Secondary Teacher for English Language and Literature
(Feb, 1990 - Jun, 2003) at St.Mary's Catholic High School, Dubai
In the capacity of Senior Teacher for English Language and Literature, I rendered my teaching skills to Senior Students preparing for the Board Exams following GCE, GCSE and IB Syllabus. Holding a wealth of fifteen years of teaching experience, I aim to provide enjoyable and interactive learning in the areas of Language Enhancement and the Understanding of Literary Texts in different genres by different writers. Abundant use of Interactive White Board in the Classrooms, Power point Presentations and Slideshows, in addition to recourse to the use of varied media, has been my forte. I also hold a longstanding experience in preparing students for TOEFL, SAT and IELTS. Skilled at training students for Dramatics, Inter-School Debates and Poetry Writing Competitions, I specialise in offering my expertise to improve the writing as well as the oral skills. Above all, my prime aim is to encourage the students to feel passionate about the subjects and to rekindle in them the genuine desire to learn.
I worked for 15 years, formally and for 14 years as self-employed- teaching the Edexcel GCSE Syllabus at the O Levels as well as the GCE. Obtaining excellent results achieved through a proficient follow up of the Coursework and Projects, I enjoyed a wonderful and easy accessibility with all my students. In the initial years of my teaching career, there being not much usage of the software in the classroom teaching at that time, the solely direct interaction between the Teacher and the students, cultivated a special rapport. In addition to imparting justice to all the essentials of the Language counterparts of the syllabus, equal justice was meted out in the field of Literature with relation to all different genres and forms of writing.
I have worked in Saint Mary's Catholic High School Dubai, and Dubai Gems Private School. I have taught GCSE English Literature and Language, and my average A*/A grade proportion of students has been 70% of the class. Although the schools are not based in UK, we follow the Edexcel board and have adopted the same teaching methods.
Alongside the changing trends in Teaching, I acquired all the skills to provide VAK learning, comprising all forms of interactive teaching for a comprehensive acquisition of knowledge by the students, in addition to developing genuine interest in the subjects.
Online teaching is an excellent means of interactive learning at a minimal cost and expenditure of time, energy and money. Personalised Notes, Powerpoint Presentations, Videos, Mind-Maps and 'Formulas' especially created for Language and Literature Analysis are my forte.