IB Alumnus about to become a fully-qualified lawyer; tutoring English SL/HL & Philosophy SL, which I scored (7) in both subjects & Extended Essay, the English helped me stay sharp through law school where language, research, and persuasion are essential, I have 8+ years of teaching experience.
I completed the IB DP in 2015 and loved being an English Language and Literature student. My Extended Essay was on Philosophy, and getting an 'A' of 34/34 marks for it taught me that I was good at analyzing ideas and writing persuasively. I have always enjoyed discovering exciting ideas with people and helping them articulate their perspectives. So I started tutoring IB English, and Extended Essays immediately after and have no plans to stop. Every day is about bringing out good ideas using persuasive language and high-quality research. My love of language, concepts, and writing saw me through law and into a career in policy research and writing (sample writing here). I tutor in my off-hours, which helps me learn new ideas and improve my analytical and communication skills. It also refreshes my IB knowledge so I can continue assisting others to have a more rewarding and enjoyable IB experience. I hold a BA in Law and am on my way to completing a post-graduate diploma in law. In my free time, I like to read, travel, and TRY to cook random recipes off the internet.
2015-Present @ Freelance IB Tutor
Guided IB DP students in developing good research questions and conducting effective research to writing strong Extended Essays from scratch in English Language and Literature; Guided IB DP students seeking to revise their draft Extended Essays based on comments from supervisors to improve their final submissions before EE deadlines.
2021-2022 @ Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
2020-2021 @ Sera Afrika
Ecosystem and Partnerships
Conducting qualitative and quantitative research and analyzing literature on best practices to support consultations on over 50 blue and green economy development projects at varying stages from project prospectuses to implementation design and evaluation.
2019-2020 @ Sera Afrika
Researched delivery gaps in food systems policies and prepared proposals for data-based solutions that allow underserved populations to benefit from funded projects; Prepared 5 policy papers on social and development matters advocating better data governance for accurate impact monitoring and interoperability for flexible knowledge sharing.
2018 @ I Lab Africa
Conducted interviews and research on critical persons and projects promoting increased digitalization in entrepreneurship and social development contexts; Researched and wrote blog posts on the impact of I Lab Africa’s activities on technology and entrepreneurship; Provided journalistic coverage of and managed web engagement at I Lab Africa and related events.
2017-2018 @ Microsoft Policy Innovation Centre
Analyzed developmental challenges in Kenya’s technology policy frameworks, with a critical achievement being a solo policy paper on improving regulatory support for the investments of social enterprises that employ TV-White Space technology to create value in remote communities; Collaborated in the development of policy papers on a wide spectrum of social and economic rights issues entailed in Kenya’s digitalization journey; Supported the preparation of funding proposals for the implementation of policy proposals.
Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya
Bachelor of Laws
Oasis International School, Cairo, Egypt
IB Diploma (36 Points – 7 in English A Language and Literature HL; 7 in Philosophy SL (English); A in Philosophy Thesis).
Green Hills Academy, Kigali, Rwanda
O-Level (A Grade Average – A* in English FL, A* in English Literature).
I learn best when I develop a personal interest in what I am doing. I learned to use the essential skills of the DP as tools to explore my curiosity, learn more about the world, and express my ideas clearly. I employ this approach with my students. In the short term, this helps students improve their grades. In a long time, it turns them into people with the skills to develop new concepts and the confidence to convince the world of their value.
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