About

Gideon Strydom

MA Afrikaans / MA cum laude Creative Writing

Gideon has been coaching and mentoring students in Afrikaans, English and Creative Writing as a private tutor for the past 13 years with consistent excellent results. He has experience as a curriculum developer and teacher (Cambridge & CAPS).

With an intense love for languages and the written word – and an eternal student himself – he completed his BA cum laude Languages & Literature (Unisa), BA Hons cum laude Afrikaans (NMMU), MA Afrikaans (NMMU) and MA cum laude Creative Writing (Rhodes University). Gideon is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.

As a published poet and author, he is passionate about literature and sharing this wonderful world with his students. Gideon was a finalist for the 2011/12 Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature.

His success as a tutor lies in the personal connection and relationship with each individual student.

"I won't tell you what to believe, Eragon. It is far better to be taught to think critically and then be allowed to make your own decisions than to have someone else's notions thrust upon you."

—Christopher Paolini, Eldest

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