van Hal - Master Of Arts - Cape Town, WC, South Africa

Melissa van Hal

Cape Town, WC, South Africa

Services

Master Of Arts

Work History

Owner

EduHelp

From October 2009

www.eduhelp.co.za
Cape Town, South Africa
Performance Areas:
• Management and Administration of Business
• Working with children aged 3 - 18
• Working with highly gifted to learning challenged children
• EduHelp Assessment of potential new students - guidance of where to start the child
• Interview with Parents, including a Feedback Session
• Writing Guideline and Progress Reports
• Training guidance as well as support consultations for parents
• Communications with the parents, children and teachers
• Working in collaboration with Professionals, such as, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapist,
Physiotherapists, Psychologists (Educational and Clinical) and Counsellors
• Observation of the children's progression (recommendation of Specialists if needed)
• Tailor making the programme to each child's need by setting according to the child's individual
progress
• Developing new ideas to enhance the educational experience for the children
• Development of worksheets and new methods of teaching concepts
• To guide the child through the development of a healthy self-esteem and to assist the child socially and educationally
• Tailored Individual and Group Lessons by adjusting individual learning methods to the school
system
• Specific Individualised care and instruction
• Constant Research into Child Education and Development
• Publication relations of EduHelp (practice and ideas) via website and Facebook page
• Contributor for Pearson's Education Book

Head of English Section

Kumon Durban North

August 2008 - September 2009

Durban, South Africa
Performance Areas:

• Management of the English Department (4 staff members including myself)
• 110 Learners
• Working with children aged 3 - 18
• Working with highly gifted to challenged children
• Inclusive Learning Experience and handling emotional difficulties with the children
• Training Workshops for Staff
• Communications with the Parents and Children (recommendation of Professional help if needed)
• Observation of the children's progression and setting and guiding the children's progress
• Assist in Months End
• Developing new ideas to enhance the educational experience for the children
• Kumon Diagnostic Testing of new students and holding, marking and monitoring of all
Achievement Tests
• Monitoring and managing my staffs educational progression through the worksheets
• To guide children to self-learn, self-study and to self-correct - to assist the child socially, personally as well as educationally
• Research into potential new ways to adapt the program to individual students

AREA MANAGER

Kumon Education www.kumon.co.za

November 2007 - August 2008

Durban, South Africa
Performance Areas:

• Observation and support to KwaZulu-Natal Instructional Centres
• Communication medium for Instructors to Branch and Head Office
• Administrational and Instructional support for Instructors
• Assist in the Management of Conferences
• Assist in the Management of Gold Advanced Student Role Ceremony
• MC for Conference
• Public Relations/ Customer Relations - communicating with potential parents and students
• Attendance and Qualification in Kumon Initial Maths and English Programme Instruction
• In-centre training at Kumon La Lucia - instruction and working with students on the Kumon
Programme
• Centre Reports
• Instilling Kumon philosophy in Kumon Centres, Student Case Studies and Observation of Students
• Understanding Self-learning
• Articles for the Kumon "KZN Indaba"
• Editor for the Kumon "KZN Indaba"
• Research, Field Associates Meetings

Qualifications & Certifications

Postgraduate Diploma in Education: Foundation Phase

University of South Africa

Honours in Counselling Psychology

University of South Africa

Working with Children

The South African College of Applied Psychology

Psychology Major

University of South Africa

Master of Arts: History

University of KwaZulu

Honours in History

University of Cape Town

Bachelor of Arts: History and Visual Art History

University of Cape Town

Psychology

UNISA

Psychology

UNISA

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