Ever since I was little, I had a passion for children. I used to play school and teach math to all my dolls, teddies and then two-year old brother. My favourite holidays as a student was doing missionary work in township schools or working at holiday camps as a youth leader.
After obtaining my BCom degree, I decided to do my Higher Education Diploma because I always knew my passion for working with children will eventually draw me to teaching. I started out at Germiston College, teaching Accounting and Entrepreneurship. After two years I decided to spread my wings, and I moved to London, England. My various job-titles included teaching foreign students at Berkley University, working at BP (British Petroleum), assisting expats moving to the UK, and even once as a security guard at Chelsey Stadium. After three years I moved back to South Africa.
I joined ABSA bank in 2002 as a sales representative, but when my twins were born in 2006 my passion for working with children and my desire to spend more time with my own pulled me back to teaching. In 2008 I started CrossRoad Christian Academy, a support centre for home scholars of all ages. This enabled me to combine my two passions in life; my love for children and working with numbers; teaching Mathematics and Accounting.
When the opportunity to become the new owner of Biolink Kempton Park East was put on my path, it didn’t take long for me to decide to go ahead. I knew how much Biolink has helped my own daughter and the idea of helping other children that struggle was just a perfect match for me!
At Biolink Attention Training, we offer support, hope, answers, and solutions for children and adults with ADHD and other learning disorders or academic challenges. We also provide resources and training toward the continuous professional development of teachers, as required by die South African Council of Educators.
Study after study confirms children today are struggling more than ever before with academic, social, and behavioural issues that impact their success in school.
We want to take hands with parents and teachers to ensure our children get the best support and assistance when having academic or learning challenges. We strongly believe that the role parents play in the school system should be clearly defined, and teachers should be the inspirational leaders of a diverse world.
The only way we can do that, is by empowering parents and teachers. We want to generate new knowledge through a broad array of workshops, research materials, and supportive information, and use the content for classroom strategies.