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Part Time Assistant

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa
October 20, 2016

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Forename: LAILA

Address: ** ***** ******




Telephone: (011-***-****

Mobile No.: 076-***-****



Date of birth: 25.03.1991

ID Number: 910**********

Drivers License: Code B.

SACE Number: P12283936

Nationality: South African.


Marital status: Single.

Health: Excellent.

Language Proficiency: Multilingual. Fluent in English and Afrikaans. Knowledgeable in Hindi and Guajarati. Basic skills in Arabic and IsiZulu.


My aim is to excel in the field of journalism and education.



July 2015-November 2015: LISOF. Part Time Short Course in Make Up. Successfully completed.

February 2015- February 2017: University of South Africa (UNISA). Studying towards a BED Honours Degree.

Subjects completed include Schools and Society, Teaching and Learning and Theory and research in Education. Passed with distinction. Aim to be completed in January 2017.

January 2015-April 2015: ALISON A New World of Free Certified Learning. Diploma in Educational Psychology.

Course completed with distinction.

January 2014-December 2014: University of South Africa (UNISA). Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Intermediate and Senior Phase).

Successfully completed the diploma and graduated Cum Laude. Passed with distinctions in the following fields:

1.The Educator as an Assessor

2. The Educator in a Pastoral Role

3. Language Teaching

4. Child Development

5. Arts and Culture

6. Economic Management Sciences and Technology

7. Social Sciences and Environmental Studies

8. Practical Teaching and The Educator as a Learning Programme Developer.

June 2013-December 2013: University of South Africa (UNISA). Non Degree Purpose. (NDP).

Passed with distinctions and successfully completed the following modules:

1.Psychology 1501 and Psychology 1502.

2.Afrikaans 1501 and Afrikaans 1503.

(The year modules for both subjects were required and were a prerequisite for admission to the Post Graduate Diploma in Education course.)

March 2013-September 2013: LISOF. Part Time, Long Distance Course in Fashion Design.

Received a certificate for successfully completing a part time, long distance course in fashion design.

LISOF Certificate obtained (13 November 2013).

2009-2012: University of Johannesburg (UJ). B.A. Journalism.

BA Journalism Degree obtained (4 March 2013).

Received distinctions in Communications 2B and Linguistics 2A.

Placed on the Dean’s List for academic excellence in 2012.

Received a certificate from the Department of Sociology for a year long research project in 2011.

Secondary Education:

2004-2008: Lenasia Secondary School

National Senior Certificate with bachelor’s degree admission.

Subjects studied included English, Afrikaans, Accounting, Science, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Life Orientation.


April 2016- Present: TEENZONE MAGAZINE & ZAlebs (Freelancer).

Content producer and feature writer for ZAlebs online magazine.

Reference: Zee Dladla


April 2016- Present: REDWOOD ACADEMY. (LENASIA). Fulltime

English Grade 4, & 10 Educator.

English and Afrikaans remediation tutor (Grades 4-10).

December 2015- present 2016: BLOGGER: DRAMATIC DOLLHOUSE

Owner of Dramatic Dollhouse blog:


Natural Science Educator. (Grade 5)

Mathematics Educator. (Grade 6).

December 2014-December 2015: Pioneer Academies (Ormonde). Fulltime

Afrikaans Junior and Senior phase educator. Grades taught include Grades R, 1, 2, 7 & 8.

Second language lesson planner and assistant in curriculum interpretation and dissemination.

IsiZulu teaching assistant Grades R, 1 & 2.

June 2014- Present: Kip McGrath Learning Centre (Mayfair). Part time

Tutoring English and Mathematics for Grades 1 to 7.

The Kip programme also includes computer based learning.

Reference: Faeeza Wadee (079-***-****).

February 2014- June 2014: AL-AQSA Primary School, Extension 1, Lenasia. Practical teaching

Ten weeks of practical teaching done at AL-AQSA Primary School. My practical work involved teaching English, Afrikaans, Maths, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Economic Management Sciences, Arts and Culture and Technology.

Also taught foundation phase (Grade 1, 2, 3).

Reference: Sumayya Badat (Technology and Afrikaans Mentor Teacher) (011***-****).

January 2014-April 2014. Kumon Lenasia. Tutor

Handled the entire English section.

Also taught Maths Grades 1 to 7.

Reference: Rehanna Mahommed (082-***-****).

January 2012- December 2014. Mobile Tutor Lenasia. Part time (Grade 4-7).

Assisted parents by tutoring their children from their own homes. Taught English, Maths, Afrikaans, Science, Technology, Economic Management Sciences and Natural Science. Grades 2- 10

Reference: Suraya Casoojee (082-***-****).

2011-2013: (Nov-Dec). Gwaai Marketing and Gold Leaf Tobacco, Linbro Business Park- Part time holiday job.

Assisted with administration work. Managed the firm’s accounts using the Pastel Evolution system. Furthered my online Pastel Evolution skills by assisting with the company’s sales orders, cash book batches, general ledgers and debit orders. Captured the company’s finances. Learnt important team building skills as well as accuracy skills. My experience at the company taught me the essence of hard work and collaborative effort.

Reference: Mashuda Seedat: (078-***-****).

2008- 2012: Sultan Bahu Community Centre and Sabera’s Children’s Home (NGO), Mayfair –

Homework Tutor and assisted in their functions and campaigns (Volunteer work).

I assisted the children with their homework tasks and taught them the importance of education and discipline.

This social work endeavor revamped my understanding of the various social and economic challenges facing our country and guided me towards attempting to change the lives of many less fortunate than myself.

Reference: Ahmed Akoob (082-***-****).


February 2013- April 2013: University of Johannesburg, Kingsway Campus, Auckland park- Opinion Columnists. UJ OBSERVER Freelance.

Wrote articles for the paper that targeted the University students. Learnt the importance of meeting deadlines and producing quality writing whilst adhering to the style, specifications and target market of the newspaper. Learnt the importance of editorial guidance and the effectiveness of editors.

December 2012: Awaaz Newspaper-United Kingdom. (Freelancer)

My article “Asians around the World” got published in the Awaaz Community Newspaper in the United Kingdom.


2009: Nishtara Drug Rehabilitation Centre, Lenasia- Volunteer. (Part of School’s Life Orientation Programme).

Mastered the harmful effects of drugs specifically on teenagers. Participated in group discussions and anti-drug campaigning. Mentored junior volunteers on various drugs and dangers of drugs. This strengthened my confidence and increased my urge for participation in other such voluntary campaigns.

May 2008: Attended and successfully completed the City of Johannesburg Emergency Management Services, Stay Alive Till We Arrive and Basic Fire Safety courses. Received certificates for both courses accordingly.

December 2007: Received Certificate of Completion from Cardio med Training Academy for successfully completing a course in First Aid Level 1.

November 2006: Lenasia Secondary School, Lenasia- Volunteer (Part of school’s Literacy Programme).

Offered my services to the school’s literacy programme, including tutoring learners and assisting in reorganization of the school’s library. Learnt effective tutoring and mentoring skills. Learnt to tackle problems

2005: Gained first prize for the Post Office writer of a short story competition.

1998: Winner of South Africa’s most creative minds competition that dealt with education initiatives.


April-June 2015: Sci-Bono Teacher Development Workshops.

2015: Online Short Course in Gaming Literacy and Learning. Canvas Network: MOOC

2015: Online Short Course in Supporting Learners with Learning Disabilities. Canvas Network: MOOC: Beacon College. Certificate Received.

2015: Online Short Course in Personalized and Student Learning. Canvas Network: MOOC: ISTE Online LEARNING. Certificate Received.

October 2012: Single Stock Futures and Market Derivatives- Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Johannesburg.

Attended a seminar at the JSE conducted by Professor Drew. D Markson on trading strategies and trend-following characteristics in volatility related products.


Computer literate: Able to use most packages as well as having a good understanding of the general workings of computers. Also literate in Pastel Evolution. Knowledgeable about computer based learning and learning programmes. Mastered the Kip McGrath learning programme. Google and Google classroom literate. Able to use learning software such as Reading Eggs and Mathletics.

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