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Ashnita Pritika Singh

English Teacher - Secondary & Counsellor

Summary

I am an ambitious, energetic and hard working person who thrives at the chance of learning new skills. With academic qualifications in English Language, Literature and Education Leadership together with my tenth year of teaching experience at secondary school level, I posses highly developed communication, leadership and management skills . I have an excellent track record of working both as a team and independently to achieve high quality desired outcomes on objectives set by my administration within a given time frame. I seek for a varied and challenging position at a prestigious and reputable organisation that will enable me to consolidate my skills, expand my knowledge and provide opportunities for career growth.

Work History

Jan 2009Present

Secondary School Teacher – Ministry of Education

Rishikul Sanatan College – Central Division
  • Creating awareness and communicating educational reforms and policy changes.
  • Preparing and delivering lessons to a range of classes of different ages and abilities (Year 9 - Year 13).
  • Marking work, giving appropriate feedback and maintaining records of pupils' progress and development.
  • Researching new topic areas, maintaining up-to-date subject knowledge, and devising and writing new curriculum materials.
  • Selecting and using a range of different learning/teaching resources and equipment, including lecture theatre projector and audio visual aids, whiteboards and butcher paper.
  • Preparing pupils for qualifications and external examinations.
  • Managing pupil behaviour in the classroom and on school premises, and applying appropriate and effective measures in cases of misbehavior.
  • Undertaking pastoral duties, such as taking on the role of form tutor, and supporting pupils on an individual basis through academic or personal difficulties.
  • Communicating with parents and guardian over pupils' progress and participating in departmental meetings, parent day functions and whole school training events.
  • Liaising with other professionals, such as career advisers, educational counselors and education officers.
  • Supervising and supporting the work of teaching assistants, trainee teachers and newly qualified teachers.
  • Participating and organising extracurricular activities, such as social and cultural activities and sporting events.
  • Coaching and preparing students for academic competitions, such as debates, oratory, essay competitions and major national televised competitions like IQ Active and Spell Well.
  • Training and preparing students for extracurricular national events, such as Kula Films and Tadra Kahani.
  • Active involvement in the schools magazine committee, OHS committee and social committee.
  • Undergoing regular observations and participating in planned in-service training as part of continuing professional development.
Jan 2007Dec 2008

Secondary School Teacher – Ministry of Education

Swami Vivekananda College – Western Division


Jan 2006Dec 2006

Secondary School Teacher – Ministry of Education

Seaqaqa Central College – Northern Division


Skills

Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Natural ability to establish a good rapport with young people, strengthened through establishing supportive relationships with students in the classroom environment and unstructured playing environment during placement.
  • Effectively communicated with parents, staff members and children demonstrated through success in teaching placements.
Planning and Organisational skills
  • Strong organisational and planning skills, particularly highlighted through planning, developing and implementing curriculum change to align with Ministry's requirements.
  • Effectively co-ordinated a classroom of children, with particular skills in behaviour management strategies and constructive use of time.
Technology skills
  • Proficient in: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power-point), Internet, E-mail and Acrobat reader.
Pastoral skills
  • Encouraged a caring and positive learning environment fostered through assisting students with additional needs within a regular class room setting.
  • Demonstrated competence in general care, appropriate curriculum planning and teaching skills, as well as administration and management across a range of children’s services.

Education

Feb 2014Present

Graduate Certificate in Education

The University of the South Pacific


Feb 2013Dec 2015

Post Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership

The University of Fiji


Feb 2006Dec 2007

Diploma in Tertiary Teaching

Fiji National University


Feb 2002Dec 2005

Bachelor of Arts (Major – Language, Literature & Geography / Minor – Education)

The University of the South Pacific


Professional Development

Certificate of Attainment in Advanced Counselling Skills

Certificate of Attainment in Basic Counselling Skills


Referees

Mr. Gyan Chand Sumer

 Principal

Rishikul Sanatan College

Phone: +679 947 8813


Mrs. Yasmin Khan

 HOD Languages

Jai Narayan College

Phone: +679 936 9677