My Passion & How I Inspire

All my feedback from personal tutors during my teaching experience has been based around my personable approach. I focus on building a relationship with my students as a primary aim as I believe that this is the most conducive element to a positive learning environment where the student can succeed. I opt for a 'coaching' approach to pedagogy which involves facilitating learning as opposed to simply telling my students the answers. I don't believe consolidated learning occurs in this way so I will try as much as possible to get my students to teach and explain concepts to me, shifting the focus of the lesson onto the student. I've also been told a have a good sense of humour! And like to keep lessons as fun and interactive as possible, breaking the lesson up into short, snappy tasks as opposed to one long task.

My Experience

I'm a fully qualified secondary school MFL (French & Spanish) teacher. I've taught both of these languages up to GCSE level in classroom settings. I've also worked with small groups and individual students with one-on-one interventions. I've privately tutored both French and Spanish GCSE students in the past with all students making great progress! I'm happy to take assessment-based students and also those wanting to learn a new language!

Having worked for two years in secondary schools I have picked up lots of experience in various departments and now feel I'm adept at working with both EAL and both SEN students.

I've also worked in language schools teaching English as a Foreign Language from primary level right up to advanced adult learners for 8 years.

I've invigilated exams in schools and I've also led French and Spanish speaking, writing, reading and listening exams.

I'm currently tutoring an A level Business Studies student (Edexcel) with our main focus on essay writing technique and structure.

Subjects That I Teach

  • Business Studies
  • Business Studies - A-Level
  • Business Studies - GCSE
  • Business Studies - Undergraduate
  • Economics
  • Economics - A-Level
  • Economics - GCSE
  • Economics - Undergraduate
  • Essay Writing
  • Essay Writing - A-Level
  • Essay Writing - GCSE
  • Essay Writing - Undergraduate
  • French
  • French - A-Level
  • French - GCSE
  • French - Undergraduate
  • History
  • History - A-Level
  • History - GCSE
  • History - Undergraduate
  • Spanish
  • Spanish - A-Level
  • Spanish - GCSE
  • Spanish - Undergraduate

My Qualifications

Master of Science, School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), 2016-2018: Development Studies (in progress)

Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE), Manchester Metropolitan University, 2013-2014: Secondary Modern Foreign Languages (French and Spanish), Distinction

Bachelor of Arts, The University of Manchester, 2009-2013: Modern Languages (French) and Business & Management, 2:1

A Levels, Brighton College, May/ June 2009: French A, Economics A, History B

AS Levels, Brighton College, May/ June 2008: French A, Economics A, History A, Psychology A

G.C.S.E, Eastbourne College, May/ June 2007: Spanish A*, Italian A*, Latin A, History A, Double Science AA, Maths B, I.T B, English Language B, English Literature B

G.C.S.E June 2006: French A*

My Reviews

Saalim tutored our daughter for her GCSE French spoken exam.  Due to health reasons she had had to leave mainstream education and as a result her confidence was pretty low as she had missed a lot of the curriculum.


Not only does Saalim have extensive knowledge of what is required to succeed in GCSE French, his regard for the student's well-being was second to none.  He is extremely patient, encouraging and enthusiastic and helped our daughter through the whole process.  She achieved what she needed to and I have no doubt that without Saalim's input, this would not have been the case.


Joanna, N22 London

My Video Introduction

Fun fact

I featured on three Teletubbies episodes as a kid!