Qualified Native speaking ESL teacher. I'm very well versed in the art of communicating and working with people, I have extensive work experience (20+ jobs) and I've done teaching in various contexts and environments like hospitality and tourism, classroom teaching in theory as well as practical camps, and full on ESL teaching.
I'm punctual, methodical and respectful of others. I thoroughly enjoy teaching.
T.E.F.L Qualified, I have roughly 5 years teaching Experience, I will briefly list them below and provide credentials on request.
2001-2004 Completed Diploma Nature Conservation at Tshwane University of Technology.
I have also completed several leadership courses as well as Basic army training in the British Army.
2004- 2008 Worked in the Hospitality and Tourism industry, Teaching tourists about basic natural sciences, animal behaviour, plant studies, ecology, etc. Also worked for the biggest government conservation organisation in South Africa (South African National Parks) and obtained an award.
2010 - British Basic Army training, qualified to a soldier, was medically (honourably) discharged due to a training injury.
2011 - 2015 Counselor/Teacher at Abundant life Youth Academy, Here I taught theory in life skill, basic survival as well as Nature Sciences to youth from age 11 - 25. Partook in orientation Camps, lectures, Counselling of students as well as practical exercises, boot camps, and obtained relevant certificates, All teaching done in English. (South Africa)
ESL Teaching in Thailand fro October 2015 - May 2016:
2015 - Taught ESL in a Government School in Phatthalung, Thailand ages 9 - 15, also Tutored Privately at "H.E.L.P" English school.
2016 - Taught ESL At Private school "Thonburi Outreach Centre", Bangkok, ages 7 - 70. (January - May)
2016 - Taught ESL at Ekamai International School, summer classes. (March)
Resources for teaching online are numerous and diverse from video, audio, visual, virtual whiteboards, articles, interactive presentations, and much more, I will use these categorized into speaking, reading, writing and listening as teaching tools.
I believe a balance is needed as all these above-mentioned skills need to be exercised to get the mind used to think and function in an English language context. For example, the mind is most engaged when doing writing exercises in a specific language so I will ensure my students do writing exercises to improve their writing skills, I will also incorporate roleplay to engage the more creative side of the brain.
For wholistic ESL learning to take place a balance has to be obtained and in my belief, this can only be done in accurately assessing the student's language learning needs, thus nurturing a student/teacher relationship is key. Resources for teaching online are numerous and diverse from video, audio, visual, virtual whiteboards, articles, interactive presentations, and much more, I will use these categorized into speaking, reading, writing and listening as teaching tools.
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