About Nafeesah Ali

  • Academic Level Master’s Degree
  • Age 28 - 32 Years
  • Salary 3353
  • Gender Female
  • Industry Management
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A fully-qualified passionate educator holding QTS with a strong work ethic. Ample teaching experience in the UK and China teaching various age groups. Seeking a long-term English teaching position teaching G4-G9 students in Shanghai with a strong preference for a school in Minhang or Xuhui district. Available to start in August 2023.

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  • 2015
    SOAS University of London

    BA Chinese and Korean

    Passed with 2:1. Chinese (traditional and simplified), Korean, Japanese, Cantonese. Ancient Chinese. Korean history.

  • 2022
    University of Essex

    MA Chinese-English Translation and Professional Practice

    Passed with Distinction. Chinese to English translation/ English to Chinese translation. Chinese subtitling/ English subtitling. Software: Trados, WinCaps, MemoQ, Memsource.

  • 2019
    Kingston University


    Obtained PGCE teaching Secondary MFL.

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  • 2022 - Present
    Huangguang Primary School

    English Teacher

    Teach Grade 4 and Grade 5 English lessons following the Cambridge curriculum. Teach engaging oral ESL lessons to Grade 2 students. Create weekly homework and termly mock papers covering all required language skills. Liaise with the Cambridge Chinese Teacher to ensure and check students\' progress. Write weekly lesson plans for submission to the department manager. Observe and provide constructive feedback on teaching practice to colleagues.

  • 2022 - 2024
    Felixstowe Academy

    Exam Invigilator

    Ensured exam room preparation and exam conduct were in strict accordance with JCQ requirements. Responsible for distributing and collecting authorised materials as the main roaming invigilator. Assisted the Exams Officer with exam administration and paperwork.

  • 2022 - 2022
    Excel Centre

    GCSE Oral Mandarin Examiner

    Prepared and conducted speaking exams for AQA GCSE and Pearson Edexcel IGCSE candidates. Liaised with candidates and parents to discuss exam format and arrange suitable exam times.

  • 2021 - 2022
    Harris Academy Chobham

    Mandarin Tutor

    Provided targeted 1-to-1 and small group learning support to fill gaps in student knowledge and reinforce learning. Discussed and reviewed student progress with the classroom teacher. Planned and developed KS3 to KS5 department teaching and learning resources.

  • 2018 - 2021
    Harris Academy Chobham

    Mandarin Teacher

    Collaborated with colleagues to plan, develop and refine department curriculum, resources and assessments for KS3, KS4 and KS5 (GCSE and Pre-U Mandarin). Planned, created and delivered creative, effective teaching techniques and materials incorporating technology, games and visual aids to facilitate pupil learning and progress. Developed students\' cultural awareness of China and Mandarin by holding assemblies, master classes and creating online videos as the school Mandarin More Able Lead. Mentored PGCE trainee teachers to meet teaching standards and develop their professional practice. Liaised with the SEND department to ensure the safeguarding and educational well-being of students. Carried out pastoral duties as a Yr7 and Yr8 form tutor, monitoring and providing support for students, teaching PSHE lessons and keeping in regular contact with parents.

  • 2016 - 2025
    Hampson English

    Foreign Language Teacher

    Provided 1-to-1 lessons to students aged 3-60+ on basic English grammar, English reading comprehension, and oral English. Conducted 20-minute demo lessons with evaluation and feedback to potential students and their parents. Carried out mock examination lessons for students preparing for IELTS, TOEFL and AEAS.

  • 2014 - 2016

    EAL Teacher

    Taught English speaking, listening, reading and writing to small groups of 15-16 year olds. Prepared students applying to study in Australia for the AEAS exam.

  • 2014 - 2015
    SOAS Language Centre


    Set up tests and coordinated test spaces. Assisted with organizing and distributing examination materials. Validated identification to allow admission into the testing area. Monitored students during tests to ensure a secure and positive testing environment.

  • 2014 - 2015


    Guided KS3 students from disadvantaged communities in improving their literacy, numeracy and collaboration skills.

  • 2015 - 2018
    Home Tutor

    EAL/ESL Teacher (Part-time)

    Taught oral English to children, teenagers and adults. Held one-to-one and small group lessons.

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Chinese Proficency
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Honors & awards

  • 2012

    Certificate of Excellence

    Awarded a medal and certificate at Beijing Normal University in recognition of my effort and outstanding grades whilst studying Chinese.

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