Ruba Hillawi

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom



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Work history


EAL Teacher

Gems World Academy

Aug 2008 - Jul 2010
  • • Wrote and implemented ESL Curriculum (language B course, IB Curriculum) • Differentiated instruction for ELL and special needs students • Administered several PM benchmark tests throughout the year • Team taught in humanities class to aid in material accessibility for ELL students • Head of ‘Blue House’ supporting students in school wide house system o Planned and implemented whole school events such as the swim gala, sports day, knowledge bowl and school talent show • Chaperoned students from grade 6 – 10 on a 3 day desert safari trip • Chaperoned students from grade 6 – 11 on a week long scuba diving trip (Dubai, U.A.E and Sannad, Oman) • Establishes excellent rapport with children and participates in the life of the school community • Integrated technology in writing and reading lessons • Ensure the diverse needs of students are being met; provide extra time, one on one instruction, and making necessary accommodations/modifications for learner success


Deputy Arts Services Manager

Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre

Aug 2006 - Sep 2008
  • Dedicated two years to the establishment of a new arts and theatre hub in the Dubai community • Assistant Arts Services Manager • Reporting to the Arts Services Manager and/or the C.E.O • Organized and coordinated the daily running of classes and events within the centre • Assisting the C.E.O with potential exhibiting artists • Assisting the C.E.O with incoming artist exhibition application and artist statements • Planned and coordinated the arts and theatre summer camp program • Built strong relationships with schools in the area • Designed and conducted touring programs for students from grades 2 – 8 linking tour to curriculum when possible • Managed school visits to theatrical events catering to school aged children.



Masters in Cultural Studies


Aug 2016 - Aug 2016
  • Beginning my studies in September of 2016


B.ed. Primary/junior Education

University of Western Ontario

Aug 2010 - Mar 2016
  • Attended UWO earning a Bachelor of Education in Primary and Junior Education. Courses taken focused on contemporary practices in the education field. Practical implementation of courses taught were practiced in schools across London, Ontario in classrooms of various grade levels with children of a wide range of abilities. The degree was earned with distinction.


Honours B.A Fine Arts Cultural Studies

York University

Aug 2002 - Mar 2011
  • Attended York University earning an Honours Bachelor degree in Fine Arts Cultural Studies. Courses taken focused on a variety of different cultural and artistic practices honing in on the deconstruction of meaning within a given practice a well as within the society it is being practiced in. I made the decision to sign up for a variety of different elective courses in order to strengthen my understanding of various cultures and artistic practices. Thus, strengthening my degree. Courses ranged from art history to musical practice and theatrical arts to tradition dance practices. Achieved an Honours standing Bachelor of Arts.