Hello! Thank you for your interest in Travel & Tourism and Headstart! I am Mr. Kasim; from London, England. Since I was young I have dreamed to travel the world and learn about new cultures. These interests naturally pulled me toward tourism and I would study BTEC Travel & Tourism at a local college like many of the students here. I then gained my BA in Tourism Management at St Marys University and my MA in Anthropology of Travel, Tourism & Pilgrimage at SOAS University. I spent many years working within the events and hospitality industry as an Event Steward, working at many popular entertainment venues and famous events including concerts, festivals, sporting competitions, special celebrations and cultural events. I have travelled the world for education and leisure, to many destinations including the Caribbean, East Asia, Europe, the Middle East and beyond. As the travel bug caught me, I found myself drawn to teaching. I started my career at an American School in Taiwan, teaching Social Studies and English. My enjoyment here encouraged me to make this my career and I chose to develop myself to become the best teacher I could. I returned to the UK and after working as a teaching assistant with a supplementary learning provider, I would gain my PGCE at UCL: Institute of Education. I then gained my QTLS certification and worked in London at a Sixth Form College as a Travel & Tourism teacher for a few years.