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Odette Perry

Odette Perry

TEFL Teacher/Tutor/Governess

Services provided: Languages , Esl Teacher

Pretoria, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
$30 / hour
Approximate rate


About Odette Perry:

I am an experienced Transcriber and AI Data Learning Specialist with freelance expertise since 2019. 

Dedicated Nursery School Teacher and Home Schooling Teacher from Grade R-7 as well as experience in teaching my sons from Grade 5-9, with over a decade in early childhood education. This is supported by a TEFL-120 Hour Certification and various courses from reputable institutions.

Skilled in creating engaging, age-appropriate lessons tailored to young learners' needs. Proficient in classroom instruction, administration, office documentation, and accounting. 

Committed to fostering a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment for holistic child development.

Certified Swimming Official with FINA qualifications, demonstrating a dedication to promoting physical well-being and a love for learning beyond the classroom. 

Known for being a compassionate educator with a track record of supporting students' academic, social, and emotional growth.

Extensive background in marketing, direct and internal sales, and business management. Proven HR and client liaison experience, successfully managing a multi-million rand company with over 65 staff across 5 stores in South Africa.

Passionate about teaching English as a second language to preschool and primary school children and committed to providing quality education to diverse learners. 

Experienced in homeschooling, having taught Grade R to Grade 9, including my own children from Grade 5-9 during their competitive swimming careers pre-COVID-19.

I am a passionate, confident, easy person who prides myself in my ability to adapt and learn new skills quickly. I am a team player and pride myself in the success of the whole and not only the individual.


Online English Tutoring Jun 2021 - Dec 2023
Freelance, Based in Pretoria South Africa
Independent freelance Work via online platforms.


Matric 1993 Jan 1993 - Dec 1993
Damelin College, Johannesburg
Matriculated with University Exemption
English First Language HG
Afrikaans Second Language HG
Biology HG
Economics HG
Business Economics HG
Accountancy HG

120 HOUR TEFL CERTIFICATION June 2019 - Aug 2019
TEFL Professional Development Institute, Global
*Knowledge of classroom management, learning strategies and 
international teaching.
*Understanding of teaching methods and their application to meet 
diverse learner needs.
*Professional knowledge of English grammar aand the capability to 
educate language learners on such concepts in a relatable 
The TEFL certificate was completed with a grade of High Distinction

FINA Swimming Technical Official May 2019 - Jun 2019
FINA Swimming School for Officials, Johannesburg

Level 1 Invigilator Jun 2018 - Jun 2018
Benchmark Assessment Agency, Johannesburg
Certified Level 1 Invigilator Programme in cimpluance to Umalusi 
NQF Level 1


Erudite Projects Apr 2024
Development of Babies and Toddlers
Certificate ID: jul8znugpj

Training Express May 2024
Certificate of Achievement Nanny/Governess

Alison May 2024
Introduction to the Learning Process for Teachers and Trainers

Birth to 2 Years Play Based Learning 
Jun 2018
South Africa Council of Educators Certificate of completion.

2-5 Years Play Based Learning Course Apr 2019
South Africa Council of Educators Certificate of completion.

Grade R Play Based Learning Course Apr 2019
South African Council of Educators

Grade 1 - 3 Play Based Learning Course Apr 2019
South African Council of Educators

The Open Learn University Jan 2020
·Attachment in the early years Code: E219_1

·Accessibility of eLearning Code: H807_1

·Childhood in Crisis Code: E212_1

·Children’s perspective on play Code: E110_1

·Children’s Rights CideD218_5

·Dance Skills Code: TL_Dance_1

·An Introduction to Social Work Code: K113_1

·English Grammar in Context Code: E303_1

·Understanding Dyslexia Code: DSE212_1

·Young Peoples Wellbeing Code: KE308_1

·Exercise and Mental Health Code:E233_2

·Early Years Team Work and Leadership Code: E105_1

·Exploring Children’s Learning Code: ED209_1

·Exploring Books for Children: Words and pictures Code: EA300_1

·Introducing Aging Code: K118_1

·Introduction to Child Psychology Code: E102_1

·How Teams Works Code: M891_2

·The Enlightenment Code: A307_1

·Reading Code: GSG_3

·The Family at the center of early learning Code: E109_1

·Children and Violence: An introduction to international and interdisciplinary approach Code: U212_1

·The Science of Evolution Code: S170_1

·Health and Environment Code: SK220_2

·Starting with Psychology Code: Y183_1

·Beginners Chinese Code: L197_1

·Working together with children – Stirling Code: KE312_1



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