Nishita Shah
ESL Teacher/Adut/English Instructor

Native language: English, Canadian
Other Languages: French (Oral Communication)
Currently living in: Canada

Nishita Shah


To obtain a position as an ESL Teacher providing added value and timely service to students within the field of ESL that in turn will offer challenging opportunities to enable my professional growth.

Profile Summary

Born and raised in Toronto, with a B.A degree in Sociology, a one-year Post Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management, a Post Graduate Certificate in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language), received certification from TESL Ontario and eight years of teaching experience.


Teaching English as a Second Language Post Graduate Certificate 2006
Seneca College, Toronto, ON

The graduate certificate program provides the opportunity to acquire a general background in the area of ESL from both theoretical and practical perspectives.
The courses are recognized by TESL Ontario towards the TESL Ontario certification. The following are some of the components that I completed in the program.

• Taught ESL to groups of 15-20 adult learners.
• Prepared lesson plans and designed instructional material for various classes
• Discussed teaching performance and evaluation of lessons with practicum instructor
• Observed 30 hours of classroom instruction

Human Resources Management Post Graduate Certificate 2005
Seneca College, Toronto, ON

BA, Sociology 2004
York University, Toronto, ON

Summer French Immersion 1998
College De Jonquiere

ECE (Early Childhood Education) 1998
Seneca College, Toronto, ON

Professional Experience

ESL Teacher /High School English Teacher 2002-Present
Oxford Learning Centre
• Taught students from various grades, in a 3:1 ratio within a classroom setting using various methodologies for oral communication, reading, writing, and comprehension within a set program
• Encouraged positive reinforcement in an educational setting, which resulted in significant skills improvement and achieved a 90% + student success rate.
• Able to increase students’ concentration and attention span by offering the program contents in an interesting format
• Showed sensitivity towards students’ needs and learning styles resulting in significant improvements in reading and writing skills.

ESL Adult Language Teacher 2007-2008 Kaplan Aspect Toronto
• Taught a communicative type of curriculum to a medium size classroom of young adults focusing on the development of reading comprehension, writing grammar as well as oral communication.
• Successfully created activities such as debates, speeches and presentations as a way to commerce and allow students the opportunity to expand their abilities and strengthen their cross-cultural communication skills.
• Implemented a strengthened co-creative classroom environment offering students the ability to interact and discuss everyday issues that affect newcomers to Canada

ESL High School Teacher 2005-2006
ESSEL Learning Centre
• Taught English as a second language to a medium size class of young adults reflecting on the various skills of reading comprehension and writing within a prescribed language curriculum

Office Administration/Receptionist (Contract) 2006
CH2M HILL Canada
• Arranged and scheduled various meetings for staff and clients
• Provided positive customer service; handled large volume of phone calls and directed them to the proper departments while also coordinating and multitasking customer inquiries

Administrative Assistant 2001-2005
Assantė Financial Management Limited
• Learnt to deal with meeting tight timelines and changing priorities while working as an admin assistant to a certified financial planner that included verification of clients’ transactions, problem solving, updating the database and coordination of client statements and quarterly news bulletins.
• Developed and improved analytical skills in problems and issues.
• Enhanced communication skills through verification and problem solving of client trade transactions and other operational issues through interaction with the Fund Companies.

References: Available upon request

Available for employment.

  • Full-time, Part-time, Contract
  • Location: Canada
  • ESL Job Interests: To obtain a position as an ESL Teacher providing added value and timely service to students within the field of ESL that in turn will offer challenging opportunities to enable my professional growth.
Please contact me for more information.