Following the completion of his BA Politics at SOAS University, where he achieved a 1st Class Honours degree. Amir is currently a trainee teacher at King’s College London specialising in English for students age 11-18. Before embarking on his teaching training, Amir worked as a Teaching Assistant at an inner-city school in London, where he led intervention sessions in English Literature and Language for GCSE students. Amir has also worked as a private tutor for a student with learning support needs for the past five years.
Amir’s approach to teaching is holistic and cross-curricular. He likes to introduce students to various concepts, philosophies and perspectives to enrich their understanding of texts and academic material. He believes that cultivating a critical mind is the most important aim in teaching. He likes to balance direct instruction with Socratic questioning, when working with students, so that they can seek meaning and the ‘why’ in everything they encounter.
Amir believes teaching should be integrative and where possible skills and knowledge should be applied to the wider world. Learning goes beyond academia – it is important that students are trained to analyse, engage and critique the world we live in.
Outside of education, Amir is passionate about reading, philosophy, psychology and cooking. He is also a football and athletics enthusiast and uses these sports as a way of keeping fit and healthy.