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Education

July 2017Present

Studying BA in English and Religious Studies through UNISA.

Creston College

Matriculated with Bachelor’s Degree Pass 

Distinctions in Life Sciences and Dramatic Arts, and B symbols in the subjects Life Orientation, Geography and English.


Online Global TEFL certified (150 Hour Masterclass).

Work History

2018Present

Social Media Manager

Bright Tribe

Managing Facebook and Instagram posts. Crafting effective and thought-provoking captions and simulating them with visually engaging images. Helping with advert design and promoting the company's co-working retreats. Replying to queries and promoting content. Editing of narrative of website. 

 2017Present

Yoga Instructor

Private classes

Leading private classes in asana (postures) and pranayama (breath control). Teaching children's yoga classes at 'Happy Kids'. 

20172018

English Tutor

KonusDur.com, private classes

Assisting students with expanding vocabulary, grammar and confidence  in the English language online.

Voluntarily leading conversational English classes in private and group environments in India, Thailand and Vietnam. Teaching children English at Meraki House Skills Development Centre in Vietnam, leading Grammar classes at the LIT Centre in India. 

30/09/1806/10/18

Mentor

Rotary International

Mentor to a group of young learners at 55th Annual Youth Leadership Course. Taught 35 students meditation/acted as assistant yoga teacher. 

01/09/1815/09/18

Volunteer

Lucy G Craft Café

Assisting young adults with special needs, in performing duties, such as cooking, baking, cleaning, life skills workshops and creating jewellery. Facilitating a Mandala Painting Workshop class. 

20172018

English Expert

Sphere

Assisting students with any queries regarding literature, grammar, essays and general concerns with the  English language.

20142016

Waitress/Bartender

Baraset Barn

Helping the manageress host; topping up water, wine and champagne;  hosting and entertaining various functions, including: wedding parties, business meetings, birthday and anniversary celebrations and bachelorette parties.

20132014

Waitress/Barista

Taste Perthshire

Baking various pastries and delicacies. Pouring, making and serving beverages.   Serving customers and maintaining a pleasant atmosphere.

2010 2013

Part-time Salesperson

South African Breweries; Ola Ice-Cream; Randsavers

Skills

Friendly people skills

Customer service orientated professions - creating a vibrant atmosphere

Patience

Multiple meditation/yoga retreats/courses

Computer literate
International Computing Driving Licence
Effective problem-solving/leadership skills

2018 Rotary Leadership Mentor Training Session

Certifications

TEFL Certification

Global TEFL

Teaching English as a Foreign Language, with practice teaching voluntarily.

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Alliance

One month intensive course, with practice leading asana, meditation and pranayama classes at Yoga Bhawna Mission, India. 

International Computer Driving Licence

Passed all modules with over 75% first time.

Hibiscus Coast Rotary

Over 150 hours of service to the local community.

EXTRAS: Deep Tissue Massage (1 week) and Thai Massage (1 day) courses. Thai cooking course (1 day). Five Meditation retreats and one Yoga course (Ranging from 7 days - 1 month each). Mandala painting class. Acrobatics Workshop. Drama workshop. 

FutureLearn

Free online 'Maintaining Mindfulness' meditation theory and practical course. 

References

Ervin Aydin
Owner, KonusDur.com. +447376190201

Dhanraj Mahar
English student, +91 87558 51230

Lisa Van Wyk

L. van Wyk, Yoga student, +27 7168 38727

Trip advisor:

  • "Nicky looked after us in the dining room and she was really attentive and helpful." - Miranda M

  • "Service was friendly and flawless for which our thanks to Nicky in particular." - VCR29

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01/1802/18

Victor Heung

Meraki Villa

Nicky is one of our best volunteers so far. She is extremely passionate and helpful in everything that she does. She helped us with reception work, computer work, class teaching and conversation sessions for adults and many more tasks. We are extremely grateful to her contribution to the team and wish her all the best. 

01/09/1815/09/18

Diana Phillips

Lucy G Craft Café

Nicky was a pleasure to host. She slotted in easily . She organised our beads and the bead-work wonderfully, taught a mandala painting class and got to work with and know all our special young people so well despite all their challenges. She was very patient, caring and open to learning new things and also able to give practical feedback on our operations and marketing.