Tarisi Vunidilo : Fijian

Tarisi Vunidilo
Subject : Fijian Native
New Zealand
(237) Lessons
(95) Total Reviews
95 Positive Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
8+ days
45 Min : $31.17 / £24.06 / €27.60
Hello, my name is Tarisi Vunidilo and I'm 45 years old and currently living in New Zealand. I am a native Fijian speaker and teach Fijian. I have been an online Fijian teacher with since July 2011.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

Bula vinaka, my name is Tarisi Vunidilo and I am originally from Fiji. My dad, Navitalai Sorovi and my mum, Mereseini Sorovi are both from the island of Kadavu, Southern Fiji. I was born and educated in Suva.

Qualifications & Experience

I studied at the University of the South Pacific (Suva, Fiji) majoring in Pacific Geography and Sociology from 1991 to 1994. I spent my second year of study at the University of Hawaii as a Cultural Exchange Student in 1993. I graduated in 1994, and I began my museum career at the Fiji Museum on the same year. In 1996, I graduated with my Postgraduate Diploma in Archaeology at the Australian National University, and became the head of the Archaeology department at the Fiji Museum. I have participated in numerous archaeology excavations around Fiji. After moving to New Zealand, I completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Maori and Pacific Development in 2006 and graduated with my Masters in Anthropology from the University of Waikato in 2010. I always enjoy learning and teaching the Fijian Language. I have also written a bi-lingual book(Fijian and English) called Nai Talanoa ni Lapita: The Story of the Lapita Pottery, targeting children between the ages of 7-12 years old.

Teaching Approach

My teaching approach is very interactive. I expect students to be actively involved in their learning. There will be weekly homework. I believe, having homework will encourage students to do further research during the week, leading up to the next class. I also welcome families to learn together. I have the ability to work with younger children. I always endeavour to make learning fun, interactive and at the same time- educational.

My last class was :
8+ days ago.
08 Aug 2017
By : miclt001
Subject : Fijian 
Vinaka Tarisi! I love how you have simplified nouns, pronounciation and the basics of the Fijian language. Look forward to our next lesson!
21 Mar 2017
By : Epi
Subject : Fijian 
Vinaka vakalevu for the lesson Tarisi.
01 Aug 2015
By : tamiko
Subject : Fijian 
Vinaka! The cross word search was a fun activity. Vinaka! For the opportunity for lagasere vakaviti - Singing Fijian songs. And learning tenses eg. Au a kana ika is “I ate fish’
01 Aug 2015
By : Kykylo
Subject : Fijian 
I'm so excited to have had my first lesson with such an energetic, intelligent, and interesting qase ni vuli (teacher). Learned a number of things, and am looking forward to my next lesson already!

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