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Anita J.

25 Years of Experience Teaching ESL/Writing/IELTS/Farsi!

25 Years of Experience Teaching ESL/Writing/IELTS/Farsi!

$85/hour

  • 191 hours tutoring

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My name is Anita, and I have been teaching English over 25 years! I am passionate about learning and teaching, and that's why I spend most of my time doing both. I loved all my teachers, but the ones to whom I feel most indebted are the ones who inspired the love of independent learning in me along with those who did not teach by the book: they made the lesson suit me as a student rather than the other way around. From these two groups, my love for promoting independent learning and creating...

My name is Anita, and I have been teaching English over 25 years! I am passionate about learning and teaching, and that's why I spend most of my time doing both. I loved all my teachers, but the ones to whom I feel most indebted are the ones who inspired the love of independent learning in me along with those who did not teach by the book: they made the lesson suit me as a student rather than the other way around. From these two groups, my love for promoting independent learning and creating customized materials for my students took shape.

I love diversity and learning about different cultures and speak 4 languages--some more fluently than others: Persian (Farsi), English, Arabic, and French. I have a BA in French and an MA in Teaching English As a Second/Foreign Language. I also have a variety of certificates in time management, study skills, conflict resolution, goal setting, etc. In the past 25 years, I have taught middle school, high school, college, and university levels in 4 countries (2 continents), in person, to more than 32 nationalities and tutored students, online, in more than 6 countries. During this time, I have been a university faculty, director of a writing center, tutor, teacher and writing specialist trainer, IELTS certified examiner, TOEFL and GRE writing teacher, test writer, student services coordinator, coach, and ESL/EFL/IELTS material writer.

On top of having an MA in Teaching English As a Second/Foreign Language, I finished the teacher training courses offered by Cambridge University and got certified by the British Council as an IELTS examiner in years past.

I also tutor Persian (Farsi) which is my native language, and I have been teaching it to (both non-native speakers of Persian [Farsi] and third-generation kids of Persian/non-Persian mixed families. I have been able to synergize my years of experience as a linguist, language teacher, and a material producer to create my own lessons with the goal to gradually wean students off of English/Persian and Penglish texts to full-fledged


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Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

Being one of the last generations studying the Grammar-Translation Method over 30 some years ago and learning grammar as a non-native speaker of English helped me come up with the best ways to explain it to my students. I love writing lessons for grammar and customizing these lessons to fit students with different attitudes towards grammar!
ESL/ESOL

Elementary Education

Grammar

Grammar

Being one of the last generations studying the Grammar-Translation Method over 30 some years ago and learning grammar as a non-native speaker of English helped me come up with the best ways to explain it to my students. I love writing lessons for grammar and customizing these lessons to fit students with different attitudes towards grammar!

English

Grammar,

Grammar

Being one of the last generations studying the Grammar-Translation Method over 30 some years ago and learning grammar as a non-native speaker of English helped me come up with the best ways to explain it to my students. I love writing lessons for grammar and customizing these lessons to fit students with different attitudes towards grammar!
IELTS,

IELTS

I was a former certified IELTS examiner with the British Council Doha in Qatar. I have also written materials and trained writing specialists to prepare students for IELTS exam. I have a lot of testimonials from my IELTS students who have successfully passed their IELTS exams.
Writing,

Writing

I have been an ESL/EFL teacher with a very strong foundation in writing and grammar. I have also taught writing to high school and college native speakers of English. I have trained numerous writing teachers, specialists, and tutors both as faculty and Head of a writing lab in overseas universities.
ESL/ESOL

Homeschool

Writing,

Writing

I have been an ESL/EFL teacher with a very strong foundation in writing and grammar. I have also taught writing to high school and college native speakers of English. I have trained numerous writing teachers, specialists, and tutors both as faculty and Head of a writing lab in overseas universities.
ESL/ESOL

Language

Farsi,

Farsi

I have been speaking Persian (Farsi) for the past 44 years and have worked as translator/interpreter for news reporters from Japan, France, Italy, USA, and Egypt. I have also translated/interpreted at courts and in the hospitals after taking the official interpretation classes with the North Carolina court system. I have also written Persian (Farsi) lessons for young learners. Furthermore, I am in the process of doing subtitles for a few documentary movies.
IELTS,

IELTS

I was a former certified IELTS examiner with the British Council Doha in Qatar. I have also written materials and trained writing specialists to prepare students for IELTS exam. I have a lot of testimonials from my IELTS students who have successfully passed their IELTS exams.
ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

I have been an ESL/EFL teacher with a very strong foundation in writing and grammar. I have also taught writing to high school and college native speakers of English. I have trained numerous writing teachers, specialists, and tutors both as faculty and Head of a writing lab in overseas universities.
ESL/ESOL

Other

ESL/ESOL

Sports/Recreation

Cooking

Cooking

Having been raised on an elaborate Persian cuisine, that's all I knew until I married an Egyptian-American and lived in different countries from the UAE to Qatar to the USA! Along the way, I not only picked up international recipes from Italy, Palestine, Egypt, Japan, France, etc., I made my own fusions by mixing Eastern spices with Western palates and vice versa. I have run camps for kids and families and am working on publishing my ebook introducing the East/West cuisine fusion!

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I have been an ESL/EFL teacher with a very strong foundation in writing and grammar. I have also taught writing to high school and college native speakers of English. I have trained numerous writing teachers, specialists, and tutors both as faculty and Head of a writing lab in overseas universities.
ESL/ESOL

Test Preparation

IELTS

IELTS

I was a former certified IELTS examiner with the British Council Doha in Qatar. I have also written materials and trained writing specialists to prepare students for IELTS exam. I have a lot of testimonials from my IELTS students who have successfully passed their IELTS exams.

Examples of Expertise


Anita has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 12 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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A Bespoke Learning Experience

I was looking for an experienced IELTS tutor. Finding Ms. Anita was a miracle, she and I had one week to work together and my mission was to score a 7+ in IELTS. She gave me an in depth understanding of how the exam was set up, and tailored the tutorials to my needs within the time that we had. I loved her wholistic approach to teaching and the amount of concern she had for my goals despite us having time for only about 3-4 sessions in total, for instance, she would give me assignments and check up on me incase I needed further help. I also really liked her policy of having a brief 15min free of cost session in the beginning to assess if we were a good fit. In our time together, I have definitely learnt key strategies that helped me during my speaking, listening, reading, and writing tests. She and I worked a lot on my writing, and I felt much more confident taking the test. Tutors like Ms. Anita are not common, and I would love to continue working with her during my academic studies.

Mitaali, 3 lessons with Anita
Tutor responded:

Thanks a lot, Mitaali, for your kind words and taking the time to write a review. I, too, enjoyed sharing this experience with you. You are motivated and hard-working and ask excellent questions. It was an honor and a pleasure to be able to play a small role in your academic journey. May all your hard-work bring you the much deserved success.

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

She taught me useful topics to be able to converse with. She structures her lesson plans to the individual which is fantastic. She always send out lesson plans before hand and reviews previous weeks work.

Dermot, 14 lessons with Anita

Knowledgeable and thoughtful tutor

Anita is the best Farsi teacher I’ve ever had. I started lessons with her about 3 months ago and I (and my family) are really impressed with my progress. I have gone from knowing just the alphabet, basic grammar, and minimal vocabulary to having a real understanding of a whole range of tenses (beyond the simple past, present and future) and some advanced vocabulary. I take 2 1-hour lessons with Anita a week, which are so meticulously planned out and tailored to my learning. The lessons are challenging so that I come away feeling that I have learned a lot in just an hour. Anita is also a really patient teacher (even when I keep making the same mistake!) and she uses repetition to make sure I don’t forget what we learned the previous week. Anita has such an amazing grasp of languages in general that I’m even learning about English grammar and I am a native English speaker! I am feeling much more confident about my Farsi, and I will continue to work with Anita for the foreseeable future.

Clover, 18 lessons with Anita

Extremely knowledgable, thoughtful, and an excellent teacher

Anita has taught me persian for over a year and she is by far the best tutor I have interacted with. Her individualized and flexible approach to lesson plans is invaluable, allowing me to focus on speaking, translating, writing, or cultural understanding depending on my needs. In addition, Anita really cares for her students encouraging a sense of familiarity that is extremely important in motivating her students to push the boundaries of their language use. In addition, she has routinely made herself available outside of regularly scheduled class times to assist me in pressing coursework. All around a fantastic tutor and person. I cannot endorse her highly enough.

Michelle, 60 lessons with Anita

Excellent teacher

I am an adult who has had many other Farsi teacher. Anita is one of the best. Very organized, creative, and easy to understand. The products she made for every class will be useful references in the future. Very please. Highly recommended.

Peter, 13 lessons with Anita

Organized

This is our first session and Anita is very organized. She provided me with different study material as well. Thank you for being so patient and knowledgeable.

Sam, 7 lessons with Anita

Farsi

Excellent lesson with lots of new learnings. Sentences, vocab, and syntax. Will use her for Farsi tutoring & recommend her services. Patient, and thorough - with outlines, homework, and study guides to supplement the lessons.

Ross, 6 lessons with Anita
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