HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATION
- Formally trained in English-language teaching
- Highly skilled as a writer and an editor
- Bilingual (native fluency in English and Arabic)
- Compassionate and empathic
- Great organizational skills
- Great communication and interpersonal skills
- Extensive experience with research, especially Internet-based
- Team-work oriented
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), issued by the University of Cambridge
2013 – 2016
Postgraduate certificate in Publishing at the Chang School of Continuing Education – Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada)
Certificate in Modern Standard Arabic at International House (Cairo, Egypt)
- MSA12, equivalent to CEFR Level C2 (Mastery)
2007 – 2012
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada)
- Major in Journalism
- Minor in Philosophy
- Minor in Political Science
WORK AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
2017 – present: English Teacher at Ambition Academy
Teach English as a foreign language to groups and individuals at many different levels of proficiency; design lesson plans, with original tasks and materials, alongside adapted materials.
2017 – present: Freelance English & Arabic Teacher
Teach individualized private lessons to children and adults; design lesson plans; maintain a web and social media presence.
2017: ESL Student Teacher
Taught English as a second language to multilingual groups of students at different levels of proficiency; designed lesson plans.
2014 – 2015: Arabic Tutor at LoveArabic
Taught beginner and intermediate students; built courses; designed lesson plans.
2014: Freelance Arabic Tutor
Taught individualized private lessons; maintained a website providing free online lessons.
2014: Online Editor at EDMTOR.com
Edited content on WordPress to ensure search engine optimization and to fit the format of the website.
2013 – 2014: Editorial Intern at Penguin Canada
Read manuscripts and wrote reports; edited manuscripts (developmental, structural, and copy editing); assisted with research.
2012 – 2015: Freelance Editor
Beta-read and edited manuscripts (structural and copy editing).
2012 – 2013: Writer at Pulsar Recordings
Wrote promotional copy for new releases.
2010 – 2013: Writer at various publications
Wrote articles about various topics, from culture and music to politics.
2008 – 2009: Assistant Opinions Editor at The Concordian
Fact-checked, copyedited, and wrote articles published in the weekly student newspaper.
2007 – 2008: Staff Writer at The Concordian
Published an extensive number of articles in the news, opinions, and arts sections.