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Niusha S.
Seattle, Washington
I have been teaching ESL for over ten years now. My goal is to try to make the process of learning English as a foreign language as close to the natural process of language acquisition as possible, creating a friendly and relaxed learning atmosphere, using a variety of tools and texts, and steering clear of dry, conventional grammar based lessons.
About Niusha S.

As a teacher, I try to cater each class to my student's individual needs and interests. Being bilingual myself, I am a strong believer that language and culture (and food!) are intertwined, and to learn any language, it is best to immerse oneself as deeply as possible. I started teaching ESL in 2005, in Tehran, where I worked with children and adults of all ages in private and semi-private settings. Upon graduating from college, I spent a year working as an English teacher at an international preschool and kindergarten, before moving to New Hampshire for graduate school. There, I studied Creative Writing, and continued to tutor ESL. I taught a beginners Farsi course at Dartmouth College, and while I've now relocated to Seattle, we've managed to continue classes via Skype. I have also helped prepare students who plan on taking the TOEFL in writing. It's been quite a ride! Upon moving to Seattle, I taught at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, a community college across the lake in Kirkland, WA. There as a faculty member of the International Department and a professor of the Intensive English program, I worked directly with international students. I taught Grammar, Academic Writing, Listening/Speaking, and Reading at various levels. I joined the college's ESL team in 2017, and taught Intermediate ESL (level 4), as well as proctoring the CASAS exam. In addition to being bilingual, I am also a language learner. As a student of Italian, I believe I am more empathetic towards the struggles of language learning, and understanding towards errors, and getting lost in translation.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2005

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Creative Writing

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Teaches ages 3+

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Speaks English, Farsi (Persian), Italian

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Niusha S.
Seattle, Washington
I have been teaching ESL for over ten years now. My goal is to try to make the process of learning English as a foreign language as close to the natural process of language acquisition as possible, creating a friendly and relaxed learning atmosphere, using a variety of tools and texts, and steering clear of dry, conventional grammar based lessons.
About Niusha S.

As a teacher, I try to cater each class to my student's individual needs and interests. Being bilingual myself, I am a strong believer that language and culture (and food!) are intertwined, and to learn any language, it is best to immerse oneself as deeply as possible. I started teaching ESL in 2005, in Tehran, where I worked with children and adults of all ages in private and semi-private settings. Upon graduating from college, I spent a year working as an English teacher at an international preschool and kindergarten, before moving to New Hampshire for graduate school. There, I studied Creative Writing, and continued to tutor ESL. I taught a beginners Farsi course at Dartmouth College, and while I've now relocated to Seattle, we've managed to continue classes via Skype. I have also helped prepare students who plan on taking the TOEFL in writing. It's been quite a ride! Upon moving to Seattle, I taught at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, a community college across the lake in Kirkland, WA. There as a faculty member of the International Department and a professor of the Intensive English program, I worked directly with international students. I taught Grammar, Academic Writing, Listening/Speaking, and Reading at various levels. I joined the college's ESL team in 2017, and taught Intermediate ESL (level 4), as well as proctoring the CASAS exam. In addition to being bilingual, I am also a language learner. As a student of Italian, I believe I am more empathetic towards the struggles of language learning, and understanding towards errors, and getting lost in translation.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2005

Education

Creative Writing

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 3+

Speaks

Speaks English, Farsi (Persian), Italian

Speaks

Has background check

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Niusha is a gem. She is a wonderful teacher and I have learned so much in a short amount of time. She is a great listener and incorporates my learning style and life into the lessons. I can say little phrases to my dog now and he gets to learn as well. Double lessons! Afarin!

Posted Sep 15, 2021
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Niusha is a great instructor for Farsi and is deeply knowledgeable as well as patient. I really looking forward to continue learning Farsi with her and unreservedly recommend her to anyone seeking to learn the language.

Posted Feb 4, 2021
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Posted Mar 4, 2022
Instructor
Oct 2015 - Jun 2019
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
As an Intensive English professor, I taught Grammar, Listening/Speaking, and Academic Writing courses to international students at Lake Washington Tech's International Department. I also taught intermediate (level 4) ESL in their ESL program.
Creative Writing
Sep 2010 - Jun 2013
Dartmouth College
English Language and Literature
Sep 2005 - Jul 2009
Allameh Tabatabei Univeristy
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Farsi
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency

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