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Lara B - Tutor in Beverley Grove

Passionate and energetic, I have a MA English Studies and tutored at the prestigious Stellenbosch University for 1.5 years where my positive and friendly manner enabled my students to feel comfortable enough with me to become completely immersed in the learning environment. I have also served as the Co-Facilitator of the English Skills Programme at Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I taught students from various international locations, and as in my CELTA training completed in November 2018, my friendly nature endeared me to the students and inspired them to learn. As a teacher, this is my primary aim and my greatest achievement. Adaptability is key and I always attempt to engage my students on a personal level so that they may enjoy learning. I cater to the needs of my students rather than remaining tied to one teaching method.

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Teaching places

Students Home, Public Place, and Online

Travelling distance

Lara will travel 20km from Beverley Grove, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Languages spoken

Lara speaks Afrikaans, French, and English

Experience
2019-09-02 - 2020-04-16
English Teacher at Oxford Learning Centre in Radom, Poland

Duties include teaching and assessment of monolingual students learning English as a Second Language.

2019-02-01 - 2019-06-30
Co-Facilitator of English Skills Programme at Nelson Mandela University

Duties include teaching and administration relating to students learning English in order to further their studies at university level.

2017-02-01 - 2018-06-30
1st Year English Tutor at Stellenbosch University

Duties include: Teaching the course material and the marking and administration of all academic work submitted by the 1st year students under my tutorship.

Education
2017-02-01 - 2018-11-30
MA (English Studies) - Stellenbosch University

The Fantasy of Female Sexual Freedom in Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber and in John Logan’s Penny Dreadful”. Supervisor: Dr Riaan Oppelt.

2016-02-01 - 2016-12-31
BAHons English - Stellenbosch University

Distinction for thesis component: “The Magic of the Modern Myth: An Exposition of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter as a Folk Tale”. Supervisor: Dr Daniel Roux.

2013-02-01 - 2015-12-31
Bachelor of Arts - Nelson Mandela University

Graduated Cum Laude. Majors: English and French.

2018-11-01 - 2018-11-30
CELTA - International House Cape Town

Subjects taught
  • English as a foreign Language

    I have completed my CELTA (Cambridge English Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at International House Cape Town and have experience teaching at university level, but also at a private language school in Poland.

    Lara teaches English as a foreign Language at High School, Primary School, University/College, and Adult level(s)

  • English Language and Literature

    I have an advanced postgraduate degree in the subject matter (MA English Studies) from Stellenbosch University and have taught at the same recognised and prestigious university. Furthermore, I have a true passion for the subject and enjoy teaching it - that energy transfers to my students.

    Lara teaches English Language and Literature at High School, Primary School, University/College, and Adult level(s)

  • English Literature

    I have an advanced postgraduate degree in the subject matter (MA English Studies) from Stellenbosch University and have taught at the same recognised and prestigious university. Furthermore, I have a true passion for the subject and enjoy teaching it - that energy transfers to my students.

    Lara teaches English Literature at University/College level(s)