From South AfricaLiving in Other, United Arab Emirates (23:04 UTC+02:00)
italki teacher since Apr 14, 2020
I have a passion for knowledge and helping others. I have a passion for the English language and love to interact with different cultures. After obtaining my bachelors in law I left South Africa to become a flight attendant in the Middle East traveling all over Asia, South America and Europe and this has afforded me the wonderful experience of interacting with other cultures and customs. I can say that I throughly enjoy learning about all cultures different from my own. I am also currently learning Italian as well and spent several years at school and university studying German. This means I can relate to the struggles but also the enjoyable parts of being a language student.
Me as a Teacher
As a teacher I would find it most rewarding to help and guide students to achieve their goals and to have a greater fluency in my native language. I am passionate about helping those willing and with a drive to learn. I hope to be able to have a greater impact on the students I meet and inspire them to continue learning and growing once the lessons are over.
My lessons & teaching style
My lessons will be focussed on conversation and obviously cater to my students goals whether they be test preparation, for job interviews, if they need help with homework, speeches where I can assist with pronunciation or for the student to be able to fully express themselves in a grammatically correct manner. Alternatively I aim to help them with every day conversational situations such as making reservations, asking for directions or going to a shop or restaurant.
As always a great pleasure to speak with Tracy. She also found two very interesting articles for me about new technologies. I really enjoyed to discuss the both of them with her. Tracy is a very nice and open-minded person. She has a lot of interest and always listens very well.
Mar 8, 2021
6 English lessons
It was an amazing lesson with Tracy. It passed by very fast. Tracy travels a lot and of course it influences her outlook and makes her a very interesting interlocutor
Apr 21, 2020
35 English lessons
Tracy is great! She is very patient and easy-going. It was the second time I talked to a native speaker, so I was very nervous at the beginning. We talked a lot about life and culture. Sometimes I was stuck when I was thinking the proper words, but she encouraged me and helped me find the expression. I like italki because of the teachers like Tracy!
Apr 20, 2020
6 English lessons
It was my first lesson with Tracy, and i can tell it was a good one, productive and interesting
Nov 28, 2021
1 English lesson
What a lovely person!!
Nov 27, 2021
34 English lessons
Tracy is a very nice teacher, she is empathetic and she is always up to discuss about any kind of topics! She knows a lot about the world as she has traveled a lot in her life. I really recommend her if you want to have a good teacher but also have a new friend :)