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Cara A - Tutor in Boskruin

I am a current first year BSc student studying at Stellenbosch University. I matriculated from Trinityhouse high school, Randpark Ridge in 2019 with distinctions (80% +) in all 7 of my subjects and I obtained an average of 86%. I have passed my first university semester with distinctions in all of my subjects. I’m currently living in Johannesburg, doing online lessons myself. I’ve got some time to kill so let me help you bump up your grades a little or even just help you understand a concept you couldn’t get no matter how many times your teacher explained to you (sometimes you just need a new perspective?). In COVID times it’s important for your education to be kept at the standard it always has been, which is difficult with the transition to online learning and maybe going back to school in such crazy circumstances. You might have even missed a few weeks of school during lockdown and maybe you’re just a little bit overwhelmed because your teachers are rushing through everything to keep to the syllabus for the year. I want to help you get back on track or stay up to date so you can get the best marks possible at the end of this very strange year. We can take everything at your pace, go over something from 10 different angles until you understand it. I’ve been told by people I peer tutored in high school that I give a completely different perspective to how they were taught the concept. I’m really patient, friendly and just want to obtain the best possible outcome for YOU. I hope you consider me amongst all the other amazing tutors you have available on this website :)

Tutor basics
Teaching places

Online

Languages spoken

Cara speaks English

Experience
2018-06-01 - 2020-08-31
Receptionist at Boskruin veterinary clinic

I would answer phone calls, attend to payments, make appointments and bookings for customers and various other tasks required of me.

Education
2007-01-01 - 2019-12-31
National senior certificate - Trinityhouse high school

I matriculated from high school in 2019 and am currently in first year at Stellenbosch University.

Subjects taught
  • Chemistry

    I obtained an average of 83% for physical sciences (physics and chemistry) at the end of matric, and obtained a 90% for chemistry in my preliminary exam. Chemistry is one of my main subjects in university and we have been over most of the high school chemistry, and expanded on it. I’ve achieved a university distinction (78%) for chemistry in first semester so it is safe to say I have a good understanding of it. Chemistry is a subject that is made up of work you need to UNDERSTAND rather than work you can learn off by heart. I can provide you with explanations that will hopefully help you to understand the work, and not just learn how to do specific problems as if you understand the work itself you can apply it to any problem you’re given.

    Cara teaches Chemistry at High School level(s)

  • Biology

    Biology was my favorite subject in high school. I obtained an average of 96% at the end of grade 11, and 87% at the end of matric. While biology requires a lot of rote learning, I like to think that being able to understand the subject matter makes it easier to learn. Biology is also one of my university subjects and I have done biochemistry, cytology, genetics and evolution in detail so far. I have obtained a distinction for biology in first semester. I love this subject and can hopefully make it slightly less boring. The grade 11 setwork of the human body was my favorite, so if you’re struggling with that I am the perfect person to ask for help!

    Cara teaches Biology at High School level(s)

  • Science

    I achieved an average of 83% for science at the end of matric. I also take both physics and chemistry in first year university and have achieved university distinctions for them both for first semester. Science was one of my strongest subjects at school, so I am able to help with chemistry, physics or just any science in general.

    Cara teaches Science at High School level(s)

  • Physics

    I obtained an average of 83% for physical sciences (chemistry and physics) at the end of matric. I enjoy physics (especially Newton’s Laws). I have recently obtained an average of 95% for my midyear physics exam. Physics requires a lot of understanding, and the struggle comes in when you don’t grasp the concepts. I can hopefully offer you explanations and a new perspective you haven’t been given before. If you are able to grasp the concepts, you can apply this to solving any problems you’re given. The only topic that I will not be able to help you with is electromagnetism.

    Cara teaches Physics at High School level(s)

  • Geography

    I obtained an average of 88% for geography as my final matric mark. While geography is mostly rote learning, there are some concepts that are essential to understand and I can help to understand any of those concepts you’re struggling with.

    Cara teaches Geography at High School level(s)

  • Math

    I was in the highest maths class in grade 11 and 12 (second highest in grade 10). I obtained an average of 85% for maths at the end of matric. I did trigonometry for first semester in university too, so my skills extend beyond high school maths. I also got above 70% for my maths NBT in matric.

    Cara teaches Math at High School level(s)

  • Linear Algebra

    I was in the highest maths class in grade 11 and 12 (second highest in grade 10). I obtained an average of 85% for maths at the end of matric. I did trigonometry for first semester in university too, so my skills extend beyond high school maths. I also got above 70% for my maths NBT in matric. Algebra was my favorite section of maths in high school.

    Cara teaches Linear Algebra at High School level(s)

  • Trigonometry

    I was in the highest maths class in grade 11 and 12 (second highest in grade 10). I obtained an average of 85% for maths at the end of matric. I did trigonometry for first semester in university too, so my skills extend beyond high school maths. I also got above 70% for my maths NBT in matric.

    Cara teaches Trigonometry at High School level(s)