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Thalia R - Tutor in Highlands North

I am a kind and patient person who is invested in your success. I am quiet and considerate and will take the time to work at your own pace for the best results. I love seeing students improve. I have experience as a private tutor for grade 11 and 12 Physics and Mathematics. I was the Dux Scholar at St Mary's School Waverly from grade 8 to grade 12 and I won the Faculty of Humanities Silver Proxime Accessit Medal at the University of the Witwatersrand in 2019 on the completion of my Bachelor of Arts. I also won prizes for Psychology and English in which I majored. I also did first year Mathematics and Physics and first and second year Philosophy. I can tutor high school Mathematics, English, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, History, AP Mathematics, and AP English as well as undergraduate English and Psychology. I can also provide help with academic writing.

Tutor basics
Teaching places

My Home, Students Home, and Online

Travelling distance

Thalia will travel 15km from Highlands North, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Languages spoken

Thalia speaks English

2019-10-01 - 2020-08-27
Volunteer counselor

I volunteer at the South African Depression and Anxiety Group where I work in the call-centre to provide telephonic counselling to callers.

2016-04-01 - 2017-04-30

I have tutored a few private students in Mathematics and Physics.

2015-01-01 - 2019-12-31
BA Psychology and English - University of the Witwatersrand

I completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English and Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Subjects taught
  • Psychology

    Psychology is my main interest and I am currently doing an Honours in Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand. I was awarded prizes for placing top of Psychology in first year and in third year in my undergraduate degree (completed at the University of the Witwatersrand). I have a thorough understanding of undergraduate Psychology and am skilled at researching and writing essays. This is something I can teach to improve my students academic writing skills in Psychology.

    Thalia teaches Psychology at University/College level(s)

  • Biology

    I have had some experience in tutoring Biology. I have a thorough grasp of concepts and can explain this in simple terms to give a good basic understanding. I won the prize for Life Sciences in matric and I am especially good at writing essays for Life Sciences. This is a difficult skill and one that I can teach.

    Thalia teaches Biology at High School level(s)

  • Physical Science

    I have always found Physics fascinating and have a passion for passing on this interest to others. I excelled at Physics in high school and won the gold medal for first year Physics at the University of the Witwatersrand. I have visited CERN in Geneva which grew my passion for Physics and can provide an excellent and enriching learning experience.

    Thalia teaches Physical Science at High School level(s)

  • Mathematics

    I excelled at Mathematics in high school where I won the Prize for Mathematics in matric. I have had experience tutoring Mathematics and I am good at breaking down problems and making them easier to understand for people who struggle with Mathematics. I have done AP Mathematics for matric and first year Mathematics at university and so have a thorough grounding in Mathematics from which to work.

    Thalia teaches Mathematics at High School level(s)

  • Writing

    I have experience in creative and academic writing at which I excel. I know what makes a good academic essay and can pass on tips and advice. I love writing and I hope I can pass on this passion to those I teach. If not, however, I can help people to drastically improve their writing skills in terms of vocabulary, grammar, and structure.

    Thalia teaches Writing at High School and University/College level(s)

  • English Language and Literature

    I am passionate about English literature and have good language skills. I have done very well in English at high school and at university. In matric I received the prize for English and for Advanced Programme English. I received the Rogier Courau Prize for second year English at the University of the Witwatersrand. I also placed twelfth in the English Olympiad in 2014. I love to pass on my passion for English and will go beyond expectations to provide an enriching learning experience.

    Thalia teaches English Language and Literature at High School and University/College level(s)