Writing Support Services

Consultants



Mahmoud Altalouli is a PhD candidate in teaching and curriculum and the coordinator of Writing Support Services. He holds a BA in English teacher education and another BA in international studies. His master’s degree is in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Nazareth College of Rochester. He worked as a consultant and instructor of English in various English language institutes in the Gaza Strip, Palestine. He has been teaching English over the past 10 years. His interests include academic reading and writing. English teacher development is another area of interest.  
     
Ting Zhang is a PhD student in teaching and curriculum at the Warner School and coordinator of Writing Support Services. She holds a BA in English, and an MA in Applied Linguistics. Prior to her doctoral study, she has taught English literacy courses at the secondary and undergraduate levels in China. She has explored nonnative-English-speaking graduate students’ experience with academic English writing and publishing. As a result of her research, she aims to support graduate students’ writing with her perspectives and strategies.   Ting Zhang
     
Jehan Ayesh is a PhD student in Teaching and Curriculum program at the Warner School of Education. She has a BA degree in English Language and Literature and an MA degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Second Language (TESOL). Jehan worked as an English Language Teacher for school and college level students. Her research interest is critical literacy as a tool for social change with a focus on disadvantaged groups of people due to political instability and conflict.     Fangzhi He
     
Fangzhi He is a PhD student in teaching and curriculum. Her MA is in English language and literature from Fudan University. Her BA is in English from Dalian University of Technology. She had been a visiting scholar in The University of York in the UK. She has been teaching for years in Zhengzhou University of Light Industry. Her interests include Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, and TESOL.   Fangzhi He
     
Flutura Shala is a PhD student in Teaching and Curriculum program at the Warner School of Education. She holds a BA degree in English Language and Literature from University of Prishtina and an MA degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Second Language (TESOL) from Univeristy of Rochester. She has worked in educational projects and as an English Language Teacher for 10 years in both public and private educational institutions in Kosovo. Since 2018, she has been working at Warner as a teaching assistant in TESOL courses and graduate assistant for the master’s program of TESOL. She is very passionate about doing research on equity and access in education for minority and heritage language speakers in multilingual contexts as well as exploring the potentials of educational technology in this regard.   Weijia Li
     
Xiatinghan Xu is a PhD student in teaching and curriculum at the Warner School. She holds a BA in English from Sichuan University and a MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from University of Southern California. Before coming to Rochester, she worked as an ESL teacher at LA Technology Center, where she finished her case study of immigrant adult English learning. She also has years of experience teaching TOEFL reading and writing. Her research interests include second language education and language and content integration in instruction, course development and assessment design.  
     
Yanhong Zuo is a PhD student in teaching and curriculum at Warner School. She holds a BA in English and an MA in American Studies. In the past 15 years, she taught English reading and writing at several universities in China and worked at Quincy College in Boston for one year as a Foreign Language Teaching Assistant under Fulbright Scholarship. Her research interests include reading and writing relations, curriculum reforms and English language teaching.