Born in Ohio, my parents moved to my father’s home country of Iran where Farsi became my mother tongue. A few years later, we moved back to the United States and eventually settled in the suburban ranch town of Temecula. As English is my second language, my struggles in school fueled me to become a teacher in my most difficult subject: English.
I currently teach online English Composition and Argumentative writing courses for Saddleback, Irvine Valley, Volkhochschule Mitte and Speexx: Business. I have over six years of teaching experience working with a variety of student demographics. ESL/EFL is my specialty.
I graduated from Humboldt State University obtaining a degree in Teaching English with an emphasis in teaching the ESL/EFL student demographic. I received my California Teaching Credential from California State University San Marcos and earned my Master’s degree in Literature and Writing Studies. I have since taught a variety of classes and student demographics. Since my degrees incorporate specializations in teaching English as a Second Language, I have taught at-risk youth, adults in continuation programs, first generation high school graduates, as well as ESL/EFL students. I have developed and presented English Language workshops and training seminars for students, teachers, and businesses.