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Shaheed is a graduate of the University of Southern California, with a Master of Arts in Teaching- TESOL, a B.A. in Dramatic Arts (Jack Nicholson Award winner), and a minor in Entrepreneurship. He has taught EFL & ESL learners and teachers in China, Los Angeles, Malaysia, and South Korea, plus facilitated workshops in Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Thailand. As an English Language Fellow with the U.S. Department of State (2014-2016), he worked directly with the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, local teachers, students, and education professionals to enact meaningful and sustainable changes in the way English was taught. In 2017, he taught at Irvine Valley College, helping adult-ESL students develop the language skills they needed in order to thrive in the United States. From 2018-2019, he was the Senior Teacher at Aidi Middle School in Beijing. Currently, Shaheed teaches reading and speaking to Chinese preschool-elementary school students online with VIPKid, and has taught more than 1,100 students over the past year.
Shaheed had the opportunity to teach Business English at University Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), the only entrepreneurship university in Malaysia. He also worked on curriculum development, facilitated over 100 workshops throughout six countries in Southeast Asia, trained teachers, coached Ministry of Education officials, and supported the U.S. Embassy’s English ACCESS Microscholarship program. During his time as a Fellow, he started the edcamp “unconference” movement in Malaysia, presented at regional TESOL conferences, and won Gold for “Best Workshop” at the International Conference on English Language Teaching (ICELT). In 20 months, he taught 3,006 students and trained 2,940 teachers in the East Asia and Pacific region.