i-to-i TEFL, 140 hours
Online and in-classroom training
Completed 120 hour online certification with internationally recognised institution and attended 20 hours of in-classroom training.
UCLA, Correspondence Course, Feb - June 2012 American Studies
A blended online format, with media-rich, self-paced sessions and some instructor-led, cohort-based sessions, spread over a 19-week programme. Required a Global Awareness presentation, volunteer work at local organisations and participation in historical and cultural activities.
Stellenbosch University, South Africa, Jan 2009 – Dec 2011 BComm in Management Sciences
Full time, three-year theoretical course, with specialisation in chosen modules which included Logistics, Project Management and Economics.
CTI College, South Africa, Jan - Dec 2008 Bcomm in Tourism
Full time, three year course in the field of business management in the tourism industry, with subjects ranging from Business English and Marketing to Travel and Tourism and Statistics (after a year I decided to study a business degree at the internationally ranked Stellenbosch University instead).
Hermanus High School, South Africa Matriculated in 2007
Maths, English 1st Language, Afrikaans 1st Language, History, Home Economics, Travel and Tourism
Kangaroo Language Centre, Ho Chi Minh City Teacher, September 2018 - Present
Tutor kids aged three to ten years on weeknights and weekends, teaching key vocabulary and grammar using a Smart board and various other materials. Run an English club once a month for all ages, as an opportunity for the students to practice in a free environment and for the parents to experience firsthand how their children are faring.
Compass Education, Ho Chi Minh City Teacher, August 2018 - Present
Teaching English to primary and secondary students at public schools around the city. Keep record of each class’ progress and find solutions for any classroom management challenges. Host English events and attend other cultural activities organised by Compass.
Major Education, Ho Chi Minh City Teacher, October 2017 - May 2018
Experience teaching English at primary, secondary and high school level, as well as maths and science at primary school level. Run speaking tests at all levels, including adults. Create lesson plans and compile materials required to teach effectively (e.g. realia). Host student events for English festivals held at the school.
The Pretty Blog, Stellenbosch, South Africa Content Manager, Feb 2017 - August 2017
Take ownership over the responsibilities of editor and editorial assistant - in charge of all content on the site. From feature creation to submission approvals and sponsored content. Solely responsible for managing editorial calendar and team deadlines.
The Pretty Blog, Stellenbosch, South Africa Editorial Assistant, Apr 2016 - Jan 2017
Assist the editor with daily tasks, handle the communications with contributors and assist with creating content for the site, i.e text preparation for editorial features. Identify and communicate to new creatives to collaborate with for content.
Atmosphere Communications, Cape Town, South Africa Public Relations Account Manager, Oct 2015 – Mar 2016
Manage day to day running of several travel and hospitality clients. Responsible for planning, developing and executing consumer campaigns focussed on meeting client deliverables, as well as strengthening the brand’s strategic development using creative and functional content.
Atmosphere Communications, Cape Town, South Africa Public Relations Account Assistant, Jan – Sept 2015
Assist different teams with the media relations and corporate image of five different consumer clients. Responsible for the administration of day-to-day activities, as well as project work, on a more detailed and dedicated level.
Atmosphere Communications, Cape Town, South Africa Public Relations Intern, Oct 2013 – Dec 2014
Assist account managers and director with the media relations and corporate image of six different consumer clients. Personally responsible for the administration of day-to-day activities, as well as project work and smaller tasks around the office.
Au Pair in America, Leesburg, VA, USA Live-in Au Pair, Feb 2012 – Aug 2013
Care for child aged 3 months at the start and 2 and a half at the end, taking care of all his day-to-day needs. Responsible for chores related to the daycare, buying groceries and taking him to scheduled activities.
Babbel en Krabbel, Hermanus, South Africa Volunteer at daycare, June - July 2011
Assist teachers at daycare to accumulate hours to qualify for Au Pair post. Took time off from other work to spend 200 hours caring for kids aged between 5 months and 10 years. Also assisted with daily activities like snack time and homework for older kids who were cared for after primary school ended.