My name is Maariya , I am currently a Newly Qualified Teacher who studied at Birmingham City University, the highest ranked provider of education courses in the West Midlands. I am a third-generation Pakistani-Indian migrant who became entranced with teaching after volunteering at a primary school during my time off school in the summer term after my exams. My philosophy of teaching stems from the experiences I have had in the classroom as both a teacher and a student.
Throughout my studies at Birmingham City University, I have established a professional interest in Physical Education and Special Educational Needs.
Being a highly motivated individual, with the mind-set to complete all tasks that I am presented with means, I am able to work effectively as part of a team, as well as independently using my own initiative to complete all given responsibilities, as such, on my final placement I undertook many professional development opportunities.
My fascination in maths and chemistry also informs some of my older hobbies such as baking and reading and my newer hobby of origami.
Availability: I am free during the day and in the evening!
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: I have worked in a variety of schools with a wide range of ages and learning needs. Contact this Tutor
As an avid reader of contemporary issues and the eldest of 4 Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Muslim children I understand the impact current teacher training can have on creating an inclusive classroom for all students from the wider Birmingham area. While studying A Level Psychology I took part in discussions that involves sensitive issues such as race, religion and gender this alongside my PREVENT, Malachi and Level 1 safeguarding training.
While on the course my communication skills have developed greatly as I have volunteered to become a Student Academic Leader, this involves giving solo and group presentations to both my peers and those in years below mine during welcome week and open days. It also involves assisting the university in gathering feedback from my peers in student forums to better future modules. The idea of constant evolution in education coincides with my teaching philosophy as I believe that education is ever changing to suit the needs of the current cohort, in my classroom, children will experience both novel and traditional methods of teaching that allow them to flourish as individuals in a group setting.
As an academic mentor for looked after children in the wider Birmingham area I have planned and delivered lessons that stimulate creativity and lateral thinking in children who have struggled in a mainstream classroom. The support that was given to these students` in order to build their confidence has helped them learn in a style that suits their individual needs, as no two students are the same.
As a Math and chemistry enthusiast I chose to study Chemistry and Math at A level. This has provided me with a range of analytical skills that will be useful in the classroom when assessing children as I understand the number of ways data that can be used to move childrens learning forward. My experience studying chemistry has allowed me to understand science at a greater depth and I can therefore plan and implement fun and engaging lessons that stimulate curiosity in children. An example of this can be seen when I worked with my peer to plan a range of STEM activities based on traditional tales to hook children in for our materials topic in science!
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.