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Mandana S.

Fairfax, VA

$35/hour

Over 10 years of Farsi teaching to adults and children

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
5.0 average from 38 ratings
very kind and strict in a good way
— Pierre, Vienna, VA on 2/14/17

$35/Hour


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About Mandana

Dear language learner,

I'm a native Farsi-Persian instructor with over 10 years of experience. My teaching experience falls into two time periods; a) in Iran from 2008-2012, b) in the U.S. from 2013-Present. In Iran I helped global language learners who traveled Iran for language acquisition purposes. They wanted to learn Farsi b/c of their personal interest in the Persian cultural heritage and/or for educational purposes —students whose major was Farsi.

In the U.S., however, most of my students are coming from the federal agencies and some college students who eye on holding international careers such as representing the U.S. as the Foreign Service Officers. Their Farsi background range from scratch (0-0+) to intermediate level.

In order to help my students to pursue their professional goals, I have designed all my teaching materials to reach to ILR (Interagency Language Roundtable) scale level. I apply communicative and task-based approaches to reach ILR scale level. The materials are old-school tools such as some available commercial books, but technology use is more frequent and wide, youtube, podcast, flashcard, online dictionary, news outlets, and movies are amongst them. The language learner after exploring the language alphabet and orthography moves from speaking and reading about general topics such as family, climate, giving direction, currencies, and autobiography to speaking and reading factual news articles such as incidents and accidents, meeting events, etc. (0+-2 score on ILR scale level). From this point on, I prepare materials on more abstract topics such as editorials and commentaries on a wide variety of subject matters such as politics, religion, environment, human rights, administration, economy, minorities, etc. At this level, I prepare language learners to express their agreement or disagreement, discuss pros and cons, give their opinions, and provide comparisons (2 +-3+ on ILR scale level) on a face-to-face conversation with a native speaker of Farsi. Throughout the language acquisition, based on the communicative approach, my role would be a facilitator and moderator. The language learner explores and acquires the language on their own findings and pace.

I speak Farsi, Dari, Tajik, English and Azeri.
References available upon request.



Dear language learner,

I'm a native Farsi-Persian instructor with over 10 years of experience. My teaching experience falls into two time periods; a) in Iran from 2008-2012, b) in the U.S. from 2013-Present. In Iran I helped global language learners who traveled Iran for language acquisition purposes. They wanted to learn Farsi b/c of
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Fairfax, VA 22031
In-person lessons

"very kind and strict in a good way"

- Pierre, Vienna, VA on 2/14/17

"Patient teacher who never gives up on you"

- Lindsey, Arlington, VA on 3/14/17

"Puts things in a way that you can remember"

- Pierre, Vienna, VA on 5/17/16
Language:
Farsi

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Farsi

I'm a native Farsi-Persian instructor with over 10 years of experience. I have teaching experience in Iran as well as the U.S. Here, most of my students are coming from the federal agencies and some college students who seek international careers such as representing the U.S. as the Foreign Service Officers. I speak Farsi, Dari, Tajik, English and Azeri.

very kind and strict in a good way

Good at her job and good at drilling. She is usually in a great mood and easy to work with. Always prompt and not just a native speaker who teaches her lang. You can tell she has an academic understanding of the language.

— Pierre, Vienna, VA on 2/14/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Mandana will travel within 15 miles of Fairfax, VA 22031.