About

Resumé

Mehdi Safavi (CELTA)

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Experience

2018 - Present

British Council

Teach general English, corporate English and IELTS preparation courses on-site and off-site. Duties include material development, lesson planning and delivering lessons.

2011 - Present

English Juice Academy

Co-founder and CEO — Run the online academy, manage the team, develop materials, video lessons, quizzes and blog posts. Teach online one-to-one and group lessons.

2014 - 2018

IELTS Club

Taught private IELTS courses (one-to-one) and group ones. Assisted the management by evaluating students’ linguistic abilities and placing them at the right level.

2006 - 2014

Parax Language Institute

Planned, prepared and delivered lessons and workshops to a range of classes and age groups – both conversational courses and IELTS preparation courses. Taught group classes as well as private ones. Handled discussion classes, audio-visual classes and held seminars. Prepared and conducted examinations. Designed, produced and employed new materials and adapted existing ones. Corrected papers and assignments.

Developed progress and achievement tests. Recruited new teachers for different departments. Trained new recruits and provided them with individual support. Acted as the key person for overseeing trainees. Assessed teachers’ progress and contributed to the appraisal process. Helped to develop and implement institutional and educational policies. Conducted class visits and classroom observations followed by debriefing sessions. Prepared and administered IELTS mock tests. Administered student placement interviews. Did official correspondence between HQ and the branches. Scheduled classes and designated teachers for different levels.

2002 - 2005

Kish Language Institute

Planned, prepared and delivered lessons and workshops to a range of classes and age groups – both conversational courses and IELTS preparation courses. Taught group classes as well as private ones. Handled discussion classes, audio-visual classes and held seminars. Prepared and conducted examinations. Designed, produced and employed new materials and adapted existing ones. Corrected papers and assignments.

Education

2019

British Council Georgia

Training Course – by Scott Thornbury

2017

IDP Education Australia

IELTS Train the Trainer – Completed with honors

2016

Cambridge University

CELTA – Completed with grade Pass A

2011

Sussex Downs College - UK

TESOL (Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language) – Completed the distance learning course with Merit.

2009

Sussex Downs College - UK

IELTS Teacher Training Workshop – Completed the course with Ms. Sula Dolby – international IELTS examiner, lecturer and writer.

Skills

IELTS
General English
TOEFL
Business English
Aptis
OET

Contact

What Others Say

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
IELTS band score 9.0
Mehdi Safavi is a great colleague of mine whose reputation as a qualified Director of Studies 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, IELTS Teacher
Mehdi Safavi is a highly-effective English teacher and teacher trainer, especially in the realm of IELTS. I personally find his focused industrious disciplined character a major contributor to his success, and his leadership and collaborative qualities indubitably play a pivotal role in his achievements.
Masoud Yadi
CELTA, IELTS Teacher at Kaplan Int. Australia
Mr. Safavi's teaching approach is amazing, especially 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
Hamed Soleimani
IELTS Candidate, Halifax, NS, Canada

Skype Classes

I teach internationally via Skype. If you'd like to improve your English or prepare for an English proficiency exam like IELTS, TOEFL, CAE, FCE, OET, Aptis, etc., you can first book a free* 20-minute consultation before getting started. And oh, don't forget to take my online placement test to get to know your English level; this will make our consultation more fruitful.

*online consultation and online placement test are both offered for free