I have taught privately for 20 years at High School Level in the subjects of English and Modern and Ancient History. For the last 5 years I have been working with speech therapists structuring curriculum support programs for students who need scaffolding help, as well as devising extension units for the gifted and talented. Prior to this I was involved in teaching at The University of Sydney in different disciplines focussing primarily on modes of writing. My main concern was teaching critical reflection to business and finance students. I did this in an online forum. I have also tutored undergraduate students in subjects like 'The Modern Middle East' and 'The Arab-Israeli Conflict'. In addition, I have been fortunate enough to lecture at masters level in the same subjects with a particular focus on women. I have researched and edited several books - both textbooks and photographic essays. On the side I volunteer at a local primary school helping students who require specialised attention.
I teach with an individualised approach, structuring lessons based on the individual student's needs. As I see a range of students from the gifted to the challenged end of the spectrum, I am forced to be very flexible in my approach. I endeavour to always introduce elements of critical thinking and appraisal in my teaching and encourage students to continually reflect on their own writing and comprehension of different ideas.
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BA (Hon) English and History, University of New South Wales Diploma of Languages (Hebrew), University of Sydney Graduate study (Hebrew/Arabic), Hebrew University of Jerusalem PhD, English, University of New South Wales (not yet completed)
My passion is reading and I am particularly interested in the way that narratives are formed and developed.