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Tamryn H - Tutor in Westdene

I am a Wits postgraduate student currently working as an NRF Intern. I have previous teaching experience as a teaching assistant at Wits University and a private tutor for primary and high school students. I am a biological sciences expert - 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year and Honours level coursework in Life Sciences, Medical Sciences and an array of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences. I am proficient in high-level mathematics (calculus, trigonometry and algebra), physical science and geography. I pride myself on teaching good study techniques to young students (applicable to all subjects) and helping advanced students refine their study skills.

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Teaching places

Students Home and Online

Travelling distance

Tamryn will travel 60km from Westdene, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Languages spoken

Tamryn speaks English

2012-01-01 - 2020-10-23

Private tutoring for multiple students: primary school, high school and tertiary level. Tutoring includes opportunities sourced from Tutors4You, SuperProf and contact at Allen Glen High School.

2017-01-09 - 2017-09-30

Transport, supervision and academic support for 2 children (Grd 3 and 7).

2016-01-11 - 2019-03-31
Teaching Assistant at WITS

My duties included facilitation, demonstration and assessment of students in tutorials and practical sessions at WITS university. The topics included biological and environmental science subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

2019-04-01 - 2021-03-31
NRF Intern at SAEON

I provide research, technical and administrative support for the development and initiation of the EFTEON long-term environmental research infrastructure for South Africa.

2017-07-03 - 2020-04-21
Master of Science - WITS

Master of Science by Research dissertation. Skills: Project management, data analysis, interpretation and academic writing.

2016-01-11 - 2016-12-31
Bachelor of Science with Honours - WITS

Registered under Ecology within the Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences department. Included topics: Research Project, Biostatistics, Environmental modeling, GIS, Radiocarbon dating and Aquatic management.

2012-01-16 - 2015-12-31
Bachelor of Science - WITS

General Bachelor of Science with a double major in Zoology and Geography.

2007-01-01 - 2011-01-01
Matric - Allen Glen High School

Matriculated in 2011 with Distinction in Life Sciences. Subjects: Mathematics, Physical Science, Life Science, Geography, English (home), Afrikaans (1st add.) and LO.

Subjects taught
  • Mathematics

    I have previous experience tutoring mathematics at many different levels (grade 3 to matric) and completed calculus and statistics as part of my undergraduate degree. My teaching style for Maths is based on understanding the rules through worked exmples followed by practice, practice, practice!

    Tamryn teaches Mathematics at High School and Primary School level(s)

  • Geography

    I am a dedicated teacher with good communication skills and knowledge of Geography topics ranging from school level (from previous tutoring) to university. My skills include mapwork, GIS, physical geography and human geography.

    Tamryn teaches Geography at High School, Primary School, and University/College level(s)

  • Microsoft Excel

    I learned to use Microsoft programs during my studies and have used them every day since. I believe it is a skill often overlooked in the classroom. My patience, communication skills and practical approach to problem-solving make me an easily understood teacher. My program's proficiency includes Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint).

    Tamryn teaches Microsoft Excel at High School, Primary School, University/College, and Adult level(s)

  • Science

    I am a dedicated tutor with good communication skills. I strive to make science understandable in terms of our daily lives by using concepts the student will be familiar with, often finding real-life examples that are easy to grasp and unforgettable.

    Tamryn teaches Science at High School and Primary School level(s)

  • Biology

    My undergraduate, Honours and Masters degrees are in the biology field. I consider myself an expert in Life Sciences, Ecology and Zoology. I consider myself proficient in 1st-year level physiology/anatomy and plant sciences.

    Tamryn teaches Biology at High School, Primary School, University/College, and Adult level(s)