Tutoring English To From Grade 1 To Adults
- Full time
- Part time
- One time
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).
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.
Johannesburg Municipal Libraries, South Africa
November 1981 - February 1984
Assisted borrowers in selecting books; shelving of books, library administration work; assisting the public.
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
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.
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