From South AfricaLiving in Other, South Africa (03:29 UTC+02:00)
italki teacher since Feb 8, 2019
Hi, I'm Nathma :). I enjoy reading Psychology, Astronomy and Theology books. I have always been interested in helping people to achieve their own goals and maximize their unique skills. I currently volunteer at a non profit organization and also have a HIV/Aids counselling certificate. I have traveled through South Africa and Saudi Arabia, I hope to travel to Japan and Malaysia one day as they are the birth places of my paternal grandparents. I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology, am working towards completing my Masters and hope to achieve my PhD one day. I love looking at things from different perspectives and always appreciate hearing new point of views.
Me as a Teacher
As a teacher, I value each students unique capabilities, goals and needs. I aim to personalise each lesson according to the needs of the student, always ensuring lessons are fun, interactive and memorable. I believe that together we can develop a students from where he currently is to his desired level of proficiency. I am always open to discussion and questions and will always try to accommodate and assist my students.
My lessons & teaching style
My first lesson is centered on establishing a learners current proficiency, strengths and their desired learning outcomes. Together we set goals and our future tasks.
Consecutive lessons begin with revision or reviews of previous work or homework. Students then discuss any topic of concern they would like me to assist them with. Thereafter we will go through various explanation/activities/conversations related to ensuring projected goals are reached in the expected time frame.
Teaching style is conversational but includes language, grammar, pronunciation advisement. I aim to equip students with the ability to learn English and other languages independently as their proficiency increases.
My teaching material
Articles and news
2018 - 2018
student-teacher BLIBLI - Port Elizabeth, South Africapractical training and experience
2014 - 2021
Communication advisor Airport Cabs and shuttleAirport Cabs and shuttle - Port Elizabeth, South Africacommunication specialist and adviser
2022 - 2023
Research Assistant - CHS College of Human Science UNISA - Sunnyside PretoriaUNISA - Sunnyside Pretoria - Pretoria, South Africa
2014 - 2019
Bachelor's - PsychologyUniversity of South Africa/ NMUCounselling and professional purposes
Nutritional Biology Diet and nutrition 2022The candidate was assessed through a series of written assignments/projects in English. Core focus - Nutrition as a biochemical and physiological process by which an organism uses food to support its life.
Letter of recommendation Applied and developmental Psychologist 2018
English Olympiad award De Beers English Olympiad , Grahamstown 2011De Beers English Olympiad invites top achieving South Africans , annually, to participate in numerous activities aimed at establishing whether they have acquired a high level of English usage, writing skills in addition to creative character creation and analysis.
De beers engages in this venture together with the South African Council for English Education.
TEFL certificate BLI 2019Advanced TEFL certificate - 120 hours
In class training and practise with international students from, Germany, Brazil, DRC, Saudi Arabia
Advanced TEFL lesson plan certificate Bay language Institution 201830 hours of practical experience and training
Successful design of a 4 week teaching program
Successful design and construction of sample creative work
Successful design of complete daily plans for 20 days
Presentation of projects to 2 assessors at Bay Language Institution
Lesson plan, practice and assessment at Beachwood School, Summerstrand
Climate Change and Mitigation UCT University of Cape Town 2022Specialization: Certificate and completion of Climate change and mitigation in developing countries including South Africa, Brazil and Chile with Honor's passed with 99.33%
HIV/Aids counselling UNISA 2016
Introductory Life coaching certification Professional life coaching 2020
Reading and literacy Award Korsten Library 2019
Climate Change Champion WWF - World Wild Life Fund 2022
Official NLp Practitioner - Life Coach ABNLP 2021Personal and professional development
72 lessons completed
Afrikaans language - Informal Tutoring
A1 - C1General209 lessons completed
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46 English lessons
If I had to describe Nathma in one word it would be - PROFESSIONAL.
She knows, how to teach and you can feel it. Learning plan is not necessary, Nathma knows what you need.
She has enormous social skills, which is reflected in the lessons. Learning progress is inevitable.
Nathma corrects you during the conversation and write the correct version and new vocabulary in the chat. This has a great advantage, because you can repeat it after the class.
Nathma's classes are always (without exception) interesting. She has huge general knowledge and every small talk turns into an interesting discussion. There are no difficult or uncomfortable subjects.
She knows that only learning with fun can lead to good results.
That combination of interesting and fun makes the lessons with Nathma extremely effective.
I would warmly recommend Nathma to anyone who wants to learn fast and effectively.
You can find good teachers on this platform, but Nathma is PROFESSIONAL.
Jul 13, 2022
114 English lessons
I enjoy every lesson with Nathma. My English has improved a lot since she's my teacher. I absolutely can recommend her, she's the best teacher I ever had! Looking forward to my next class with her.
Mar 8, 2021
25 English lessons
Nathma is a very professional English teacher. She can teach you English in the way that will fit your needs. No matter if you are the beginner or advanced learner. For whole the lesson I hadn't felt like I was in the middle of the lesson, I've rather felt that I have very interesting conversation with additional benefit of improving my English speaking skills. She has given me useful feedback and provided materials for the future lessons as well. I can recommend Nathma as the English teacher for sure!
Mar 9, 2019
2 Afrikaans lessons
It was a very good first lesson with Nathma. We only spoke in Afrikaans, which is very helpful in advancing one's level quickly. I can warmly recommend Nathma.
Oct 19, 2023
17 English lessons
Nathma always listens to you actively making me feel more confident when I talk and that helps me to improve my speaking skills, thanks for your help Nathma!
Oct 17, 2023
107 English lessons
It’s always pleasant to have classes with Nathma. I have been her student for 3 years now and she has endless topics for great conversations.