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Hilda d - Tutor in Pentagon Park

I am a registered clinical psychologist who obtained a doctorate in Child Psychology at the University of the Free State in 2017. I am 41, married and have one daughter (age 6). I lived in Knysna for almost 10 years and are currently in Bloemfontein. I have experience in teaching life skills to students and presented various topics in the psychology field to adults, adolescents and children. I also have experience in supervising psychology students. My teaching style is aimed on creating a comfortable atmosphere for learning. I believe that when you are supported and encouraged even the most difficult learning material can become a positive challenge!

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Hilda speaks English

2011-05-01 - 2013-03-31
Head of Therapeutic Programme: Substance Rehabilitation Facility

The inpatient facility entailed assessing and treating adults with substance abuse/dependency challenges. The facility provided treatment periods from 6 weeks to 5 months. The therapeutic programme entailed daily group sessions and individual sessions.

2017-03-15 - 2019-09-30
Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice

During my private practice in Knysna, my day would be filled with sessions (evaluation or therapy) for children, adolescents and adults. I have a passion for workshops so I became involved in presenting workshops/lectures on a wide variety of topics. As a professional, ongoing professional development is very important to maintain quality of care. To this extent I acted as programme co-ordinator for a professional group from 2018-2019. I also acted as a supervisor for a social worker and assisted her in her research study for Master's degree.

2013-01-01 - 2015-12-31
PhD in Child Psychology - University of the Free State, Bloemfontein

Completed 3 year course work in PhD Child Psychology. Research entailed the role of emotional intelligence in the relationship between psychosocial factors and suicide behaviour among South African adolescents. Obtained degree in 2017.

Subjects taught
  • English as a foreign Language

    Have completed the Level 3 120 hour TEFL online and received TEFL certificate in January 2020 from an accredited organisation based in England. My proficiency in English (speaking, reading and writing) is very good.

    Hilda teaches English as a foreign Language at Adult level(s)

  • Psychology

    I have obtained a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and in 2017 PhD in Child Psychology. Have been a registered clinical psychologist since 2004. I have experience in supervising psychology students.

    Hilda teaches Psychology at University/College level(s)