Tarah Childes

Freelance Article Writer & Press Release Writer

Location:Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
2 Skills

? Matric Distinction
? Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in English and Psychology
? English Honours Degree


? Milnerton High School – 2002 - 2006

Subjects - English (HG) (A)
- Afrikaans (second language HG) (A)
- Mathematics (SG) (A)
- Art (HG) (A)
- History (HG) (A)
- Biology (HG) (A)

School Achievements - Prefect
- Full Academic Colours
- English Award 2006
- Head of Media Portfolio
- School sports (Swimming, Athletics, Netball)
- Swimming Half Colours

? University of Cape Town - Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

Other Courses -Economic History
-History of People, Politics and Places
-Media and Advertising
-Organisational Psychology

University Achievements - Merit Scholarship and Research Scholarship 2010
- Dean’s Merit List Award 2007-2009
- Research field: Teaching Shakespeare, Othello


Above Average Tutoring – 2007-2008
Tutored Primary & High School students in English, Afrikaans and Mathematics

Private Aupair for two sisters aged 7 and 9. Work included homework assistance, lifting, organising their holiday entertainment and budget management.

Moyo Models for Africa – 2009
Committee member for the fund raising event. Work included editing all media (online and printed) as well as fundraising and sponsorship.

Make the Grade Tutors – 2009-2010
Tutored High School Mathematics and English for exam preparation

Equal Education – 2010
Volunteer tutor in Matric English. I tutor four pupils, from a disadvantaged back ground who are rewriting their Matric in 2010. I help to improve their general English, writing skill and understanding to prep them for their exam papers.

Panda Security – 2009-present
Public Relations Manager. Creating brand awareness, writing press releases and managing product launches. Constant updating of media outlets, company blog, and social networks, as well as web site updates. I also conduct and publish product case studies, and maintain contacts with all relevant brands and persons in the industry

Have also had previous sales and telemarketing experience. Work included making initial contact with potential clients, sending them the relevant information, updating contact software and making further contact