From South AfricaLiving in Johannesburg, South Africa (10:15 UTC+02:00)
Multi-lingual TEFL-certified teacher who helps you articulate yourself better
italki teacher since Dec 2, 2021
My name is Awethu, also known as Hope. I am a native English speaker from South Africa. I am passionate about both learning and teaching. Language is pivitol in the art of communication, that's why I invest in teaching languages. I am currently working towards obtaining my Masters degree in Theology & Psychology.
For the past 5 years I have been developing future leaders with the skills necessary to make this world a better place. I participate in several community development programs in South Africa; from charity work to cleaning our cities, as well as offering First Aid training. I am a Cadet Officer and leader under the Order St John Brigade, an international healthcare and welfare NPO.
Me as a Teacher
I am a TEFL certified teacher. I have spoken English since I was a child. I am experienced in teaching English informally in townships where students struggle with learning in English, and 3 years experience of teaching English as a foreign language online.
I have always done exceptionally well in English at school, as a result I joined the Debating and Writing Society. I have debated in the World Schools Debating Style from 2014 to 2017. Having become the best speaker at many competitions, I then went on to do an Adjudication course, qualifying me as an English Debating adjudicator.
As a theologian by profession, I also teach biblical studies in English at conferences and workshops.
My lessons & teaching style
I approach and teach English as a language art; an art of communication. Using creative techniques, I am able to assist students remember grammar rules with ease. I focus on helping intermediate English speakers advance to a level of fluency. I pay close attention to accent, vocabulary and word pronunciation. I structure my classes in such a way that they are informative yet give the student sufficient time to apply what is learnt through practical class exercises. 50% of my lessons are conversational, 25% is reading and 25% writing. This variety ensures holistic English learning and promotes accuracy.
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11 English lessons
I am glad that I found Awethu to help me with my English. I value time the most, and I found it was totally worth spending my time with her interesting, motivating and well organized lessons. Thank you Awethu for amazing lessons.
Oct 14, 2022
1 English lesson
She is a professional teacher. I like her class.
Apr 2, 2022
12 English lessons
Every class we have a different topic.Teacher give your feedback and support. Wonderful
Feb 18, 2022
6 English lessons
Ive already had 3 lessons with Awethu and everything was pretty good , we talked and had fun , she is a good listener , and good teacher tho .. Im really looking forward to the next lesson <3
Nov 12, 2022
1 English lesson
Thanks for the lesson!
Oct 25, 2022
1 English lesson
She is encouraging and open-minded😉 I enjoy talking with her😁