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Sumeet Kajal
Qualification :
New Zealand Registered English Teacher
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New Zealand Registered English Teacher

About our Client

Adaptable and enthusiastic New Zealand Registered English Teacher with 8 years ’experience in teaching Year 7 to 12 and communicating effectively with students, caregivers, and the wider community. Enjoy working with students from a wide range of cultures and social backgrounds.

Able to resolve challenges in a diplomatic and inclusive manner. Committed to collaborative teamwork and eager to incorporate and embrace Tikanga Māori in everyday classroom interactions. Adept at using various methods to help students with English as a Second Language understand complexities. Proven ability to perform well under pressure and maintain a sense of humour. Extra-curricular interests in cricket, running, and chess.

Qualified with an MA in English, Bachelor of Education and Cambridge CELTA. Presently undergoing ePCT/ PLD (Professional Learning and Development), through the Ministry of Education, the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand in partnership with the University of Otago.

Achievements

Teaching Philosophy

• I recognize and value the individual differences of students, these students make up a diverse and varied classroom culture, bringing together their unique skills and individual beliefs. This distinctness should be explored, valued, and embraced.

• As a teacher, I strive to create a secure, free, and supportive environment for all students. I believe that students learn best when they have a sense of belonging, opportunities to explore and freedom to express their views in a positive classroom environment.

• I see it as my duty to impart fair, qualitative, and productive education to students. I value a strong connection with families and communities of students paving the way for holistic development.

• I believe that ‘teaching as enquiry’ has helped me transform and I follow an entirely children-centric approach.

• Further, I try to customize the teaching-learning process according to the age group, level, and context in a classroom, aligning with my colleagues, mentors, officials, and other stakeholders. For instance, I use the Total Physical Response approach when the group is primarily at a nearly stage/beginner of learning

• I embrace a variety of strategies, such as Guided Discovery, PPP (Presentation, Practice and Production), TTT (Test, Teach and Test), Communicative approach, Direct Method, Structural approach, Functional approach, TBL (Task-Based Learning), depending upon the level, age group, interests, and condition of learners.

• I consider myself a lifelong learner, with a passion for history and I am highly motivated to learn and integrate the  New Zealand Histories and Te Takanga o te Wā into my teaching practice.

Accomplishments

• Received award for best Performance Index among 124 teachers from 55 schools and was recognised for consistently producing excellent results

• Received accolades in the APAR (AnnualPerformance Assessment Report) grading and consistently showcased improvement in the grading by higher government officials (This pivotal report is written by the principal and reviewed by the Assistant Commissioner of the Regional Office)

• Created a strong interest in the English language as a subject for students who were otherwise indifferent

• Received great feedback from subject experts, course directors and trainers

• Simplified complex grammatical topics by engaging students in activities and games

• Use my understanding of psychology to provide support and encouragement to students experiencing setbacks

• Completed an 18-hour Masterclass for IELTS Trainers Workshop at British Council, which equipped me with tips, tricks, and strategies in relation to IELTS training. Enriching my overall teaching capabilities.

Professional Experience

Secondary English Teacher (Year 6-10),

Nov 2016 – Present

System of central government schools in that are instituted under the aegis of the Ministry of Education

• Plan and deliver English curriculum with an emphasis on active learning and applying learning in a culturally meaningful way

• Ensure lessons are relevant and relatable in terms of student’s backgrounds and understanding

• Develop students' love of learning through facilitating independent thinking and taking responsibility for learning

• Maintain effective discipline to enable every student to participate and contribute

• Accompany students during regional and national games and other co-curricular activities

• Moderate examination questions and papers, and supervise and mark exams

• Keep accurate records of students’ attendance, registration, fees submissions

• Provide support, mentoring and leadership to junior colleagues

 

Secondary Teacher (Year 11 – 12)

March  – Sept 2016

Public School

• Instilled the correct use of grammar and created an interest in my subject for students from rural backgrounds and with limited exposure to the English language

Secondary English Teacher (Year 6 – 10, 11 – 12)

April 2015 – March 2016

• Improved both accuracy as well as fluency of students in English language, using wide range of strategies, and techniques in various contexts.

Secondary Teacher (Year 11-12)

March– Nov 2014

Public School

• Taught students good reading and listening skills, using student-centric approaches by exposing non-native English language learners to good material, tools, resources and providing them conducive environment for learning

 

Prior to starting my career as a Secondary School Teacher, I was employed for 2 years in customer service roles in the hospitality industry.

Education

• MA English, English Literature, Phonetics, Phonology, Literary Criticism (NZQA Level 9)                                                                                                                

• MA History (NZQA not done)

• Bachelor of Education, majors in English, Social Studies (NZQA Level 7)

• Bachelor of Arts (NZQA Level 7)

• Cambridge CELTA

Interests

• Love reading and enjoy playing cricket and chess

• Exploring various cultures through watching videos, international news, and documentaries

• Spending time with my wife, twin daughters, and extended family

Skills

Technical Skills

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