Maryam Massoud is a teacher trainer with Notting Hill College, Egypt, in addition to being a university instructor and testing expert. Maryam graduated, top of her class, the Faculty of Fine Arts in 2003. Two years after her graduation, she was hired to teach English at Misr International University, where her TEFL career started. She left MIU in 2008 for AUC to be a TEFL teaching fellow, and she received her MA in June 2010. During that time, she had also taught graduates part-time in AAST. After AUC, she taught for one year at the Canadian International College then for another year at the American University of the Middle East, Kuwait. Upon returning to Egypt, she became a testing expert and started working both as a part-time university instructor with AUC and a teacher trainer with Notting Hill. Her main teaching interests are motivation and creativity in the ESL classroom.