From South AfricaLiving in Emnambithi/Ladysmith, South Africa (09:10 UTC+02:00)
Bachelor of Arts English studies graduate/ TEFL Certified
italki teacher since Sep 21, 2021
Hi there! My name is Desiree, I'm 23 years old, and I'm from South Africa. I have a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and I'm on iTalki because I love teaching English to others! I enjoy learning about different people and their cultures. I am an open-minded individual who likes having conversations about different topics. My interests and hobbies include reading books, watching movies & series, philosophy, and sociology.
Me as a Teacher
As a tutor, I prioritize having conversations with students that not only aims to educate but also to get them comfortable and confident in their speech. Becoming fluent is the goal! Learning a new language can be difficult, and I put this into consideration. Therefore, I am a good listener who is also patient, understanding, and kind. I believe in positive encouragement to help the student along their journey. I put the student's needs as my priority throughout the whole learning experience, regardless of whether or not the student's needs change along the way.
My lessons & teaching style
My lesson and teaching style is mostly through guided conversation. I strongly believe that one learns best when they can be open and comfortable talking freely to another person. I love to try out new and fun ways to teach others while still ensuring that they learn as much as possible. I will be conducting some of my lessons through presentation slides/PPT, quizzes, articles, and text documents. However, I will keep an open mind to accommodate the student's learning style if and when necessary. Or, we could freestyle and you can tell me how your day is going! (Basic grammar lessons are also available as per the student's needs.)
My teaching material
Articles and news
Test templates and examples
2022 - Present
Bachelor's - EnglishUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal
23 lessons completed
Basic English Grammar, Pronunciation, and Vocabulary (Adults & Teenagers)
A1 - C1General68 lessons completed
Package with 1% off
Conversation Practice Lesson (Adults & Teenagers)
A1 - C2Conversation Practice165 lessons completed
Package with 10% off
Children's conversational lesson
A2 - C2Conversation Practice5 lessons completed
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15 English lessons
Desiree is very professional. She is without a doubt one of the best teachers I have had in my life.
She prepares classes very well. She knows how to listen and helps you with everything.
I highly recommend her!!!
Dec 14, 2021
1 English lesson
💯% recommended. She's dedicated and excellent at her job. Not even a minute was wasted in our conversation.
Nov 15, 2021
9 English lessons
Desiree is a great teacher.:) She asks many questions what really allows you to practice your speaking skills.😊 Highly recommend lessons with her!
Nov 3, 2021
Ana Luiza Marcolina
2 English lessons
Desirre is very nice, comprehensive.
I will continue with classes to improve my English.