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Jaime M - Tutor in Kenilworth

I have always been a hard worker, reliable, and someone who adapts to challenges. I am friendly, patient, and have a passion for learning and teaching. I am currently studying a BSc in Occupational Therapy which focuses on helping others adapt to daily challenges - assisting them to thrive in their daily occupations. Thus, I am skilled in identifying the challenges individuals face in their learning and can assist in overcoming difficulties. Having lived abroad in Beijing, China for two years, I have personal experience in changing curriculums and adapting to new methods of learning. My studies and experience include the following: 2014 - 2016: Attended the International School of Beijing, China 2016 - 2018: Attended St Mary's Diocesan School for Girls 2019 - Currently: BSc Occupational Therapy (University of Cape Town)

Tutor basics
Teaching places

My Home, Students Home, Public Place, and Online

Travelling distance

Jaime will travel 15km from Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Languages spoken

Jaime speaks Afrikaans and English

Experience
2014 - 2016: Attended the International School of Beijing, China 2016 - 2018: Attended St Mary's Diocesan School for Girls 2019 - Currently: BSc Occupational Therapy (University of Cape Town)
Education
2019-01-01 - 2022-12-01
BSc Occupational Therapy - The University of Cape Town

Occupational therapists are health care professionals that help people overcome practical problems of living that arise as a result of illness, impairment, disability, or societal conditions. Occupational therapists refer to both familiar and extraordinary things people do every day as occupations. Occupations are named as such because they require people's resources of time, personal capacities, and ability to manage within diverse contexts. Occupational therapists believe that occupation or what people do every day has an important link with health and well-being. It is through occupation that people can draw meaning from life. Yet not everyone can do all they aspire to do in life. Illness or injury often disrupts people's ability to engage meaningfully in everyday occupations. Sometimes people may not be able to pursue personal aspirations due to contextual barriers, even in the absence of illness or injury. Occupational therapists enable people to overcome barriers within themselves or their environment through reducing functional limitations in the body system, or addressing barriers within contexts where people live, work, attend school, play or pursue leisure. Occupational therapists are trained to assess the person holistically, looking at all aspects of function, and to analyze the environments where people perform activities, so that they can understand how to improve function or adapt the environment in order to foster successful performance. Occupational therapy has developed various treatment modalities which help enable or enhance function. Occupational therapists also use familiar and meaningful occupations during treatment in order to help people who have been ill, injured or disabled to recover their skills, or to develop new ones. People of all ages with a wide range of diagnoses and conditions, or those restricted from meaningful occupations by their environments, can benefit from occupational therapy services. The UCT OT Division undergraduate programme exposes students to various domains of practice but specifically Child Learning Development and Play, Work Practice, Physical, Mental Health and Community Development Practice. http://www.dhrs.uct.ac.za/dhrs/divisions/occu_therapy/about

2014-08-01 - 2016-08-01
Grades 9-11 - The International School of Beijing

2005-01-01 - 2018-12-01
Grades 0-8 and 11-12 - St Mary's DSG

Subjects taught
  • Science

    This was my favourite subject in school and I continue to love it at university. I have a passion for this because science opens doors to understanding how the world around us works. I believe I can encourage children to enjoy this subject and consequently work harder and perform better at it.

    Jaime teaches Science at Primary School level(s)

  • Business Studies

    I have always been passionate about Business Studies and hope to pursue a Business Science degree when I am finished with my current degree. I excelled in this subject in high school and learned how to approach the workload in a manageable and effective way. I also took this subject as part of the IEB curriculum and can consequently help with any detailed concerns.

    Jaime teaches Business Studies at High School and Primary School level(s)

  • Mathematics

    I love challenges. I performed extremely well in Mathematics because I learned how to break down complex processes into simpler steps. This especially helped me in primary school and I am sure that I can help any child adapt to a way of learning that suits them.

    Jaime teaches Mathematics at Primary School level(s)

  • Afrikaans

    I grew up speaking fluent Afrikaans at home and learned, at school, that the key to mastering reading and writing is understanding grammar rules. I am fluent in English and can, thus, help with understanding and skills in all spheres of the language.

    Jaime teaches Afrikaans at High School, Primary School, and Adult level(s)

  • English Language and Literature

    My passion for the English language is reflected through my excellent results throughout my schooling career. I am skillful in explaining abstract concepts in simple terms that will help children excel in their understanding of the subject.

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