Sinam Devi

I am an Ontario Certified teacher, with teachable subjects Physics and Intermediate Mathematics. After completing the Master of Science and Master of Philosophy in science, I started my teaching career. I obtained the Bachelor of Education to enhance the teaching profession and continued the journey for more than 15 years in diverse environment. Successfully, I have done the ABQ from OISE, University of Toronto. Besides, enjoying the teaching and learning, I am forward thinker, focused and hardworking. I have a strong passion for students, and is committed to expanding education beyond the classroom into every facet of their life.

Pavle Milutinovic

Pavle Milutinovic (Honours Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education) teaches IB DP Chemistry and Biology at NOIC. He completed the five year Concurrent Teacher Education Program in Philosophy and Biochemistry at the University of Toronto – St. George. After teaching Biology in Canada, Pavle moved to Caracas, Venezuela, where he taught IB DP Chemistry and Biology, and coordinated the Group IV project at the British School of Caracas. During his two years in Venezuela, Pavle attended several IB professional development courses, as well as the Latin American Heads Conference – Teacher Observation Training in Bogota, Colombia, where he learned how to observe science teachers and provide recommendations for improvement.

Pavle continues to enrich his knowledge of the sciences by keeping up to date with the latest research in biochemistry, and by occasionally taking University courses – he hopes to teach his students about science as a way of thinking about the universe, rather than simply a large body of knowledge. 

An avid SCUBA diver, Pavle always tries to find new exciting places to dive around the world, and after successfully starting and coordinating a school SCUBA club in Caracas, he hopes to do the same in all his future schools!

Sheena Chand

Sheena has a Master’s degree in English Literature and also a Bachelor’s in Education. Additionally, she has TESL Canada qualifications from the Canadian Centre for Language and Cultural Studies in Toronto. She is certified by the Ontario College of Teachers to teach Senior English, ESL and Intermediate History. She has worked as a teacher for 20 years and also has seven years administrative experience. She has extensive experience working with adolescents both as a teacher of English and as mentor. She has enthusiastically involved herself with extra-curricular activities like Clean up Drives, Terry Fox Run, and The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. She also has experience training students for debates, drama and extempore speech competitions.

Melissa Phen

Melissa Phen is a graduate of OCAD University and has completed her Bachelor of Education at Western University for Visual Arts and English. Prior to completing her BEd, Melissa has taught ESL in Okinawa, Japan for two years. Outside of teaching, she is a freelance artist and has written, illustrated and published her own children’s book, Elephant Shoes are Hard to Find.

Jerry Ai

Jerry obtained his M.S. from the University of Oklahoma in USA, B.Ed. from the University of Windsor and Mathematics Honour Specialist from the University of Western Ontario. He has taught Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Accounting for 10 years in different countries, including Canada, UK and China. He has two teaching certificates from Ontario College of Teachers and BC Ministry of Education. He likes Ping-pong, basketball and travelling.

Alexandru Volvoreanu

Alex Volvoreanu graduated from the University of Toronto– St. George Campus. He completed his Bachelor of Humanities in English and Philosophy. He attended OISE shortly thereafter in order to obtain his Teaching Degree. Since then, Alex taught English in the U.K; a place that greatly improved his knowledge of pedagogy. His favorite activities include playing tennis and basketball, as well as watching movie & TV marathons. He also hopes to impart his passion for literature to others!!!

Hasan Sunjari

Hi! My name is Hasan Sunjari and I am teaching business at NOIC. I was born on 27th of September, 1974 in Bangladesh. I spent the major span of my academic life in Bangladesh. Yes! I was already a Bachelor of Business Administration (1996) when I left Bangladesh for Australia for post-graduation. I joined as a high school Business and Economics teacher in one of the largest institutions in Bangladesh- Scholastica- in 2001. I taught CIE (Cambridge International Exams) Business curriculum for 10 years there! In 2011, I migrated to Canada with my wife and a 5 year old daughter. My Canadian career as a teacher commenced with Seabird College in Agassiz, BC where I taught business to a group of first-nation Canadians. Since it was a contractual job, I got back Toronto after a year and half only to join NOIC, again, as a high school Business Teacher.

Susan Zhang

Strengths and skills

Excellent command of English and Mandarin; very familiar with Ontario Secondary School Curriculum and International Baccalaureate Curriculum of Language A: Language and Literature; good knowledge of computer skills (Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Power-point); strong verbal and written communications skills; strong inter-person communications skills; good at working under pressure and in a fast-paced environment; efficient, organized and responsibility oriented.

Education

M.A. in English Language and Literature conferred by Foreign Languages, College of Tianjin Normal University June 1999

B.A. in English Language and Literature conferred by Foreign Languages, College of Tianjin Normal University June 1996

Working Experience

Full-time Mentor Nov. 24, 2014 to present at New Oriental International College Teaching IB (International Baccalaureate) Chinese A Sept. 7, 2015 to present

Language and Literature at New Oriental International College

Supervising IB (International Baccalaureate) Oct. 12, 2015 to present

Chinese A Extended Essay at New Orienta International College

Teaching Mandarin as an OSSD credit course Jan. 5, 2015 to present

(LKMCU and LKMDU) at New Oriental International College

Teaching IELTS in New Oriental Nov. 24, 2014 to present at New Oriental International College

Working as Mentors’ Advisor June. 2016 to present

Working as Group Leader July. 2016 to present

(Listening) of IETLS Curriculum Development

Teaching English in Foreign Languages College Sept 1, 1999 to Jul. 15, 2013 of Tianjin Normal University.

Courses taught in University: “An Introduction to Linguistics” (designed for Postgraduates),

“Generative Phonology” (designed for Postgraduates),

“Integrated Skills of English” (designed for undergraduates),

“Focus on English News” (designed for undergraduates), “Listening Comprehension” (designed for undergraduates).

Administrative work in addition to teaching: Sept. 1, 2009 to Jul.10, 2011

Being in charge of English Teaching and Research Section in the English Department of Foreign Languages College of Tianjin Normal University; Being responsible for supervising teaching assistants, developing curriculum and preparing teaching materials and outlines for courses in English studies; Interviewing teaching position applicants.

Teaching Chinese as a visiting scholar in Aug. 8, 2008 to Jun.30, 2009

West Kentucky Community and Technical College in the United States.

Honors and Achievements

Best Employee of the Year in New Oriental December of 2016 at New Oriental International College

Honored as Kentucky Colonel by Summer of 2009 Kentucky Governor, Steven L. Beshear for promoting cultural diversity in the United States.

Honored as Duchess of Paducah Oct. 7, 2008 by the mayor of Paducah, Kentucky for promoting cultural diversity in the United States.

Awarded as Model Teacher in Tianjin Normal University Fall of 2008

The Third Prize winner of The Eighth Teaching Contest Fall of 2006 of Young College Teachers of Tianjin.

The First Prize winner in the Eighth Summer of 2006 Teaching Contest of Young Teachers of Tianjin Normal University

The Second Prize winner of Teaching Achievements Winter of 2004 in Tianjin Normal University.