I am a teacher who loves to assist with English and writing-related projects and professions. I have experience in teaching, tutoring, editing, and community development work. I also love to assist organizations through customer service skills, including organizing workspaces, prioritizing projects, answering phones, and interacting with people of various cultural backgrounds.  I am knowledgeable in Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Microsoft Office, E-mail, RenWeb, QuickBooks and WordPress.


December 2017                                          Chattanooga, TN

Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (5712, 5722, 5732)

Reading (5712): 194

Writing (5722): 188

Math (5732): 150

July 2017                                                        Cleveland, TN

Southeast Regional Literacy Conference

Participated in literacy workshops to improve educator effectiveness

Gained insightful instruction regarding classroom technology, teaching strategies, and curriculum planning

Networked with teachers and administrators from across Tennessee

April 2017                                                         Chicago, IL

Islamic Schools of North America Education Conference (ISNA)

Participated in education workshops, including curriculum development, filmmaking, art, emotional intelligence, and teacher self-care

Collaborated with other teachers from Islamic schools from across America

Engaged with administration, faculty, and staff in professional development

Graduated May 2015 Lee University                                Cleveland, TN

Bachelor of Arts in English (Writing Emphasis) 3.9 GPA

Authored a 28-page spiritual memoir essay and presented before an audience of faculty and students

Wrote a 15-page research paper on teaching English in American-Muslim communities

Designed flyers and posters promoting a non-profit organization


Jan 2017-Present                                          Chattanooga, TN

Reading and Language Arts Teacher at Annoor Academy

Teach five levels of Reading and Language Arts, grades 4 – 8

Create curriculum, lesson plans, student assessments, and classroom management

Founded the school’s drama club, conducting the club’s activities and directing school performances

Coordinate school events, including Scholastic Book Fair, English Spelling Bee, Publishing Week, and field trips

Provide additional ESL instruction, IOWA testing and tutoring, and advanced reading curriculum

Partner with faculty, parents, and students from various cultural backgrounds

Feb 2016-Dec 2016                                        Chattanooga, TN

Administrative Assistant at Chattanooga Florist

Answered phones, processed weekly payroll, handled monthly billing statements

Provided customer service and maintained shop cleanliness

Processed incoming online and by-phone orders

Aug 2014, Aug 2015, & Sept-Dec 2015               Detroit, MI

Domestic Cross-Cultural Development Work Including ESL Instructor

Taught four levels of English as a Second Language, from beginner to advanced levels

Planned lessons, administered tests, and graded homework for ESL students

Interacted with people of various cultural and economic backgrounds from around the world

Spring 2015 Lee University                                    Cleveland, TN

“Peanut Butter Sandwich” Fiction Published in Lee Review

Sept 2011-April 2015                                     Chattanooga, TN

Sales Associate at Plato’s Closet

  1. Provided customer service and interaction with clients
  2. Prioritized projects in a fast-paced environment
  3. Answered phones and organized workspaces

Spring 2014 Lee University                                    Cleveland, TN

“A Short History of Alissa” Poem Published in Lee Review

Spring 2014 Lee University                                    Cleveland, TN

“Like Mary Magdalene” Poem Published in Lee Review

Aug 2013-May 2014                                Chattanooga, TN

English Tutor

  1. Administered tutoring focusing on individual needs
  2. Edited essays with constructive feedback for revision

References and writing samples are available.


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