Hello. I am Nikita, I am 30 years old. I am from beautiful sunny South Africa. I am an English Teacher at Zaza School.
Growing up in a household where my mother has been an Elementary school teacher for 40 years inspired my growth and love of teaching. My hobbies include reading books, cooking and baking, traveling and exploring. Shopping, gardening, playing computer games, watching movies and series and spending time with my family and friends.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management, and I obtained my TEFL and TESOL certification. I have in depth knowledge of Research methodology, finance, Economics, business strategies, Human Resource management, Public Relations and marketing.
Throughout my 8-year teaching career I have had extensive experience working with all age groups and levels. I had the opportunity to teach in South Korea as a Native English Conversation teacher, I taught English online and at Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle and High schools. I taught English Language and Computer Studies to adult students at a College. I assisted University students with IELTS and TOEFL exams. I taught private homework classes to Elementary students assisting with: English language, geography, science, biology, history, and life orientation. I taught Private English tutoring lessons to Business Professionals and Adults, teaching business topics such as marketing, finance, resume writing, presentations, writing business letters and speeches, how to conduct business meetings, setting up agendas, taking meeting minutes, answering phone calls.
I have experience in teaching Fun interactive, busy and creative children’s lessons with phonics, sound blends, word constructions, sentence constructions and reading. General English such as reading, writing, listening, grammar, vocabulary, word recognition, sentence construction, speaking and conversation skills. Business English such as setting up presentations, writing speeches, formal business letters, passing an interview, writing an offer, minutes of meetings, economics, marketing and finance. Preparations for exams of IELTs and TOEFL.
My classroom is fun, adventurous and inspiring. Each lesson for my students are creative by using some of the following; for kindergarten I use: Total Physical Response (TPR: Body Language), puppets, flash cards, songs, story books, music. From elementary through to Business English I use: warm up activities, games, quizzes, videos, facial expressions and voice tones, Teacher Talking Time (TTT), student talking time (STT) and Concept checking Questions (CCQ) and motivating activities to encourage the students to be motivated and to enjoy the lessons. I encourage my students to be interactive, it is okay to try and make mistakes practice makes perfect.
I believe in creating an exciting, interactive classroom environment where no student should be left behind. Each student should be encouraged to develop individually to find their own strengths and weaknesses. This allows them teach to think out of the box creatively and develop at their own pace. Students leave my classroom inspired, motivated and wanting to come back for more.
I look forward to meeting you in my classroom at Zaza School when you pick me to help you advance with your English Language skills.
See you soon.