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Tessa V - Tutor in Westridge

I believe a safe and comfortable teaching environment where a learner blossoms under their own exploration of a language is most fruitful. Where Authentic and creative ways are used in order to suit the student as an individual, not a robot. Each learner evolves and improves with in their own way. It is a teacher's job to find that uniqueness in a student and teach in a way that will be most stimulating to the individual. Abit about me: I'm an artistic and social being, spending most of my free time playing an instrument , singing and socialising with friends. I love meeting new people that I can get to understand especially if they are from different backgrounds, countries and cultures. I love horse riding and spending time in the outdoors, jogging, hiking or taking long walks. The beach is my favourite place to be on a sunny day , swimming in the waves and tanning on the hot sand.

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Teaching places

My Home and Online

Travelling distance

Tessa will travel 15km from Westridge, Berea, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Languages spoken

Tessa speaks Afrikaans and English

Experience
2013-01-01 - 2015-12-31
ASSISTANT/SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

Helping teachers with daily teaching, setting tsks and syllabus for school terms. Looking after and caring for children, taking classes and planning extra mural activities

2014-01-01 - 2020-05-17
music teacher

online music teaching, one to one music teaching, weekly half hour lessons. Piano, guitar and vocals

2014-01-01 - 2017-12-31
au pair

Private au pairing with four different families over the years. Ages 2 weeks to 18 years old. Duies included home work, planning activites , tutoring , and spending time with the children.

Education
2007-01-15 - 2011-12-25
english, afrikaans, home economics, maths, art, drama - carter high

matric certificate-A aggregate

2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
FOUNDATION PHASE TEACHING - UNISA

LEVEL 5 CERTIFICATE IN FOUNDATION PHASE TEACHING ACROSS ALL SUBJECTS

2014-01-01 - 2017-12-31
GRADE 4 THEORY AND PRACTICAL CLASSICAL PIANO - ABRSM

CLASSICAL PIANO GRADE 1-4 (ABRSM)-THEORY AND PRACTICAL

2019-05-15 - 2020-05-05
TEFL DIPLOMA - I-TO-I TEFL

ONLINE TEACHING TRAINING, ONE TO ONE TRAINING, TEFL TRAINING AND BUSINESS ENGLISH TRANING

Subjects taught
  • English as a foreign Language

    I have a lot of teaching experience one to one and with in a classroom environment. I can help you improve in your conversational English, sounding more natural and knowledgeable about vocab on topics you enjoy talking about. I will make sure our classes follow the pace of the student and include only authentic and creative activities to help you improve. I stay away from strict syllabus like structures as well as sticking to only text books. If you are someone who wants to learn Conversational or Business English in a way that requires your input as well as likes and dislikes then I am the teacher for you.

    Tessa teaches English as a foreign Language at Primary School and Adult level(s)

  • Piano

    I Have taught Piano , guitar and vocals for a while now only recently moving on to online lessons. I have always felt a strong connection to music and teaching, combining the two brings me so much joy, If I can share the joy of helping someone connect with an instrument and learn how to play it then i have succeeded in achieving a passion of mine. I work well with all ages, i'm very approachable and I use different methods of teaching for each student depending on their style and pace.

    Tessa teaches Piano at Primary School and Adult level(s)