With over 15 years experience of teaching English and IT, I am now looking for a position teaching English or IT. I have taught at College and University level in the UK, UAE and Saudi Arabia. I have an MSc in Information Systems and a MA in Education. In terms of teaching qualifications, I have a PGCHE as well as a Trinity TESOL teaching certificate. I won the Outstanding Teaching, Training and Learning Award 2010/2011 at Bradford University College. I have excellent IT skills.
(2013 -2014) Faculty, English Foundation, TQ Makkah College of Excellence, Saudi Arabia
I was working in the Foundation Year at Makah College of Excellence. My duties consisted of teaching English and IT to Saudi students. I carried out the range of administrative duties required for the efficient management of the teaching and learning process. This involves issues such as lesson planning and preparation, mentoring students, exam invigilation, marking and feedback. I have a strong belief in using IT to enhance the student experience and to that end I develop a range of digital resources to aid the teaching and learning process.
(2009 – 2013) Lecturer, HE Computing, Bradford University College
I taught on a range of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I had to ensure that a wide range of teaching and learning styles were used. This role also involved monitoring the effectiveness of the teaching and learning within individual modules. An important element of my duties as Lecturer was the individual monitoring and pastoral support that I offered to the students and staff. I was also involved in the Internal Verification and Moderation process within HE Computing.
To addition to my main role, I served as “Moodle Champion” with Bradford University College. Bradford University College was keen to promote the use of learning technologies within the Learning and Teaching process. My specific role was to provide teacher training on how to integrate learning technologies into the classroom. This involved running training sessions on working with moodle and classroom teaching sessions on effective use of moodle within the learning and teaching process
(2005 – 2008) Faculty, Higher Colleges of Technology, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
I taught English and IT on the Business Information Technology, Information Administration and Educational Technology programs. As Sharjah-HCT was a vocational college, a large proportion of the assessments were portfolio based. In addition a number of courses had some work-based learning and assessments, which involved visiting and working closely with employers.
I served on a number of committees which revised the program offerings and offered a new curriculum structure for the Education Technology and the Information Administration programs.
(2001 – 2005) Senior Lecturer, School of Information Management, Faculty of Innovation North, Leeds Metropolitan University
Over the years I was at Leeds I taught on a variety of modules. These included E-Commerce Application Development and E-commerce Networking Technologies (PG), Research Methods for Dissertation and Dissertation Supervision (UG3). Business Systems and the Environment, E-Business Management (UG2), Information Systems Development, IT and the Communication Process, Networking and the Internet, Information Technology & Visual Communication (UG1).
(2000 – 2001) Lecturer, School of Informatics, University of Salford
I taught modules in Relational Databases to Business Information Technology (BIT) Undergraduate students.
(1998 – 2001) Trainer, Training Wise, Manchester
I taught Computer courses in Operating Systems, Office and Web Applications. I was one of a team of two who taught students working toward the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) examination.
(1997 – 1998) Technical Consultant, CyberMedia Computers Ltd, Manchester
Involved in the analysis, design, testing and implementation phases of new NT based networks. I managed the implementation of this product into client sites from initial demonstration to training in technical and usability issues.
(1991 – 1996) Retail Team, Wilson & Little, East Lothian
I had control including sales, buying and financial responsibility. Key skills involved were the motivation, morale, supervision, and training of staff.
(1981 – 1991) Production Team, Al-Umar, Edinburgh
Duties included all aspects of the food production chain, compliance with all relevant regulations especially those dealing with Health and Safety issues. Key skills required were the ability to motivate the staff, establish a smooth working environment, and meet production deadlines.
MA in Education (2012)
Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds
PGCHE (Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, 2006)
Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds
Trinity CertTESOL (2005)
Manchester College of Arts and Technology, Manchester
MSc (Information Systems, 2000)
University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester
B.A Hon’s (Political Science, 1979)
University of Newcastle, Newcastle
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