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Mashael M. Aldakheel 


"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing"

- Aristotle (384-322 BC)

                                                                             Nicomachean Ethics





To acquire a teaching position with an opportunity for professional growth in a people-oriented academic organization.


Academic Background


2008:                           Master of Arts - King Saud University

                        Department of English Language and Literature

                                   Magical Realism and Its Relation to the Metamorphosis of Female Identity in Ana Castillo’s So Far From God


1999:                           Bachelor's Degree – King Saud University

                        English Literature


1995:                           High School Diploma – Gabriel Richard High School

                                    Ann Arbor, Michigan USA


1991:                           Middle School – Clague Middle School

                                    Ann Arbor, Michigan USA


1989:                           Primary and Elementary Schooling – West Briar Private School

                                    Houston, Texas USA



Employment History


2009- Currently           King Saud University – Lecturer / Department of English Language / College of Arts


2003-2009:                  Arab Open University - Academic / Administrative English

Department Coordinator and Assistant Lecturer

·         English Language instruction for students in the orientation year of the University Program as well as specialization courses in literature and linguistics for second and third year students.

·         Management of the English Department including:

o   Curriculum design and development for all levels

o   Teacher recruitment and guidance

o   Teacher training and staff development

o   Exam preparation for all levels

o   Organized and facilitated between student and teacher, teacher and administration


2001:                           Kingdom Schools – Primary English School Teacher

·         Taught absolute beginners to low advance children's English courses

·         Duties include creating a stimulating and fun learning environment using various English learning methodologies, activities, and games.


2000:                           Asrary Schools – Primary and Secondary English Language Montessori Teacher

·         Utilized Montessori methodology to enhance and develop student competencies in the English Language


1998:                           King Saud University – Volunteer tutoring for first and second level English Department Students

·         Subjects tutored include grammar, reading, and writing


1997:                           Asrary Schools – Volunteered in organizing and executing the summer camp program

·         Youth Director implementing a wide range of educational programs and athletic activities


1995:                           Gabriel Richard High School Monthly Newspaper – Managing Editor

·         Supervised a staff of twelve people

·         Generated new story ideas for features

·         Responsible for all aspects of editing, writing, and reporting






2003:                           Planned, developed and executed a prerequisite program for the Arab Open University.


Professional Development

2009:                           Workshop "Liberal Education: It's Goal and how to measure its Effectiveness"

2008:                          Workshop in Triad Outcome-based Approach (used by OU and AOU)

2007:                           Workshop in Open learning Methodology (AOU)


2006:                           Workshop in SWOT analysis and Quality Control (AOU)


2002:                           Workshop in Curriculum development


2001:                           300 hours of training in Montessori methodology


2000:                           Workshop in Total Physical Response (TPR)


2000:                           In-service training in Cooperative Learning


1998:                           Training Program in various computer programs (Windows XP, MS Word, MS Power Point, and other MS Office applications)


1995:                           Certified in First Aid Emergency Medical techniques





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