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Mava F.

Northridge, CA

$60/hour

A Positive, Patient, Passionate, Professional Teacher!

Background check passed as of 1/12/15
5.0 average from 221 ratings
Patient, kind and effective tutor
— Natalie, Sherman Oaks, CA on 3/5/16

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Bachelor
Teaching and translation

Education

Bachelor (Teaching and translation)

About Mava

I have 19 years of experience of highly successful teaching. I always discuss the needs of my new students very carefully and aim to build their confidence in the subject. Currently I am a radio host on a very popular Persian radio station 4 days a week. I have a BA in English Translation and Teaching, and I have a large range of teaching experience from very young to adult. I absolutely love teaching, I believe in my work and I take satisfaction and fulfillment from seeing a sparkle in my students' eyes when they learn something they didn't know before.

I am considered to have a caring approach. I try to make sure that learning takes place in a relaxed and fun but studious situation. As you can see, I have a very good success rate with all of my students and have developed a highly-attuned sense of technique in the classroom - I precisely know what to do and how to do it. I continually strive to increase my professional knowledge and skills and to apply them in practice. I teach different subjects such as ESL, IELTS, Farsi (Persian), math (both elementary level and pre-algebra), cooking and clay arts and crafts (sculpture). I also teach Persian and Belly Dancing

I have worked in different language schools as a teacher and a tutor. I have taught different subjects to the students of different ages with different backgrounds. I have been selected as the best teacher 3 years in a row. I have passed teacher training courses, therefore I know how to make the subjects easier to understand, keep the students interested, and help them understand challenging concepts. I can also teach online.
I have 19 years of experience of highly successful teaching. I always discuss the needs of my new students very carefully and aim to build their confidence in the subject. Currently I am a radio host on a very popular Persian radio station 4 days a week. I have a BA in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Northridge, CA 91325
Background Check: Passed

"Patient, kind and effective tutor"

- Natalie, Sherman Oaks, CA on 3/5/16

"Great teacher"

- Mabby, Woodland Hills, CA on 6/11/15

"Excellent teacher, makes learning fun!"

- Norton, Sherman Oaks, CA on 6/1/15

"Learning to spell Farsi!"

- Lisa, Woodland Hills, CA on 8/10/14

"An Excellent Tutor for Everyone"

- Afsaneh, Northridge, CA on 8/9/14

"Heaven sent!"

- Debra, Northridge, CA on 7/29/14

"Lovely teacher!"

- Yuka, Los Angeles, CA on 4/14/14

"The best tutor ever."

- Mubarak, Northridge, CA on 11/28/13

"Fun Farsi"

- Sean, Beverly Hills, CA on 11/25/13

"Best Persian Tutor"

- Joshua, Burbank, CA on 9/18/13

"Good English teacher"

- R J, Beaverton, OR on 4/24/13

"Excellent"

- Wendy, Los Angeles, CA on 3/8/13

"Shows all the hidden points of grammar"

- Elena, Los Angeles, CA on 5/4/12

"Excellent Farsi Tutor!"

- Amy, Pasadena, CA on 2/29/12
Math:
Elementary Math, Prealgebra
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading, TOEFL
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Farsi,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Cooking

I have taken classes in cooking, baking, garnishing and fruit and vegetable carving. I have had some TV show cooking classes back in my home country. I will demonstrate and talk about each dish and dessert in detail in my hands on classes. I reveal the hidden secrets behind the pleasant scent and flavor of popular recipes as well as some international dishes I have collected. I will also teach garnishing, nutritional fact and substitute ingredient of every dish taught so the student will be able to make a more educated decision.

ESL/ESOL

I hold a BA in English Teaching and Translation. I have worked ESL for more than 19 years and was selected as the best teacher 3 years in a row. I have experience in translating articles from Farsi to English and vice versa.

Farsi

I hold a BA in English/Farsi Translation. While working toward that degree, I have translated many texts of different varieties into my native language which is Farsi and the target language. I believe I can teach Farsi as well as English,since I have 10 years of experience in teaching. I consider the fact that I have been born, raised and educated in Iran an important factor in my qualification as a good teacher of Farsi. Also I have passed several courses in "Teaching methods" in university. I consider myself an intuitively patient person. Having had the experience to teach for 10 years has greatly enhanced that trait.

Bachelor
Teaching and translation

Education

Bachelor (Teaching and translation)

Patient, kind and effective tutor — Mava is kind and patient with my 6 year old daughter. She has taught more to her in 2 lessons and has been more effective than the last 3 months at a previous school. She is wonderful! ...

— Natalie, Sherman Oaks, CA on 3/5/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mava will travel within 25 miles of Northridge, CA 91325.