APTLI Summer 2022 Tutors

Welcome APTLI students! We are so lucky to have amazing tutors this year eager to guide and assist you in your intensive learning journey. Simply find your language below and you will find information about your tutor as well as a short bio to help you get to know them.

Availability times for tutoring sessions: Monday – Friday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Reminder that sessions usually last from 15-30 minutes. Group sessions may become available if demand is high.


Hadis Ghaedi

Hadis Ghaedi is a PhD candidate in the Second Language Acquisition program at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She completed a master’s degree at Shiraz University to become a foreign language teacher. She enjoys teaching and learning languages and discovering and sharing new cultures. She has been teaching/tutoring Persian, ESL and academic writing for several years at UW-Madison. Her research interests include learners’ perceptions, second language acquisition, academic writing, and sociolinguistics.


Özge Şahin

Özge Şahin is an MA student in the Italian Literature department of UW-Madison. Originally from Turkey, Özge has a diverse academic background in the language arts. Her experience as an instructor spans Italian, Spanish, English and Turkish. Teaching at both an elementary and collegiate level, Özge enjoys in helping her students further their understanding and comprehension of new languages.


Neso Hefnawy

Marhaba مرحباMy name is Neso, and I am from Egypt. I am an Arabic teaching assistant and a grad student at the School of English (English Linguistics Major) at UW-Madison. I have been teaching Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian dialects for four years. I speak English as a second language which means I have been through all the challenges and the learning problems just like you! So, I have the experience to help you overcome your learning difficulties. Together, we will work on improving your language skills ( Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking) and address any challenges that you face in learning Arabic such as acquiring new vocabulary, etc.


Asala Bani Mustafa

Asala Bani Mustafa is from Jordan. She was a Fulbright scholar between 2016 and 2018 at the University of Iowa, where she earned a Master’s degree in linguistics. She taught and tutored Levantine and Standard Arabic at both the University of Iowa and the University of Florida. Her interests include Second Language Acquisition, culture, and creating a learning environment that is fun, personalized, and meets the learners’ needs.