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English

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

ESL

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Primary R 150.00R 135.00
High School R 200.00R 180.00
University R 200.00R 180.00
Adult R 200.00R 180.00

History

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Primary R 150.00R 135.00
High School R 150.00R 135.00

Study Skills / Essay Writing

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

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Personal Description:

In the mid-seventies I obtained a BA degree at the University of Cape Town, reading English, History, Latin and several Law subjects. I majored in English, which involved, among other things, grammar and literature. Subsequently I have used my skills (for over fifteen years) to help university students with their academic writing. In doing this I have worked with many foreign university students for whom English was not their first language.
My role was to assist them by editing their Master's and Doctoral theses.

For over 30 years I was an officer in South Africa’s part-time army (Citizen Force). In the early years I was first a platoon leader then, on further promotion, a company commander. In later years my duties involved writing military publications and, on the social side, being Mess President of the Officers’ Mess at the Castle in Cape Town. In this position I was editor of a monthly historical publication, which led to my researching and writing three books on military history.

So, as you can see, most of my working life has involved writing, editing or teaching English.

Tutoring Experience:

I am passionate about the English language and, being a friendly and caring person who relates to people of all ages and nationalities, I would like to pass my knowledge on to a wider range of people.

I have mostly helped university students, apart from being a substitute teacher from time to time, but am keen to teach younger students as well.

Tutoring Approach:

My knowledge of the English language is extensive but I like to teach in a fun and interactive manner. I am always friendly and approachable but command respect at the same time.

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Native Language: English
Additional Languages: Afrikaans
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)

Qualifications:

  • Tefl South Africa (2018) - TEFL Certificate (Other) (✔ On File)
  • University of Cape Town (1974) - BA English, Latin and History (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Rondebosch Boys High School (1970) - Matric (School) (✔ On File)

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