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Masih S.

CAD $26/hr

Canadian ESL College Professor & Former IELTS Examiner

Tutor Information


I'm a Canadian ESL professor and former certified IELTS examiner based in Ottawa, Canada. I have years of experience teaching English and IELTS prep to ESL students from all over the world, including China and Vietnam. I have developed hundreds of tests for international standardized English tests, such as CAEL (Paragon Testing) and GTEC (Benesse). I have three degrees from top Canadian universities in English (UToronto, B.A.), Education (UToronto, M.ED.), and Language Teaching & Assessment (Carleton, M.A.).


Kabul, Kabul, Afghanistan


English, Arabic, Persian




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

July 2021 - November 2021

Federal Government of Canada (PSPC)

September 2020 - November 2021
HR Advisor

University of Ottawa

September 2019 - August 2020
EAP Professors
-taught academic English skills to international undergraduate students -attended professional development meetings and workshops

La Cite College

January 2019 - April 2023
English Professor
- Enhanced the English language proficiency of over 100 francophone Health Studies students from zero to elementary proficiency - Worked 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
- Teach 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 - Develop hybrid and online courses through E-Learning platforms such as Blackboard and Brightspace - Mentor student-teachers enrolled in Algonquin College’s TESL post-graduate certificate program - Conduct immersive IELTS courses preparing students to achieve band scores of 7+

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

January 2016 - 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