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Education

July 2017Present

Studying BA in English and Religious Studies through UNISA.

Creston College

Matriculated with Bachelor’s Degree Pass  in the subjects Dramatic Arts, English Home Language, Pure Maths, Life Sciences, Geography, Afrikaans and Life Orientation. Distinctions in Life Sciences and Dramatic Arts, and B symbols in the subjects Life Orientation, Geography and English.
Online 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. 

 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/Social Media Manager

KonusDur.com, private classes

Assisting students with expanding vocabulary, grammar and confidence  in the English language online. Maintaining and updating  the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KonusDur/

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. 

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.

Serving a large variety of beverages,  with a selection of over 100 different bottles of wine.

20132014

Waitress/Barista

Taste Perthshire

Baking various pastries and delicacies

Pouring, making and serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; working in a solo position.

Conversing with customers in a friendly manner,   creating a pleasant atmosphere, taking orders, running food, clearing plates.

2010 2013

Part-time Salesperson

South African Breweries; Ola Ice-Cream; Randsavers

Approaching and informing customers about the special, sale item or sample and then proceeding to encourage and negotiate with the customer to purchase the sale item.
Selling over £100 of the promotional product within the first hour of promoting.

2011Present

Childcare experience

Happy Kids,Volunteer

Volunteering at a local nursery, babysitting and visiting orphanages.

Skills

Friendly people skills

Customer service orientated professions - creating a vibrant atmosphere

Efficient communication skills
Written and verbal
Patience

Multiple meditation retreats 

Computer literate
International Computing Driving Licence
Effective problem-solving skills

Amesa Mathematics final round qualifier

Co-operation within a team

Successfully building and creating a stable company foundation through teamwork

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 70 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

Shen Keen
Worked as a babysitter to Dylan Glynn. +44 7446 32131

Sian Maxwell

Sales Representative, Jatema Distributors. +27 8269 58776

Dhanraj Mahar
English student, +91 87558 51230

Lisa 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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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.