Welcome to Summer 2019!

Hi! I'm Leila and I will be your teacher and collaborator in your online educational journey this summer. I've loved literature since before I could read, when I would memorize books and pretend to "read" them even when the book was upside down. Besides teaching literature, creative writing, and composition at City College, I love to dance and hang out with my friends and my four children. I try to maintain an attitude of wonder toward ideas and art forms--I hope you get a sense for that from my photo on this page.

Current Classes

For summer 2019, I will be teaching English 1B online.

How to Contact Me


Canvas Inbox (once class has started) is my preferred method of contact. Until then or when unavailable, please contact me at leasa@ccsf.edu.

My response time is 24-48 hours if received 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (I unplug on weekends and school holidays). Please resend if you don't hear back--missing emails is not intentional!

Office Hours/One-on-One Support:

By appointment through my ConferZoom Room (or dial 333-645-1044)

Additionally, my office phone number is 415-452-7205 and my on-campus mailbox is L220.

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Log-in Instructions

Go to the RAM ID Portal and Login.

Username: CCSF ID, examples: W12345678 or @12345678

Your Canvas password is your RAM ID password.

Instructions for new students

Once logged in, Click on the Canvas Tile.

Shortcut: Login directly to Canvas.

Canvas Support Hotline (844) 592-2198 available 24/7.

Canvas Student Guide

Online Learning

What are the real challenges encountered by both new and experienced online students, and how can you be successful? Tune into this short tutorial video to help debunk common myths about online learning.

What Makes a Successful Online Learner? Valuable tips for success and what to expect.