eLizabeth Henry

  • Claremont, Cape Town

Work and internship History

Work experience
Feb 2014 - Present

Homework Teacher

SACs Aftercare
  • Teaching students the concepts necessary for successfully completing and understanding homework
  • Determine learning style of each child and employ appropriate teaching style
  • Topics taught: Maths, phonics, reading, writing and Afrikaans
  • Create a comfortable, safe and fun learning environment
  • Manage student behaviour
  • Engaging and educational arts and crafts activities that further aid ¬†different aspects of child development
Jan 2013 - Nov 2014

Events Coordinator and Tutor

SHAWCO Education in Manenberg
  • Organize the schedule of the aftercare programme in Manenberg
  • Organize the volunteers from University of Cape Town
  • Create aftercare curriculum for Grade R-3
  • Aid in teaching the children the curriculum and maintaining order in the classroom
  • Organize community days, outings, and volunteer socials
  • Fundraising and sponsorship
Mar 2013 - Feb 2014

Field Worker and Secretary

Deepsouth Animal Educare
  • Liaison between the organization, other animal organizations and the leaders of the underprivileged communities
  • Work with members of communities to provide care of their pets and stray
  • Educate adult and children of communities on proper pet care and compassion
  • Aiding in the successfully registering organization as an offcially NPO
Feb 2012 - Apr 2012


Wynberg Refugee Centre
  • Run a life skills class for teenagers every Friday
  • Interview Refugee families and allocate proper funding for children's education
  • Learning the basics of social work responsibilities, skills and challenges
Sep 2010 - Mar 2011

ESL Teacher

Arab American Community Centre in Brooklyn, NY
  • Partner teach English class to Arab Adults with native Arabic speaking teacher¬†
  • Create curriculum
  • Capture demographic data for research done by NGO
  • One on one tutoring for U.S. citizenship exam with great success rate


2004 - 2008

B.A Philisophy, English Minor

Hamilton College
Sep 2000 - Jun 2004

High School Diploma

Fox Lane High School



Strong Interpersonal skills

  • Great communication skills: written, verbal and non- verbal, especially with supervisors, parents, teachers and students
  • Strong ability to listen to and emphathise with children
  • Fantastic ability to build confidence, self esteem and strong relationships with students

Sound work ethics

Fantastic stress and time management ability