Jac Swart

Curriculum Vitae

Nangola Mbumba Drive 69, Walvis Bay, Namibia © 0817906909


Professional Summary

I am a fully qualified, dynamic teacher with proven capabilities in various subjects. I specialise in teaching History and English to middle school and high school learners. I am equally experienced teaching primary school learners, pre-schoolers and university students. Although I have only recently completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), I have almost ten years of relevant teaching experience. I completed both my practical modules, as required for my PGCE, with distinctions (89% for English and 100% for History). I provide a well-rounded education for my students, which is not only limited to classroom instruction, since I also nurture their emotional and social development. I motivate my learners, using a variety of modern methods, such as cooperative learning and I encourage originality and creativity. I am dedicated to my students, parents, my school and community. I am skilled in curriculum design, creating learning materials and I have written an ESL textbook for pre-schoolers for an English course.


Providing meaningful instruction to learners in an active and stimulating classroom environment
Classroom management
Creating exciting, relevant lesson plans
Using a learner-centred approach, which includes activities such as group work and educational games
Assessments using rubrics and other relevant assessment tools
Taking learners on field trips and doing outdoor activities such as sport
Creating exciting and inspiring material that encourages learner participation
Administration, invigilation and collation of exam results
Homeroom teacher
Work History


Director                                          July 2011 – Present

Suidwes Service Station                           Walvis Bay, Namibia

Successfully ran the daily operations of a family business
Clearly and promptly communicated pertinent information to staff, dealt with the public and customers and handled the accounts, including taxes, bills and rents
Trained new staff members and provided performance related feedback in a positive manner
Relief teacher                                       April 2016 – June 2016

Walvis Bay Private High School               Walvis Bay, Namibia

Used group work activities in a relaxed and stimulating learning environment
Employed teaching aids such as smart boards and Powerpoint presentations
Taught general education learners as well as individuals with learning challenges and special needs within a mainstreamed, inclusive classroom
Invigilated exams, collated results and calculated scores
Wrote report cards and provided positive feedback to parents
Homeroom teacher
Lecturer                                          Sep 2010 – Aug 2011

Shanghai Second Polytechnic University          Shanghai, China

Fostered students’ commitment to lifelong learning by connecting course materials to broader themes and current events
Taught first year and second year oral English
Demonstrated a continued commitment to undergraduate teaching through full participation in the college community
Developed and delivered engaging lectures to undergraduate students
Wrote course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments and handouts
Wrote, administered and graded midterm and final oral examinations
Planned, evaluated and revised course content and course materials
Coached students on public speaking and presentation skills
Teacher                                          March 2009 – July 2010

Yeh Wah Kindergarten                            Shanghai, China

Planned, implemented, monitored and assessed a classroom instructional programme for pre-schoolers
Followed the Yeh Wah intensive programme for English
Fostered meaningful relationships among learners through field trips
Developed and taught lessons relevant to familiar children’s books, poems, videos and themes to promote learner interest
Teacher and Manager                          Oct 2008 – Aug 2008

Don Muang School                                  Bangkok, Thailand

Administered and graded tests and assignments to evaluate learners’ progress
Communicated objectives for all lessons, units and projects to students and their parents
Integrated technology into the classroom as an instructional tool, such as the smart board
Instructed large classes through lectures, discussions, group activities and demonstrations
Planned and supervised class projects, field trips and visits by guest speakers
Prepared daily lesson plans for activities
Identified signs of emotional or developmental problems in students
Provided one-on-one attention to learners, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group
Prepared instruction materials including copying, construction of bulletin boards, grading work and setting up work areas
Managed and trained foreign teaching staff
Designed and implemented a timetable for the English department


Bachelor of Arts: History and Anthropology, 1996

University of Stellenbosch, South Africa


CELTA (Certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Cambridge University, 2004

PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education), History and English for Middle School and High School learners, 2017

University of South Africa



July 2015 June 2017 PGCE

History practical – 100% (Distinction)
English practical – 89% (Distinction)

Cambridge University

March 2004 - April 2005 CELTA

University of Stellenbosch

February 1993 - December 1997 Bachelor of Arts


Suidwes Service Station

July 2011 - Present Director

Walvis Bay Private High School

February 2016 - 31 July 2017 Relief teacher and trainee teacher

Shanghai Second Polytechnic University

August 2010 - July 2011 Lecturer