I can teach students how to think about the writing process so that the basic elements of their writing process improve. I can also help polish and refine skills that are already in good shape. As far as exam preparation goes, I will teach students effective strategies for English Language and Literature studies that they can continue to use later in life.
I recently graduated from my second postgraduate degree. I have lots of experience in academic writing, including writing my own master's thesis. I can help with planning, structuring and refining writing skills, as well as provide language proofreading. For high school student, I am very experienced in exam preparation as well English literature and poetry. I was DUX scholar at my high school as was the top matriculant in my district. I completed my undergraduate degree with a distinction and have subsequently studied a postgraduate degree in the USA.
Rates will not increase based on difficulty level, only if extra preparation outside of the lesson time is required. I am willing to travel up to 10km from where I live but will consider exceptions. Lessons need to be cancelled at least 24 hours before the lesson time, otherwise the student will still be charged, regardless of whether he/she shows up. Lessons must be cancelled at least 24 hours before the time, otherwise students will still be charged, regardless of whether or not he/she shows up. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
LeOui Janse van Rensburg
I am a qualified EFL teacher with a passion for language and communication.
I hold multiple postgraduate degrees in the field of classical music and am a hardworking and dedicated person. My studies and work have taken me to different countries and have exposed me to many different cultures and customs. The creativity and tenacity that the world of classical music requires are both skills which also make me a better teacher. I enjoy finding interesting and creative ways to engage students and am committed to each individual student’s progress and understanding of the work.
I am friendly and work well with students of all ages. I know the influence that a good teacher can have and continue to look for ways in which I can improve and be such a figure in my students’ lives.
Jun 2019 – Dec 2019 Level 5 TEFL Certificate (Completed with Merit) - The TEFL Academy, UK
- Create lessons for a variety of levels from pre-intermediate to advance
- Teaching speaking, listening, reading and writing
- Material & resource creation, utilising the internet
- English grammar and how to teach the essential language
- Needs analysis and teaching in different situations
- Classroom management and teaching techniques
EDUCATION AND COURSES
2017-2019 Postgraduate Performance Diploma summa cum laude – Indiana University, USA
2016-2017 MMus Degree (Dissertation and Performance) – Cape Town University, South Africa
2012-2012 BMus Degree summa cum laude (Opera) – Cape Town University, South Africa
2010 Goethe Institut Zertifikat B1 – Walbeck, Germany
I am experienced in multiple, all of which, I believe, contribute to my teaching style and approach.
Firstly, I have experience teaching both as a singing teacher and as a tutor/au pair. While I have not specifically taught English as a foreign language, I believe that the teaching experiences I have had in these other fields have been tremendously helpful.
I speak a number of different languages: I am a native English and Afrikaans speaker. In addition to being fluent in German, I also took basic Italian and French courses. Being able to compare different languages within the Indo-European family of languages has, not only, enhanced my understanding of English, but has also exposed me to different ways and possibilities of teaching a foreign language.
Lastly, my education and experience as a classical singer and performer mean that I have experience dealing with people and keeping them engaged.
2015 - Present Freelance Voice Lessons
(Classical Voice lessons)
2016 Au pair
(Au pair duties; Tutoring and Music Lessons)
Administration and Management:
2017 – 2019 Graduate Assistant at Indiana University: Jacobs School of Music Development Office
(Office administration, Communications, General Office Management skills, Public relations, Event Planning, Transcription, Proofreading and editing)
2017 – Present Freelance Arts Administrator
(Music Concert Organisation, Events Co-ordinator)
2015 – Present Administrative Assistant for Grasfontein Ontwerp CC
(Administrative duties, Creative and Design duties)
Writing, Research and Editing:
2010 – 2011 Co-Editor of Ja-Nee, High School Newspaper (non-professional)
(Journalism, Editing, Design, Management)
2007-2011 Journalist of Ja-Nee, High School Newspaper (non-professional)
Naturally, given my studies and background, music is a real passion of mine. As a singer, I am fortunate to be able to combine this passion with my love of language and poetry, as the textual aspect of opera and art song is vitally important to interpretation.
I also enjoy travelling and especially trying out local cuisines. I love reading, watching films and learning more about the world. One of my favourite television shows is the British panel show QI.
ACHIEVEMENTS AND PRIZES
2016-2017 Ivor Davies Bursary, UCT
2012-2015 Dean’s Merit List, UCT
2015 Class Medal for German II B; German Consulate General Book Prize, UCT
2015 Ralph Nussbaum Music Award, UCT
2014-15 Humanities Undergrad Scholarship, UCT
2014-15 Myra Chapman Scholarship, UCT
2014 Class Medal for French for Musicians A, UCT
2013 Class Medal for Italian for Musicians B, UCT
2013-14 Class Medal for Opera, UCT
2012 Highest GPA in Bachelor of Music (1st Year); Humanities Entrance Scholarship, UCT
2011 DUX Scholar; Top 10 in D10 district in Johannesburg, Hoërskool Linden
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