I approach my teaching methodology purely based on the Individual learning style of each student. Engagement with the students interests, creating a passion for the subject, and encouraging an interactive, hands on approach to learning have always benefited my students.
I am a Career Teacher, having worked in the classroom over the last 20 years. Being Montessori trained and having a Masters Degree in Education have both enabled me to work with many age groups from Elementary through High School.
Cancellation of a pre-booked lesson is free if 24 hours notice is given, upto lesson time. If less than 24 hours notice is given to cancel a scheduled lesson, then a 50% penalty fee will be charged, as that time slot will not have been made available with sufficient notice given for other potential students to book the slot.
My Primary Objective after having gained extensive experience of Early Years Education as a Team Leader & Classroom Teacher, is to transfer and utilize the Professional knowledge gained into working individually with elementary to middle school students to support and encourage them to excel, grow in confidence and develop valuable skills in all areas of English.
Masters Degree and Montessori Diploma: Educational Studies
Professional Experience: Over 25 years in Early Childhood Education
Experience of Policy development: Involving: Research, Staff training and presenting interactive workshops for faculty and students.
Communication: Dedicated Team Player, self-motivated, well considered and a creative thinker, always having maintained an excellent rapport and reputation with parents, students and colleagues.
Reflective Professional: Ability to identify strengths, challenges and unique needs of each child including signs of: autistic spectrum disorder, dyslexia, developmental delays, behavioural problems such as ADD or ADHD, and deal with these or others appropriately.
Creativity & Innovation: Have a particularly ‘hands on’ and interactive approach to teaching and Learning in all core subject areas.
Computer Skills: Working Knowledge of MS Office suite ( Excel, Word, PowerPoint), able to employ Internet as a necessary teaching & learning resource effectively.
Languages: English, Basic French, Urdu, Hindi.
Masters Degree / MEd in Educational Studies, 2003, Sheffield University. Department of Education. Sheffield, U.K.
Diploma in The Theory & Practice of the Montessori Method of Education / Awarded with High Commendation, 1989, St. Nicholas Montessori Training College, London. U.K.
ROWNTREE MONTESSORI ACADEMY
Brampton Ontario. January 2018 – Current Date.
Lead Supply teacher for all core subject areas: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies for classes of 16+ students from Kindergarten age through Grade 7.
CREATIVE MINDS PRESCHOOL CARE
Mississauga, Ontario. Established April 2014 – December 2017.
Established and ran a half / Full Day Registered Home based Preschool Child Care Program for students from 2 to 4+ years of age. Have been Program Director responsible for delivering the British Early Years Foundation Stage Program as Class teacher for a group of 5 students maximum at any given time.
EMIRATES INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 1992 – 2013.
Class Teacher KG 1, KG 2 and Grade 2. Coordinator KG 1. As Coordinator responsibilities included: Learning Resources Budgeting and Ordering, Curriculum Planning and reviewing effectiveness of teachers working within my department, liaising between Administration, Parents, teaching staff and students with regard to : Academic, Social and extra-curricular concerns, events and activities.
Have taught and have experience of implementing various International Curriculi in the areas of : Literacy, Numeracy as Lead teacher to groups of 20+ students.
Introduced and implemented ‘International Primary Curriculum’, successfully meeting prescribed Goals towards accreditation with the U.S. ‘Middle States Schools Association’.
Tutored students/teaching staff of Japanese School Dubai in Academic English, Oral Spoken English and Comprehension.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT and TRAINING:
Certificate in First Aid / CPR
Red Cross, Mississauga, ON
Police Reference clear/ valid
Control of Aggression in Children – Al Noor Training Centre for Special Needs, Dubai. United Arab Emirates.1996.
Curriculum Development in Science – Emirates International School, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 1996.
Twilight Seminar on Literacy – Dubai English Speaking School, Dubai. United Arab Emirates. 2000.
Workshops: Implementing the International Primary Curriculum – Emirates International School, Dubai. 2005 – 2006.
Devised, developed and Presented Seminar and Workshops for faculty staff and students : ‘Sticks and Stone may break my bones…’ to research and subsequently develop a Bullying Prevention Policy schoolwide, presently implemented as a Positive Behaviours Policy - Emirates International School, Dubai. 2004
Early Years Educational Services, U.K. Training Workshops – Dubai, U.A.E. Yellow Brick Road Nursery. March 2013:
Brain Gym for Children with Special Needs
Helping the Hyperactive child
Encouraging Active Learning
Drama and the Early Years Foundation Stage
Developing Best Practice – Sharing Vision and Reflecting on Quality Provision – Dubai, U.A.E. Crystal Valley Nursery. August 2013.
Perfect! I love her style and the materials she has our very helpful and personalized to the children’s needs
It’s a pleasure to work with the boys! Lessons are both inspiring and creative! It’s great to see both of these students progressing so well!
Excellent! First lesson was good so far :)
Perfect! I recently had the pleasure of locating Zehra on Superprof to help with tutoring my daughter in language skills. We've been working together now for almost two months and it's been a wonderful experience. Zehra is friendly, punctual, very quick at responding to my communique and is always prepared with excellent work sheets for her visit. Homework is reviewed and checked in detail and I've seen major progress already in my daughters writing abilities. Overall excellent experience! I highly recommend Zehra for your tutoring needs.
Sydney has been a pleasure to work with. It’s always a pleasure to find parents who support and encourage their child’s learning as much as the tutor does! Teamwork is vital, and I appreciate the fact that Sydney applies so much effort to succeed in every area of English! Hard work and perseverance make a winner, and Sydney is just that!
Perfect! Very good and professional approach. Thanks!!!
Zehra has been my son's teacher for over two years now. My son has some learning challenges and also struggles to stay focused during a lesson.
Zehra has an incredible gift of teaching. She provides a great mix of listening, speaking and amazing learning activities to support my son's learning needs.
As a parent, I have seen Zehra motivate and push my son to learn and try out new competencies, and feel safe by supporting him with valuable feedback to improve and keep raising his bar of challenges. Thankyou, Zehra for supporting my son and hats off to the level of patience you possess.
I hired Zehra to help my struggling 7 year old with her English reading and writing. In just a couple of months I could see a massive improvement in her reading and writing abilities as well as her confidence. Zehra has a ton of patience, always prepared for every lesson and very adaptable to my daughter’s needs and moods I have to add. Thank you Zehra!
Zehra has been teaching my twins for almost two years now. She is an amazing, hardworking and a professional teacher. My kids have progressed so phenomenal, their reading, writing and grammer have greatly improved. I will highly recommend Zehra.
I've had the privilege of Zehra tutoring my one daughter since June 2019 and my second daughter since April of this year - Zerha is fantastic! I highly recommend her services. Her personality is easy going but assertive. My girls get along with her very well. She is timely and very organized with assigning work and the one thing I appreciate the most is that Zehra checks homework thoroughly with the kids so they recognize where there needs to be improvement. I've seen major progress in language definition and especially in spelling words as she has great teaching resources. It would be my pleasure if need be to provide a verbal recommendation.
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