Teacher : Dawn Yvonne Kemp

About Me #

Experienced ESL educator committed to fostering interactive
learning in both group and private settings, specializing in
teaching both children and adults from diverse cultural
backgrounds. Renowned for patient guidance and unwavering
dedication, I endeavor to cultivate a positive and enjoyable
learning atmosphere. With a fun and engaging approach, I
provide extra one-on-one support to ensure comprehension of
challenging concepts.

Qualifications #

  • Bachelors of Education Hon.
    Nelson Mandela University (2023)
    Distinctions:
    Academic Lit.
    Research Methodology: Lit
    Poetics and Literary Theory
  • The Knowledge Workshop
    South Africa
    TEFL
    (2014)
  • National Federation of State
    High School USA
    Associations
    Adjudicating Speech & Debate
    NFSH
    (March 2024)

Professional Experience #

1) Africa Rising TV (Freelance), Cape Town
March 2024 – Current

  • Administration Support
  • Copywriting
  • Social Media & Marketing
    2) Xixien Language School, China- Online ESL Teacher
    07/2022 – Current (online part-time)
  • Adult, Children & Business Classes with TESOL & IELTS
    instruction
  • Age groups 3 – 55 year olds
  • Emphasize speaking and reading fluency as well as accuracy.
  • Design lessons using PowerPoint Presentation Software.
  • Engage and communicate with students through Voov and
    Zoom online learning platforms, utilizing webcams and
    headphones.
  • Identify and resolve issues related to course content or
    technology.
  • Tailor activities to individual students’ interests while aligning
    with lesson objectives.
    3) Shema Skills Training & Development (NPO) Zambia
    May 2023 – December 2023
  • Produced compelling Copywriting content.
    Citizenship: South African
    Marital Status: Single
    Education
  • Bachelors of Education Hon.
    Nelson Mandela University (2023)
    Distinctions:
    Academic Lit.
    Research Methodology: Lit
    Poetics and Literary Theory
  • The Knowledge Workshop
    South Africa
    TEFL
    (2014)
  • National Federation of State
    High School USA
    Associations
    Adjudicating Speech & Debate
    NFSH
    (March 2024)
  • Researched and pursued new opportunities for grants and
    collaborations.
  • Oversaw brand identity management.
  • Devised and implemented a comprehensive social media
    strategy in line with broader marketing objectives.
  • Identified target demographics and devised platform-specific
    content strategies.
  • Generated engaging and pertinent content (text, images, and
    videos) for diverse social media platforms.
  • Orchestrated fundraising events to solicit donations and backing.
  • Cultivated networks within communities and industries to bolster
    visibility and support.
  • Provided English language instruction to Non-English speaking
    employees of Non-Profit Organizations.
    4) Farmingtown English, China – ESL Teacher
    September 2020 – April 2022
  • Instruction in TESOL & IELTS.
  • Delivery of both Private and Group Classes.
  • Age groups: 2 – 20 year olds
  • Utilization of diverse teaching materials including textbooks,
    worksheets, games, and visuals to enhance reading, writing,
    speaking, and listening skills.
  • Emphasis on fostering speaking and reading fluency alongside
    accuracy.
  • Creation of instructional materials using PowerPoint
    Presentation Software.
  • Conducting online instruction via Voov and Zoom platforms,
    leveraging webcams and headphones, especially during the
    COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Collaboration with department heads in establishing daily
    schedules, curriculum frameworks, and ESL activities.
  • Development and implementation of ESL curriculum with a
    specific focus on enhancing conversational proficiency, nurturing
    debate skills, and encouraging active communication.
  • Designing new lesson plans aligned with course objectives.
  • Integration of arts, crafts, and games to enhance the learning
    experience.
  • Facilitation of Summer & Winter Reading Camps.
    5) WEBi (Web International English) – Senior ESL Teacher
    February 2019 – February 2020
  • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Business English &
    Children’s Classes offered.
  • Age groups: 2 – 50+
  • Administration of Mock IELTS Exams.
  • Development and delivery of ESL curriculum with a specific
    emphasis on enhancing conversational proficiency, fostering
    debate skills, and promoting active communication.
  • Creation of lessons using PowerPoint Presentation Software.
  • M.T. Steyn High School
    Philippolis
    South Africa
    High School Diploma
    (1991)
    Skills
    Academic:
  • Critical Thinking
  • Secondary Research
  • Mentorship
  • Data Collection & Analysis
  • English proof reading/editing
    Technical
  • Microsoft Suite
  • Skype
  • Voov & Zoom
  • Teams Video Conferencing
  • Basic Web Design & Video
    Creation
  • Power Point Presentations
    Life
  • Rapport Building
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Brainstorming & Problem Solving
  • Ongoing Personal & Professional
  • Development
  • Nervous System Regulation
    Languages
  • English (Native)
  • Designing and implementing ESL curriculum to enhance
    conversational abilities.
  • Class sizes averaging 10 students.
  • Development of extracurricular activities to enrich learning
    experiences.
  • Instruction in English grammar and conversational skills for both
    adults and children.
  • Incorporation of baking, crafts and other enjoyable activities into
    lessons.
  • Creation of new lesson plans aligned with course objectives.
  • Monitoring of student attendance and progress towards goals.
    6) Web International English, Shijiazhuang – ESL Teacher
    December 2017- December 2018
  • Threshold Level – Business English Level & Children’s Classes.
  • Enhanced instructional methods by incorporating various
    assessment tools and strategies.
  • Age groups 2 – 50+
  • Developed and implemented ESL curriculum aimed at
    enhancing students’ conversational abilities.
  • Created engaging lessons using PowerPoint Presentation
    Software.
  • Improved ESL students’ reading levels through the integration of
    online games and customized lesson plans for targeted support.
  • Managed classes with an average of 10 students, except for
    English Corners, which could accommodate up to 30 students.
  • Designed activities and utilized technology to enrich instruction.
  • Provided instruction in English grammar fundamentals and
    conversational skills.
  • Maintained detailed records of student attendance and progress
    towards established goals.
  • Contributed to the establishment of the junior/kids section within
    a developing product for WEBi.
    7) Roodepan Primary School, South Africa – Teacher
    January 2015 – November 2017
  • Grade 4/5/6
  • Subjects: English
    Life Orientation
    Social Science
    History
  • Extracurricular subjects: Netball
    Swimming
    8) LieCa Catering – Owner
    April 2007 – September 2014
    10) Paarl Gravure – Personal Assistant to the Financial Manager
    July 1995 – March 2001
  • Afrikaans (Intermediate)
  • Xhosa (Beginner)
  • Chinese (Beginner)
    VOLUNTEERING
    A) ESOL – Baptist Church, West Harbor, Auckland
  • Part-time February 2024 – Volunteer ESL Teacher
    B) House of Hope – House for abused women
    Part time (Volunteer)
    2006 – 2007
  • Sewing Instructor

Preferred working city / province #

Preferably coastal cities, BUT other cities are also okay

Type of school that you are interested in: #

Kindergarten,Primary to middle school,High school,university ,Public schools

Salary expectation: #

20 000 RMB after tax + with housing allowance, help with finding apartment

Available time for an interview #

as per agent

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