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Melissa - Prof esol (english) - Randburg
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Lessons offered by Melissa
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • Oral expression - English
  • Oral comprehension - English
  • British English
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

Passionate and enthusiastic English teacher from bustling Johannesburg. Revving to share two years of ESOL experience with patience and encouragement.

Methodology

My method of teaching is based on my reverence. Reverence for myself as an educator and reverence for students who are taking the time to improve themselves regardless of their reason why. My patience allows me to teach different levels of English, from beginner level to advanced. Each student is unique and learns at a different pace, therefore I rather alter my lessons to accomodate my students, ensuring the lesson is beneficial and enjoyable.

Background

I am a journalist by qualification, an optimistic online teacher by trade yet I will always be an eager learner by passion. A learner who chooses to continue to grow my knowledge and understanding in order for me to share and allow others to not only reach but exceed their own expectations. I have taught a plethora of students from all around the world, most notably Eastern Europe and Asia. The most rewarding part of my job is the feedback received from my students. Their appreciation and willingness to continue working hard to achieve both personal and professional goals with English

Rates

Rate for online lessons : R250/h

Details

Rates for individual classes will be R280 per hour

Lessons offered by Melissa
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • Oral expression - English
  • Oral comprehension - English
  • British English
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

Melissa's CV

MELISSA BOSCH
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Contact Details


(concealed information)
67 Ferero Avenue Randpark Ridge| (concealed information)
Age : 32 | Born on 4 January 1985
Nationality: South African
Education:
BA Journalism
University of Johannesburg Completed March 2007

University Entrance Matric Certificate (A-level equivalent)
Randpark High School
Completed December 2002



Skills and personal attributes

 Interpersonal Skills
 Solid Writing Ability
 Professional
 Hard-working
 Forward-thinking
 Deadline driven
 Patient
 Microsoft Office


SKILLS AND CAREER SUMMARY
I have experience in writing for various publications and strategically creating public relations strategies for clients, from both an advertising and advertorial perspective. I have worked with global clients in a variety of sectors including advertising, marketing, mining, banking and pharmaceutical. I have managed to successfully build relationships with clients whilst delivering monthly required sales targets. My passion lies within the content space as I have the ability to write and bring the brands stories to life.

COMPANY NAME: Lingoda
TITLE: Online English teacher
DATE: April 2019 – Present

DESCRIPTION:
• Languages bring people together and build bridges between cultures.
• Not everyone has the possibility to attend traditional language schools
• Additionally, there are many inconveniences and discomfort involved, such as: time spent travelling to and from school, being forced to learn at fixed times, progress is either too slow or too fast, the learning content is completely generic and classes can be very expensive, especially to learn with a native speaking teacher.


RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Motivation and consistency
• Teaching groups of students between 2 and 8
• Teaching private lesson, this provides personalised attention and feedback.
• Providing constructive feedback and helpful tools to assist students when they are not in class.




COMPANY NAME: Education First (EF International)
TITLE: Language Consultant – English teacher
DATE: June 2017 – January 2018

DESCRIPTION:
A vision is what a company aspires to become. It keeps us going in the busy season and is present in our minds as we work throughout the year.
EF’s vision is to grow; because it is challenging, exciting, rewarding, and creates opportunities for everyone. Growth means not only an increase in size, but also in profitability, the quality of our programs, the number of markets we compete in, and the number of products we offer. Growth also means the personal growth and development of EF’s most important asset, our people, both professionally and personally.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• To revolutionize the method of learning, to make language a part of learners' lives by understanding the culture of the language and understanding the logic behind it, and to provide learners an environment where they will not fear making mistakes.
• We open a window to the world of learning
• Teaching groups of students between 4 and 6
• Teaching private lesson, this provides personalised attention and feedback.




COMPANY NAME: TutorABC
TITLE: Language Consultant – English Teacher
DATE: August 2016 – January 2017

DESCRIPTION:
TutorGroup is the premier online education platform and largest English-language learning institution in the world, serving students that range from global business professionals to young children. Founded in 2004, TutorGroup has educated students in 40 countries and hosted more than 5 million classroom sessions through its award-winning service product businesses

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• To revolutionize the method of learning, to make language a part of learners' lives by understanding the culture of the language and understanding the logic behind it, and to provide learners an environment where they will not fear making mistakes.
• We open a window to the world of learning


COMPANY NAME: Mediacom South Africa
TITLE: Content Planner
DATE: July 2015 – February 2016
REASON FOR LEAVING: Growth

DESCRIPTION:
International content and connections agency

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Collecting and collating relevant data applicable to brand
• Identifying and researching new opportunities
• Ability to review and advise on brand identity
• Solid understanding on tools: Facebook insights, Community Plus, BrandWatch, Global Web Index
• Profound knowledge of the various social media forums
• Dimensions and specifications requirements for deployment of all assets
• Targeting capabilities for paid social media platforms
• Audience understanding and segmentation
• Familiarity to legal policies and guidelines pertaining to brand presence on social media
• Content strategy planning is the first and most step when doing brand forecasting
• Creating and structuring plan to cater to particular audience
• SWOT Analysis
• SEO: content and social media marketing

COMPANY NAME: Love it Online
TITLE: Content Planner
DATE: January 2015 – June 2015
REASON FOR LEAVING: Contract came to an end

DESCRIPTION:
Online digital media

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collecting and collating relevant data applicable to brand
Writing and editing releases
Profound knowledge of the various social media forums
Ensuring product longevity on the digital platform
Content strategy planning is the first and most step when doing brand forecasting Creating and structuring plan to cater to particular audience


• Always knowing the brand you represent inside and out- thus knowing the strengths and weaknesses of the competitors.
• SWOT Analysis
• Qualitative and quantitative research

COMPANY NAME: Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals (Sunpharma)
TITLE: Medical Sales Representative
DATE: July 2014-January 2015
Reason for leaving: Seeking a more challenging role

DESCRIPTION:
Indian owned company covering a large portfolio of products across the board.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Detailing products to GPs in the westrand of Johannesburg
• Organising CMEs and round tables
• Putting together campaigns to enhance sales
• Covering products from cardio, antibiotics and CNS


COMPANY NAME: Love it online
TITLE: Content researcher
DATE: January 2014 - June 2014
Reason for leaving: Contract ended

DESCRIPTION:
Digital Media Company

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collating research material
Planning content

COMPANY NAME: Discovery Health
TITLE: Sales Representative
DATE: July 2013 – December 2013
Reason for leaving: Wanting to get back into the pharmaceutical side of the medical industry

DESCRIPTION:
Discovery Health Medical Scheme, administered by Discovery Health (Pty) Ltd, is the largest private healthcare funder in South Africa, with over 2.5 million lives covered - this equates to a market share of 51% of the open medical schemes industry today.
Discovery HealthID is the solution that puts all your health records in your doctor’s hands and you won’t have to try and remember everything. It could possibly help prevent misdiagnosis and give your doctor information that will guide him to easily make an accurate diagnosis.
By giving your doctor permission to access your information using HealthID, this process will be so much easier, because he or she can use HealthID to: Access your medical history
Access your electronic health records
Access your benefit information

RESPONSIBILITIES:
With the above overview of what Health ID is, I was required to ensure this unique tool was utilized to its fullest. This was accomplished through training and providing knowledge to successfully apply the tool on a daily basis.
Through the utilization of this tool, clients were able to access information in real time, therefore saving money on phone calls, faxes and tedious emails.


• Medical practitioners had the needed information on hand allowing them to give themselves fully to the consultation and not waste time.
• Increase efficiency and efficiency.
• Maintain and build lasting relationships.
• Alleviate misconceptions of the tool through training and sharing of knowledge.

COMPANY NAME: Aspen Pharmaceuticals
TITLE: Sales Representative
DATE: August 2012 – July 2013
Reason for leaving: Head-hunted by Discovery Health

DESCRIPTION:
South African-based Aspen is a supplier of branded and generic pharmaceuticals in more than 150 countries across the world and of consumer and nutritional products in selected territories.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Achieving quarterly and annual sales goals
• Identifying key influencers and achieving designated call expectations with a focus on top target customers.
• Delivering product presentations to customers in territory outlining products, features, benefits and services.
• Understanding and addressing both business and scientific oriented needs of healthcare professionals by engaging in meaningful dialog to determine underlying patient needs and determine how products could address such needs.
• Effective territory management

COMPANY NAME: Novartis Commercial
TITLE: Sales Representative
DATE: December 2011 - July 2012
REASON FOR LEAVING: Contract expired

DESCRIPTION:
Novartis provides healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies. A world leader in healthcare, with core businesses in pharmaceuticals, consumer health, animal health, eye care and generics.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Achieving quarterly and annual sales goals
• Identifying key influencers and achieving designated call expectations with a focus on top target customers.
• Delivering product presentations to customers in territory outlining products, features, benefits and services.
• Understanding and addressing both business and scientific oriented needs of healthcare professionals by engaging in meaningful dialog to determine underlying patient needs and determine how products could address such needs.
• Effective territory management

COMPANY NAME: Panorama Publications
TITLE: Advertorial Journalist
DATE: February 2011 – November 2011
REASON FOR LEAVING: Change of career

DESCRIPTION:
The position entails managing and driving front-line client relationships. Selling advertorial pages for various magazines namely; Skyways; PC Format, OfficeLife and Braintainment. Building relationships with Sales and Marketing managers within the travel industry. Writing various articles pertaining to the travel industry. I am a strong sales person with strong public relations skills as well as an experienced individual selling advertorial space to advertisers and liaising with industry heads and decision makers.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

COMPANY NAME: Future Publishing
TITLE: Advertorial Journalist
DATE: October 2010 – January 2011
REASON FOR LEAVING: Contract expired

DESCRIPTION:
The position entailed managing and driving front-line client relationships. Updating the Business Traveller website on a daily basis with fresh new stories focusing on the travel industry. Building relationships with Sales and Marketing managers within the travel industry. Writing various articles pertaining to the travel industry and developing strong

relationships


RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Writing duties: Writing reviews on hotels, restaurants, cocktail venues, interviews and features.
• Client relationship building: Setting up of meetings with the Sales and Marketing managers of various airlines, hotels, car hire companies and conferencing venues. Key focus was to try “sell” advertorial and entice the client to advertise with Business Traveller.


COMPANY NAME: Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
TITLE: Account Executive
DATE: May 2010 – August 2010
Reason for leaving: Contract expired

DESCRIPTION
To manage and drive front-line client relationships, provides strategic and tactical advice, and is responsible for the implementation of communications solutions. This position also serves as the day-to-day contact with influentials on behalf of the client. As a key contributor on an account team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develop organised, professional, concise written materials and email that provide “value-add” relevance to client’s business.
• Write and coordinate production of press materials including press releases, fact sheets, backgrounders, and customer profile and client biographies.
• Write and coordinate production of client materials including briefing books, coverage clip reports, status reports, email correspondence.
• Coordinate approval process to finalise press materials securing quotes from third-party influentials or partners as needed.
• Manage story development process, which may include negotiating story ideas with press, preparing client for interview, scheduling and hosting interviews, debriefing client, setting coverage expectations and analysing results.
• Answering influentials’ questions, coordinate requests and provide useful information.
• Coordinate, delegate and implement press-activity logistics for press tours, trade show meetings, on-site editorial visits and other events.
• Interact regularly with client via email, phone and possibly in-person contact.
• Understand the client’s business and industry (issues, marketing objectives, technology and products, competition and marketplace trends) by reading business plans and key publications and attending meetings.
• Develop and present PR plans that clarify business goals, situation analysis, challenges, solutions, measurement criteria and fiscal planning.
• Brainstorm new approaches, recognizing when situations may call for non-traditional PR approaches.
• Manage projects by setting priorities, problem solving and communicating status to the team.


COMPANY NAME: Deloitte – Financial Ombudsman Services – contract London, UK
TITLE: Team executive/administrator
DATE: June 2009 – January 2010
REASON FOR LEAVING: UK Visa Expired

DESCRIPTION:
Deloitte offers clients a broad range of fully integrated services in areas that include Audit, Tax, Enterprise Risk Services, Consulting and Corporate Finance. Its global, integrated approach combines insight and innovation from multiple disciplines with business and industry knowledge to help its clients excel.
Deloitte was recruited by the Financial Ombudsman Service to assist the firm in resolving the number of complaints in a timely and effective manner.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Development of new programmes to maintain the influx of complaints in a timely and efficient manner
• Generating standard letters and literature for both the consumers and business
• Training new employees – telephone etiquette, policies and writing in the correct format
• Assess and respond effectively to all in coming complaints in a timely manner
• Liaise with group/other regional press and media relations offices and assist where appropriate
• Maintain forward features/surveys list
• To handle incoming calls from businesses where additional information is required
• To manage the customers expectations within the agreed service standards
• To liaise with the mediation, jurisdiction and claims departments – to collate appropriate information to be sent to the business
• To maintain quality levels in line with the Financial Ombudsman Service Standards
• Collate information bases on monthly assessments on both the business and customers
• Provide feedback to the Deloitte management team on hot topics and trends
• Identify and share areas of best practice and knowledge


COMPANY NAME– Merril Lynch Investment BANK
Contract London, UK
TITLE: Junior Press Officer
DATE: August 2008 – January 2009
REASON FOR LEAVING: Contract Expired

DESCRIPTION:
The Global Wealth Management PR team manages the reputation of Merrill Lynch’s private banking business, including Merrill Lynch Bank (Suisse) in the international media by developing press strategies, issuing press releases, creating media contact programmes, monitoring the press, providing media training and managing television interviews. In addition, it coordinates eight PR agencies throughout the EMEA region.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Proactively establish relationships with Global Wealth Management spokespeople and key journalists
• Corporate Investment banking (CIB) – delivering strategic advisory and financing solutions to internal Financial Advisors
• Hedging & structured solutions to help clients maximize shareholder value while minimizing risk
• Drawing upon intellectual capital from across the firm to address clients’ most pressing strategic, financial and investment needs.
• Establish and maintain regular contact with our colleagues in New York
• Assist with the organisation of press events and projects, including the Merrill Lynch
• Cap Gemini World Wealth Report, Year Ahead, and Merrill Lynch Campden Single Family Offices Report
• Assisting with the set up of media training programmes
• Assisting with the set up of contact programmes between the business and journalists
• Ad-hoc support to senior press officers
• Proactively identify stories and pitch to key journalists, share with PR agencies
• Daily circulation of relevant coverage to Global Wealth Management
• Liaise with group/other regional press and media relations offices and assist where appropriate
• Maintain forward features/surveys list

• Maintain distribution lists, photo libraries and biographies
• Produce up to date records of media activity for client reporting, development and evaluation purposes
• Develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal clients to develop a wide Network of internal contacts and source

COMPANY NAME: HMC Seswa Corporate Communications
TITLE: Account Executive/Writer
DATE: March 2007 – March 2008
REASON FOR LEAVING: To pursue a PR career in the UK

DESCRIPTION:
Working for corporate communications/ public relations firm as a writer and account executive. HMC Seswa is a prominent PR firm in South Africa that assists its clients to enhance their products and/or service.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Writing press releases, opinion pieces, thought leadership articles, product announcements and feature articles.
• Originating copy, preparation of interview motivations, taking briefs from clients, management of copy deadlines, editing and quality checking of all copy before client approval, copy revisions, formulation and implementation of copy approval, management of copy approval process
• Copy including taking briefs, ensuring client availability, monitoring and tracking performance of agreed account activity levels as per client contracts
• Client management: Management of client/media liaison activities including regular client/media interface, quarterly client reviews to include assessments of work completed in previous quarter, management of client service activity
• Responsible for features distributed by numerous publications
• Interviewing
• Researching new media opportunities within all media types, distribution of copy to media
• Media management: Development and maintenance of key media relationships including regular meetings with relevant members of the media
• Assisting with new business pitching, preparation of proposals, attendance at prospect meetings, working with account director to present the final recommendations.


COMPANY NAME: Caxton Publications
TITLE: Freelance Writer
DATE: February 2007- March 2008
REASON FOR LEAVING: Internship

DESCRIPTION:
Caxton Publications is one of the largest publishing houses in magazine/ knock-and-drop newspapers in South Africa.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Compiling small features articles
• Writing book and cinema reviews



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