I matriculated in 2014 with a 83% average and I was involved in many spheres at school (music, sport, first aid, leadership). After this I took a gap year where I did 2 qualifications in coaching sport. In 2016 I started with my studies towards becoming a CA and I am currently doing my Honours while teaching a few classes at the gym. One day I would love to lecture at a university and I find that I really enjoy teaching, tutoring and even instructing at the gym. My favourite part of tutoring is seeing students light up when a concept they have been struggling with “clicks”. I always try to use explanations that students can relate to because I believe that if you understand something it’s much easier than learning it and this has proven to be a successful way of teaching with past students that I have helped.
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Leah will travel 15km from Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Leah speaks Afrikaans and English
I started babysitting when I was 16 to make a bit of extra pocket money. To date I have worked for 6 families, and recently even spent the weekend with a family's kids while the parents had to go away for the weekend. This included entertaining, cooking, bathing, homework, and some driving around.
I qualified as a learn-to-swim teacher and I taught learners from the age of 2 up to adults who wanted to learn to swim or improve their swimming capabilities. Depending on the level of the person I was working with I would either have to teach while being in the pool with the person or from the side of the pool if they were confident and capable to swim safely on their own. Teaching included: teaching the smallest kids to blow bubbles, just in the pool, float, kick with a board, the different strokes to swim, how to improve their technique and to have confidence in themselves that they could, in fact, swim on their own and swim well.
I coached hockey at a primary school in Port Elizabeth where I worked with an u/11 girl's team and then in Stellenbosch at a top boys school where I worked with an u/14 boys team. I was responsible for the students' fitness, skills, discipline on and off the field and I always tried to keep things interesting. The boys and I had a very successful year with 1 game lost in the season. I really enjoyed being with the students in both cases and always tried to find what made the group tick to help them perform well.
To be a Group Exercise Instructor I first had to do my qualification and I have built on that qualification since then and I am now qualified to teach 7 different types of classes. To teach one has to prepare for your class, this entails making a playlist and choosing what the workout will be. One always has to expect the unexpected as you may have a participant in your class who is new, not as fit as the others, injured or has another reason why they are unable to participate in what you would like the class to do. Therefore, one must be able to think on the spot, point things out to people to improve their form so not to injure themselves and explain what you expect from the participants in a simple yet effective manner so that they understand what to do and how to do it safely.
Here I worked in an office environment where I worked mostly with the processing of bank statements, doing a bit of tax work and drawing up of a few basic business financial statements. This was because my university load for the second semester on 2019 was very little and so I decided to gain some experience at an accounting firm. I have continued to stay with the firm, but I am currently only working on a part-time basis as my studies have become a lot tougher this year.
I have completed my postgraduate degree in accounting which is the first step towards becoming a CA(SA).
I am currently busy with my post-graduate degree, also in accounting, which will be my last step before starting to work at an accounting firm as an audit clerk to commence my articles or traineeship.
Mathematics Literacy is something we use very often in our daily lives which is why it’s such a cool subject to have and why we can relate the subject to our everyday lives. It is a lot easier once you understand the concepts and having it explained to you in a way that you can relate to makes it so much easier for that concept to “click” which means less learning and more understanding giving you a lot more time to practice the questions instead of trying to learn concepts.
Leah teaches Mathematics Literacy at High School and Primary School level(s)
We use accounting in our everyday lives without even knowing it. Accounting is something that is a lot easier once you understand the concepts and having it explained to you in a way that you can relate to makes it so much easier for that concept to “click” which means less learning and more understanding giving you a lot more time to practice the questions instead of trying to learn concepts.
Leah teaches Accounting at High School, Primary School, and University/College level(s)
Maths is something that is a lot easier once you understand the concepts and having it explained to you in a way that you can relate to makes it so much easier for that concept to “click” which means less learning and more understanding giving you a lot more time to practice the questions instead of trying to learn concepts.
Leah teaches Pure Maths at High School and Primary School level(s)