MOGAMMAD ZAHEER ZARDAD
English and Arabic Language Instructor/Teacher/Life-coach/Professional Koran Reciter
Johannesburg, South Africa
I am an individual with many talents. I love meeting different people and learning from them. I have a curious mind, always intrigued by the unknown, and fearless in adventure. I am confident and competent at what at what I do and can easily improvise. I have experience in drama, possess a great sense of humor and like to emit a positive aura. As an English teacher primarily, I do believe that I bring a pleasant ambiance to the classroom, fostering a comfortable and productive pedagogy for my students. I come with seven years of teaching experience, two of which were in Saudi Arabia. With a background in Psychology and having been involved in counselling, I am sensitive and well acquainted to learning anxieties and can assist students in navigating through and around learning barriers when and where they may arise.
My style of teaching is learner centered, very dynamic and complimented with various teaching aids and resources. I am a good swimmer too.
2003-2006: University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Bachelor of Arts – Majoring in Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology and, Arabic
2006-2011: University of Islamic Theologians, Johannesburg, South Africa
BA Degree - Islamic Law
2016-2018: University of South Africa (UNISA)
PGCE - Post-graduate Certificate in Further Education Training: (UNISA- University of South Africa (2018/19-Awaiting Certification). Field of specialization: Teaching Languages.
2019 i-to-i TEFL Academy
Diploma - Teaching English as a Foreign Language, i-to-i Tefl Academy (current-2019).
Office/ Word/ Microsoft/ Excel/ Power Point
oExcellent attention to detail
oCrisis Management resolution
Professional Training Development
●Competed 20 Hours of TEFL Practical Teaching
●The IB- PYP;MYP framework
●Meta-cognition21st Century teaching skills
●Whole brain teaching and learning
●Digital Classroom strategies
●Annual Events planning
●The Global Scale of English
Currently teaching English at Al Ekhaa International School, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Part- time English Language instructor at Cape Studies Language School, Cape Town, South Africa. Teaching English (ESL) to foreign students.
2018 September/ October
Private tuition to Grade 7 learners. Taught Mathematics through Arabic medium.
August, 2016- May, 2018
Taught at Radhwa International School in Yanbu Saudi Arabia. I taught English (EFL), Arabic and, Islamic Studies. The levels to which I taught were, Intermediate, Senior and FET phase. (Grades 5-11).
I was the subject supervisor for Arabic and Islamic Studies.
oHeaded various portfolios such as preparing students for external standardized test (SAT), co-
curricular English activities
oCurriculum Development for the English Department
oSchool management committee
oKPI-key performance indicators, student incentives for good behavior
January, 2012/14- June, 2016
Auckland Park Academy of Excellence, also known as APAX. I taught English (EFL), Arabic Senior and FET phases (Grades 7;10;11). Tutored English to Palestinian students.
January, 2013- December, 2013
University of Islamic Theologians, Johannesburg, South Africa. Developed the Faculty for Koran memorization.
January, 2011- December, 2011
Newclare Islamic Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa. Islamic Studies and counselling to the underprivileged.
At age 13, memorized the entire Koran.
At age 19, completed the ten modes of Koran recitation a.k.a. Qiraat Al-'Asharah
Professional Koran reciter in the style of Sheigh Mustafaa Ismaeel.
In the year 2011, I played the leading role in an epic play about the rich history of Islam in South Africa which boasted a packed stadium of 6000 spectators.
Community counseling, marriage counseling, arbitration, life-crisis management/settlements.
Good to know
Drivers Licence - South Africa
Drivers Licence - Saudi Arabia
Drivers Licence - International
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