- Hourly rate R180
- Response time 2h
- Number of students 26
Qualified TEFL teacher and Language tutor available to assist with English and Afrikaans. Join me for a fun learning experience!
Laurette is one of our best Afrikaans tutors. High-quality profile, qualifications verified, organised and responsive to lesson requests, and appreciated by their students.
About the lesson
My lessons will be straightforward, interactive and enthusiastic. I will avoid aimless explanation and will adapt to the level of the student to help them progress better. I will presentand explain concepts in a simple way and provide additional clarity when needed. I will create a comfortable and energetic classroom atmosphere. I am equipped to assist both kids and adults.
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I am a dedicated, enthusiastic and happy TEFL and language tutor. I really enjoy teaching because I enjoy learning too. Through my teaching experience, I have seen the joy and excitement a student feels as the learn and apply what they're taught. Teaching also shaped my personality to be more adaptable, friendly and patient. I believe that a teacher needs to be humble so that they can adjust to the students level and create a comfortable learning atmosphere.
Perfect! My son looks forward to Lauretta's sessions. I have seen improvements. Lauretta inspires through her teachings.
- Laurette's response : Priscilla's son is a cool and intelligent young man. He is ready to learn even from his mistakes. He completes his tasks and aims to improve. I really enjoy helping him.
Perfect! Thank you for your patience and the great work, Xolani says his marks will definitely improve.
- Laurette's response : Xolani is a brilliant and smart young man. He is cool and voices his opinion calmly. He isn't afraid to mention that he doesn't know something which makes him very teachable. He's really sweet and soft-spoken. I enjoy tutoring him.
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She is excellent and very patient with her kids!
Laurette is one of my close friends, one I have known for over ten years. She is focused, dedicated, and above all, has a caring, easy personality that others can get along with.
Within the first few minutes of a lesson with Laurette, you will most probably be smiling. She is sincere and determined, and her positive energy overflows into what she does.
Laurette is patient with her students and gives them attention, she also has very good people skills which help her students to feel comfortable and improve their learning experience.
Laurette is an outstanding tutor, she is great with children my son absolutely adores her. She's a pure hearted loving teacher, she is one of those rare teachers that you find that still does their job because they love it and have a passion for it.
She is very diligent, hardworking, and puts passion into everything that she does. She has a keen interest in people and makes a person feel that they are cared for, heard and listened to and therefore her students will also feel such warmth.
She is Enthusiastic and always gives her best. She is a go-getter, very friendly and sweet. She is a hard worker and pays attention to detail. She is bubbly and loves people, you can rely on Laurette she is trustworthy. She is positive and boosts people's self-esteem and is good at showing personal interest to everyone. Give her a task and she will never disappoint you with it, she is focused and dedicated. She is humble so it's easy to give her constructive criticism because she will take it and work on what she needs to work on to improve in her field of work. You can count on her to make people smile, there is never a dull moment with her, her positive energy is contagious.
She's goal-driven and passionate about what she does.
Laurette is a trustworthy tutor because she respects others. She is a very bubbly person. As my older sister, I know her for her creativity and unique voice that stands out. She has a very warm smile. She is exceptionally great at teaching as she has done it for many years - religiously and educationally. Trust me, if Laurette were to be your tutor you will get her unconventional, creative and effective ways of teaching. Don't take my word for it, give it a try and you won't regret it.
She is patient, loves people of all ages and is very kind. Laurette is an extrovert, diligent and overall lovable. She also lives by principles that are based on love and that encourage honesty while being gentle with others.
She's is dedicated, she's considerate she can come to the level and understanding of her listeners. She is also well disciplined.
Laurette is very warm and patient, she’ll be an excellent tutor because she loves teaching and the students who she is teaching.
Laurette is a very kind and patient person. She has a passion for what she does and she always does a great job. Her patient and kind nature are shown clearly in her teaching methods, and she never fails to impress.
Laurette is a phenomenal teacher, not only does she do what she loves, she loves what she does. This is clearly displayed in a patient teaching methods, her warm smile and her hard and unrelenting passion to help her students to become better. Her wide array of skills along with her personality makes it easy for one to feel comfortable around her. Her dedication will truly be of benefit to students who are equally committed.
Laurette is very friendly and interested in people, she is a vibrant young woman and speaks English very well.
Laurette is a patient and kind teacher that loves her students and works hard to adapt to their learning method so that they can progress.
When Laurette puts her mind to something, she’s very dedicated. She’ll always give her best to any task. She’s also kind and considerate, so her students will not just be taught well, but will find themselves in a positive and caring environment.
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- 5h: R900
- 10h: R1800
- + RR60
House call packages include lesson per hour+Travel time+transport
Find out more about Laurette
When did you develop an interest in your subject and in private tutoring?
I developed an interest in these subjects in high school because of my love for languages. I first began tutoring privately when a family friend asked me to assist their child with Afrikaans. I doubted my ability, but used that opportunity to improve in that aspect of teaching. I then worked with other parents and eventually got a TEFL certificate to cement my skills.
Tell us more about the subject or subjects you teach, the topics and techniques you like to discuss with/demonstrate to students (and possibly those you like a little less).
I teach English and Afrikaans. I encourage students to create a "dictionary" which adds to their vocabulary and improves spelling, reading and creative writing skills. I used this method to learn Afrikaans and it helped me excel at school.
Do you have any role models? Perhaps a teacher that inspired you? Tell us who, and why.
I don't have any role models. However, at my weekly Christian meetings, we participate in practice sessions that focus on improving conversation and teaching skills. So I learn from those demonstrations and try to work on different skills each week.
What do you think are the qualities required to be a good teacher or tutor?
I think that patience, love for people and for your subject are the most important qualities. It takes patience to explain a concept that you understand to someone who is new to it. You also need to patiently wait for your students to arrive for a lesson and be understanding when they're unable to complete tasks because of a busy schedule. Love for people encompasses all other qualities and love for your subject fuels how you teach.
Could you share an anecdote related to your subject or your schooldays?
I can be quite creative at times and thrive in my creative writing. My teachers enjoyed reading my essays and I usually scored well. Thus I became the "editor" of my class. Most students asked me to either write, give them ideas or edit their scripts. I found this funny because of how they approached me for assistance.
What were the difficulties or challenges you faced or are still facing at school or during yo training?
Though I was intelligent, I found it very challenging to study. I loved reading crime/thriller books but failed to pay more attention to my educational books. I still find it difficult to study, but I do my best to prepare for lessons.
Do you have a particular passion? Is it teaching in general, an element of this particular subject, or something completely different?
I have various passions. I am passionate about volunteering in construction projects, arts and crafts, and teaching /studying the Bible. Teaching is something I'm also passionate about because I love people and languages.
What makes you a Superprof?
I am on my way to being a Superprof 😂. I love people and enjoy teaching. I am still working on my teaching skills so that I am more patient and kind. The feedback I receive from parents and kids also boosts me to improve and become a Superprof.
Is there anything else you would like your students to know about you?
I like laughing, music and dancing. I find joy in the simplest things. I enjoy teaching kids a lot and engaging in conversations on various topics. I find it humbling to teach others because I learn as well.