From South AfricaLiving in Johannesburg, South Africa (21:37 UTC+02:00)
Certified level 5 TEFL tutor with 1 year experience.
italki teacher since Oct 20, 2021
Hello! My name is Tia and I'm a qualified TEFL teacher from South Africa. I am currently studying for a Bachelor of Education in teaching English and Life Orientation. I am a native English speaker who enjoys learning other languages such as Spanish, Portuguese and Afrikaans. I am experienced in tutoring both conversational and general English. I have also tutored Biology. My dream is to one day travel the world while teaching English.
Me as a Teacher
I'm a friendly and open-minded tutor who will cater to your English goals. I enjoy talking about most topics and will go the extra mile to find out more about a topic or grammar point for you. My main aim as your tutor is to build on your accuracy, fluency, and confidence.
My lessons & teaching style
My lessons are student-centered, communicative, full of materials, and include lots of constructive feedback. During our 'Conversation Practice' lessons, we will discuss your favorite topics while practicing pronunciation, fluency, and building your confidence. However, during our 'General English' lessons we will focus on developing your skills (reading, writing, listening) and practicing your sub-skills (pronunciation, spelling, grammar). I mainly work with intermediate and advanced English students, but I can cater to beginner (A2) students as well. Please note, I do not teach children. 17 years old +
My teaching material
Articles and news
45 lessons completed
Conversation Practice Lesson
B1 - C2Conversation Practice823 lessons completed
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General English - Focus: Reading, Listening and Pronunciation
A2 - C2General245 lessons completed
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General English - Focus: Writing, Grammar and Spelling
A2 - B2General79 lessons completed
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3 English lessons
As always, 60 minutes flew by very quickly, super interesting and informative conversation. Thanks to Tia for being able to build a meaningful conversation on various topics and for being able to fully concentrate on the student and their needs when learning the language.
Mar 11, 2022
11 English lessons
It was a completely entertaining and enriching first lesson. Her attitude is very attentive, professional and full of energy, always looking to help you correct your mistakes.
Nov 16, 2021
15 English lessons
Tia is an amazing teacher. She really cares about her students, makes great efforts to prepare her lessons, thinks in advance, tries to take into account all student's need.
Nov 14, 2021
50 English lessons
Tia's teaching style suits my current level of English. At this stage, she is the best teacher for me.