I am in my final year completing a Bachelor of Education program with English and Social Science teachables for Grades 7-12 at York University. My experiences with teaching have provided me with opportunities to apply teaching and assessment practices in a Canadian context in both mainstream and special-education spaces.
As a fluent bilingual speaker in English and Arabic, I have the background needed to support ESL students. My interests are: literacy, differentiation, resettlement/refugee assistance, and equity.
- Licensed (June 2018) English and Social Science Teacher - Bachelor of Education from York University
-Completed Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Social Science, minoring in English at York University
-Teaching experience includes: Grade 10 and 11 English, Grade 10 History, Grade 11 Psychology, Grade 11 Law
- 2 years of experience as an English tutor for Middle School students.
- 3 years of personal support work working with students with exceptionalities, ages ranges 1-12.
- SNOW (The Special Needs Opportunity Window) certificates in the following: Autism, Developmental Disabilities, and Learning Disabilities in a Classroom
As an educator, I am passionate about creating a space of community with my students, one that invites and welcomes all who enter to step out of their comfort zones, to take risks, to engage and to grow.
As a Middle School English and Social Science tutor, I witness first-hand the anxiety students have about their academics. Students entered the session lacking confidence and were extremely hesitant to take risks with their learning, often worried about making a mistake. As a tutor, I encourage my students to measure their ability and growth beyond a grade level or number. Breaking down that measurement of achievement allows my students to begin to enjoy the learning process. I actively engage my students by including them in the planning of the session. It is integral for my students to have choice in their learning. Sessions include a fun activity that is heavily dependent on interests that they have shared with me over our time together. By taking time to get to know them and taking into account their emotional needs, our tutoring sessions begin to be a safe place where students can make mistakes, learn, and develop new skills to take with them back to school.
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