Ms. Mehreen Asif Gilani is a seasoned educationist with 15 years of experience in teaching English to Pakistani and foreign students. For the majority of her career she has worked in an accredited American Institution, working with foreigners has given her a unique insight to how native speakers’ teach and use the English language.
She has been trained as an IELTS Master Trainer at the American University of Sharjah, UAE. Over the years she has been training teachers of the IELTS institutions to enhance their learners’ performance. As an experienced IELTS coach, she has customized a special, intensive programme to help her batches to improve their band scores quickly. She has already successfully assisted numerous professionals (doctors, policemen, researchers) and others to achieve their desired band score.
Ms. Gilani holds an MPhil degree in Educational Leadership and Management (ELM) and a Master’s degree in English Language Teaching (ELT). As a Senior Teacher Trainer she has trained teachers across Pakistan to work smartly and achieve desired results.
Rabia Shafi has been teaching and teacher-training for almost two decades across public and private sectors such as the British Council, Opportunity International, British Education and Training Systems, Roots College International, and The City School to name a few.
With the changing global needs, she acquired multiple certifications to upgrade her remote-teaching skills such as Teaching Live Online and Moderating Courses Online from The Consultants-E, UK and Train the Trainer online from International House London.
In addition, she holds a Master’s Degree in English Language and Literature and an M.Phil. in Applied Linguistics. She completed her CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to speakers of other languages ) with the International House, Thailand. She also holds a Teacher Training qualification, namely; Professional Award for Teacher Development, from British Council and Trinity College,UK.
She has extensive experience training teachers and teacher-trainers as well as teaching English as a second language to adults. She has expertise in conducting conversation classes in English for speakers of other languages along with being an IELTS instructor.
Experienced Teacher Trainer with 15 years of professional work experience in teaching and training. Dedicated, resourceful and goal-driven professional educator with a solid commitment to the social and academic growth and development. An organized professional with proven teaching, guiding, training and counselling skills. She has a MS degree in Applied Linguistics and holds a master’s degree in English Literature. She is a Cambridge certified teacher trainer (CELTA) (TKT). Certificate in ‘Materials Development for Language Learning’ from NILE UK and ‘Train the Trainer Online Skills Course’ from ‘International House London’. She has over 12 years of experience in English Language Teaching and 5 years of experience working as a Teacher Trainer.
She has a diverse teaching experience in teaching ranging from Montessori to University level. She worked as lecturer in FAST NU, teaching Business Communication to undergraduates. She worked as a Speaking Examiner for Cambridge ESOL Examination. She is a British Council Certified Trainer and one of the Leading Trainers of Punjab Education English Language Initiative (PEELI) Project and EES Pakistan. She has conducted numerous training programs throughout Punjab and KPK. She has done her research on Online Collaborative Learning. She also holds a certification in Cognitive, Social and Child Psychology from University of Warwick UK. She has carried out Monitoring and Evaluation in the field resulting in need-based educational trainings to execute the required goals and objectives.
Developed a curriculum, created teaching/learning aids and organized a schedule to teach meaningful spoken English classes to 1500 ESL students. Trained teachers by model teaching, co-teaching and observing host country nationals who are successfully continuing to teach and maintain the lab today. Established and directed youth study groups and tutoring sessions with local students ranging from ages three to eighteen. Organized and ran weekly training sessions for staff of foreign and local teachers. Created an immersion-like environment to foster authentic learning and fluency. Promoted English comprehension through phonemic awareness, the use of cognates, sound-spelling. Provided advanced learners with tools and strategies to improve fluency, develop reading. Worked as part of a multinational team of teachers and staff to provide a multicultural learning.
As an IELTS trainer facilitated participants during IELTS preparation and advised them on future language development plan. Taught lessons encompassing a range of skill-building activities for reading, listening, writing, and speaking. As an Assistant Principal in Army Public School (APS), she overlooked teachers’ professional development, planning, coordination, and directing of activities and programs related to the administration. Provided leadership to the professional staff in determining objectives and identifying school needs as the basis for developing long and short-range plans for the school.
Saadia Qureshi is a Teacher Educator and a Development Manager with over 18 years of experience in the field of education. Besides, being the CEO of EMAS Global, Saadia works as a Training consultant for a few eminent organizations including British Council and Oxford University Press.
She is a facilitator for leadership and professional development programmes, Tutor/ Assessor for British Council’s Professional Award for Teacher Educators, a Cambridge CELTA certified instructor to teach adults, a certified Materials Developer from NILE Institute, a certified E- Moderator from Nile and The Consultants-E Ltd, UK. She has acquired her Leadership training from University of Massachusetts, USA. Saadia is also an Educational and E-learning Consultant at IEC (iec.org.pk) and is a qualified Master Trainer for IELTS from the American University of Sharjah, UAE.Saadia is an accredited materials developer and develops content for educational organizations. Besides running targeted programmes on developing teaching skills for teachers, she has conducted workshops based on essential skills and leadership for the educational and corporate sectors. Few of the corporate organizations she has conducted sessions for include Packages, HospitALL (Netsol) and STEPS. She has also run programmes based on enhancing writing skills and Professional Etiquettes for Punjab Judicial Academy. In addition, she has facilitated sessions on Professional writing for CEOs of NGOs with professors from the University of Massachusetts.
Saadia strives to bring positivity in the educational and corporate sectors. Her belief and conviction of uplifting the standard of professional qualifications, English language communication and management skills in Pakistan, has motivated her to launch EMAS. She works with an aim of facilitating individuals, so they become pro-active thinkers and contributors of the global society.
Rabea Saeed works as a freelance training and education consultant. She has an MS in English Linguistics and Literature, a PGD in TEFL and various certificates including CELTA.
She is an internationally accredited Quality Assurer for Professional Award for Teacher Educators by British Council and has worked on various projects including Spain. This programme has been accredited by Trinity Institute, UK.
Her professional career spans over 9 years and her roles and responsibilities includes working as an English language instructor for all four skills; as a lecturer for English literature and academic writing skills; designing and developing courses and materials; monitoring and evaluating teacher progress and contributing to academic research on regular basis.
In addition, she has three publications to her credit and two research projects in the pipeline. She has been a regular attendee and presenter at SPELT Conferences, Eurasia Research conference Dubai and has also represented British Council (Pakistan) at IMMLE conference, Bangkok in 2019.
Abdur Rehman Khattak is a certified teacher-trainer and content developer. With a Master’s degree in Education and a sound experience in teaching, training and content development, he possesses exceptional competence in a range of curriculum areas. He has received his Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) from University of Cambridge and Professional Award in Teacher Development from the British Council (accredited by Trinity College, UK).
He is currently a part of the British Council's EES as a Training consultant and content developer. He is also leading British Council’s Mentoring and Coaching Project in Punjab. In his decade-long professional experience with the British Council, he has trained countless batches of teachers, teacher educators and education managers on several internationally recognized courses like ETTE (English for Teaching, Teaching for English), Cambridge TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test), Leading on EME, Teaching English for Subject Classrooms, Trainer Development Course, School Leadership, Professional Development - WIIFM, School-based CPD. He has also developed courses on Micro-teaching, Teacher Evaluation and Mentoring.
Abdur Rehman has designed and delivered training sessions for the leading training and development organizations in Pakistan on a variety of areas like Quality Education, School Improvement Plan, Communication Skills, Micro-teaching, Effective Assessment, Creative Schools, Future of Learning.As a certified corporate trainer, he has trained workforce at Engro Foods, IFFCO, Kashf Foundation on Productivity and Communication.
He is an active member of Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers (SPELT) where he has conducted numerous sessions as a volunteer. He has also volunteered for welfare educational organizations like TCF, Punjab Rural Support Program and Arfa Karim Foundation.
Abdur Rehman strongly believes that in order to prepare generations for future, they should be empowered with opportunities of Learning and Development so they can effectively learn to become responsible, confident and resourceful asset of the country.