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Port Elizabeth 
R100/h
1st lesson free!
Pending approval
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Esona
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Other languages
  • Xhosa
  • Indigenous languages
Levels
  • All Levels

Postgraduate student and aspiring teacher looking to help people while gaining experience.

Methodology

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.

Background

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.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : R100/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : R400
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : R700
Lessons offered by Esona
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Other languages
  • Xhosa
  • Indigenous languages
Levels
  • All Levels

Esona's CV

EDUCATION

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
2015
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%).
EXPERIENCE

Student Mentor | Nelson Mandela University
2020
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
2019
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
2019
Transcribing audio interviews in isiXhosa and translating to English.

Tutor | Rhodes University: Intensive Writing
2019
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.
SKILLS

• 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
• Diligent
• Fast learner
• Sound Leadership
VOLUNTEERISM
Class Representative | Rhodes University
2019
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
2018
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
2018
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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