From South AfricaLiving in Johannesburg, South Africa (17:46 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.
My teaching material
Test templates and examples
Articles and news
23 lessons completed
English Conversational Lessons, Grammar & Word Pronunciation for Beginners to Advanced Learners
A2 - C2Conversation Practice158 lessons completed
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11 English lessons
It's glad that I can have my classes with Awethu, she is such a good teacher and listener. There are lots of interesting topics during the classes, and the interactions are very engaging. Also, she will wait for me to finish my sentences and never interrupt me, which helps me to build my confidence when speaking English. It's great.
Dec 30, 2022
3 English lessons
She is very good and effective teacher. The lesson was very comfortable and useful. I recommend this teacher!
Dec 3, 2022
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
2 English lessons
It's very interesting.We talked about a lot of food( I like eat)😄I like this class.I hope the next class comes early.The teacher was very gentle and patient
Dec 4, 2022
9 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