Learning Support Specialist
Hi! I’m Anisa!
I am a learning support specialist with over 20 years experience teaching children in international schools. I studied for many years in the UK, where I pursued a degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Notthingam, before I decided to follow my calling to teach. I then did a PGCE -Postgraduate in Teaching – before I started working in international primary schools in Kenya. I worked for many years as a class teacher before I decided to specialise in Special Education Needs, and my most recent job was as the Special Needs Coodinator in the school I worked at.
I love working with children and their families to support them in being the best that they can be, and teaching in international schools has allowed me to work with wonderful children from so many different nationalities and cultural backgrounds. My approach is holistic, creative and above all compassionate. I strongly believe in embracing learning differences and empowering children to value their superpower and use it to their advantage. Through individualised and structured teaching, children will learn the tools needed to progress both in the classroom and the wider world.
I work collaboratively with schools and parents to work towards meeting IEP targets. As both a classroom teacher and a learning support specialist, I have extensive experience teaching children from 5-10 years with maths, reading, spelling and writing. I am also passionate about creative writing and love inspiring children from 5-13 years to explore using their imagination. I have spent the last 10 years teaching children with dyslexia, ADHD, autism and behavioural needs as well as children for whom English is a second language. I am hugely passionate about incorporating mindfulness techniques in my teaching to create both awareness and belief in self as well as develop a growth mindset.
I am a fifth generation Kenyan of Indian origin currently living in Nairobi, Kenya, and I am fluent in English and speak conversational Gujarati and Swahili.
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