specialising in music theory, music history, and piano performance in my fourth year. I took guitar up to third year level. I have tutored music (piano, guitar, music theory, music history) since 2014, mostly to beginners and intermediate learners.

    Ivor teaches Music Theory at High School, Primary School, University/College, and Adult level(s)

  • Chemistry

    My second degree was in chemistry at The University of Pretoria. I also completed my Chemistry honours with a 77% average at WITS in 2019. While I was doing my honours, I demonstrated for the first year chemistry laboratory practicals.

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

  • French

    I took French to a third year level at UP and I have tutored French privately for several years to a variety of levels, mainly beginner and intermediate. It is one of my home languages and I was the top third year student in French.

    Ivor teaches French at High School, Primary School, University/College, and Adult level(s)