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Imelda D

61 years old

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Bio

Teacher, trainer & facilitator ... English, maths, science and management are my specialist areas. I support children & adults in problem solving techniques, knowledge & skills acquisition.

I derive great personal satisfaction from observing and sharing in the learning process. Thus patience and understanding of human behaviour are key components of of learning. A motivated child or adult is open to learning. I am able to quickly determine a learning strategy and put in place technical skills suited to the needs of the learner.

Education

• Wits Uni: Studies in Public & Dev Mngt
• Uni Dundee, Scotland: BSc Bio Sci
• Post Grad Eng Lit.
• UNISA: Dip Sp Ed
• Teach: science, maths & lang, development studies, policy & legislation, social policy

My Proudest
Achievements

• 1. Special needs teaching (hearing, physical and mental disabilities), as well as assisting learners who have language and conceptual gaps.
• 2. Adult education - including public officials, NGO staff and post graduates in areas of strategy, project management, organisational development and M&E.

Subjects

  • School Tutoring

Mathematics

Grade 1 - Grade 9

Broad range of teaching experience at primary and secondary school (grades 8&9) levels , including learners with special needs. Successful maths tutoring is based on patience and assisting learner who is struggling to build confidence by going back to basic concepts

Life Sciences (Biology)

Grade 1 - Grade 12

Studied at a British University and have taught biology and physiology to secondary school learners, as well as adult learners. Recognition of the practical application of information, mind-mapping and organising content is the best approach to understanding biological sciences.

Life Orientation

Grade 1 - Grade 12

Skilled at teaching and training in areas of socio-economic contexts, societal transformation, legislation and support services, career pathing and ongoing professional development. Confidence building and self-awareness of self and others.

Homework

Grade 1 - Grade 12

Experienced in assisting learners to plan and implement a study programme through mind-mapping, setting realistic targets, self-assessment, play/study balance, as well as managing the environment. Also recognising and removing negative influences that impact on success.

  • Language Tutoring

English

Beginner - Advanced

A +30 year career in teaching English as a language, as well as training and facilitating multiple courses through the medium of English. Will help learners build confidence to speak, read and write. This will assist with study, professionalism, presentation skills and career pathing.

  • University Tutoring

Politics

First Year - Third Year

Extensive experience in training public and development officials in areas of the constitution and managing the state, policy and legislation, strategic management, spheres of government and service delivery. Managing monitoring, evaluation and reporting as part of results based management.

Project Management

First Year - Postgrad

Extensive experience training in policy and project management. Including needs assessment, planning and budgeting, strategic and operational plans, implementation, as well as monitoring, evaluation and impact reporting. Linking theory with practice - worked as a development practitioner.

Management

First Year - Postgrad

My students understand the linkages between development and society. A subject that brings together socio-economics, politics, sociology, philosophy, culture, population dynamics - the community and the world of work. Students get a better understanding of legislation and local government services.

Research Methodology

First Year - Postgrad

Extensive experience training / lecturing in policy and project management; as well research methodology with a focus on theory to practice. A participant in various qualitative and quantitative studies within the South African development context. Presenting research to relevant stakeholders.

Business Management

First Year - Postgrad

I am highly knowledgeable and experienced in Business Management. I have sound teaching skills and would love to assist other learners in approaching Business Management with the same mindset and improving their results!

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