I am a final year Dentistry student at the University of the Western Cape which for me still sounds surreal as I thought that dream was impossible for me to reach. I myself have struggled a lot during high school specifically with science and mathematics working incredibly hard and spreading too many tears to be able to get into the medical field I am in now and am planning on continuing and study medicine after. I sympathise a lot with others who do not understand or struggle with a certain subject because I count myself as a slow learner and see things in a different perspective than most people which is also why I have been told I would make a good teacher because let's face it people who 'just get it' think differently, faster and explain things way more complicated than necessary. The subjects I enjoy and did best in were Biology and German as a home language. If you are struggling with any of these subjects I would love to take and show you the beauty of these adventurous parts of life that surrounds us and the power that we have by using language.
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Antonia will travel 5km from Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Antonia speaks German and English
The above mentioned qualification is my high school time. I am currently in my Final year of studying Dentistry.
I consider myself a slow learner and I will always have to work very hard to achieve the academic results I want. I understand if someone does not get something right away and I am more than happy to explain things in different ways, be it colours making up songs or acronyms or drawings. I believe that in order to achieve good marks in biology or life sciences you first have to understand how your brain remembers information best and then apply those ways. Biology is all around us, and making it a part of your life instead of seeing it as a school subject makes it more fun which in turn makes it easier for your brain to learn and accept knowledge.
Antonia teaches Biology at High School and Primary School level(s)
Afrikaans was the fourth language I learned and I first did not like it at all just because people would laugh at me for having a German accent that South Africans cannot place when speaking Afrikaans as so little Germans try to speak it. After a while I quickly realised that Afrikaans is quite similar to German and it grew on me and I find it very cute. I enjoy teaching it as a first additional language.
Antonia teaches Afrikaans at High School and Primary School level(s)
I am fortunate in that I grew up speaking German at home and therefore the language comes naturally to me. Languages have always been a strong point in my school reports although German has proven to be best with an average of over 90%. I like how the language is so structured- seeming like a puzzle which once you know how to play or lay out becomes a fun game and tool to use when communicating.
Antonia teaches German at High School, Primary School, University/College, and Adult level(s)