I use student-centered methods of teaching, and always put the needs of my learners first. I utilize a mixed (flexible) teaching philosophy because I understand the multifaceted nature of education as well as various needs of students which I trust to work exceptionally.
I am a Bachelor of Arts Honours) graduate in Psychology and African Languages. I am diligent, energetic and passionate about languages and the well-being of those around me. I am also a seasoned volunteer and mentor; an aspiring teacher - and educational psychologist.
Bachelor of Arts Honours | Rhodes University
2019 – 2020
This is honours degree is in the field of African Languages, specialising in IsiXhosa that I obtained early in 2020 with a 65% average on the following modules: Linguistics Theory, Translation Studies, Literature (both Traditional and Modern), Human Language Technology, and a mini-dissertation on The Portrayal of Women in an IsiXhosa Novel: Idinga (1996) for the Research component.
Bachelor of Arts | Rhodes University
2016 – 2018
The above mentioned undergraduate degree is awarded with Psychology and IsiXhosa (First Language) as majors. I did both subjects up to third-year level, and have also done modules on Philosophy and Music in the Humanities Department for the completion of my degree.
National Senior Certificate | Queenstown Girls’ High School
I completed my matric at the stated school which is situated in the Eastern Cape. I did the following subjects:
• English Home Language: passed with a level 6 (76%),
• IsiXhosa First Additional Language: level 7 (82%),
• Life Orientation: level 7 (88%),
• Mathematics: level 4 (52%),
• Life Sciences: level 5 (68%),
• History: level 7 (81%), and
• Consumer Studies: level 5 (63%).
Student Mentor | Nelson Mandela University
This post is a student job that I took an opportunity to do at the said institution. My duties are to provide academic and personal mentoring to first year students in my residence. I help them with assimilating and adjusting into the university space, as well as offer to provide assistance with managing their academic work.
Workshop Facilitator | Xhosa National Lexicography Unit
Conducting workshops for teachers & pupils in grades 3-12 on the correct use of different types of dictionaries.
Transcriptionist & Translator | Rhodes University Centre Studies in Sexuality & Reproduction
Transcribing audio interviews in isiXhosa and translating to English.
Tutor | Rhodes University: Intensive Writing
Marking students’ hand-ins, offering helping comments, attending workshops related to marking and tutoring.
Casual | Spargs Superspar, Queenstown
2018 – PRESENT
Packing groceries, keeping trolleys and baskets tidy, assisting customers with shopping, keeping the store tidy, assisting cashier.
• List your strengths relevant for the role you’re applying for
• Fluent in written and oral English
• Fluent in written and oral IsiXhosa • Computer-literate
• Fast learner
• Sound Leadership
Class Representative | Rhodes University
Liaising between students and staff for the IsiXhosa Mother Tongue 3 class of the said year in the African Languages Department of the School of Languages & Literatures.
Mentor | Rhodes University Community Engagement
Providing academic and personal mentoring to grade 12 pupils at Ntsika Senior Secondary, in Makhanda as a part of the 9/10ths Mentoring for Success programme.
Student Leader | Rhodes University Community Engagement
Representing the student volunteers, and being the go-between for the site managers of Sibanye Special Day Care Centre and the office listed above.
Volunteering | Rhodes University Community Engagement
2016 – 2018
Volunteering an hour per week at Home of Joy (a children’s home) and Sibanye Special Day Care Centre (a special-needs institution) to spend time with the children there and provide some help with homework as well as some educational entertainment.
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