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Habeebah K

£35/hr

Working in education since 2019. Experience teaching Y7-11inc. online.

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Habeebah is a great communicator by ensuring her points are always delivered with precision. She explains ideas really well and engages consistently to allow sessions to remain interactive.

A bit about Habeebah K

- KS3 (form (letters, articles, speeches), structure, writing for purpose, Romeo + Juliet, Love and Relationship poetry) - AQA GCSE English Language - AQA GCSE English Literature (Macbeth, A Christmas Carol, An Inspector Calls, Power and Conflict poetry) - I teach two Year 11 intervention classes at present, currently covering the Power and Conflict anthology and writing comparison essays every other lesson. I love learning and enjoy seeing people succeed. I have fond memories of my school days and the feeling of success and achievement when learning new skills. I felt inspired by the passion my teachers had for their subjects and carried this with me throughout my undergraduate and postgraduate studies. I think education is a cornerstone for success and sets individuals up for fulfilling careers and lives. - GCSEs - English Literature, English Language, Geography, Science, Maths, Textiles, Art, German, Media Studies, Islam. - A Levels - English Literature (A), Sociology (A*), Geography (A). - BSc Sociology (First Class Honours) - PGCE Secondary English (with Qualified Teacher Status) - Former Head of Department and Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator - I have been teaching for the past three years. I love to travel and have hiked Snowdon for a charity fundraising project. My most recent trips have been to Northern Ireland, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Luxembourg. When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading and watching movies. Last year I smashed my reading goal of 52 books. My favourite genre is thrillers. I love the range of interpretations and analysis that can come from each students when exploring a text. I could teach the same extract or text with two separate classes or students and uncover a whole new way of thinking about a theme or character. I love hearing how people understand and perceive stories, characters, themes, and ideas. My teaching philosophy is grounded in the works of bell hooks and Phil Beadle. I operate using a student-led approach and like to tailor my teaching to the needs of the student. I believe it is important to adapt the content and learning methods to the students' context and lived experiences. For example, the first school I taught in was made up of a blend of predominantly white working class and white middle class students. In order to make the teaching and learning effective, I incorporated their lived experiences into the lessons and designed activities which encouraged them to relate the content to their lives and aspirations. The second school I taught in was largely ethnically diverse and working class. As a result, my methods and elements of the content changed. A good teacher uses methods to help students transgress barriers to their understanding and appreciation of academia. I believe nurturing a respect for the literary canon and literature is crucial as an English teacher. Students love the pace of my teaching and the way that learning is chunked and simplified in an easily digestible way. Students leave my lessons more enlightened and confident, and appreciate my patience and optimistic outlook. I believe everyone is capable of achieving their goals and will support students to build their resilience and confidence. I enjoy pop music, hiking, travelling, reading, spending time with friends and family, cycling, and watching movies. I run a book review blog. My lessons usually begin with a discussion on what the students' challenges and aspirations are, as well as what they are currently learning. A recall activity (revising key concepts and skills) usually follows this. New skills or content are taught. An exam/ assessment style question is modelled or partially worked. Students are encouraged to carry out an independent task so that I can assess their progress and provide live feedback. A plenary/ summary task is completed to reflect on the learning. Goals are set for the next lesson.

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Subject Level
English KS3
English Literature KS3
English Literature GCSE
English Language GCSE

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