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  • (4 reviews)
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Stjohn
« Perfect! Gertrude has an extremely thorough method of tutoring, she helped me... More »
S
Stjohn
« Perfect! Gertrude has an extremely thorough method of tutoring, she helped me rebuild and strengthen my foundations in mathematics and sciences. I am extremely grateful for her assistance, and do hope a lot more students have the opportunity to receive her help. »
R300/h
1st lesson free!
Tutor profile verified
Response Time 2h
Lessons offered by Gertrude
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Maths
  • Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemistry and Physics
  • Mathematical analysis
Levels
  • All Levels

With 3 years of experience in teaching, I am offering a tutor in Maths, Physic, Chemistry from grade 8 high school to undergrads 1st-3rd year University

Methodology

My secret in teaching is my patient. I always encourage those who are not picking up faster. Like Chemistry, I always use out daily life as an example to get the student to understand the concept we are studying

Background

I am a Chemist and Gave a private tutor at home for 1 year and group tutor on Campus for 3 years in Maths, Physics and Chemistry. All my students always pass with 75-97 %. I am a patient person

Rates

Transportation Fee : R50
Rate for online lessons : R320/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : R300
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : R250

Details

My rate for the high school level is different for the rate at the university level. But all are negotiable.

Lessons offered by Gertrude
Individual
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Maths
  • Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemistry and Physics
  • Mathematical analysis
Levels
  • All Levels

Gertrude's CV

Kills
- Over 6 years of experience in Chemistry and 2 years of experience in engineering.
- Proven skills as researcher, teacher and lecturer
- Strong laboratory skills in addition to analytical techniques in Chemistry
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and willing to learn new skills
- Willingness to value the importance of teamwork but also confident to carry out tasks autonomously
- Great skills in MS Excel; MS PowerPoint; MS Word; MS Office; MS Outlook and general knowledge of PC functions.
- Bilingual in English and French.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
Post-doctoral Researcher Present
North-West University, Chemical Department, Potchefstroom
• Conduct research on photo charging nanoparticles for high efficiency dye-sensitized solar cells based Ruthenium dyes complexes
• Co-supervise one Master student
• Write articles and review article for publication in international peer-reviewed journals
Post-doctoral Researcher 2019
The Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa
• Conducted research in the use of ionic liquids as co-solvent in supercritical fluid CO2 extraction and separation techniques
• Co-supervise postgraduate students at Masters/Doctoral level
• Participate actively as a member of the externally funded research project
• published a review article in Sustainability journal
Post-doctoral Researcher 2018
The University of the Witwatersrand, School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, South Africa
• Conducted research on slurry abrasive wear of recycled cemented tungsten carbide hard metals
• Established research on the coating of Jaw crusher plate steels with cemented tungsten carbides using Cold Spray coating for wear and corrosion resistance study
• Wrote manuscript for publication in international scientific peer-reviewed journals
Post-doctoral researcher 2016 – 2018
Rhodes University, DST/Mintek Nanotechnology Innovation Centre, South Africa
• Developed new hybrid carbon-based nanomaterials for electrocatalysis, solar cells, photodynamic therapy, photodegradation applications
• Developed new electrochemical sensors for measuring heavy metals in water
• Synthesized nanofibers based conductive polymers using electrospinning technique for water treatment
• Mentored Masters and PhD students and published 12 articles in international peer-reviewed journals
Teaching Assistant: Physic 2015
The Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa
• Prepared lecture notes
• Taught physics courses to undergraduate students
• Prepared worksheets for workshops
• Marked scripts
Tutor & teaching assistant (Mathematics & Chemistry) 2012-2015
The University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
• Assisted students in organic/inorganic/physical chemistry laboratories
• Assisted students in their writ up skills
• Taught thermodynamic, quantum mechanics and electrochemistry courses
• Prepared worksheets for workshops, Assisted students during workshops
• Marked scripts
Teacher: Chemistry & Computer literacy courses 2011-2012
High School of Bafou-Sud, West-Cameroon
• Prepared lecture notes
• Taught chemistry courses
• Prepared exam’s question
• Marked scripts and collated marks

EDUCATION
PhD in Physical chemistry 2015
The University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa

Masters of Science in Inorganic Chemistry 2011 University of Dschang, Cameroon

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry 2009
University of Dschang, Cameroon

4 reviews on Gertrude
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
S
Stjohn

Perfect! Gertrude has an extremely thorough method of tutoring, she helped me rebuild and strengthen my foundations in mathematics and sciences. I am extremely grateful for her assistance, and do hope a lot more students have the opportunity to receive her help.

Gertrude's response

the level of the student was very low in Maths, Chemistry and Physics. But after our lessons, the student had improved a lot. His end of year results (still waiting) will tell more...

3 recommendations

E
Eveline

Because she is an amazing teacher with her students, she will bring you to understand the advantage to chemistry study. Excellent communication skills. She's got a heart of Gold like helping others..

J
Joy

Gertrude is an ambitious prof and cares about the her students and colleagues.
She is a team builder and a fast learner too.
She is a people's person, and adapts so fast with every environment in which she finds herself. Gertrude has all it takes to be a superprof

O
Ojong

I know Gertrude when she was working at Rhodes University. She is very assiduous and committed to her work! She gives her best to all whom she teaches.

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