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Sara

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I am a PhD graduate of Ohio University. I received my degree in Curriculum and Instruction but my Master's and Bachelor's were in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
I have a strong background in teaching at different levels. I have 15 years of both school and university teaching experience cumulatively. I started teaching as an English teacher in a language school when I received my Bachelor’s degree in 2001.I taught part-time while I completed my Master’s program and entered the college and university teaching field afterwards, upon graduating with my Master’s degree in 2004. I taught EFL, TOEFL and IELTS, Writing, Speaking, Reading, Grammar, Speaking, and Listening classes.

During my PhD program at Ohio University, I was assigned to teach a foundation course called Cultural Diversity in Urban Rural Collaboration program. The course was a combination of theory and field experience. I taught this course three semesters and my students’ evaluation in the last semester was 4.5 on a 5 scale. Teaching this course, in addition to leading a year-long clinical senior seminar, expanded my knowledge of teaching and facilitating clinical courses. Also, since spring 2015, I have been teaching another foundation course called “Introduction to Teaching” to the freshmen students. I have designed the syllabus in a way to promote teacher identity in freshmen based on my research field, presence experience. In addition to Introduction to Teaching, I have been teaching a class called Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Education that has expanded my experience in teaching diversity.

Furthermore, I cooperated with English Programs of Ohio University, OPIE (Ohio Program of Intensive English) and ELIP (English Language Improvement Program) from summer 2015. I have been the tutor at their writing and pronunciation labs and it has extended my knowledge of working with diverse groups of English learners.

Sara’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Azad University - Bachelors, Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Graduate Degree: Ohio University-Main Campus - PHD, Curriculum and Instruction

Hobbies

watching movies, walking in the nature, hanging out with friends, reading, doing yoga, cooking

Tutoring Subjects

Adult ESL/ELL

College English

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

Other

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy can be called eclectic, and is based on prioritizing several factors. 1. Students' needs, their interests, and their learning: I strongly believe that learning can be optimized when students engage and take control of their learning. 2. Relationship. 3. Consistency.