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Imelda D

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Teacher, trainer & facilitator ... English, maths, science and management are my specialist areas. I support children & adults in problem solving techniques, knowledge & skills acquisition.

I derive great personal satisfaction from observing and sharing in the learning process. Thus patience and understanding of human behaviour are key components of of learning. A motivated child or adult is open to learning. I am able to quickly determine a learning strategy and put in place technical skills suited to the needs of the learner.


• Wits Uni: Studies in Public & Dev Mngt
• Uni Dundee, Scotland: BSc Bio Sci
• Post Grad Eng Lit.
• UNISA: Dip Sp Ed
• Teach: science, maths & lang, development studies, policy & legislation, social policy

My Proudest

• 1. Special needs teaching (hearing, physical and mental disabilities), as well as assisting learners who have language and conceptual gaps.
• 2. Adult education - including public officials, NGO staff and post graduates in areas of strategy, project management, organisational development and M&E.


  • School Tutoring


Grade 1 - Grade 9

Broad range of teaching experience at primary and secondary school (grades 8&9) levels , including learners with special needs. Successful maths tutoring is based on patience and assisting learner who is struggling to build confidence by going back to basic concepts

Life Sciences (Biology)

Grade 1 - Grade 12

Studied at a British University and have taught biology and physiology to secondary school learners, as well as adult learners. Recognition of the practical application of information, mind-mapping and organising content is the best approach to understanding biological sciences.

Life Orientation

Grade 1 - Grade 12

Skilled at teaching and training in areas of socio-economic contexts, societal transformation, legislation and support services, career pathing and ongoing professional development. Confidence building and self-awareness of self and others.


Grade 1 - Grade 12

Experienced in assisting learners to plan and implement a study programme through mind-mapping, setting realistic targets, self-assessment, play/study balance, as well as managing the environment. Also recognising and removing negative influences that impact on success.


Grade 1 - Grade 7

Unlock the true potential of young learners with my tailored English tutoring for Grades 1-7. Together, let's embark on an incredible educational journey where minds are empowered to soar, paving the way for extraordinary achievements!

Natural Science

Grade 1 - Grade 7

Discover the magic of Natural Science! As an experienced educator for Grades 1-7, I'm here to guide you on an exhilarating educational journey. Let's empower young minds together, igniting their passion for learning and paving the way to remarkable achievements.

  • Language Tutoring


Beginner - Advanced

A +30 year career in teaching English as a language, as well as training and facilitating multiple courses through the medium of English. Will help learners build confidence to speak, read and write. This will assist with study, professionalism, presentation skills and career pathing.

  • University Tutoring


First Year - Third Year

Extensive experience in training public and development officials in areas of the constitution and managing the state, policy and legislation, strategic management, spheres of government and service delivery. Managing monitoring, evaluation and reporting as part of results based management.

Project Management

First Year - Postgrad

Extensive experience training in policy and project management. Including needs assessment, planning and budgeting, strategic and operational plans, implementation, as well as monitoring, evaluation and impact reporting. Linking theory with practice - worked as a development practitioner.


First Year - Postgrad

My students understand the linkages between development and society. A subject that brings together socio-economics, politics, sociology, philosophy, culture, population dynamics - the community and the world of work. Students get a better understanding of legislation and local government services.

Research Methodology

First Year - Postgrad

Extensive experience training / lecturing in policy and project management; as well research methodology with a focus on theory to practice. A participant in various qualitative and quantitative studies within the South African development context. Presenting research to relevant stakeholders.

Business Management

First Year - Postgrad

I am highly knowledgeable and experienced in Business Management, with good teaching skills to assist learners with submitting assignments and exam preparation. Support includes markets & pricing, consumer behaviour, business industries, financial & human resources, technology & operations.

Reviews from others

“My son loves how things are explained to him and finds the study tips she gives extremely helpful! Math at school during last term improved by about 20%. So grateful ”


“I love that Imelda is tailoring the lessons to what is needed and not to just learning English for the sake of it. She has taken time to understand a little more about our business and has provided many resources that are helpful for all of us. She makes Yohane and Thandie laugh and they so enjoy the lessons with her. They are beginning to improve and I am looking forward to seeing what improvement will happen in the next few months. Imelda is an absolute gem!”


“Imelda exceeded my expectations. She is excellent both from an academic and a personal point of view. She responded precisely to my expectations/needs and helped me a lot. I will definitely use your tutoring again in the future. Thank you so much. ”


“Imelda is very thorough, very good with bringing understanding to your level. Punctual, professional and friendly. One can see and hear that she knows what she's talking about, and that she actually loves what she's doing. She definitely switched on that light bulb for me. I would highly recommend her to anyone.”


“Imelda is patient and has a great teaching technique, it is such a pleasure to work with her as a parent. Imelda goes over an lid beyond her task to ensure Olivia understands each concept throughly before moving to the next and I appreciate this. She is polite and Olivia enjoys attending Maths now. Thank you Imelda. ”


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