Meet The Educator
“Teaching requires intention, imagination and intuition. One cannot only hope to spark the mind, but the heart and the soul. When all three are engaged in both teacher and student is when teaching becomes an act of beauty.”
– Dr. Anar Rajabali
With over eighteen years of experience in English language education and instruction, Anar brings expert knowledge to each one of her students. With dynamic teaching and armed with a proven methodology of writing instruction, she inspires excellence in her learners. As an academic researcher in literacy education, her own passion and reverence for the written word guide and illuminate a diverse curriculum, rich with multicultural texts speaking to the breadth of human experience.
Anar utilizes her platform of teaching English as a way of not only expanding the critical mind but the creative heart and potential inherent to all students. In turn, many have surpassed their own academic goals in the language arts and continue to contribute to their studies and their fields in meaningful ways. Most importantly, having confidence in engaging and articulating in a world as cosmopolitan citizens where English is the global language.
Anar’s students and their families keep long term relationships throughout the journey of academic life, from middle school to high school to university. She recognizes the opportunity for impacting and imparting the knowledge and tools that will translate into success throughout a lifetime.
This isn’t just English, it is life.
As well as founder and head educator at Pearl Learning, Anar is a writer, speaker and a scholar with a PhD in Language and Literacy Education from The University of British Columbia. Her award-winning thesis is a meditation on poetry, spirituality and the quest for knowledge and how purposeful engagement in contemplative practices can promote spiritual literacy in education. Her research is perpetually inspired by her own students and her learning and teaching.