Modelling is one of my prefered methods of teaching. I believe in setting the example I want my students to be. I also follow the teaching mothod of operant conditioning and reinforcement by BF Skinner.
I am an BA general graduate with the majors of Sociology and Public Administration. In my first and second years of study I have completed mutliple modules in English literature, drama and poetry writing. I have also completed a course in communications. My experience in teaching comes from my ability to be articulate, patient and also willingness to learn from environment and students.
In my four years work experience, I have occupied a merchandiser and cashier position in one of the leading retail companies with a good record of meeting weekly targets. My work tasks included communicating with customers from different backgrounds to meet their needs. This opportunity allowed me to groom my interpersonal and problem solving skills by addressing customer complaints and queries relating to clothing items and account payments.
My work ethic and the ability to articulate effectively led me to occupy a position at the Nelson Mandela University’s radio station where I led a team of three with the objective of producing, hosting my own show and find interesting topics around social issues to discuss. My ability to approach sensitive issues in a delicate manner and being able to work independently earned me the award of best current affairs show of the year in 2017.
My studies in human resources management and sociology has further equipped me with the skills to effectively motivate, communicate and train employees by using the systems of performance appraisal, career counselling and incentives for good performances. My application of these skills in the work place led me to get good ratings from both manager and guests for effectiveness and initiative.
My weaknesses include being too punctual and perhaps sensitive at times, my previous employer tells me I tend to take feedback personally however I am constantly adjusting and acknowledging that I have to take negative feedback/criticism and see it as an opportunity to improve on my work.
I’m also assertive when it comes to performance and do not tolerate the same mistakes from individuals however I have come to realise that different individuals require different training methods. Now instead of retraining an employee the same way I usually change the method of training.
Real estate agent
02/2020- Current Home Finders Property group
Evaluating properties for pricing, marketing properties and finding interested buyers and sellers. Reporting directly to director of company on property sales.
03/ 2019 – 01/2020 Umzi Guest House (Grahamstown)
Overall assistance manager of Guest house human resources department, social Marketing, financial duties.
Radio Show Host
02/2017-12/2017 Madiba’s Radio Station (Nelson Mandela University radio station)
Created, produced and hosted my own show tackling and raising awareness on social issues that students and community are facing. Engaging live with students on such issues and discussing methods to deal with them. Winning the best current affairs show of the year in 2017.
02/2015- 01/2016 Markham fashion store (Roodepoort)
Merchandising store to attract customers. Handling customer issue in person and telephonically. Keeping track on the latest fashion trends and developing styles of youth.
03/2018- 11/2018 United Nations Association of South Africa
Nelson Mandela University branch
Human rights and outreach sub-committee member
Participated in communal work with nationally recognised UNASA branch. Engaged with local communities on issues that were faced. Giving school makeovers by cleaning and painting facilities.
Education & Qualifications
2020- 120-hour TESOL Certificate
2020- Code 8 driver’s License
2016-2019 BA General (Public Administration and Sociology)
Nelson Mandela University
• Sociology as second major
2019- Human Resources computer systems
2014- Political sciences diploma
Johannesburg City College
• International relations as elective
Port Alfred high School
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