Davey - Tutoring English To From Grade 1 To Adults - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Lynda Davey

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


Tutoring English To From Grade 1 To Adults

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


1) I am able to adapt to and communicate with learners at any level up to matric,

2.) I focus on encouraging learners. I highlight what they know, rather than what they do not, to build a foundation of confidence and awareness that they are capable and have knowledge to begin with.

3.) Then I work from a perspective of developing their skills, rather than "correcting faults".

4.) I tutor age appropriate language skills :
(a) Grades 1-3 - building vocabulary and constructing simple sentences (oral and written)
(b) intermediate - grammar and more complex sentences, paragraphing (greater focus on
written, rather than oral); basic reading interpretation; basic comprehension skills
(c) Junior high - Exposure more to more sophisticated and varies reading material; wider spectrum
of grammatical skills and sentence variation; varied writing conventions (formal and friendly letters;
advertising, reporting, literary, poetic writing styles (amongst others).

Work History

Secretary/Proof reader/ Editor

TEE College, Johannesburg (Theological Education by Extension)

March 1989 - October 1990

Secretarial duties for department head; organised small library; editing/ proof reading/writing of course material


Silver Oaks High, E W Hobbs Primary, Sir John Adamson High

January 1987 - December 1988

Temporary teaching posts at above schools teaching English to Std 8's (Grade 10); Std 4's and 5's (Grades 6 & 7); Standard 7's (Grade 9).


Kliptown High School, Eldorado Park, Johannesburg

April 1985 - December 1985

I taught English to Afrikaans-speaking Standard 6's (Grade 8 level); planning lessons, giving lessons, setting tests and exams, and marking them, and writing reports.

Library Assistant

Johannesburg Municipal Libraries, South Africa

November 1981 - February 1984

Assisted borrowers in selecting books; shelving of books, library administration work; assisting the public.

Copy checker

Reader's Digest, Cape Town, South Africa

January 1979 - January 1981

Copy checked advertising sent in the mail to customers, after the copy was written, then when the artwork was done, and finally pre and post printing

Secretary, administrator

Stripform Packaging

February 1977 - December 1978

I worked firstly as a receptionist/secretary, and then was promoted to Office Administrator, and oversaw the printing and distribution of pill bags to hospitals and doctors.

Proof- reader

National Publishing, Cape Town, South Africa

February 1976 - December 1976

I proof read Hansard - a publication which documented the debates in Parliament.


Edited/proofread MBA THESIS 2012

I proof read and edited an MBA thesis for a UCT student, including formatting the bibliography according to APA specifications.

The student was very happy with the work, and achieved a mark of 65%,

I have a reference from him.

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor of Arts (1984); Higher Diploma in Education(1986)

Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, South Africa

St Andrew's Girl's School, Bedfordview, Johannesburg, South Africa

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