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Education

July 2017Present

Studying BA in English and Psychology 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.
TEFL certified.

Work History

2017Present

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 and Thailand.

2017Present

English Expert

Sphere

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

 2017Present

Yoga Instructor

Private classes

Leading private classes in asana (postures) and pranayama (breath control).

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.

20112016

Childcare experience

Happy Kids, Babysitter, Volunteer

Volunteering at a local nursery, babysitting and visiting orphanages.

Skills

Friendly people skills

Customer service orientated professions - creating a vibrant atmosphere
Several drama workshops building on these skills and increasing confidence and innovation

Efficient communication skills
Written and verbal
Sustenance and endurance
Experience with working overtime/irregular hours/double shifts
Politeness
Experience with rude individuals - resolving a situation in a calm and tolerant manner
Patience

Five meditational 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

Portfolio

“Courage is not only a form of inspiration, but an effective weapon to achieve anything you desire on this earth.” ― Wayne Chirisa

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.

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). Various Meditation and Yoga retreats. Mandala painting class. Drama workshop.

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