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Chrizanne D - Tutor in Lorraine

I am a qualified Intermediate Phase teacher with a Bachelors in education. I was recently employed as a full-time Primary School English and Natural Science teacher. My majors also include mathematics, however I have ample training in language teaching as well. I taught students grade 4 to 7. I am a caring and compassionate teacher with more than 2 years of total teaching experience. I am passionate about teaching young individuals and deeply committed to enhancing and supporting comprehensive educations. I enjoy teaching and fostering a positive learning environment. I believe myself to be a good problem-solver and communicator with success in various classroom size groups. My philosophy regarding teaching is closely linked to the behaviourism theory and positive reinforcement. If positive behaviour is established, active learning is more efficient and effective. Meaningful learning also involves a constructivism approach; therefore, it is essential to cater for diverse students with different educational needs and backgrounds. I believe if these theories are successfully applied in the classroom, students will be able to develop holistically into successful contributing citizens. I would like to further explore these practices. Through continuous reflection and adaptation, I believe I can make a meaningful difference in students’ lives.

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Chrizanne speaks Afrikaans and English

2019-01-24 - 2020-06-30
Primary School Teacher

I taught English and Natural sciences to grade 5 to 7. My responsibilities included:  Facilitating learning according to the curriculum requirements.  Promoting literacy in English as a second language.  Adapting teaching strategies to cater for diverse students.  Lesson planning and implementation.  Designing and implementing assessment tasks.  Incorporating the use of digital technology in the classroom.  Encouraging students holistic development.  Building students confidence.

2016-07-01 - 2017-11-30
Private tutor

I was a part-time, self-employed, private tutor. My responsibilities included: • Tutoring learners in Mathematics and other required subjects. • Motivating learners to achieve their goals. • Building learner’s self-confidence in their academics. Key skills and competencies • Tutoring learners according to the curriculum requirements. • Encouraging learners and building their confidence in their academics. • Adapting the teaching strategy to cater for specific learners.

2016-03-01 - 2016-06-30
Ballroom and Latin dance instructor

Responsibilities • Teaching clients the required dance steps and routine according to a program. • Teaching newcomers the basics of dancing and building their confidence in the skill. Key skills and competencies • Encouraging people to enjoy learning something new and challenging without being afraid. • Encouraging people to persevere and achieve their goals. • Being patient and consistent with clients.

2015-02-09 - 2018-12-13
Bachelors of Education - Nelson Mandela University

Complete by Bachelors in Education, specializing in Intermediate Phase Mathematics and Sciences. Although the course included ample language training.

2020-05-11 - 2020-08-10
TEFL Certificate - The TEFL Academy

I completed a level 5 TEFL certificate consisting of 168 hours.

Subjects taught
  • Afrikaans

    It is my Home Language and I have also had language training as part of my education degree. I find that many learners have difficulty with the subject and this leads to a lack of interest. I believe in setting realistic goals and working towards building the learners confidence in the language. This in turn will eventually leads to the success of the learner.

    Chrizanne teaches Afrikaans at Primary School level(s)

  • Natural Sciences

    I am a qualified teacher and completed my Bachelors of Education with Mathematics and Sciences as my majors. I was also a private mathematics tutor in my students years, where I assisted many learners in reaching their goals and developing a love for Natural Sciences. I have always been interested in the way things work and find the subject very interesting. Natural Sciences is a very versatile and enjoyable subject. It offers a foundation for many education and career opportunities.

    Chrizanne teaches Natural Sciences at Primary School level(s)

  • Mathematics

    I am a qualified teacher and completed my Bachelors of Education with Mathematics and Sciences as my majors. I was also a private mathematics tutor in my students years, where I assisted many learners in reaching their goals and developing a love for mathematics. I enjoy teaching mathematics and believe it offers much more than mere curriculum knowledge. It helps learners build confidence, problems solving skills and ,if mastered, a great sense of accomplishment.

    Chrizanne teaches Mathematics at Primary School level(s)

  • English

    I have 1 and n half years teaching experience in the classroom while I worked as a full-time teacher, teaching English. I have completed a TEFL certificate to assist me in teaching English as a second language. I have also completed an English proficiency test, the Pearson academic test, where I scored in the highest bracket. I believe the English language to be a crucial part of society and highly enjoy helping learners to learn and explore this language.

    Chrizanne teaches English at Primary School level(s)