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I have a proven track record of good rapport with learners and teachers. Using relationship building, I plan to increase the numbers of students and teachers in Malaysia who are inspired to learn the English Language. Focused on infusing my passion for learning to kindle the zeal for learning in others.

Work History

Mar 2016Present

English Language Specialist

United States Embassy KL

The US Embassy KL (USEKL) has utilised my services for diverse groups of audiences. I have been performing workshops and training sessions for students and teachers alike.

  • Students: Engaging workshops for Upper Primary and Lower & Upper Secondary English language learners. The list includes public schools (SK & SMK), Chinese schools (SJKC) and state sponsored religious schools (SMA). Not to mention, the USEKL's very own Access School at SMA Rompin.
  • Teachers: Training events include a wide ranging and diverse collection of teachers from Lower & Upper Primary to Lower & Upper Secondary. The teachers' skill levels span over a vast spectrum. I trained a group of non-option Lower Primary teachers from the JPN Terengganu who had rudimentary skills. At the other end of the spectrum, I trained an elite group of Upper Secondary Teachers for JWPKL with advance skills.
  • Workshops: Earned a sterling reputation for presenting useful and motivational sessions. A sample of workshop titles include: Assessment vs. Evaluation,  FrogVLE SCORM Packages, Fun with Phonics, Group Work, Student Centred Activities, Writing Labs and many more catered to the needs of the local teachers. They have all been well received with positive feedback. My unique blend of inducing, uplifting and upskilling has empowered teachers to employ the latest techniques in connecting with their students while teaching English. 

Jan 2014Oct 2015

Mentor - English Language Professional

Brighton Education Group 

At Brighton Education I was active in training English Language Trainers (mentors) and teachers in the nationwide MOE virtual learning environment in a cloud based platform known as FrogVLE. Led hands-on training seminars all over the state for the implementation of FrogVLE in English Classrooms. The platform improved students' fluency, listening and writing skills in a fun interactive digital medium. Trained mentors and teachers from 2 states to a guided discovery approach developed and refined from over 100 hours of classroom experience. It was an IT solution to help teachers to become more student centered and less reliant on chalk and talk in the 21st Century classroom.

  • State Training Team: Responsible for training and professional development of 18 English Language Trainers in the State of Kelantan. Trained mentors in best practice modules created from 6 Malaysian States.
  • Test Taking Strategy: Taught mentors, teachers and students test taking strategies for the mandatory Year 6 national test (UPSR). Trained mentors from 6 states of Malaysia in the UPSR approach. Ran UPSR clinics for teachers in 6 of the 9 school districts in the State of Kelantan. Raised pass rate of an academically challenged class from 20% to 80%.
  • Event Planing: Organized the showcase event for the state of Kelantan, the International Spelling Jamboree with 8 schools, 2 of them from Thailand. It required the pooling of talents and resources of many mentors and local school teachers to achieve this celebrated event.
  • Literacy Events: Involved in various books clubs, books drives and reading campaigns at a couple of schools in Pasir Puteh.
  • Coaching: Coached teachers and students passed the preliminaries into the state finals for 2 consecutive years in the New Straits Times Spell It Right Competition.
    Sep 2010Jan 2014

    English Teacher

    At-Tamimi International Islamic School

    I was the team leader of the UPSR Committee. I had to arrange routine meetings with parents and coordinate consultants to boost the school’s UPSR results. Coordinated efforts with the mandatory subjects teachers to run UPSR clinics for Years 5 & 6 during Saturdays. We managed to get a record number of ‘As’ in English for 2 years in a row.

    • Exam Committee: Proofread and edited midterm and final exams for multiple levels and various subjects.
    • Leadership Camp: Presented some motivational team building exercises for teachers and teens.
    • Learning Disabilities: Trained teachers to assess students and access professional help for various learning disabilities. 
    • Community Outreach: I started a community outreach program with Islamic Relief Malaysia (IRM). The whole school would collect donations for food boxes. Selected students would join in with IRM to deliver the boxes to disadvantaged members in the community. It was a memorable activity in social awareness for the students.                           
    Nov 2008Apr 2010

    Head of English Department

    Kersek Islamic School 

    As Head of the English Department, I coached 2 students to the Southern Thailand Regional Provinces competition in English Speech. One of the former students is now a lead English Teacher at that very same school. He has continued the practice of the first Inaugural English Day Celebration he participated in as a student. It is nice to see the joyful event I started still continues.

    • Resource Centre: Created a colorful English Language Resource room utilised by teachers and students.
    • Coaching: Coached a few teachers how to improve their classroom EnglishCoached students to give a Weekly English Announcement over the school PA system.


    Feb 2016

    Cambridge CELTA

    ECC Chiangmai
    Feb 2006

    Oxford Seminars TESL

    San Francisco State University
    Jan 2002

    Substitute Teaching Permit

    State of California
    Jun 2000

    Environmental Studies

    California State University Sacramento

    A Bachelor's degree in an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research, and that encourages the development of strong writing, research, and quantitative skills that give students the ability to identify the causes and consequences of human influence on the environment and to work toward sustainable solutions to complex environmental problems.