Shahida Nurmatova

Shahida Nurmatova
Location Tishk International University Erbil Branch Address 100 Meter Street and Mosul Road Erbil KRG IRAQ
Language English
Pronouns Male, He / Him / His

Shahida Nurmatova

English Language Teaching

Position: Assistant Lecturer
Faculty : Education.
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Education (PhD, MSc/MA, BSc/BA)
Teaching philosophy

My teaching philosophy is strongly influenced by Abraham Maslow’s humanist approach and in particular his Hierarchy of Needs. I aim to ensure students’ basic needs are met in the classroom so that they feel happy, comfortable, safe and welcomed into the classroom. When students’ basic needs are met, they can focus on learning and personal development. I focus on teaching them how to fish instead of giving them fish.

Previous positions

· Teacher of English Language and Creative Writing at Cambridge International School, Capital Branch, Erbil

· ELA/SAT/Academic Writing Teacher, RISE, Erbil · Vice Principal and English Teacher at Prep School, Tishk, Erbil

· English and Writing Teacher at Nilufer Girls School, Erbil · English Teacher at Center of Intellectual Youth, Uzbekistan

· English Teacher and a Supervisor at Nigerian International School, Kano, Nigeria

Research interests

Curriculum Design, English Language Arts, Academic Writing


· Teacher trainer for specialists with non-educational background, Ishik University. 2012.

· Organized RISEx Talks (Independent free talks) for students of RISE (Ronaki International School Erbil). Erbil, KRG, Iraq. November 2019, November 2018.

· Supervised two projects for Future Projects Olympiads, English Section; won one silver and one gold medals, 2019.

General English/Creative Writing/SAT Exam Preparation

General English/Creative Writing/Checkpoint International Exam


English Language Arts/SAT-1 English/Academic Writing