From South AfricaLiving in Matjhabeng, South Africa (15:29 UTC+02:00)
Certified TEFL tutor with the skills and expertise to help you with all your English learning needs.
italki teacher since Nov 3, 2021
Hello my name is Cynthia. I am a native English speaker, born and bred in South Africa. I am a 24 year old female who is vibrant, funny, approachable and welcoming. I completed my National diploma in Marketing management in 2019 from The Central University of Technology and my 120 hours TEFL certificate this year from TEFL Universal which means I am certified to teach English as a Foreign Language. originating from the diverse South Africa, it is only inevitable to value diversity. I enjoy reading, writing music and watching movies.
Me as a Teacher
I strongly believe that excellence is achieved through competence. I always work towards creating and maintaining appropriate and professional relationships in the classroom. I have learned that it is vital to do a needs analysis and understand my students' differences rather than generalizing or using a one-size-fits-all approach, this also includes identifying the students' learning preferences. Every learning material is structured around the interests and strengths of my students. I also incorporate variety in my classroom to make it lively and interactive. In this kind of profession Continuing Professional Development is very important which is why I strive to continuously improve .
My lessons & teaching style
In my lessons the emphasis is always on communication in English. I understand very well that as a teacher my role is to facilitate, help and advice my learners and also to be a language resource. My lessons are always learner-centered which means Student Talking Time is prioritized, allowing the students to participate and interact. The main aim of my lessons is for my students to be able to communicate and express themselves effectively, fluently and confidently in English. My lessons are formulated to help students with communicative English, day-to-day conversations, interview preparations or simply just improving grammar, pronunciation and growing vocabulary.
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41 English lessons
An interesting and useful conversation with Cynthia gives me confidence in my ability to speak English.
Dec 4, 2021
6 English lessons
The trial lesson was needed. Cynthia difined my level and we decided where we go. She's very kind and capable.
Nov 19, 2021
9 English lessons
Cynthia, thank you for a great class! I've never felt so comfortable speaking English before 🤍