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Personal Description:

Hi! I’m a life-long learner and teacher with a passion for words. Everyone has a unique voice, and with my help you can begin writing and speaking with style and ease.

I’m a world traveler happy to call the most diverse city in the world home. I’m passionate about languages and cultures, bilingual in French and English, and have a basic knowledge of Persian.

I have an Honors B.A. in English and Creative Writing, and a TEFL Certification from OISE.

Tutoring Experience:

I have fifteen years of teaching experience in a wide range of contexts. I recently decided to return to my passion and obtained my TEFL Certification to deepen my understanding of second language acquisition. I have relevant skills and experience in:

Teaching English as a Second Language (independent instructor, in Japan, Australia, and Canada.)

IELTS and TOEFL preparation

Teaching Academic Writing to undergraduates (i.e. Teaching Assistant)

Academic Editor for Theses and Dissertations

Adult Education, teaching literacy and basic skills

More recently I worked training and mentoring brand ambassadors in corporate retail sales.

Tutoring Approach:

I like to keep my teaching method very practical, and base it on the understanding that teaching and learning is a relationship. Ideally it’s one that will allow you to develop your skills to the highest level possible.

The learning process advances when we respect this relationship with open communication. I’m here to assist you with identifying your current abilities, and guide you toward the practical steps needed to achieve the next level.

Your long-term goals are what provide the inspiration: whether it’s achieving a score of 8 on the IELTS exam, getting an A on your essay, or becoming an effective researcher and communicator, I’ll help you create a practical, time-sensitive plan to achieve those goals.

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Native Language: English (American)
Additional Languages: French, Persian
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (2018) - TEFL Certificate (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • York University (2001) - Creative Writing, English (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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