My teaching methodology is based on accelerated learning. In English, that means I get you great results- fast! Here's how. I diagnose your work as it is presently and divide it into major and minor issues. We focus on the major issues first to get the maximum results asap. Fixing major issues means getting major results - now...not over a long drawn out process. We then move on to minor issues to tie everything together. I keep it simple, straight forward and fun.
I have been an ESL and language teacher for the past 20 years. I have a B.A. in Anthropology and Literature. I earned the outstanding achievement award with my ESL diploma and have taught thousands of students to date. I specialize in essay writing of all types as well as literary analysis. I use proven methods that can increase your results immediately and mostly...pain free!
Cancellations up to 24hrs in advance will not incur a penalty. If you cancel within 24hrs the full fee is charged unless there was an emergency or issue out of your control preventing you from attending class. The cancellation fee will be waved a maximum of 3 times for issues out of your control.
Education and Training
• B.A. (Anthropology and Spanish Language and Literature)
• TESL Diploma from Humber College (TESL Ontario Certification)
• TESL 1 Certification from “The Centre for Lived Language” (Recognized by TESL
• Certificate of Professional Learning from Curriculum Services Canada in curriculum planning
and grading for the Ontario Board of Education
• Professional development course in team management and training skills in a corporate
environment from Telus. Topics covered include the development of organizational, communication and
presentation skills, training staff, team building strategies and professional documentation
Currently completing the Culturally Inclusive Educator Certificate Program at Humber College.
Award of Outstanding Achievement in the TESL Program at Humber College 2007
Gained TESL Canada recognition for Humber PD days
On committee to organize Humber PD day Winter 2012
Consistently outstanding student feedback questionnaires
Professional Skills TESL
Educated in both Communicative and Student -Centred teaching methodologies
Curriculum and lesson planning according to CLB and Humber College EAP Program standards as well as Ontario Board of Education curriculum and lesson planning standards at the high school level for both English and ESL courses
Creative with an exceptional ability to communicate with students from various backgrounds
Ability to create original materials when required
Excellent grammar and writing skills
In depth knowledge of various modes of essay writing and APA style
3 years experience teaching Chinese children ages 5-14 online
Excellent ability to create a secure and motivating learning environment
Proficiency in teaching various types of writing: Business, Critical Thinking, Technical and Expository
Proficiency in various online teaching platforms software and adjacent programs such as
WhatsApp, WeChat, Microsoft Teams, Team viewer, Zoom.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Package
Intermediate working knowledge of publishing software such as Microsoft Publisher, Illustrator
and Photoshop for materials creation.
Professional Skills Other
Expository writing and research - published a medical guide for Dry Eye
Leadership and managerial experience
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Solid grasp of workflow logistics and strategies in a production based environment
Advanced customer service skills
Marketing and trade show experience
• Spanish - Fluent
• Serbo-Croatian- Fluent
• French - Intermediate
• Portuguese and Italian - Beginner
Blackboard: Step 4 Workshops (Presenting Content, Communicating with Students,
Maximizing Discussions, Mastering the Grade Book)
2007 TESL Ontario Conference Nov 24th 2007
Vocabulary Building for Academic English
Collaborative Awareness Reading Training
Fun with Tables – Creating Computer Activities in Word
ESL Professional Development Conferences annually
Multiple Learning Intelligences
Bi-Annual PD Days held by Humber College ESL and English 2010- 2017 - certification
recognized by TESL Canada
Culturally Inclusive Educator Certificate - Humber College Currently completing
Cambridge Courses - Teaching Young Learners and PET Exam Prep
Accelerated Learning Strategies - MindValley Masterclass with Jim Kwik
TESL Work History
ENLINE - ESL School based in Moscow (5-10hrs a week) June 2018-present
Grammar and conversation instruction to beginner to advanced students
Humber College Toronto: Online Writing and Grammar Instructor Jan 2016-May 2019
business, critical and argumentative essay writing
Iqbar - ESL School Based in London and Beijing April 2018-present
Online ESL classes for Chinese Children
VIPKID: Online School based in Beijing Jan 2016-2017
SayABC: Online School based in Beijing Oct 2017-April 2018
For work with the above Chinese employers the following responsibilities were taken on:
Teaching young children from ages 5-10 mostly all English language skills, reading, writing,
speaking, listening in line using provided course materials and assessments.
Teaching Trial classes to gain new students
Writing extensive reports for each class with each student
Weekly professional development seminars focused on teaching practices, quality,
safeguarding and report writing
Humber College In class Grammar and Writing Instructor Sept 2008 to 2017
Courses Taught Include ESL 150, ESL 200, COMM 100, WRIT 200, WRIT 100, WRIT 120
I taught basic to advanced grammar to both ESL and native English speakers
Each course required teaching the following essay modes: Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast and Argumentative
ESL 200 and COMM 100 also required teaching research and referencing skills using the APA guidelines
My responsibilities also included grammar test creation, grading 6 x 500 word essays per course, per student, exam invigilation and grading.
Humber College SLP (Summer Language Program) May to August 2007-2009
Teaching all language skills in an intensive 5 week program including workshops that
incorporated language skills into activities.
Teaching a dance and rhythm workshop twice a week as way to learn language through activity.
Humber College: EAP: Sept 09, 2007 – April 2008
Level 1 listening and speaking from September 2007 to February of 2008 (it wasnot offered. after February due to lack of enrolment at that level.)
Level 2 reading, writing and grammar from September to April.
Ran the EAP Newsletter from Sept to December.
Seneca College : Pronunciation 712 May 15th to July 26th, 2007
This course focuses on creating a solid base of knowledge for students to improve their
pronunciation mostly at the segmental level. Topics covered include dictionary skills, sound /
spelling patterns, syllables, word endings and stressed syllables.
Humber Writing Centre Tutor Sept 2009 to 2012
As a Writing Centre Tutor I assisted both ESL and native speakers with any type of writing
assignment required by their course instructors including practicum reports and journals, but most often
Regularly facilitated upgrading courses to ESL students who did not pass their exams, but would better
benefit from one on one instruction to review and strengthen individual weaknesses
Lead brief workshops focusing on skills such as reading and pronunciation.
Was tasked with a special group of mature students who were struggling with their ESL requirement in a second career program. This group met twice a week. My role was to isolate weaknesses and help them focus on working through them to improve their performance and help them successfully prepare for the exam.
Cornerstone Academic College May 2005 – 2006 (Supply)
Taught a variety of classes for Cornerstone ranging from teaching 8 year old children high beginner English to teaching very advanced classes and business English classes to adults part-time.
Kiosk School of English Sept June 2001- Jan 2004
Planned three Board of Education curricula and course assessment plans for ESLGrades 10
and 11. (English in Daily Life - Level 2 - Grade 10, Literacy Skills - Reading and Writing for Grade 11,
English for School and Work, Grade 10/11).
Taught two of the above courses (Literacy Sills and English in Daily Life).
Pioneer taught the International College that they had just opened in order to offer high school accreditation to foreign students who wished to complete their high school education in Canada and hopefully continue on to College and University here. (approx. 300hrs part-time)
Taught mostly levels 4-6 across the board: grammar, reading, writing, pronunciation and
Taught essay writing extensively in preparation for the TOEFL test and for University and College courses.
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