From South AfricaLiving in Metsimaholo, South Africa (23:58 UTC+02:00)
italki teacher since Oct 25, 2021
I am an English Speaking South African lady. I speak two other languages, Afrikaans and French . I currently work as a video editor and voice-over artist. My hobbies include among other things, reading, outdoor life, watching movies, baking and staying current with global news and current affairs. I really enjoy meeting new people especially from different walks of life and different cultures. I am presently studying in my spare time to get my certification as a TEFL teacher.
Me as a Teacher
I owned my own small Nursery school and Day Care Center so I am really passionate about teaching people of any age. When teaching children you need to have a lot of patience and make the lessons fun and interactive, and I find it to be no different with adults who want to break away from the tedious monotonous classroom style setting of being taught.
I bring this same patience and passion too when dealing with adults who need to learn English whether it be for day to day conversations or even for business purposes. I adapt my lessons to suit each students specific needs, age group, or English ability.
My lessons & teaching style
The most important need of any student, is the need to put into practice all the rules of grammar and vocabulary that they have been taught and the only way to do this is to speak as often as possible. So by using broader topics outside of the traditional ESL (English Second Language) classroom topics, I bring in extra vocabulary, phrasal verbs and idioms relevant to the particular theme, thereby making it easier to understand, within the proper context, and by so doing enhancing the students ability to speak English more naturally. I also help students prepare for their IELTS tests. Lessons are adapted to the students particular needs, to make it as easy and as natural to understand.
My teaching material
Articles and news
103 lessons completed
Conversational English, with Adults and Young Learners , basic grammar rules, vocabulary, reading, comprehension and writing skills.
A2 - C1General1,690 lessons completed
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1 English lesson
I loved the lesson with Rita, I confess that I was very nervous about it (never had lessons in English) but she was so lovely and nice that in 2 minutes I was relaxed and just talking with so ease. Also, loved how Rita showed up with a lot of topics about things that I have an interest, that is what makes the lesson so funny and casual.
Jun 11, 2022
16 English lessons
Every time a really remarkable class. You will never get bored with Rita - just the opposite, you'll regret that the time is over! Thanks a lot!
Jun 3, 2022
11 English lessons
Rita is a very attentive teacher. I love her positive attitude and how a caring and supportive she is. I strongly recommended anyone to take lesson with Rita, the whole lesson is very engaging and she bring up topic of your interest. She also give constructive feedback. I am an introvert and very shy, but I can speak comfortably during the lesson, that alone speaks volumes how good she is!
I am looking forward to our next lesson. Thank you!