Nork Zakarian

Pre-IB Project Coordinator
Armenia

Education

  • BA in Business, Economics, Communication - American University in Cairo, Egypt    

Bio

I was born and raised in Egypt, where I was also an IB student. As a repatriated Armenian who strongly believes in the transformational power of education, I see it as the only way to make sustainable impact in the world. That is precisely why I decided to move to Armenia in 2012. Since then, I have been involved in the field of education, with different roles ranging from coordinating a middle school programme, teaching English Language Arts, mentoring digital media workshops, guitar tutoring, and e-learner coaching.    

What is the favourite part of the course you teach?

Learning from students is my favourite part of the teaching process.     

Which teaching method you prefer and why? 

Classrooms without four walls.    

What advice would you give to a student of your subject?

Knowledge is power - start by knowing yourself.    

Who is your role model or mentor or who inspires you?

I cannot pinpoint a single individual, but I can list the human qualities in those I find inspiring: courage, diligence, resilience, eloquence, compassion, integrity, and creativity.    

What is your life motto?

Do the right thing, even when no one is watching.     

What are the three things you can't imagine your life without?

An imagination, literacy, and free will.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Get lost in a forest or on the internet. I also enjoy playing music, filmmaking, reading, cooking, and exercising as much as I can.