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Colette
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Colette
« After over 25 years, I still remember her as a passionate, fun, caring and inspirational teacher. One of my favourite teachers throughout my schooling. »
R280/h
1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by Christine
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • Vocabulary -  English
  • Oral expression - English
  • Written comprehension - English
  • Written expression - English
  • English Grammar
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTech
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate
  • MBA
  • A1
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

Alberton-based experienced English teacher specialising in supplementary classes especially for non-mother tongue speakers. Passionate, lively, inspirational!

Methodology

Baseline assessments are conducted to establish a student's level of proficiency and lessons are then adapted to address gaps. Practice exercises are provided to aid the evaluation and monitoring process. My classes are highly interactive and entertaining and I devote ample time to questioning. I believe that a relationship of trust between student and teacher forms the basis of the student's level of commitment and determination to improve his/her English.

Background

I hold a BA (Ed) and Honours degree in English, have 34 years' experience and delivered hundreds of distinctions in my career. Apart from formal teaching in a school, I have also managed programmes funded by the corporate sector aimed at uplifting previously disadvantaged students. I prepare students for excellent communication and written skills in the world of work.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : R280/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : R1200
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : R2600
Lessons offered by Christine
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • Vocabulary -  English
  • Oral expression - English
  • Written comprehension - English
  • Written expression - English
  • English Grammar
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTech
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate
  • MBA
  • A1
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

Christine's CV







Curriculum Vitae
Christine Wolmarans






“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.”

Victor Hugo

I embrace a simple belief around the contribution education makes to society: it’s for the benefit of those who need to realise themselves in the present and, in particular, those who need to become equipped and empowered to do so as their lives unfold and they journey to their future selves.
Our education needs are vast. We need to make a difference in a meaningful manner. This inspires and drives me. This is my passion.
“Knowledge is power.
Information is liberating.
Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”

Kofi Annan







Sector experience

Industry Company Dates Job titles Reason for leaving
Education Exxaro Resources 1 November 2012 – 31 December 2016 Education Programme Manager responsible for all education interventions at Exxaro mines Contract expired - company downsizing
Education Tsebo Education Network February 2012 – August 2012 Material Development: English manuals Contract expired
Education PMG Education January 2004 – December 2011 Executive director, COO, Chief Training Officer, Programme Manager Company closed down
Education Germiston High School January 1996 – December 2003 Head of Department and Deputy Principal Wanted to contribute to broader South African education landscape
Education Norkem Park High School January 1985 – December 1995
English teacher Promotion
Education Athlone Boys’ High School 1984 Latin and English teacher


Strengths and personality

Business & technical strengths

• Strong understanding of challenges facing South African education landscape
• People management across culturally and gender diverse teams
• Extensive programme management experience
• Superb narrative and public speaking skills
• Subject and training expert
• Consultative, analytical and participative management style
• Good conflict management
• Experienced editor and proofreader

Personality traits

• Energetic
• Diligent
• Resourceful
• Decisive
• Motivated
• Resilient
• Caring
• Goal and task-orientated
• Honest but diplomatic
• Self-starter
• Team player


Professional work experience


Organisation: HecTo Learn
Department: Operations Management
Date / period: 1 August 2017 – Current
Position: Contract: Operations Manager
Experience:
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
• Co-responsible with Director for establishing HecTo Learn as a leader in the market of online tutoring
• Website development
• Co-writing and editing of all company documentation
• Sourcing tutors and overseeing performance
• Website/bookings management
• Co-responsible for growth and expansion of company

Organisation: Black Child Its Possible (BCIP)
Department: Operations Management
Date / period: November 2018 – Current
Position: Contract: Operations Manager
Experience:
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
• Project coordinator for Kagiso Shanduka Trust (KST) project to conduct ICT survey in Free State schools
• Co-responsible with CEO for establishing BCIP as a leader in the market of educational development
• Website development
• Co-writing and editing of all company documentation
• Co-responsible for growth and expansion of company



Organisation: Exxaro Resources
Department: Project Management
Date / period: 1 November 2012 – 31 December 2016
Position: Contract: Education Programme Manager/ Subject Matter Expert on Saturday, holiday and and Whole School Development Programmes
Experience:
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
• Development of company education strategy
• Quality assurance of implementation of education programmes

EDUCATION STRATEGY
Executed the following strategic activities:
• Developed overarching education strategic plan aligned with the company’s vision and mission at school level, incorporating academic programmes for teacher and learner development as well as Whole School Development interventions.
• Revised and adapted education strategic plan annually based on best practice and lessons learnt.
• Prepared proposals, memoranda and reports for management.
• Liaised with the Department of Basic Education at school, circuit, district and provincial level; secured and maintained buy-in and support through regular contact and managing relationships.
• Kept abreast of changing trends in the South African education landscape; advised various Project Steering Committees and Implementation Teams accordingly.
• Developed education strategic plans per Business Units (BUs/mines) in line with specific requirements of communities within the BUs’ labour-sending areas; assisted in formulating proposals, project charters and project mandates for submission to management.
• Ensured that all interventions are aligned with DMR specifications as encapsulated in the BUs’ Social and Labour Plans.
• Sourced and cemented partnerships with other funders and potential contributors to Exxaro programmes, e.g. ESKOM and the National Education Collaboration Trust.
• Attended to requests to Exxaro CSI for funding for a variety of education interventions; evaluated and prepared proposals to BUs.
• Formulated and oversaw the execution of a formal branding plan, including regular publications in local newspapers and company publications, launches and volunteerism programme.
• Liaised with company Talent Pipeline and Exxaro People Development Initiative (EPDI). Co-determined strategy and assisted with bursaries.
• Supported Project Manager by providing information and documentation for recording on PM systems.

QUALITY ASSURANCE
Executed the following quality assurance activities:
• Sourced professional academic and other service providers with excellent track records; clearly defined their deliverables.
• Monitored deliverables and overall implementation of programmes, academic and ancillary elements; addressed challenges and suggested solutions; together with the Project Manager ensured budgetary compliance.
• Ensured that the company’s education interventions are appealing to beneficiaries to guarantee full support and participation.
• Advocated increased usage of technology as well as innovative, 21st century teaching methodologies, including the use of music in the delivery of all programmes.
• Monitored, regularly reviewed, advised on and provided support in the implementation of Whole School Development programmes.
• Analysed academic results of learner and teacher beneficiaries; reported and adapted future strategies where needed to ensure optimal success of programmes.
• Conducted regular site visits where programmes are implemented.



Organisation: Tsebo Education Network (TEN)
Department: Business Development
Date / period: February 2012 – August 2012
Position: Contract: Development of comprehensive FET English Teacher and other manuals
Experience:

• Developed a comprehensive Gr 10 – 12 teacher manual for English Home and First Additional Language.
• Co-developed English across the Curriculum manual aimed at equipping second language speaking learners to cross learning barriers in Maths, Science and English.



Organisation: PMG Education
Department: Executive Committee
Date / period: January 2004 – December 2011
Position: Chief Training Officer/Programme Manager
Experience:

• Member of the PMG Board of Directors and EXCO; shareholder.
• COO
• Managed a team of Heads of Department, company’s training corps.
• Liaised with government stakeholders.
• Presented SAQA accredited course: Facilitating through Edutainment.
• Developed English study manuals for learners and teachers.
• Strategic Project Management:
o Contract, client, stakeholder, relationship, solutions design, risk and change management
o Proposal and report writing; editing of all company documents
o Presentations


Organisation: Germiston High School
Department: School Management Team
Date / period: January 1996 – December 2003
Position: HOD and Deputy Principal
Experience:

• Co-responsible with Principal for efficient management of school
• Deputy Chairperson of the school’s Staff Management Team
• Liaised between school and the Department of Education; departmental professional committees
• Provided leadership and in-service training of staff; guiding and supervising the performance of all staff
• Chief Marker


Organisation: Norkem Park High School
Department: Languages
Date / period: January 1985 - 1995
Position: Teacher

Organisation: Athlone Boys’ High School
Department: Languages
Date / period: 1984
Position: Teacher

Academic record

Tertiary education
Institution: Rand Afrikaans University (UJ)
Period: 1979 - 1982
Qualification: BA Ed
Institution: Rand Afrikaans University (UJ)
Period: 1988
Degree: BA Honours (English) - Thesis cum laude

Leadership positions: Students’ Representative Council (1982); House Committee (1980 – 1981)

Other achievements

Numerous diploma and trophy awards at Eisteddfods;
Winner of talent competitions and singing festivals while at university;
Received a SARIE award for ‘Most Promising Singer’;
Presented a television programme on South African music; and
Performed as a singer for several years at concerts and functions, inter alia, a Miss South Africa pageant.


REFERENCES

1. Ilze Dijkstra: Director – HecTo Learn
Contact details: (concealed information) (concealed information)

2. Professor Gideon Els: Ex-Vice Chairman PMG Board of Directors; Double Professor in Finance and Investment Management
Contact details: (concealed information) (concealed information)

3. Zaritha van Wyngaard: MD The Obvious Choice
Contact details: (concealed information) (concealed information)


30 reviews on Christine
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30 recommendations

C
Colette

After over 25 years, I still remember her as a passionate, fun, caring and inspirational teacher. One of my favourite teachers throughout my schooling.

B
Boitumelo

Best English teacher I had. 1997-2001. Made it simple to understand.

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James

I was privileged to have been in Christine’s English class in secondary school. Her intellect, energy and attention to her pupils encouraged me to want to excel in her class and utilise the tools I was given to explore and experience English.

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Ashleigh

Christine changed my life and my view of who I was capable of becoming... she nurtured my confidence, supported my humour and curiosity in the world. Took time, and listened. Can she teach? Yeah! But what you get in this agent is more than teaching, it’s an investment in people.

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Milos

Christine was my English teacher in high school. I came to South Africa as an immigrant not speaking English a year prior to high school. I obtained university entry, a Bachelor's degree and superior PTE score, thanks to her effort, understanding and dedication.

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Craig

Christine is one of those teachers you never forget. Her dedication and personality made her a favourite among students. She would be an asset in any organisation.

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Tracy

When you are 45 and still remember a certain teacher you know she has to be amazing.

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Rencia

Christine knows her subject, but above all has a unique way of keeping students interested in what she is teaching. To top it all she is an excellent organiser.

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Thomas

I have worked with Christine as a school based teacher as well as a programme manager for preparing Grade 10 to 12 students to better prepare for English exams for twenty years. She passionately and creatively creates programmes to assist students. Her work ethic is unquestionable. She, futhermore, has the ablity to work with both top achievers and students who are struggling with English because it is not their first language.

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Lorna

Christine was the most passionate teacher I had during my secondary school years. Her vibrancy, enthusiasm and genuine love for her work was infectious within the classroom. We not only studied English in fun and innovative ways - we learned to love it as much as she does. 
Christine is a truly gifted teacher and I am honoured to have been part of her class. I feel that any future student of hers will benefit greatly from her incredible knowledge, dynamic teaching style and charming disposition as much as I did. 


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