Farsi Native Speaker & PhD in English with 20+ Y experience
Farsi Native Speaker & PhD in English with 20+ Y experience
Having lived abroad, as every body else in this situation, I have perceived that becoming a fluent speaker ; so called near native speaker - is rarely a realistic goal. Needless to say that English Instructors as the facilitators of this hard process take a heavy responsibility to help the language learners by all means. Considering that I myself have always been on this track, I have a good command of methods and nuances for dealing with this problem. Twenty years of working as...
Having lived abroad, as every body else in this situation, I have perceived that becoming a fluent speaker ; so called near native speaker - is rarely a realistic goal. Needless to say that English Instructors as the facilitators of this hard process take a heavy responsibility to help the language learners by all means. Considering that I myself have always been on this track, I have a good command of methods and nuances for dealing with this problem. Twenty years of working as an English teacher and lecturer has made me able to interact with all types of students and characters and become flexible in educational settings. I have always been encouraged by my supervisors and received great feedback from my students which always made me interested in continuing this career. Teaching and tutoring at different levels from elementary school to Bachelor's level has ensured my abilities to cover all courses pertaining to English and Farsi( my native language) for both adults and children. Inasmuch as I have been raised and educated in a different culture I am completely familiar with culture differences and dealing with students from diverse communities.
Understanding the teaching methodologies which are constantly being developed provides some insights for the instructors to choose them according to their students's needs. Although Communicative Language Teaching Method, is the most accepted method these days, I personally believe in an eclectic method of teaching. Whether to choose audio-lingual method, grammar translation method, communicative method or a mixture of them depends on different factors such as the purpose of teaching and learning, the students' mother tongue and even their learning abilities. Communicative language teaching received more attention in most of the courses I have taught because it led to creating a natural setting in the classroom and improved the students' self confidence for effective communications. An important facet of my teaching philosophy is to provide a comfortable, non-threatening and even fun environment for all students. By making the content of the lessons more applicable to the students' lives, the instructor creates the appropriate, effective environment necessary for second language acquisition.
Last but not least, one of the good points I have always been adored for is my time management skill and solution finding ability. I am approachable but accountable and strict inside as a teacher. I like to make friends with my students and make them enjoy my classes. In response to your search for an English/Farsi tutor, I believe that my experience in English teaching, and my interaction skills qualify me for consideration.
Marjan is a great teacher.
Marjan is one of the best teachers that I have had so far! She is willing to help you with any troubles that you may encounter on your assignments. She is very clear and helpful.YASER, 3 lessons with Marjan
I just had my first lesson with Marjan and am already very pleased. She is very helpful and flexible with her schedule. I immediately set up our next appointment and am looking forward to becoming more fluent in Farsi.Sabrina, 11 lessons with Marjan
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
Marjan is a very good teacher and explains things clearly and easily. She is very helpful in learning Farsi and has amazing resources. Marjan is very professional. Our sessions are incredibly productive and I am learning a lot.Colleen, 7 lessons with Marjan
Marjan did a great job teaching my mother. She is very patient, organized and has outstanding teaching skills. We are very happy to have her as my English teacher.Keivan, 1 lesson with Marjan
Marjan is a very qualified and knowledgeable tutor!
I am very pleased with my lessons with Marjan. I have learned so much in a short period of time. My goal is to learn to read and speak in Farsi and she is a native speaker. Most important, she is knowledgeable in Farsi language and English language, and is able to explain to me what I need to know. I appreciate the lesson plans she has given me to study.Carol , 47 lessons with Marjan
If you are looking for a well-structured class filled with information, you are in the right place!
The lesson with Marjan was well structured. She checked my level of knowledge of Farsi and created exercises for us to practice. It was immediately obvious she has a lot of experience teaching. She shared a lot of helpful material, and I look forward to our work together.Oksana, 12 lessons with Marjan
An efficient teacher
She is helping me to prepare the IELTS test and she is very helpful and patient with me. Thanks to her teaching methods I can apprehend this test without stress. I hardly recommend her!Nadra , 1 lesson with Marjan
Very knowledgeable and skillful teacher
It's the first time I work with Marjan. She has proven herself to be a master teacher of mostly all aspects of language. She helped me come up and form my thesis topic, with brainstorming and the outline for my Masters research in English Linguistics. She is kind, patient, smart and very thoughtful. I would sincerely recommend her for other students. Looking forward to working with her again to improve my language skills for sure.Omar, 1 lesson with Marjan
Marjan is not only professional in her approach but patient as well. I found the teaching materials she is using to be of excellent quality and and exactly what I was looking for in order for me to master Farsi. Looking forward to many more lessons to come!Michele, 3 lessons with Marjan
I liked the tutor's way. Marjan was working with me step by step and I did not feel lost or uncomfortable working with here. Especially that I am not a good writer.Arwa, 1 lesson with Marjan
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