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Akmal Akbarov

Akmal Akbarov

Online Course Developer / Online Tutor
Tashkent, Toshkent Shahri

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About Akmal Akbarov:

🔥 Fueling a passion for English education and empowering students to thrive

Experience

Head of English Department / EAP Module Leader                                          Summer, 2021 – Summer 2023       Cambridge International University (CIU) / Millat Umidi International University (MUU) 

Module Leadership:

  • Ensures that the academic programs at the EAP and ESP teaching teams are of the highest standard for maximum student benefit and learning outcomes, including overseeing and monitoring lesson plans, assessments, and teacher performance.
  • Collaborates with the CIU administration team to deliver high-quality lessons following module guidelines to ensure alignment with the university's academic standards and goals.
  • Assesses teacher performance, identifying skills gaps, and providing constructive feedback and developmental plans to support ongoing professional development.
  • Provides academic support and advice to students, including mentoring and guiding students in their academic and career goals.
  • Recruits new team members through candidate search, interview, and observation, ensuring that all new teachers are properly onboarded and trained.

Curriculum Development:

  • Creates the teaching calendar and syllabus design for EAP and ESP modules, formulating learning outcomes, and designing a learning experience for students that is engaging, challenging, and aligned with the university's academic standards.
  • Designs weekly lesson plans, electronic homework tasks, and assessment strategies and criteria, ensuring that all materials and assessments are designed to promote student learning and success.

Teaching:

  • Teaches EAP and ESP using communicative language teaching strategies and student-centered methods, guiding and evaluating student progress, and ensuring that all students have access to high-quality instruction and support.
  • Participates in teacher training workshops and managing resources for effective teaching, including maintaining accurate records of lesson plans, attendance, and grades, adapting teaching methods and materials to meet students' individual needs, and developing positive relationships with students both inside and outside of teaching hours.

Module Leader (remote work)                                                                        Winter, 2021 – Summer, 2021       Diplomat Academy / Diplomat International School / Diplomat University                                                                                     

  • Designed the teaching calendar and syllabus for Diplomat Academy and Diplomat University, including selecting appropriate materials, designing assessments, and ensuring alignment with learning outcomes and accreditation requirements.

Developing Professional Identity Lecturer (Semester-based teaching)                   Winter, 2021 – Spring, 2021 Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT)                                                                         

  • Taught the Developing Professional Identity module using communicative teaching strategies, ensuring that all lessons were well-structured, engaging, and designed to meet the needs of diverse learners.
  • Maintained a conducive classroom environment for optimal learning, including managing student behavior, facilitating group work and discussions, and providing individualized support as needed.
  • Worked individually with students to address learning problems and evaluated student progress through inclusive teaching methods, such as formative assessments, project-based learning, and peer feedback.
  • Maintained accurate records of lesson plans, attendance, and grade, and communicated regularly with students and colleagues to ensure that everyone was informed and up-to-date.
  • Adapted teaching methods to meet the individual needs of students, such as providing extra support for struggling learners or challenging advanced students with more complex tasks.
  • Identified students' strengths and weaknesses and adjusting teaching methods accordingly to ensure that every student had the opportunity to succeed.
  • Provided regular feedback to students on their progress and offered guidance and support as needed, such as helping them to develop study skills or providing career-related advice.

Founder/Online English Tutor                                                                                    Winter, 2020 – Present    Online English Club

  • Plans, prepares, and delivers online courses to a range of classes and age groups, utilizing various teaching strategies and techniques to ensure student engagement and learning.
  • Designs and produces new materials, including audio/video podcasts and other resources, to supplement course content and enhance student learning.
  • Works individually with students to address language learning problems, providing personalized instruction and support to help students overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.
  • Identifies students' strengths and weaknesses, and adjusts teaching methods accordingly to meet the needs of each individual student.
  • Manages student enrollment, retention, and completion processes, including counseling students on academic and personal matters and providing resources and support to help them succeed.

Co-Owner/Co-Founder/Managing Director                                                      Spring, 2015 – January, 2020   NEO Zabarjad Ziyo Learning Centre (Investudy)   

  • Identified new business opportunities, analyzed market trends, and developed marketing initiatives to promote the company's products and services.
  • Trained and supervised personnel to ensure they have the skills and knowledge necessary to carry out their roles effectively.
  • Analyzed customer needs and developed plans to meet them, while staying up-to-date with trends and changes in the business world to ensure the company remains competitive.
  • Managed the student acceptance, enrollment, retention, and completion processes, including counseling students on personal and academic matters and ensured they have access to the resources they need to succeed.
  • Monitored budgets and expenditures, prepared financial reports, and oversaw the allocation of resources to various departments to ensure the company operates efficiently and effectively.
  • Provided in-service training for staff, prepared and updated teaching materials to ensure they reflect learning objectives, and lead regular teacher training workshops to improve the quality of instruction.
  • Handled complex customer complaints or inquiries, oversaw social media marketing, and developed strategies to maintain a positive brand image for the company.

Academic Manager                                                                                                       Spring, 2014 – Fall, 2015 Direct English Language Centre in Tashkent 

  • Coordinated class changes and student document transfers, administering placement tests, and graded tests to organize appropriate class rosters that meet the needs of each individual student.
  • Communicated program information and policies to students and staff members, and addressed student and staff issues with teachers, the course director, and the business owner.
  • Maintained resources and supplies area for teachers, ensuring that the academic program is engaging and positive, and assisted in student survey administration and final progress reports.
  • Assisted the course director in managing students, demonstrated flexibility and a proactive nature in helping coworkers and students, and worked with administrative and teaching staff to ensure integration and teamwork.
  • Coordinated and facilitated teacher training and development, including providing feedback and guidance to teachers on their performance, and ensured that teachers are up-to-date with current teaching methodologies and techniques.
  • Monitored student progress and provided academic guidance and support, including advising on study skills, time management, and academic writing, and referred students to appropriate support services when necessary.
  • Managed the academic program budget and resources, including overseeing the purchasing and maintenance of teaching materials, equipment, and supplies.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Lecturer                                                           Fall, 2007 – Fall, 2014 Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT)

  • Planned and delivered EAP lessons using communicative language teaching strategies that promote student engagement and participation, and adjusting materials and activities to meet individual student needs.
  • Created lesson plans and instructional materials that align with course learning outcomes and assessment criteria
  • Maintained a conducive classroom environment that fosters student learning and engagement, and encourages the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Participated in teacher training workshops and contributed to curriculum and test development to ensure the highest standards of academic excellence and relevance.
  • Managed teaching resources, maintaining accurate records of lesson plans, attendance, and grades, and organizing and managing extra-curricular activities that promote student engagement and learning.
  • Developed positive relationships with students and colleagues, representing WIUT courses at relevant events, and assisting with administrative duties related to university courses.
  • Provided academic and pastoral support to students, including advising on study skills, time management, and academic writing, and referring students to appropriate support services when necessary.
  • Collaborated with other faculty members and university departments to ensure the smooth running of the EAP program and the achievement of its goals and objectives.

English Teacher                                                                                                         Spring, 2006 – Spring, 2007 Russian Training Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

  • Planned, prepared, and delivered lessons to a range of students and prepares tests, examination papers, and exercises;
  • Provided appropriate feedback on oral and written work and develops new materials, including audio and visual resources;
  • Attended and contributed to training sessions and participates in marketing events;
  • Prepared information for quality assurance exercises and carries out basic administrative tasks, such as keeping student registers and attendance records;
  • Freelanced teaching on a one-to-one basis.

English Teacher                                                                                                        Fall, 2005 – Spring, 2006 Peacekeeping English Project – British Council Uzbekistan

  • Delivered accelerated English lessons to military staff members, focusing on improving their language skills for use in peacekeeping missions.
  • Planned and prepared lesson materials and activities that are engaging, relevant, and effective for adult learners.
  • Administered monthly tests, evaluating papers, and announcing the test results to students in a timely and professional manner.
  • Provided regular feedback and guidance to students on their progress and areas for improvement, using a range of assessment methods such as quizzes, assignments, and speaking assessments.

Executive Officer                                                                                                       Fall, 2004 – Spring, 2005 Uzbekistan Teachers of English Association (UzTEA) 

  • Assisted the president and board members in organizing and coordinating various teacher training seminars, courses, conferences, and events.
  • Developed and implemented strategies to promote the Association and its activities, including outreach to potential partners and sponsors.
  • Coordinated with other organizations and institutions to develop partnerships and collaborations that support the Association's mission and goals.
  • Served as a liaison between the Association and its members, responding to member inquiries and concerns, and providing support and guidance as needed.
  • Assisted with the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure smooth operation of the Association and compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Collaborated with other staff and volunteers to carry out the Association's programs and activities, and providing guidance and support as needed.
  • Represented the Association at meetings, conferences, and other events, and promoting the Association's mission, goals, and activities to a wider audience.

Education

Hello, I'm Akmal Akbarov. I am an experienced educator and AI enthusiast, specializing in English Language Teaching and the innovative application of Artificial Intelligence in education.

My journey began with a B.A. in English Philology from the Uzbek State World Language University in 2004, setting the stage for a career deeply intertwined with the learning and teaching of languages. I furthered my expertise with a Postgraduate Certificate in Special Teaching and Learning from the Westminster International University in Tashkent in 2010, allowing me to adapt my teaching methods to cater to a diverse range of learner needs.

In 2021, I expanded my skillset by completing a TESOL/TEFL 120-hour accredited course from the World TESOL Academy. This certification has equipped me with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach English to speakers of other languages, enabling me to effectively design and deliver engaging language courses.

I have recently completed an MA in Education from Westminster International University in Tashkent, during which I explored the most advanced pedagogical theories and practices. This degree has not only broadened my perspective on education but also honed my ability to develop innovative educational programs.

In 2022, I enhanced my professional development skills by earning a Train the Trainer Certificate from Cambridge English Language Assessment. This has equipped me with the techniques to cultivate a learning-friendly environment and inspire other educators to excel in their teaching journey.

In 2023, I ventured into the world of AI by completing two significant courses. The first, 'Artificial Intelligence – Opportunities & Challenges' from the British Council, exposed me to the potential of AI in transforming our world and the hurdles we may encounter along the way. The second, 'How to Research & Write Using Generative AI Tools', has empowered me to harness the power of AI in research and writing, revolutionizing my approach to content creation.

Today, I am excited to share my knowledge and passion through online courses. My mission is to empower learners and educators alike, offering them the tools and insights to navigate the ever-evolving educational landscape. I look forward to welcoming you to my courses and embarking on this exciting journey together!

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