Chemistry / Science


Last Updated: 2nd December 2019 (over 2 years ago)

Address
Kuwait

E-mail
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Phone Number
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Gender
Male

Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level
Degree

Languages
Afrikaan, Dutch, English

Summary

I am a graduate who has got a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh Scotland, a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE) from the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) and an Honors in Chemistry –(Incomplete) from the University of the Orange Free State.

I have the following experience which is aligned to the requirements of the role:

• Successful knowledge of regulatory scientific and technical specialist knowledge with more than Ten (10) years’ experience
• Experience gained in leading global schools and companies
• Thorough understanding of markets and scientific standards having worked on both specialist roles at Dasman Bilingual School in Kuwait, Ekurhuleni East TVET College, Nigel High School, Star Schools, and the SABS (South African Bureau of Standards)
• Multiple sector experience having worked with both the private and public sectors
• International knowledge having studied for a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Heriot – Watt University in Edinburgh Scotland, worked as a Science Teacher at Dasman Bilingual School in Kuwait.

In my last role as a Cluster Leader at Nigel High School I achieved the following:

• Established relationships with local schools and managed all projects, including technical projects as well as technically orientated new business ventures.
• Also, responsible to manage all Capital acquisitions for the group relating to technology needs.
• Diversified pass rate by 20% year on year
• Increased pass of all grade’s numbers across schools by 60% year on year
• Increased productivity and revenue by 30% year on year
• Managed multiple projects alongside day to day activity

Presently I am working as a Science Teacher at Dasman Bilingual School in Kuwait. Al-Sharq, Dasman, Bin Misbah Street. P.O. Box 426, Dasman, 15455 - Kuwait

I therefore feel that my experience to date is very well suitable to the requirements of the role of a Science Teacher and I am confident that I will be an asset to your organization.

If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact me, and I will be looking forward to hearing from you.

Education

Vaal University of Technology (VUT)
Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE)

   Jan 2017
— Nov 2017

Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE)

UNIVERSITY OF THE ORANGE FREE STATE
B.Sc. Honors Chemistry

   Jan 1996
— Nov 1996

B.Sc. Honors Chemistry

UNIVERSITY OF THE ORANGE FREE STATE
B.Sc. Honors Chemistry

   Jan 1996
— Nov 1996

B.Sc. Honors Chemistry

HERIOT - WATT UNIVERSITY EDINBURGH SCOTLAND
B.Sc. Chemistry

   Aug 1988
— Sep 1991

B.Sc. Chemistry

STEVENSON COLLEGE EDINBURGH SCOTLAND
Scottish Highers

   May 1987
— Jul 1988

Scottish Highers

Experience

Dasman Bilingual School in Kuwait
Science Teacher

   Aug 2019
— Current

Teaching Physics to Grades 11’s and Grade12’s students. Responsible for day-to-day interaction with various stakeholders. Ensure that results and information is produced and available daily and monthly.

Co-ordination of practical work. Meeting with teachers to support the planning of teaching, experiments and distribution of handouts etc. for the whole year. Keeping of deadlines for Tests and Exams.

Ekurhuleni East TVET College
Science Teacher

   Jan 2016
— Jul 2019

Teaching Science to Grades 8’s, 9’, 10’s, 11’s’s and Grade12’s students. Responsible for day-to-day interaction with various stakeholders. Ensure that results and information is produced and available monthly.

Co-ordination of practical work. Meeting with teachers to support the planning of teaching, experiments and distribution of handouts etc. for the whole year. Keeping of deadlines for Tests and Exams. Ensuring that staff keeps up with the scheme of work.

STAR Schools Alberton Branch
Science Teacher

   Jun 2005
— Oct 2015

Teaching Physical Science to grade 8’s, 9’s, 10’s, 11’s and grade 12’s (Matric) students. Responsible for day-to-day interaction with various stakeholders. Co-ordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of GDE decisions and provide periodic reports. Provide support and guidance to all the grades. Ensure that results and information is produced and available monthly.
Setting of all Cycle Tests and Exams. Setting, copying, distribution of notes, worksheets and portfolio work.

Co-ordination of practical work. Meeting with teachers to support the planning of teaching, experiments and distribution of handouts etc. for the whole year. Keeping of deadlines for Tests and Exams. Ensuring that staff keeps up with the scheme of work.

This Star Schools is for pupils from disadvantaged communities. The project is to promote social consciousness among all graduates in the Science field to maximize their contribution. To also provide high quality tuition to grades 11 and 12 pupils in line with the national school curriculum and guidelines in an effective and friendly manner.

Nigel High School
Science Teacher

   Jan 2003
— May 2005

Teaching grades 8’s, 9’s, 10’s, 11’s and 12`s Physical Science. Responsible for day-to-day interaction with learners. Provide technical support in the implementation of GDE decisions and provide periodic reports. Provide support and guidance to all the grades. Ensure that results and information is produced and available monthly.

Anglo Platinum Waterval Smelter Rustenburg
Process Technician in Acid Plant

   Jan 2002
— Dec 2002

Commissioning of the new Acid Plant.
In charge of two utilities technicians.
Working in the control room and in the field during the startup of the plant

Lonrho Platinum Mine
Laboratory Chemist

   Oct 1992
— Dec 2001

I joined Lonrho Platinum Division in October 1992 as a Trainee Analyst and rose from the position of Analyst to Senior Analyst, and then Chemist.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1) Sampling and sample preparation of ores, PGM ores and intermediate metallurgical products.
2) Analysis of ores, intermediate products and finished platinum metals for various analytes at trace and percentage levels using classical and instrumental methods.
3) Analysis of domestic and effluent water to determine water quality and monitor pollutants.
4) Investigations and trouble shooting of problems arising from the application of routine analytical methods and sampling and sample preparation methods.
5) Supervision of Samplers, Sample preparers, Assayers, Analysts and Senior Analysts.

Ciba-Geigy (Novartis)
Process Supervisor in Pharmaceutical Division

   Jan 1992
— Sep 1992

In charge of the production of pre-active and active substances with adherence to output, quantity and quality as required. Ensuring adherence to procedures and regulations including safety regulations. Responsible for equipment, raw materials and training of staff.

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