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Edufundi Teacher Mentors

 
Qualified and highly experienced individuals who give their educational expertise, time and support to our teachers and projects and each other.

Mentor teams per region

KWAZULU-NATAL

Robyn Pitot

Intermediate Phase Mentor and Content Development Specialist

Robyn has taught high school English, Accounting and Life Orientation at a wide range of schools and institutions including Durban Girls’ High, Maritzburg College and most recently Inanda Seminary for 15 years, lectured in Communication Science and Accounting at Varsity College. Began her teaching career as classroom assistant and sports coach at Westbourne House, a preparatory school in Chichester, England has a BEd from UNISA. She has completed a number of Comrades and Two Oceans marathons.

Nelisiwe Neli Mohali

Foundation Phase Mentor

Neli holds a Junior Primary Teaching Diploma, Higher Education Diploma and a Bachelor of Education Honours and has 16 years of Foundation Phase teaching experience in South Africa and the UK. Neli left teaching in 2005 to work in the NGO space focussing on all aspects of language training in the Foundation Phase. She has worked in most districts in KZN, in deep rural areas and in semi urban schools.

 

Neli is passionate about her work and teacher development and has first-hand experience that changing the mindset leads to sustainable outcomes.

Pamala Naicker

Intermediate Phase Mentor

Pam joins us with 36 years of teaching experience which includes 13 years of HOD experience.  She completed her Senior Primary Education Diploma from Springfield College of Education in 1984 specialising in geography and Needlework, and then obtained a Higher Diploma in Education specialising in Geography and Mathematics. Pam has strong management skills and ran the remedial and maths programme and was the cluster coordinator for maths. Pam is passionate about delivering quality education to learners and enjoys netball.

Thembeka Mlumbi

Foundation Phase Mentor

Thembeka has an honours degree in education from University of South Africa,  Safety Management course,  and has also completed a Facilitator and Assessor Course and is currently doing a Moderator course. Thembeka has been teaching for 13 years and has worked for various NGO advocating for gender based violence as well as working with the department of health to reduce teenage pregnancy and HIV and Aids in adolescents.

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WESTERN CAPE

Vuyokazi Vinqi

Leadership Support Coach

Vuyo holds a Primary Teachers Diploma, Higher Diploma in Education, Bachelors of Education, an Advanced Certificate in Education, Post Graduate Diploma in HIV/Aids Management and has 24 years’ teaching experience including Deputy Principal and Principal.  She also completed a challenging Instructional Leadership course in 2017 which helped her to gain a deeper understanding of the structure and content used by Edufundi for TLAC presentations. Her voice of leadership and diplomacy as a principal has gained her much respect and a strong presence in the community of Gugulethu and the Western Cape.  She is a strong motivator with a positive attitude who strives for perfection in her work. Vuyo is actively involved in her church as a President of the Women’s Ministry Cape Region, motivational speaker for women and youth programmes and as a member of the Education Committee.

Miselwa Kwinana

Foundation Phase Mentor

Miselwa started out as a Foundation Phase teacher in 1977 after having completed her studies at Clarkbury Training School, the University of Cape Town and UNISA. She then studied further remedial education where she then became a Learning Support Facilitator. She supported teachers in remedial education and ran workshops to support them in that regard. She later became a Learning Support Adviser where she supported learner support teachers in different schools, as well as mainstream teachers on how to identify barriers and advising them about relevant strategies to address the barriers identified. She has her own private practice, where she runs Saturday classes to support learners with learning barriers from her neighbourhood in her house. She is committmed to accuracy and quality.

Sylvie Moodley

Intermediate Phase Mentor

Sylvie holds an Education Diploma (Senior Primary) and HED in Mathematics from Springfield College in KwaZulu-Natal. She has 18 years teaching experience at Senior Primary level and has a passion for Mathematics and English. She was a facilitator and  assessor for six years on Seta Learnerships for Adult Learners as well as a facilitator in creative arts for Foundation Phase Educators and a Mentor for Mathematics Educators. She’s also been a part time tutor in English and Mathematics to Primary School Learners.

Tandiwe Mguli

Foundation Phase Mentor

Tandiwe has 21 years of teaching experience and holds a Primary Teachers Diploma, an Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE) and is currently studying towards a Bachelor's degree in Education. She is passionate about education and using her experience to mentor teachers. She is looking forward to the end product and the realisation of her mentoring inputs: working towards the Edufundi mission of unlocking the potential of her mentee’s learners. She is committed to maximizing individual learner performance and inspiring all learners.

In her spare time Tandiwe enjoys reading and playing netball.

Josephine Baholo

Foundation Phase Mentor

Josephine, known as Joyce, holds an Advanced Certificate in Mathematics (ACE MATHS) from the University of Cape Town and has been teaching in the Foundation Phase for 19 years and also served on the school management team as Head of Department for the Foundation Phase. She speaks English, Sotho, Xhosa, Tswana and Pedi. She loves singing and even won an award as a conductor in a music competition! She likes to be around people who are positive, who do not dwell on yesterday's mistakes, but who persevere to make their tomorrow a better one.

Karin Stevens

Foundation Phase Mentor

Karin has a Junior Primary Teachers’ Diploma and HDE from Cape Town College of Education and 15 and a half years teaching experience as a Foundation Phase Teacher in the employment of the WCED. She has taught at schools in both Metropole South and Central. She also spent two years teaching between two International schools, an IB World School and a combined English/Portuguese school, in Luanda Angola. She has teaching experience from Preparatory to Year 6 in various roles; Class Teacher, Learning Support, English as an Additional Language and one to one Learning Partner within the classroom. Karin enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as reading, traveling and being creatively engaged.

Loveness Mahwire

Intermediate Phase Mentor

Loveness holds a Bachelors Degree in Education, Honours in Mathematics, Bachelor in Education and Diploma in Education. Currently she is a first year Masters student in Mathematics Education at Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Having 16 years teaching experience, Loveness has been teaching from grade 4 to grade 9 subjects that include Mathematics, Natural Science and English. She is an active member of AMESA - Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa.

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EASTERN CAPE

Vuyo Mafilika

Intermediate Phase Mentor

Vuyo holds a Bed (Hons), STD (Secondary Teachers Diploma), FDE (Further Diploma in Education), Certification as an assessor, H.I.V/Aids Project Management training and Basic Business Skills training. Vuyo has 23 years of teaching experience, is fluent in English and isiXhosa and has been working with Edufundi since July 2007.

Christine Nomasinala Ndakisa

Intermediate Phase Mentor

Christine studied towards Primary Teacher’s Diploma (PTD) and furthered her studies by doing Bachelor of Education specialising in Intermediate Phase. She also studied Bachelor of Education Honours in Whole School Development. Christine has 33 years of teaching experience and served as the Deputy Principal for 29 years. She has a vast experience in managerial position in schools and believes that all learners have potential to learn. Christina has first-hand insight in to the mentoring programme as she was formerly mentored by Sylvie in the Western Cape.

Unathi Vimbani

Intermediate Phase Mentor

Unathi studied towards Bachelor of Social Sciences (majoring in Organisational Psychology and Industrial and Economic Sociology) from Rhodes University. He furthered his studies by completing Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGCE Intermediate Phase) at Rhodes University and also studied towards Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership at Nelson Mandela University. He has 8 years teaching experience, teaching Grade 4 and Grade 5 Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Technology. His research interest is instructional leadership. Unathi believes that all learners have a potential to learn if conducive environment is created for them to learn. Unathi was previously mentored by Prof Bill when Edufundi was then Edupeg.

Neliswa Mhlakaza

Foundation Phase Mentor

Neliswa was born in the small town called Tsolo Eastern Cape and studied her Teacher’s Diploma at Lumko College of Education (SPTD). She further studied at University of Stellenbosch doing Curriculum Studies and also studied towards Advance Certificate in Education (ACE) specialising in Technology at Rhodes University. She holds a Bachelor of Education Honours in Educational Management at Tshwane University of Technology and has 18 years of teaching experience teaching all learning arears in the Foundation Phase. Neliswa is also a qualified Facilitator and Assessor.

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GAUTENG

Linda Dube

Foundation Phase Mentor

Linda has 25 years of experience in the Foundation Phase. She attained her Diploma in Primary Teaching in 1990 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communication Studies in 2003 in Zimbabwe. She relocated to South Africa in 2008 and taught for 2 years at Mahlasedi Primary School in the Foundation Phase. She then joined Read Educational Trust as a coach for teachers in Literacy and Numeracy in the Gauteng Primary Literacy and Mathematics Strategy (GPLMS) programme which lasted for 3 years. She is currently doing her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, majoring in Teaching English as a Second Language with Concordia University in America through distance learning. She is expecting to complete it in September 2015.

Brighton Tshuma

Intermediate Phase Mentor

Brighton has a Diploma in Education from the University of Zimbabwe, a certificate in Chartered Institute of Secretaries (CIS) Programme 1 from UNISA, an NQF Level 6 Certificate in Mentor School Management and Manage Mentoring Programmes in Schools from ETDP SETA Johannesburg South Africa. Currently studying towards CIS Programme 2 with Unisa. He has over eight years of school teaching experience and has taught English, Mathematics and Natural Sciences in both the Foundation and Intermediate Phase. He worked in the Maths Centre and the Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance as a coach in the Gauteng Primary Literacy Mathematics Strategy (GPLMS).He is passionate about education and has a vision and commitment to enhance learning and teaching of English and Mathematics in schools. He is married and blessed with two beautiful daughters.

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