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Our staff are Certified English Instructors with industry-specific expertise. They bring their passion to the classroom, every day, and excel at leading and mentoring students as they master the skills they need to succeed.

We know you have what it takes to embrace the English language, improving your skills and your life. These are the mentors to empower your success!

Aarti Lakra

ESL Instructor

“I am a language aficionado who is in constant search for challenges that will draw strengths that I am not aware of. As a second language learner and an immigrant myself, I am fully aware of the hardships of crossing languages and cultures. For me, language is more than a means of communication, it’s your freedom to express yourself globally. I am really enthusiastic about helping international students and newcomers to Canada in their settlement process. If I am not talking or teaching English, you will probably find me writing poetry and reading self-help books."

• Certified with British Council and IDP Education to teach International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
• Teaching Phonetics from London College of Teachers and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from Brock University, Canada.
• IELTS content designer for The Queens English.
• Currently working as an IELTS Mastertainer for RM Quest, Trivandrum (Online).

Farhana K.

Faculty, Language

“If I can do it, you can do it too!" I demonstrate my support to students by empathizing with their hopes and struggles as they embark on building a life in Canada."

Farhana has extensive experience in supporting students as they learn English and transition their lives to Canada. She holds a master’s in international relations from the University of Karachi, a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Ontario diploma from the Canadian College of Educators and is an Ontario Certified English Language Teacher (OCELT).

Farhana has been working in this field for the past 12 years, is a Language Instructor for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) at the Centre for Skills Development in Milton and YWCA Etobicoke and is currently enrolled in the LearnIt2Teach Stage 2 course.

Farhana is skilled at assisting learners from various backgrounds and nationalities, developing lesson plans and assessment techniques appropriate for each level. She maintains a supportive classroom where students feel comfortable, motivated, and appropriately challenged.

Gayane Oganesyan


• Teaches General and Specialized English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, including Business English, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and The Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) Preparation courses.
• Holds a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Canada Professional Certificate.
• TESL Part II Certificate from Queen’s University.
• Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Diploma from Bridge TEFL USA.
• TESL Training Certificate from the York Catholic District School Board.
• Master of Arts degree (MA) in International Economics.

Ileana Zambrano

Administrative Assistant, ESL

“It is a pleasure for me to serve our ESL students and staff. Improving a student’s experience and helping people achieve their goals is part of my passion.”

"Things do not happen. Things are made to happen." - John F. Kennedy

• Administrative Assistant, 2021.
• Business Human Resources diploma, 2021.
• Bachelor of Industrial Psychology, 2013.

Stephanie Bockus

ESL Instructor

“I have spent many years learning Spanish and French, so I have lots of experience as a language learner as well. My advice to learn English is to practice conversation whenever you can! Talking with a native speaker is difficult at first but gets easier with practice.”

• Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Public Affairs and Policy Management.
• Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification and is a member of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Canada.
• Worked in translation, product design, and now English as a Second Language (ESL) education and is experienced teaching ESL to children and adults in Mexico, China, and Canada.

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