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Zen - Prof vocabulary - english - Montreal
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  • (6 reviews)
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Zinnia
« Zen is excellent teacher with a conscience. He gives of his heart... More »
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Zinnia
« Zen is excellent teacher with a conscience. He gives of his heart above and beyond his duty for the benefit of the students. He has qualifications that make him competent in his teaching as wrll as extensive experience in the academic field, especially in ESL and EFL teaching. »
$35/h
1st lesson is free!
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Response Time 1h
Lessons offered by Zen
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Vocabulary - English
  • ESL
  • Oral expression - English
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • American English
Levels
  • All Levels

English studies graduate looking to tutor kids of all ages, as well as adults.

Methodology

In the course of my ten-year experience as a college ESL instructor and Literature professor, my approach in teaching has become focused around interdisciplinary studies because of my graduate research interests in American postwar poetry, Abstract Expressionism, historical thought, and contemporary urban culture. I tend to correlate these aspects in my teaching methodology in order to achieve openness to communication and literature as cultural and sociological spaces for exploring new prospects in humanities and in various text-type analysis. I believe that creating such an environment in the classroom is essential to promoting critical responses that move away from conventional implementation of literary and language development.

Background

I am an English major who has a BA and an MA in English Literature and ESL teaching. I also have a PhD in American poetics and urban studies. I have been teaching for more than a decade in schools, colleges, and universities.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $30
Rate for online lessons : $ 35/h
Lessons offered by Zen
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Vocabulary - English
  • ESL
  • Oral expression - English
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • American English
Levels
  • All Levels

Zen's Resume

Education
Fall 2019: PhD in English Studies with emphasis on American Postwar Poetry. Dissertation:
“Frank O’Hara & the City: Situationist Psychogeography, Postwar Poetics and Capitalist Culture”, University of Montreal, Canada.

Teaching Experience
Mar 2020- present: Online Tutor (English & Art). Outschool.com
Oct 2019-Mar 2020: ESL Instructor. Grade Gurus & Ecole de Langues Eagle, Montreal.
Winter 2018: Lecturer (ChargĂ© de Cours). “Twentieth Century Literatures in English”, University of
Montreal.
Winter 2018: Lecturer/ Moderator. “English 1033” Poetry Workshop, University of Montreal.
Fall 2017: Coordinator/ Tutor. English Writing Center, University of Montreal.
Winter 2017: Lecturer (ChargĂ© de Cours). “Reading Poetry”, University of Montreal.
Fall 2016: Teaching Assistant (Auxiliaire d’Enseignement), University of Montreal.
Winter 2016: Lecturer (ChargĂ© de Cours). “Twentieth Century Literatures in English”, University of
Montreal.
Fall 2014: Teaching Assistant (Auxiliaire d’Enseignement). University of Montreal.

INVITED POETRY WORKSHOPS

Shweiry, Zein and Omar Baz Radwan. “To The Silenced”, Liberal Arts Program, Humanities, Lebanese American University, Spring 2014.
Shweiry, Zein. “Parts & Wholes in Poetry Construction”, Reading Poetry Lecture, University of Montreal, April 2018.

SCHOLARSHIPS

University of Montreal: End of Year Scholarship (Bourse de Fin d’études), 2018-2019.
University of Montreal: Bourse d’Excellence (Bourse Arsùne David), 2018-2019.
University of Montreal: Graduate FESP Scholarship, 2014-2018.
University of Montreal: English Graduate Departmental Fellowship (DLMO), 2014-2016.
American University of Beirut: General Graduate Scholarship Fund, 2005-2007.

The 6 reviews on Zen
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

6 recommendations

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Zinnia

Zen is excellent teacher with a conscience. He gives of his heart above and beyond his duty for the benefit of the students. He has qualifications that make him competent in his teaching as wrll as extensive experience in the academic field, especially in ESL and EFL teaching.

J
Joelle

Dr. Z is not your average English teacher : he is awesome!
His demonstration of openness & patience makes him more approachable to students, of any age.
He is very interactive & knows how to motivate & inspire them to do better by implementing new ideas to make their learning experience more diverse, interesting & fun!
I highly recommend him as a tutor, students will enjoy learning with him!

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R

I would like to thank Dr. Zen for giving different levels of english lessons to my children during this lockdown. They benefited significantly from his experience in teaching. He foused on their weaknesses in language and achieved to tackle them throughout the course of the sessions. I highly recommend him as tutor.

H
Hicham

Zen is a multitalented teacher. He knows all the shortcuts to learning English fast.. He is also a great friend and colleague.

T
Thomas

Multi-lingual, multi-skilled, multi-talented. As a fellow professional educator, I've known Zen for over ten years, since his work at the University of Kuwait. His talent and skills are well-renowned, inspiring and highly recommendable.

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Lynn

Zen is an honest and devoted human being. He is a great teacher and mentor, he is passionate about what he does and does it so generously! He is creative, patient, thorough and meticulous.
Zen is a multidisciplinary individual with so much knowledge and insight.
He’s a wonderful, super prof!

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