I am an undergrad student at the University of Cape Town, with a passion for the outdoors and a love of music. I have a naturally bubbly personality and I live by the mantra of "life-long learning".
I have tutored students since Grade 8 and nothing gives me more satisfaction than that moment when the concept clicks in a student's mind! I am patient and my experience working as an au pair for 2 years has taught me many creative teaching skills to make schoolwork appealing to kids. I take pride in my work and I have a very strong work ethic.
• 2019 - 2020: Worked as an au pair in New Jersey, USA
• I have my TEFL Level 5 certificate
• 2020- Current: Undergraduate Studies at the University of Cape Town, BSocSci Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
• I played in the South African National Youth Orchestra for 4 years. I also achieved 7 Distinctions in Matric. I have hiked all over South Africa- my biggest hiking achievement was hiking the 5 day Whale Trail on the West Coast.
I achieved 1st place in English throughout High School. I competed in national creative writing and debating competitions and I was placed 2nd in the National SACCEE Language challenge. I also have my TEFL Level 5 certificate.
LO can be a very interesting subject if one can apply the skills that are taught, in real life. I always enjoyed LO and achieved top marks throughout high school for the subject.
History was my favourite subject in high school and I have maintained by keen interest for South African and natural history after school. I have a special talent for essay writing, and I often achieved 100% for my essays in high school.
I have a lot of experience teaching Primary School Maths. I enjoy making Maths fun, through the use of colour, flashcards and inventive number games. I passed Maths 1 in University with Distinction.
Life Sciences (Biology)
Life Sciences is most definitely a passion of mine. I enjoy relating the syllabus to real-life and I encourage students to notice the Life Science all around them. I use diagrams, flow-charts and colour to make Life Science "come-alive".
Music is my greatest passion- I play three instruments.I really enjoy music history and theory because it opens a whole world to you once you know the theory and historical relevance behind a piece of music.
I am fluent in Afrikaans and I am able to teach the subject in a fun, but methodical way, to improve the learner's spoken and written skills. I have tutored Afrikaans with Foundation Phase learners in the past.
Natural science is a passion of mine. I took Life Science until Matric and I excelled in this subject. I have a keen interest in the outdoors and nature, and I am able to relate the theory of the subject to examples in the South African context.
History and Geography have been two of my favourite interests throughout my life. My knowledge of international and South African history and my interest in the outdoors, allows me to relate the theory of these subjects to real-life examples.
Being an au pair and tutor for many students through the years has made me a professional homework-helper! I enjoy helping students to get things done and to get them to organise their work themselves.
I have my Advanced Certificate (with Distinction) in tenor sax. I have competed in numerous national competitions and played in the SA National Youth Orchestra from 2015-2018. I have strong theory skills too,and I achieved 90 % for music in Year 12.
Shannon will travel up to 5km from Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape to you.
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