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Emma O - Tutor in Salt River

I have a Bachelor's degree from UCT, with majors in English Literature and Psychology. During my studies at UCT I received a Golden Key award for outstanding academic performance. I went on to complete an Honour's degree in Clinical Psychology through UNISA. I also completed a TESOL certificate with 100hrs theory and 50hrs practical. I have taught In Thailand (at a language school and then a government high school) and for the past 4 years I have been a language tutor. I have also been teaching English online for the past year. I am passionate about teaching, especially languages. I love to be creative in designing my lesson plans and I make sure to incorporate learning strategies to suit each student's learning style. In my spare time I love to write fictional (and often fantastical) stories. I also enjoy reading and drawing. I am patient, creative, and hard-working. I am computer literate and have access to a quiet work space with a high quality web camera and microphone.

Tutor basics
Teaching places

My Home, Students Home, Public Place, and Online

Travelling distance

Emma will travel 8km from Salt River, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Languages spoken

Emma speaks Afrikaans and English

2014-12-01 - 2020-07-16
Manager and small business owner

I kept a close eye on the business - I oversaw the books, managed fiances, and liaised with staff members.

2018-07-01 - 2020-07-16
Online English teacher

I do offer online conversation classes, as well as grammar classes for which I have prepared my own materials.

2016-05-01 - 2020-07-16

I teach mostly languages (English and Afrikaans). I have taught all ages and all levels. I have assisted primary and high school, as well as university students and business professionals. I teach essay writing, grammar, conversation, and academic assistance.

2013-01-01 - 2014-01-01
English Teacher

Taught English as a foreign language in Thailand.

2017-02-01 - 2019-12-01
BA Honours in Psychology - UNISA

In 2019 I completed an Honours degree in psychology.

2010-01-01 - 2012-01-01
BA Psychology & English Lit. - UCT (University of Cape Town)

I have a Bachelor's degree from UCT, with majors in English Literature and Psychology. I was also awarded the Golden Key award for outstanding academic achievement.

2013-03-01 - 2013-03-15
TESOL - The Knowledge Workshop

I am TESOL certified with 50hrs of practical and 100hrs of theory training.

Subjects taught
  • English as a foreign Language

    I have taught English as a foreign language for many years. I completed a TEFL certificate and taught English in Thailand for a bout a year. Since then, I have continued TEFL classes, as a private tutor, and online to students from all over the world.

    Emma teaches English as a foreign Language at High School and Adult level(s)

  • Afrikaans

    Afrikaans is my home language and I have been teaching Afrikaans to students of various ages and levels for many years now. I teach Afrikaans both as a first and as a second language. I love my mother tongue and I relish the opportunity to share my passion for the language with y students.

    Emma teaches Afrikaans at High School and Adult level(s)

  • Psychology

    I have a bachelor's degree in psychology from UCT and an honours degree in clinical psychology from UNISA. In my studies I covered most areas of psychology (industrial, social, research, psychometrics, etc.), but my main focus has been on clinical and neuro-psychology. I have a fairly good grip on research, stats, and psychometrics as well.

    Emma teaches Psychology at High School, University/College, and Adult level(s)

  • Grammar

    I have been teaching English grammar for many years now and I am very familiar with all aspects of the language and effective at transferring this knowledge to my students. Whether you need help with school work, or simply improving your grip on the language, I can help!

    Emma teaches Grammar at High School and Adult level(s)

  • Writing

    I also have plenty of experiencing teaching students how to write essays at high school and university levels. Through my experience, I have identified several areas where students tend to struggle and have developed techniques for drastically improving on those. Essay writing can be very easy once you know what to look for and how to structure it properly.

    Emma teaches Writing at High School, University/College, and Adult level(s)

  • English Language and Literature

    English Literature was one of my majors whilst completing my bachelor's at UCT. Since then, I have tutored many students in English Literature. I have also taught English as a language to many students, both native speakers and foreign language speakers.

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