Resume

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
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Great organizational skills
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills
  • Extensive experience with research, especially Internet-based
  • Team-work oriented

EDUCATION

2017

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)

2015

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.