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Mehdi Safavi


English Teacher


About Me

Mehdi Safavi is a Cambridge certified English teacher (CELTA Grade A) with broad professional experience (15 years+) in teaching and teacher training. He started his career as an EFL teacher at Kish Language School in Tehran, and later became the Director of Studies at its Mashhad branch. He is currently the co-founder and CEO at IELTS Juice™ (ieltsjuice.com), an international online academy specializing in IELTS preparation.

Personal Information

Date of birth
25 June 1981
Office
Vakilabad 37 St. (Moallem 44 St.), Mashhad.
Email
mehdisafavi@me.com
Phone
+98 912 344 2340
Educational Website

Employment

2011 - now

Co-founder and CEO @ IELTS JUICE

from April 2011 to now

Running the IELTS Juice Project

Writing screenplays
Recording Audio and video lessons
Creating animated lessons
Designing and creating content for the website
Managing the IELTS Juice team

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2011 - 2013

Director of Studies @ Parax Language Inst.

from August 2011 to December 2013

Senior educational and managerial affairs

Observing classes and evaluating teachers’ progress.
Training IELTS instructors
Holding workshops for the teaching staff
Administering student placement interviews
Holding office hours to meet teachers’ and students’ needs
Doing official correspondence
Scheduling classes and designating teachers for different levels
Teaching English

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2006 - 2011

Educational Supervisor @ Kish Language Inst.

from April 2006 to August 2011

Senior educational and managerial affairs

Observing classes and evaluating teachers’ progress.
Training IELTS instructors
Holding workshops for the teaching staff
Administering student placement interviews
Holding office hours to meet teachers’ and students’ needs
Doing official correspondence
Scheduling classes and designating teachers for different levels
Teaching English

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2003 - 2006

English Teacher @ Kish Language Inst.

from January 2003 to April 2006

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Teaching English to adult learners of English
Dealing with possible problems students may experience
Holding private and group classes
Holding exam sessions
Correcting papers and assignments.

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Education

2016 - 2016

University of Cambridge

August 2016 to September 2016

CELTA, Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults

Completed the course with grade "PASS A".

2012 - 2012

British Council

from 2012 to 2012

TKT, Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language

Completed the distance learning course with grade "Excellent".

2011 - 2011

Sussex Downs College-UK

from 2011 to 2011

TESOL, Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language

Completed the distance learning course with Merit.

2009 - 2009

Sussex Downs College-UK

from 2009 to 2009

IELTS Teacher Training Wrokshop

Completed the course with Ms. Sula Dolby - international IELTS examiner, lecturer and writer.

2001 - 2005

Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran

from 2001 to 2005

Bachelor of Arts

Majored in English-Persian Translation with Merit.

Testimonials

Ebi Tahasoni

Mehdi is a professional educationalist who truly cares for the quality of the service his teachers provide to their students. An avid reader, Mehdi is always inline with the best in teaching methodology and I found working with him an experience worth repeating over and over again.

Ebi Tahasoni | Director of Studies, ESOL Courses @ L.A.
Alireza Ramedani

Mehdi Safavi is a great colleague of mine whose reputation as a qualified director and language instructor is beyond measure. I have known him for quite a long time and have benefited from his advice many a time.

Alireza Ramedani | ESOL consultant, Language Trainer
Ramin Rezaee

Not really easy to portray a teacher after less than 8 sittings but not that hard either. All I have to say is that he is a punctual, responsible and reliable professional figure who I believe tries his best. All you have to do is just follow him carefully. In case of any failure on your part, there would be nothing to blame him for!

Ramin Rezaee | PharmD. PhD. IELTS 8.0
Hamed Soleimani

If you are tired of boring English classes, you should try his class. It would be the most exciting experience for you to learn new things in a new way from a “tech savvy teacher”. He is always ready to surprise you with different movies, music or even drawings! You could vividly remember all the new words and expressions forever.

Sama | Insurance Underwriter and CSR, North York, Ontario, Canada
Hamed Soleimani

Mr. Safavi's teaching approach is amazing! Specially when it comes to IELTS. I've been living in Canada for a while and still use my notes from his classes. I haven't seen any IELTS courses as fruitful as his here.

Hamed Soleimani | Mechanical Engineer, Halifax, NS, Canada

Photos

IELTS TRF

IELTS Certificate

8.5 | CEFR level C2

IELTS Teacher Training Certificate

IELTS Teacher Training Certificate

TESOL

Sussex Downs College TESOL

Teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages

TKT

TKT Certificate

Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language

Jeremy Harmer Workshop

Jeremy Harmer Workshop

from a series of exclusive online methodology presentations for teachers & trainee teachers

Impact of IT

Teaching Workshop

with Dr. Khalil Motallebzadeh

an IELTS course of mine

Lovely students I'll never forget!

a teaching workshop

I shared my experience with my colleagues.

IELTS Teacher Training

Tens of experienced teachers were trained for teaching IELTS preparation courses.

In my office

A sweet place for work and study.

with Mr. Farzad Abareshi

He is a professional teacher through and through.