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Zaknoun - Arabic Teacher - London, UK

Khadijah Zaknoun

London, UK


Arabic Teacher


Dear Sir/Madam

I hereby apply for the post of teaching to the notice posted online. I've been working with CIE, Cambridge International Examinations IGCSE since 2010- Setting , Revising and Assessing the Arabic Language Exams.

I work as an ICT Course Director at Young Offenders Institute in Feltham. My current job is teaching, guiding and delivering ITQ Qualification for young offenders based on OCR Learning Objectives and Criteria. This job has equipped me with invaluable experience and skills to enhance my practical teaching repertoire - questioning, listening, reinforcing, reacting and leadership are all important whilst working with young people (aged 15 - 21 years old) moreover within the OLASS setting.

My role within the ICT Department enabled me to plan, teach and assess students' work. As a result, I have experience and good working knowledge of delivering courses in the areas of ITQ provided by OCR examinations board. I have managed to achieve and to up-skill and upgraded my professional career prospects from tutor within the department to gaining lead tutor position to where I am now currently the Course Director of the ICT department.

In this role I have been able to draw upon my own teaching experience to serve as an expert resource, mentor and sometimes counsellor to new and developing teachers. With a focusing on proven methods of teaching in order to make lessons more effective for students.
I have great experience in teaching Mathematics (up to the equivalent GCSE Level) and the Arabic language delivered to the children and adults of all levels and different background.

I am a resilient, committed and possess all the qualities and the skills needed for this job.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon


Khadijah Zaknoun

Work History

Acting Deputy Manager (temporary position)

January 2013 - June 2013

CIE Arabic Examiner and Assessor

Cambridge International Examination

From November 2010

Tutor and Course Director


From August 2010

I'm in a full time position dealing with two posts at the same time; ICT Course Director and teaching, leading, managing, guiding and delivering OCR ITQ Levels.



September 2007 - August 2010

Teaching OCR CLAIT levels

Sessional Arabic Tutor

Thames Valley University

October 2007 - July 2008

I taught the Arabic language for adults two evenings per week; beginners - advanced levels



February 2004 - June 2006

I had a permanent full time post with NESCOT teaching and delivering OCR CLAIT levels to young people, in the most challenging learning environment.



April 2003 - February 2004

I taught in a demanding learning environment, delivering OCR qualifications to young offenders prior their release, assisting them in achieving and developing new skills.

Library Assistant

Community Initiative Partnerships

December 2002 - March 2003

My position was to assist in the operation of an efficient and effective library service to inmates and staff. I had to undertake general duties including assistance with the information service dealing with general enquiries and the issue and receipt of books.

Assisting newly

Voluntary Work

October 2000 - November 2002

October 2000 -November 2002: Amigos, Refugee Arrival Project (RAP)
Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)
I had various responsibilities including clerical tasks and administration functions.
Assisting newly arrived refugees and liaising with statutory and non-statutory agencies.

Employed Arabic Tutor

I was teaching children and adults, all levels including "GCSE" and "A" level.

Part-time Library Assistant


Duties included filing, archiving and establishing an effective administrative system to update and record all incomings and outings.

Maths. Teacher

The Lebanese Green Hill School

I was teaching Maths up to "GCSE" level.

Maths. Teacher

Sarafand Secondary School

My post was to teach Maths to intermediate (Secondary) classes and implementing curriculum objectives and achieving rewarding results.

Qualifications & Certifications


Greenwich University

Education Teaching

West Thames College

Education Teaching

Richmond Upon Thames College

Social Sciences

Open University

International Trade

West Thames College


International Correspondence School

English Literature

Lebanese University


Teachers College


Sidon Secondary School

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