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Evette L - Tutor in Tzaneen

I am a kind, caring and patient tutor with 7 years experience working with learners who struggle to cope academically. I believe all students have their own unique way of processing and storing information and should be guided to find that way. I always try and identify with my students so that we find our path forward as a team, with their academic success and self improvement as our goal!

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Teaching places

Students Home, Public Place, and Online

Travelling distance

Evette will travel 15km within Tzaneen, Limpopo, South Africa

Languages spoken

Evette speaks Afrikaans and English

Experience / Education
2005-01 - 2009-11 National Senior Certificate Hoërskool Pietersburg - Polokwane 2019-07 - Current Child Counselling and Play Therapy Professional Counsellor Academy - Online Studying Courses completed 2010 - 2017: 2010-10 Stimulus Maksima Advanced Reader Computer Program 2011-01 Edublox Tutor Training 2013-02 Edublox Cognitive Assessment and Feedback Training 2014-01 Edublox Study Methods Course Training 2014-05 Edublox 1:1 Intensive Course Training 2015-01 Edublox English Second Language Course Training 2017-07 Edublox Franchisee Training Work Experience: 2017-08 - 2020-01 Remedial Teacher and Franchise Owner Edublox Reading And Learning Clinics South Africa, Tzaneen, Limpopo Responsibilities: • Inspired academic success based on belief that all students can achieve excellence, regardless of background. • Helped students develop important learning skills and good study habits useful in both primary and high school. • Talked with students in need of extra attention and made plans to assist with concerns. • Assessed students' strengths and weaknesses regularly to provide appropriate methods for addressing learning needs. • Created engaging lesson plans, fostered culture of discovery and provided well-organized classroom structure to help students succeed in program. • Implemented innovative pedagogical initiatives that focused on student-first, hands-on and experiential learning to foster English instruction. • Communicated with parents in person, by email and phone to apprise of student progress, challenges and behaviour issues. • Worked one-on-one with students needing individualised attention and developed with special learning plans for struggling learners. • Successfully improved Sepedi and Afrikaans-speaking students' English grammar and vocabulary levels through written and interactive activities. • Built relationships with students to understand obstacles to learning such as difficult home situations, illness or social hurdles. • Established positive classroom management boundaries to create safe, known environment for behaviour among students. • Identified students struggling with material and made arrangements to meet to provide additional instruction in one-on-one environment. • Taught 8 lessons per week to over 30 students throughout 7 grade levels. • Held quaterly parent-teacher meetings to communicate sensitive issues with parents. 2011-07 - 2017-06 Head Tutor and Manager Edublox Reading And Learning Clinic Polokwane, Polokwane, Limpopo • Tutored over 120 struggling, average and advanced students in Afrikaans and English language course materials. • Participated in training classes to improve tutoring practices and learn new tutoring techniques. • Identified students with math anxiety disorders and other learning challenges and referred to appropriate professionals for further help. • Updated required logs and student documentation to keep records accurate and current. • Assessed current reading levels and planned optimal educational strategies to help students improve language skills. • Structured activities for interactive learning, including word analysis, reading understanding and fluency skills. • Administered feedback to students using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage and build confidence. • Worked with Grade 1 to 7 learners on reading comprehension. • Worked with students in classrooms, small study areas or home environments to provide educational support. • Collaborated with parents to create tutoring sessions appropriate for student's age, learning preference and learning style. • Spearheaded group tutoring sessions to help students struggling in similar areas. • Provided one-on-one and small group reading instruction to over 30 students falling behind in comprehension skills. • Educated students on study tips and exam strategies. • Tracked learning progress in order to identify opportunities to enhance tutoring methods and help students achieve academic goals. • Motivated students towards learning and studying to build self-confidence and reduce anxiety of failure in writing. 2011-01 - 2011-06 Consultant Stimulus Maksima Reading Centre Polokwane, Polokwane, Limpopo • Facilitated computer based training with children with learning difficulties. (Development of reading, concentration, perceptive, mathematical, creative, directional- and spatial orientation and logical thinking skills by using computer based education.)
Subjects taught
  • English Language and Literature

    I have such a passion for the English language and the beautiful literature that, if understood correctly, can teach children so many valuable lessons and inspire creative writing. In high school I used to devour Shakespeare novels and was always fasinated by the depth and richness of storytelling.

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

  • English

    English is by many referred to as the "global language" which means that there are English speakers in most countries around the world. It is therefore so important to be able to properly communicate, write and read in English no matter what line of work you see yourself in one day. All of my years as a tutor I have been helping learners to improve their English language skills as well as presenting an English Second Language Course.

    Evette teaches English at Primary School level(s)

  • Vocabulary

    As an Edublox Reading and Learning Centre owner and tutor, one of of my main responsibilities was to help learners to improve and expand their vocabularies. I have seen that if a child properly comprehends words that he/she doesn't even hear every day, they will start using new words more often and improve their storytelling and writing skills, as well as creative play or debating skills (in later grades).

    Evette teaches Vocabulary at High School and Primary School level(s)

  • Afrikaans

    As Afrikaans as my Home Language, I have always had a special love for it. I know that the spelling of certain words, sentence construction and word types can sometimes be extremely daunting, whether Afrikaans is your first language or not. Writing short stories and poems in Afrikaans is also one of my favourite things to do.

    Evette teaches Afrikaans at High School and Primary School level(s)

  • Reading

    I used to own an Edublox Reading and Learning Centre and taught at the reading clinic in Polokwane for several years. There I spesialised in helping children with reading difficulties by developing their visual and auditory memory as well as their comprehension skills.

    Evette teaches Reading at High School and Primary School level(s)