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Jodie offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!

ESL

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High School R 200.00R 180.00
Exam Prep R 200.00R 180.00
University R 150.00R 135.00
Adult R 200.00R 180.00

Social Science

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High School R 200.00R 180.00
Exam Prep R 200.00R 180.00
University R 150.00R 135.00
Adult R 200.00R 180.00

Study Skills / Essay Writing

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High School R 200.00R 180.00
Exam Prep R 200.00R 180.00
University R 150.00R 135.00
Adult R 200.00R 180.00

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Personal Description:

I have a Master of Social Science degree in Criminology. I did Criminology and Psychology for my undergraduate degree, and did Media Studies and Sociology electives, but focused on Criminology from Honours onwards. Throughout my university career, I learned a lot about how to write academically and I further refined these skills whilst working as a student mentor at a university. I have a passion for the student-centred approach to learning and believe in empowering students with the right knowledge and skills so they can take control of their own learning experience.

Tutoring Experience:

I have 18 months experience as a university student mentor and research assistant, which included conducting one-on-one and group sessions focusing on academic writing and researching. This experience was gain in a student-centered environment and the student base was extremely diverse. The focus of my position was to monitor the academic performance of the students and to work with them one-on-one or in groups to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to improve their academic writing abilities. In addition, I learned that learning in English was very difficult for students who did not grow up speaking English. Therefore, I also spent a lot of focus on helping my students to understand the concepts of their coursework and to gain a better understanding of the wording used in essay and test/exam questions so that they could respond to the questions in the appropriate way (e.g. if the question asked them to compare two topics, then I would help them to understand what the word compare means and how they should go about answering the question). I found that the students knew the course material and could answer a question with the correct course material; however, they did not understand how the question required them to present the course material, and this is where they often lost critical marks.

Tutoring Approach:

I have a passion for student-centered approaches to learning and believe in equipping students with the necessary tools, and empowering them with confidence and a sense of agency, to take control of and direct their own learning experience. This is particularly important with academic writing, as the English language can be challenging to master. I also have a passion for helping students who speak English as a second language to gain a better understanding of how to interpret questions appropriately and answer them correctly in English. Learning in English for non-mother tongue speakers is very challenging and this needs a lot of focus so that students can

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Native Language: English
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
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Qualifications:

  • University of KwaZulu-Natal (2018) - Master of Social Science (Criminology) (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal (2015) - Bachelor of Social Science Honours (Criminology) (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal (2014) - Bachelor of Social Science (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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