I have a bachelors degree in English language, Masters in English Language and linguistics and PhD in Linguistics and English Language. I have taught secondary school students English language for 10 years, then I taught the use of English and introduction to phonetics and phonology to undergraduate university students. I engage students in my class and ensure that I don't spoon-feed students, by so doing, the students are encouraged to come prepared to class at all times.
I have a 15 years experience of teaching English in the secondary school and university. I have taught a great number of students in Nigeria and the UK. Most of the students that I have taught are now graduates themselves and in deferent careers.
I would prefer lessons at my home, but if I would have o travel over to you, then I would charge extra 5 for my travel cost.
I would like you to give me at least 48 hours notice should you intend to cancel then you will not be charged. You will be required to pay full amount for the lesson for late cancellation.
An experienced teacher with 15 years experience of secondary school and university teaching. I am a recent |PhD degree holder from Newcastle University UK with good research skills. I also have good office administration skills and I am a good team player. My career goal is to secure a teaching/and or research position; or an administrative role in order to utilize my current skills and knowledge and to further develop my skills.
• PhD in Linguistics and English Language, Newcastle University UK 2017
• MA Language and Linguistics, Merit, Newcastle University, UK 2012
• PGDE National Teachers Institute Kaduna, Nigeria 2008
• BA English Language, 2:2 University of Maiduguri, Nigeria 2001
1. Lecturer II at Gombe state University
Main Activities: Teaching English language to undergraduate students in the Department of English, Gombe State University and also the Use of English component of the General studies department.
Start Date: 01/04/2013
End Date: Left on study leave
2. Teaching Assistant Newcastle University
Main Activities: Leading seminars for 1st year undergraduate linguistics students in the Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology module, and marking of exams.
Start Date: 06/10/2014
End Date: 12/12/2016
3. Part time office Administrator at Blue Sky Trust Newcastle
Main activities: Covering administrative tasks for Blue Sky Trust including office day to day phone calls, attending to visitors, and 1-2-1 support for service users
Start Date: 10/04/2017
End Date: on going
4. Class Teacher Ministry of Education Bauchi and Gombe state
Main Activities: Teaching English language to secondary school students
Start Date: 01/08/2003
End Date: 30/03/2013
Membership of professional associations
• British Association for Applied Linguistics BAAL ID: 1512/3173
• British Association for Applied Linguistics/Language in Africa special interest group BAAL/LIASIG
• American Association for Applied Linguistics
• Linguistics Association of Great Britain LAGB ID: (concealed information)
• Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria ID: GB/S/02341
• Fellow - Ford Foundation International 2012
• Associate Fellow – The Higher Education Academy UK 2017, Recognition reference: PR127637
Musa, R.I. (2017) Production and perception of L2 English orthographic and phonological representations by L1 Tera/Hausa speakers: An experimental study. PhD. Thesis, Newcastle University
Musa, R.I. (2012). Production and perception of English complex articulation among Tera and Fulani secondary school students. M.A. Dissertation, Newcastle University.
Musa, R.I. (2007). The impediments of teaching oral English in senior secondary schools: A case study of Bauchi state metropolis. PGDE Dissertation, National Teachers Institute Kaduna.
Yunusa, R.A. (2000). Contrastive analysis of the fricatives and nasals of Tera and English. Undergraduate Dissertation, University of Maiduguri
Peer Reviewed Papers
Musa, R.I. & Altakhaineh, A. (2015). An Application of Optimality Theory (OT) on Syllable Structure within Reduplication in Hausa Spoken in Kano. International Journal of English Language and Linguistics Research Vol.3, No.1, pp.37-49.
Alqahtani, M. & Musa, R. (2015). Vowel Epenthesis in Arabic Loanwords in Hausa. International Journal of Linguistics. Vol. 7, No. 2 pp. 62-80
Musa, R.I. (2018). Alternation of the Velar Phonemes of the Tera Language. International Journal of English Language and Linguistics Research Vol.6, No 1, pp. 22-30,
Musa, R.I. (2014) English complex articulations: A comparative analysis of Tera and Fulani L2 learners. Poster presentation at the Newcastle Post Graduate Linguistic Conference, Percy building Newcastle University 04/04/2014
Musa, R.I. (2015) Orthography vs. phonological representation: L2 English production and perception by L1 Tera speakers (Pilot study). Poster presentation at the British Association for applied Linguistics conference, Aston University Birmingham 03/09/2015
Musa, R.I. & Cao, X. (2015) Perception of Mandarin lexical tones by Tera speakers. Poster presented at the International Symposium on Chinese Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (ISOCTAL) Research beehive Newcastle University 11/12/2015
Musa, R.I. (2015) Production and perception of L2 English orthographic and phonological representation by L1 Tera speakers. Oral presentation at the Student Work in Progress seminar, G5 Percy building Newcastle University 01/06/2015
Musa, R.I. (2016) Technology-enhanced teaching of oral English: An experimental study among Tera secondary school students in Nigeria. Oral presentation at the British Association for Applied Linguistics/Language in Africa Special Interest group BAAL/LIASIG conference, University of East London 06/05/2016
Musa, R.I. (2016) Technology-enhanced teaching of English pronunciation: An experimental study of secondary school students in Nigeria. Poster presentation at the Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching conference, University of Calgary, Canada 12 -13 /08/2016
Her integrity over the past twenty years I have known her is resolute. She will be a great asset and a dependable tutor
Good communicator, knowledgable in her discipline above all, Rebecca has pleasant temperament and always a cheerful disposition that endeared her to many she meets.
I have known Rebecca for over 3 years and I can categorically say she is a brilliant, dedicated, hardworking and reliable person. She has all the good attributes of a good teacher and mentor. She has been teaching my daughter for over 3 years now and this has shown greatly in her school work as she is well above everyone else in her class. She has not only being her teacher, clearly, she is my daughter's mentor. She is well qualified for what she does and that where passion comes in. She is passionate about teaching. I strongly recommend her as I believe you will not regret it.
I knew her for more than 10 years. She is meek and industrious, she is not a stroppy slob nor is she a shiftless. Aunt Becky loves stoicism and loves forgiveness. She is spiffing and I am wise because of her forby smiles and hardworking ability. I know she can reach the unreachable only if she had the chance. Thanks, Anty B.
I have been working alongside Rebecca for a long time. During these years, I have known her to be a hard-working and committed colleague who has shown great potential and outstanding achievement in all her work. I have also collaborated with her in several projects and conferences and she has been wonderful to work with. Her skilful efforts and dedication is what makes her a loyal and trustworthy tutor.
Rebecca is a confident and fluent tutor who believe in investing in the student's knowledge based IQ. I know Rebecca from childhood and have seen her excell simply by believing in the development of students and helping them achieve set goal. She's a worthy tutor and as such well recommended.
Rebecca is kind, thorough, intelligent, and does everything with great integrity and care for others. She will listen to you and work with you at the right level for you and encourage you to be the best you can be with gentleness and energy.
A person that believes in hard work and when it comes to language especially learning the English language for persons that have English as a second language there is no better way than learning in the “living English laboratory”. Rebecca’s approach is hands-on and practical.
I know Rebecca through a postgraduate course at Newcastle university. She is well qualified tutor with great passion to tutoring! As far as I know, she has many years teaching experience both in the UK and back her home country. She is always ready to help whenever we need her.
She is committed to her duty as a teacher. I'm a beneficiary and product of tutorship.
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