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Mehdi Safavi


English Teacher


CEO and co-founder of IELTS JUICE

Mehdi Safavi is an educationalist 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
Address
No. 2, Ghaem Magham Farahani 28 St., Vakilabad 37 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

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.

Skills

IELTS

Listening
Very good
Reading
Expert
Writing
Good
Speaking
Very Good

Computers

Applications
OS X Mavericks Keynote Final Cut Pro Pages Adobe Audition Adobe Photoshop
Skills
Video Editing Sound Editing E-Teaching HTML

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
Hamed Soleimani

If you'd like to find a way to speak English better than your native language it's good to work with him.

Vahid Varasteh Pour | Civil Engineer, Mashhad, Iran

Hobbies

Staying Home My MacBook Music TED Talks Movies Photography Reading IELTS Juice Tea Table Tennis

Photos

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.