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  • (4 reviews)
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Miaad
« Helen, you are the best teacher I met in my life. Helen is a great... More »
M
Miaad
« Helen, you are the best teacher I met in my life. Helen is a great person. She always works hard with honesty. She made an effective difference in my daughter's life. You're the best teacher to my daughter. I am so lucky to know you. »
R200/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Helen
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic tutoring
  • Developing Mindmaps
Levels
  • All Levels

Fun-loving, caring tutor based in Cape Town with many years experience offering online academic support to primary students.

Methodology

I approach each topic by first finding out what the individual student or class knows. I believe in building knowledge from the ground up, making sure that each student does not have any gaps in their learning. Any gaps will be addressed before moving on. Development of thinking and research skills is critical to further learning and inquiry and I aim to incorporate the teaching of these skills in my tutoring sessions.

Background

I am a native English speaker with many years of teaching experience in the classroom in South Africa and in the Middle East. I have also tutored students in their homes over the past 10 years and in the past year I've been tutoring students online which I really enjoy.
My goal is to cater to individual needs - let me know what you need and I will do my best to help you!

Rates

Rate for online lessons : R200/h

Details

If a lesson needs to be cancelled for any reason, I require at least 2 hours' notice. If not, the lesson will need to be charged in full.

Lessons offered by Helen
Individual
The lessons will be held
at her home
Taught subjects
  • Academic tutoring
  • Developing Mindmaps
Levels
  • All Levels

Helen's CV

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree, a post-graduate Bachelor of Education degree as well as a Higher Diploma in Education (teaching qualification). My major subjects at university were Afrikaans-Nederlands and History; however my passion is teaching both English and Afrikaans. I also completed a TEFL course in 2009.

I originally qualified as a high school teacher and taught at this level for about 10 years. Since then, most of my teaching has been at Primary School level (18 years experience). I have taught at state and private schools throughout South Africa. I then moved to the UAE (United Arab Emirates) in the Middle East where I was a class teacher at a private school teaching English, Math, History, Geography and Science for the past 12 years to Emirati students.

I have extensive experience in teaching English and Afrikaans to second-language speakers. I am also equally qualified and willing to offer academic/homework support to Primary school students.

Here is a more detailed, yet abbreviated version of my CV:

EDUCATION
University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
1975 - 1978
Bachelor of Arts and Higher Diploma in Education

University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
1984 – 1985 (Part-time)
Bachelor of Education (Post-graduate degree)

TEFL QUALIFICATION
Completed an online TEFL course in 2009 (ITTT TEFL Certification)

WORK EXPERIENCE
South African Government Schools (1979 – 1996)
Class Teacher
Taught at a number of pre-school, primary and high schools

Private Schools in South Africa (1997 – August 2008)
Class Teacher / Management / Principal
Class Teacher. Also held a variety of Management positions, including Founding Principal of Applewood Prep School, Elgin, South Africa

Emirates National Schools, United Arab Emirates
(August 2008 – June 2020)
Class Teacher/Grade Coordinator)
Worked in the UAE for 12 years, teaching the core subjects (including English) to Emirati students.

4 reviews on Helen
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4 recommendations

M
Miaad

Helen, you are the best teacher I met in my life. Helen is a great person. She always works hard with honesty. She made an effective difference in my daughter's life. You're the best teacher to my daughter. I am so lucky to know you.

C
Christine

I have known Helen since 2017. She is a wonderful person. Very dedicated to her work and always get things done. She is very loyal. She is very respectful of her superiors and colleagues and helps where she can.

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Sue

I had the pleasure and honour of teaching alongside Helen some years ago, and she also taught my own children. It is due to these experiences that I can highly recommend Helen as an excellent tutor. She is a very creative and efficient educator. Her energy and competence is plainly evident as she guides her students along their path. She is kind, patient and empathetic.

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Dorothy

It is a pleasure to recommend Helen. She is an excellent teacher, very dedicated in all she does. She is completely trustworthy, and sets very high standards for herself. She is always friendly and will go out of her way to always be helpful.

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