Hello! My name is Kimberly but everyone calls me Kim.
I am a native English speaker from South Africa with an English South African accent which is very close to a British accent. I have recently relocated to Italy. As a performing artist with professional training in Drama, I can speak in a British and American accent which allows me to introduce students to a variety of English speaking accents.
I have completed a Level 5 TEFL Certificate of 168 hours and a Teaching Business English certificate through The TEFL Academy based in Ireland. I have a Bachelors degree in Music and I specialized in music education and vocal studies. I have worked with children of all ages as a music teacher for the Musikhane project for underprivileged young learners. As a teacher, I have only been teaching in English but am also capable of teaching in my second language, Afrikaans.
I was fortunate enough to have spent a year in the USA with a host family in New Jersey as an au pair to 9 year old twins. I assisted with their daily activities and homework. I was also fortunate enough to work as an entertainer onboard a cruise ship for an Italian cruise company, MSC Cruises, in the USA where my duties included Arts and Crafts workshops and other fun activities for guests of all ages and different cultural backgrounds.
My teaching philosophy is that even though I am a teacher, I never stop learning myself. We learn from each other!
I am driven, passionate, I love children and English. I am creative, love to teach! I look forward to meet you and teach with you. :)