About Me

About Me

I have always been enthusiastic and inspired enthusiasm.

I have been a teacher and teacher trainer since 2002. I specialize in teaching TOEFL, IELTS, and English as a Second Language. My wide-ranging experience includes delivering tailor-made group and one-to-one courses. Before coming to Izmir, Turkey I had been working as a teacher, teacher trainer, quality control officer, testing and assessment officer, and workshop holder at Aryanpour School of Culture and Education in Tehran, Iran for 15 years.

I also worked as a teacher at Just English Language School in Izmir, for 3.5 years.   I was selected as “The Teacher of the Year” in 2008, 2013, 2016, and 2017, and won the title of “The Best of the Best” in 2009. I also became the first teacher among 400 teachers in Just English Language School branches all over Turkey in 2019. I have studied English Literature at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran, Iran. I have taken the Cambridge CELTA Teaching certificate from International House in Izmir, Turkey.

I also hold ÖSD1, ÖSD2, and ÖSD3 Certificates in the German Language. I attended lots of professional international workshops and seminars about English teaching including the Teacher Developing Seminar and Workshop by Jim Scrivener, Teaching Pronunciation Workshop by Ray Parker, English Language Teaching and Learning Issues workshop by Rod Ellis, etc.

Find Out Why You Should Learn With Ace Academic English

My courses focus on language skills, test techniques, and strategies to achieve grade 80 and above in the TOEFL iBT exam, and grade 6 and above in the IELTS exam.

Customized and Goal-Oriented Programs

Courses suit all personal preferences and learning styles according to your needs and plans.

Efficient Assessment

Your strengths and weaknesses will be identified, your improvement will be assessed, and you will be given appropriate and relevant feedback.

Budget-friendly and Flexible Courses

Plans and pricing will suit your budget and lifestyle.

Zahra Tohidi





To create an effective and positive learning environment I have always tried to keep respect, empathy, authenticity, and self-reflection. I also help my students increase their self-esteem and self-understanding gradually taking more responsibility for their own learning. Proudly and happily, I have always had the highest level of satisfaction among my students.