Isedora, or Izzy as she prefers to be known, is Regent Training Centre’s Hospitality / Travel and Tourism / Customer Services Tutor based in New Lynn. Not that you would know it from Izzy’s accent, but she was actually born in Namibia and lived in South Africa before settling at a young age in New Zealand. It was perhaps the time spent travelling as a child that has instilled a passion for adventure and travel in Izzy as an adult.
At school Izzy describes herself as a pretty good student, who worked hard and tried not to get into too much trouble. She admits however, that being a teenager was a very confusing time for her and because of this, Izzy ended up failing 7th form, not ideal for a Teacher’s daughter.
However Izzy found her feet in her 20’s. She watched first-hand the change that her Father, a Teacher, brought about in many student’s lives, and decided to try teaching. While working as a Tutor with Prison inmates, Izzy found it fascinating just how many of them spoke of a teacher who had at one point tried to help them. Izzy saw teaching as an opportunity to make a change, one person/student at a time and so gained her teaching qualifications. Says Izzy “Students will always remember the people and training they started with, as it becomes their barometer (measure) to the future”.
Izzy guides and support students to achieve their learning goals, without being too strict on the method, as long as the required learning takes place. A good planner and organiser, she feels that sometimes going with the flow, learning alongside her students is another valuable a way for them to learn as it is for herself. Izzy also tends to find different ways to learn rather than boring, old school methods. Izzy would rather students play a game, or create a project to explore an idea. Learning can happen anywhere, and being able to take the opportunities when they arise is just as important as a set plan.
Izzy believes that Travel & Tourism Hospitality is a great place to begin a working life. Even though the work in hospitality can be challenging and difficult, it pays off in the long run when the experience amounts to many great memories and lifelong friends. Travel and tourism offers a wide experience of travel, training and learning about people and history. The industry is also growing every year, showing no signs of slowing down. If you think the exciting world of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality is for you, then the Regent Training Centre might be just what you need to kick start your career or learning. Our programme includes NCEA Levels 1 and 2, as well as a Vocational Pathways Award in the Service Sector. This is a great stepping stone for you into entry level work, or to go onto higher education with recognised qualifications.
If you are 16-19 years old there a NO fees and NO student load to build up, better still there are still a few places left on the course for 2015. Give us a call at Regent Training Centre on free phone 0800 REGENT (0800 734 368) or contact us we would be happy to help, or just drop in to the New Lynn campus at 1 Portage Road, New Lynn and chat with Izzy directly; you may even want to do a few day’s trial on the course and that can be arranged!