Jemma Lewis

Jemma’s journey as a teacher started as a surf instructor in South Africa! After some time in the waves she branched into teaching math, biology and physics at a high school level. These subjects aligned with her university studies in marine biology and oceanography and gave her a deeper understanding of these subjects.
In 2019 and 2021 Jemma became the private teacher of a family running a surf resort in Indonesia where she taught the ACE curriculum and thereafter the Cambridge IGCSE levels. For the IGCSE levels has experience covering extended math, physics, business, English language and environmental management.

Jemma currently splits her time between South Africa where she teaches high school maths and physics, as well as piano, and the Maldives where she is a surf instructor.

Teaching Philosophy & Approach

Each student has different methods of learning and assimilating information. As a teacher I strive to adapt my teaching methods to accommodate for these differences in order to aid each student to have a greater understanding of the subject being taught.

I also feel that creating relatability in a subject is very important. For example, using real life situations that students relate to, to explain complex concepts. Additionally, incorporating the student's passions into examples aids to their interest and concentration to the subject material. This can be more challenging when teaching subjects like Maths but can be incorporated when doing word problems for example.

Lastly, patience. Each student learns at a different pace and as a teacher it is important to remember this.

“Each student has different methods of learning and assimilating information.”
Teaching Level:
  • Middle
  • High School
Teaching Type:
  • Tutoring
  • Learning Coach
  • Full-Semester Classes
  • Partial Year Classes (Mini Courses)
Teaching Subjects:
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Precalculus
  • Statistics
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Music


Courses that Jemma Lewis Teaches

  • Algebra 1
    Our Algebra 1 online course is a personalized educational journey,…
  • Environmental Engineering and the Ocean
    This is an environmental engineering course for middle and high…
  • Marine Science
    Marine Science for Middle Schoolers or High Schoolers This course…

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