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About Wares Salehzai:

Salvē! I'm an up-and-coming Latin teacher in Michigan, and I'm thrilled to show you my enthusiasm for all things Latin related.

Experience

Divine Child High School                                                                                                                Dearborn, MI

Student Teacher                                                                                                                Jan 2023 — Apr 2023

  • Taught Latin 1, Latin 2, and Latin 2 Honors classes, with an overarching goal 
    of reading and understanding the Trojan War narrative and excerpts from scripture
  • Implemented an SEL focused unit plan about empathy and compassion in order to 
    teach students to become more caring human beings in their local communities 

 

Skyline High School                                                                                                                          Ann Arbor, MI

Teaching Intern                                                                                                                  Aug 2022 — Dec 2022

  • Designed bi-weekly lesson plans and activities to complement the Cambridge Latin textbook
  • Devised games and activities in Latin 1 and Latin 2 classes to increase student engagement

     

University of Michigan                                                                                                             Ann Arbor, MI

Latin Placement Advisor                                                                                                 May 2021 — current

  • Evaluated incoming freshmen and transfer students’ Latin ability based on their 
    Latin grammar, translation, and analysis skills to accurately place them within
    University of Michigan’s elementary Latin sequence
  • Interviewed incoming students to learn more about their Latin ability, course load, and interests
     to increase the students’ level of agency in deciding their placements

     

Graduate Student Instructor                                                                                             Aug 2020 — Dec 2022

  • Taught five semesters of the elementary Latin sequence (Latin 101, 102, Caesar, Vergil, Caesar)
  • Took sole responsibility for the course’s instruction, lesson planning, grading, and assessment 
  • Employed a comparative analysis final project to improve students’ analytical and close reading skills 

 

Graduate Student Mentor                                                                                                  Aug 2021 – Dec 2021

  • Observed and provided feedback to fellow Graduate Student Instructors to assist them in designing lesson plans and developing instructional materials to improve the overall experience of students
  • Offered advice and support to Latin Graduate Student Instructors to resolve conflicts and minimize stress

 

Daejeon Saeyeoul Elementary School                                                                         Daejeon, South Korea

Native English Teacher                                                                                                  Aug 2016 — Feb 2020

  • Taught English as a foreign language to Korean elementary school students
    with a focus on speaking and listening to improve communicative skills
  • Designed various English games and used them on a daily basis
    to practice English grammar while retaining high levels of engagement 
  • Implemented audiovisual group routines and procedures to improve classroom management

Education

University of Michigan: MA in Teaching Latin
Northwestern University: BA in Classics (Latin)

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