2008-2014 Global leadership classes: 6 hours per week. Teachers' classes - 4 hours per week. Summer and Winter English Camps. Planning and developing customized multi-media and experience-based lessons, guided by textbooks and interesting new topics. Involvement with English Festivals, School Newspaper, Editing, Preparation for Competitions, Adjudicator at Circuit level competitions, Provincial demonstration classes to supervisors and principals. Developing models for classroom management.
ESL Teacher at Umsa Middles School, Gyeryong-shi, South Korea
October 2008 – October 2014 (6 years 1 month)
Student profile: Middle School, ages 14-16, boys and girls. Most parents work at the Military Headquarters of South Korea in Gyeryong-shi. Very supportive teaching staff and parent body. Weekly teaching schedule for 2013: 9XGrade 1 classes
(35 students per class) 9XGrade 2 classes (35 students per class). Global leadership classes: 6 hours per week. Teachers’ classes – 4 hours per week. Summer and Winter English Camps. Planning and developing customized multi-media and experience-based lessons, guided by textbooks and interesting new topics. Involvement with English Festivals, School Newspaper, Editing, Preparation for Competitions, Adjudicator at Circuit level competitions, Provincial demonstration classes to supervisors and principals. Developing models for classroom management. Writing a guide book for new teachers in co-operation with co-teacher.
Afrikaans, Tourism, Life Orientation Teacher at Pinelands High School
March 2005 – August 2008 (3 years 6 months)
Teaching Afrikaans Additional Language, Tourism and Life Orientation – Grades 8-10. Head of Netball. Started and managed the Photography Club. Started and managed X-treme (an outdoor club) – organised and oversaw two trips down the Orange River.
2004 – 2004 (less than a year)
In this year I also pursued my love for photography.
Geography and Social Sciences Teacher at Edgemead High School
2000 – 2003 (3 years)
Geography teacher – Grades 8-12. Social Sciences teacher – Grades 8-9.
Co-head of cultural program. Manager – squash. Manager- swimming. Coach – tennis.
1998 – 1999 (less than a year)
Consultant Geographic Information Systems at Real-time Technologies
1997 – 1997 (less than a year)
Consulting, teaching and data-capturing in the field of Geographic Information Systems.
Sales Representative at Old Mutual
1996 – 1996 (less than a year)
Sales Training 1 and 2.
Afrikaans Teacher at Madzuma High School
1993 – 1995 (2 years)
Teaching Afrikaans to High School students. A challenging but very rewarding cross-cultural experience.
Industrial Technologist Geographic Information Services at Department of Surveys and Mapping
1991 – 1992 (1 year 8 months)
Geographic Information Systems.
Childcare Worker at Marsh Memorial Homes
January 1990 – December 1990 (1 year)
Taking care of children from broken families.
Skills & Expertise
Geographic Information Systems
Tourism teacher ESL teacher
Child care worker
Sports Coaching and management
Social Sciences teacher
Qualifications & Education
Cape Town School of English
TEFL, Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor, 2015 – 2015
University of the Free State
Higher Diploma of Education, Education, 1989 – 1989
Grade: Cum Laude
Stellenbosch University/Universiteit Stellenbosch
B.A. Geography 1986 – 1988
Activities and Societies: Outdoor club
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