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Masih S.

CAD $25/hr

ESL Professor | IELTS & CELPIP Examiner | ESL Content Developer | 12+ Years of Experience

Tutor Information


Hello, I'm Masih, a Canadian college professor with 12 years of English teaching experience and 3 degrees from top Canadian universities. I grew up in Toronto, Canada, but I have worked and lived all over the world. My hobbies include working out at my local gym, reading novels and self-improvement books, and spending quality time with my wife and four children. In addition to English, I speak Farsi and Arabic fluently. I have been teaching ESL, English Literature, Test Prep and Academic English since 2012. I have taught children, teens, and adults in Canada, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and elsewhere. I have taught multiple English language courses at the best Canadian universities and colleges, including the University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Algonquin College and La Cite College. I have three Canadian university degrees in English, Education, and Language Teaching. In addition, I am TESL Canada certified (Professional Standard Two). I also have a wealth of knowledge regarding standardized English tests. I have worked as a certified IELTS speaking examiner, a CELPIP writing rater, and a CAEL test developer. So what does all of this mean for you? You have clicked on the right profile. You are in good hands : ) Book a trial class now and begin your journey to overcoming the language barriers hindering your professional, social, and academic success.


Embrun, Ontario, Canada


English, Arabic, Persian, Turkish




Middle School
High School


Carleton University

2015 - 2018
MA, English Teaching & Assessment

Seneca College

2015 - 2016
Graduate Certificate, Teaching English as Second Language

University of Toronto

2012 - 2014
M.Ed., Education policy, Language Instruction

University of Toronto

2007 - 2011
B.A., English

Work Experience

LDL Group

November 2021 - present
English Tutor
Conduct discussion-based private and group lessons with Canadian French-speaking professionals working in major Canadian corporations and legal firms

Paragon Testing Enterprises

July 2021 - November 2021
CELPIP Writing Rater
Evaluated CELPIP writing test responses based on a standardized rubric

Federal Government of Canada (PSPC)

September 2020 - November 2021
HR Advisor
Worked with Canadian public service clients to resolve pay related issues with Phoenix Researched compensation related cases and wrote reports

University of Ottawa

September 2019 - August 2020
ESL Professor
Taught academic English skills to international undergraduate students Attended professional development meetings and workshops

La Cite College

January 2019 - present
English Professor
Enhance the English language proficiency of over 100 francophone Health Studies students from zero to elementary proficiency Work with Canadian Paramedic students to develop their report writing and analytical skills to accurately complete Ambulance Call Reports


January 2019 - December 2020
English Tutor
Tutored Canadian federal employees online

English Testmasters

May 2017 - present
Online English Instructor & English Test Developer
English Testmasters is a dynamic and growing Canadian online school specializing in standardized English test development and test prep courses. To date, we have worked with English training and testing companies such as LRDG (Canada), Benesse (Japan), Paragon Testing (Canada), and Learning Resource Network (UK). We provide affordable and effective prep courses on English proficiency tests, such as IELTS and CAEL CE. In addition, we offer English language training to a wide range of learners, including federal employees, international students, and prospective immigrants.

Algonquin College

May 2017 - October 2022
ESL Professor
Taught academic English skills to international professionals and students, introducing them to Canadian culture and improving their ability to succeed academically in 4-year Canadian diploma programs Developed hybrid and online courses through E-Learning platforms such as Blackboard and Brightspace Mentored student-teachers enrolled in Algonquin College’s TESL post-graduate certificate program Conducted immersive IELTS courses preparing students to achieve band scores of 7+

Paragon Testing Enterprises

May 2017 - October 2018
CAEL Item Writer & Passage Writer
Developed test items based on Paragon Testing specifications Created, proofread, and edited unique academic passages on university topics

Carleton University

September 2016 - August 2018
ESL Teaching Assistant
Assisted undergraduate EAP students with completing and improving written assignments Conducted weekly reading and listening groups in collaboration with EAP instructors

Conestoga College

December 2015 - May 2016
IELTS Speaking Examiner
Received IELTS speaking examiner training and conducted IELTS speaking exams at UOttawa

International Centre for EAP

August 2015 - August 2016
ESL Instructor
Taught advanced EAP to international graduate students Developed EAP curriculum informed by Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Administered, conducted, and rated placement tests

Northern Border University

August 2013 - August 2015
ESL Instructor
Taught American & British English using the Oxford and Cambridge textbook series