English Language (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC), Literature (poetry and prose) and Film analysis
I studied at the University of the Free State in South Africa. I graduated with a distinction in a B.A. degree in Communication Science with specialisation in Media studies and Journalism. My minors during my degree were English Literature and Philosophy in which I graduated top of my class for both. I am currently writing a thesis on how metal music is an alternative form of confessional poetry. I am passionate about poetry and literature in general and was awarded best student in my faculty for my 2nd and 3rd year of university.
During my final year in university I tutored first year students for the Department of English. The main focus of these lessons was Literature although there were a few Linguistic aspects included. My aim during these sessions was to make the content (which could at times seem archaic and irrelevant) relatable and engaging. I was particularly passionate about igniting a love of poetry in my students.
This past year I have been working as a Homeroom teacher for 9-10 year old girls at a school in Thailand. I taught them Math, English, Social Studies, Science, Health, I.T. , STEM and Art and Music. The programme that I worked with in this school was part of a drive to incorporate ESL teaching into the everyday classroom. During this time I developed an understanding of each student's unique learning methods and I learned how to cater to each individuals needs while still teaching the base content.
Experience: 2 years
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I am a 24 year old Native English speaker with a B.A. degree in Communication Sciences. During my final year in University I tutored English Literature to 1st year University students and have taught English Language (among other subjects) in Thailand for the past year. I am passionate about Language and Literature in all it's forms and I believe that it is the only true reflection of the world around us.
In the free trial lesson (or our first lesson) I will establish your goals and expectations for this course and together we will create a unique study programme based around your needs.
If you would like to focus on Language we can develop your -
- Conversational English
- Or English for a specfic purpose such as for Business and Holidays.
For Literature we can focus on a broader topic range such as -
- Metaphysical Poetry
- Medieval Literature
- Sonnet Structure
- Confessional Poetry etc.
Or we can refine our lessons towards a more specific poet, writer or film maker such as -
- Jonne Donne
- George Orwell
- Lars VonTrier
- Sylvia Plath etc.
I am also more than willing and able to focus on specific themes such as-
- Critical Race Theory
- Gender Studies
- Narratives of Abuse etc.
I believe in an interactive teaching style which includes conversation and debate. I will not simply be lecturing you on a topic while you take down notes, I encourage participation. As part of my lessons I would like to include after class activities such as a short analysis or excersise which we would then discuss in the next lesson (this element is optional and you may opt out of it).
I hope that by working together with you I can not only increase your knowledge on the topics you wish to discuss but to also ignite your passion for both language and literature.
1 lesson - $10.00 per hour
5 lessons - $8.00 per hour
10 lessons - $6.00 per hour
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