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Sam - Prof IELTS - Toronto
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  • (47 reviews)
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Aleksandar
« Perfect! When it comes to IELTS prep Sam is the best out there! I only had a... More »
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Aleksandar
« Perfect! When it comes to IELTS prep Sam is the best out there! I only had a few days to work on my writing skills and I was panicking, but thankfully I discovered Sam on Superprof. He got back to my message within a couple hours and had me booked in the next day! He is exceptionally skilled at what he does and therefore, he was able to quickly pick up on my weaknesses and guide me in the right direction. I significantly improved my writing techniques over the course of 3-4 days and was able to achieve my desired result! Thank you so much Sam. I highly recommend him! »
$40/h
1st lesson is free!
Profile and diploma verified
Response Time 4h
Lessons offered by Sam
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • IELTS
Levels
  • All Levels

Experienced Professional IELTS/TOEFL/CELPIP instructor in Toronto. Learn all the tips and tricks for achieving band 7.0+ Easy, step-by-step approach to mastering the test!

Methodology

I specialize in exam preparation: IELTS, TOEFL and CELPIP.

I have helped hundreds of students achieve 7+ in IELTS writing, 27+ in TOEFL writing and 9+ in CELPIP writing! If you need these scores, you have come to the right place!

Having trained hundreds of students through the years, I can teach you the secrets of how to gain your required score.

I inform my students of the common mistakes and tell them about the examiner’s method of evaluation. Such an “inside” perspective can be critical to beating a high-stakes test such as the IELTS.

In brief, I can tell you what you're doing wrong and what the examiner wants to see!

I offer a free 15-minute orientation session to get you started before our first lesson!

Ambassador

One of our best! High-quality profile, qualifications verified and responds during the day. Sam will plan your first lesson with care.

Background

I am a Cambridge-certified ESL instructor (CELTA Grade A - achieved by less than 5% of teachers worldwide).

I hold a PhD in language teaching.

I have over 15 years of experience teaching IELTS preparation courses.

I’ve Worked as an IELTS examiner and I am completely familiar with the band descriptors. I can show you the secrets to getting the score you need! Skip the trial and error and let me show you how it's done!

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 40/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $200
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $380
Lessons offered by Sam
Individual
The lessons will be held
at their home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • IELTS
Levels
  • All Levels

Sam's Resume

Cambridge-certified Teacher Trainer
Train the Trainer Certificate
University of Cambridge

Cambridge-certified English Language Teacher of Adults
Cambridge CELTA (with Pass A – Top 3%)
University of Cambridge

Extensive research background with over 20 publications in scholarly journals such as TESOL Journal, Journal of EAP and Innovations in Language Learning and Teaching.

Receiver of three Teacher of the Year awards.

Professional Test-prep expert for exams such as IELTS, TOEFL, CELPIP and GRE.

The 47 reviews on Sam
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
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Aleksandar

Perfect! When it comes to IELTS prep Sam is the best out there! I only had a few days to work on my writing skills and I was panicking, but thankfully I discovered Sam on Superprof. He got back to my message within a couple hours and had me booked in the next day! He is exceptionally skilled at what he does and therefore, he was able to quickly pick up on my weaknesses and guide me in the right direction. I significantly improved my writing techniques over the course of 3-4 days and was able to achieve my desired result! Thank you so much Sam. I highly recommend him!

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Tigran

Perfect! Sam is an excellent teacher. He has a unique and very interesting teaching technique. I highly recommend Sam who is going to take CELPIP exam

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Amir

Perfect! I want to thank Sam for the great support he provided to me through his IELTS classes. His unique and highly professional teaching strategies are undoubtedly essential in securing a high score in this exam. In contrast to the majority of preparation courses, he finds areas in need of improvement and then adapts his instruction to his students’ needs. Thank you again for your wonderful course, it couldn’t be done without you!

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Mary

Perfect! Sam is a very nice helpful person can take u step by step to reach your goal . Thanks Sam

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Sri

Perfect! I was facing trouble with my IELTS writing and Sam helped me in improving my writing skills with his excellent approaches. I could easily say he is one of the best tutors I have come across.

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Yasemin

Perfect! It's been a pleasure to meet Sam. He has a unique teaching technique. Sam rapidly understands the area that needs to be improved and adjusts the lessons in a custom-tailor manner. He helped me to understand my mistakes and more importantly, Sam contributed to improving a "can-do" attitude!

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Bárbara Thayse

Perfect! Excellent teacher! Easy methodology to teach writing. I couldn`t be happier with classes. I am super confident to take IELTS exam after these classed. Highly recommend Sam to those who aims to take IELTS exam.

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Jun

Perfect! Thanks to Sam's unique way of teaching writing. His teaching strategy inspires me on how to find my confidence back when I get lost in my test. I believe it is a great decision to learn from Sam.

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Vinicius

Perfect! Sam is amazing. He has all patience and helps you through the specific points that you need to improve. His methodology is just great and I am glad to share that I even exceeded the scores that we planned to.

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Nguyen

Perfect! Mr. Sam is a very dedicated teacher and he loves teaching. He has given me a lot of tips and beneficial lessons for my ielts tests and I feel very confident taking the ielts test after learning from him. He is definitely a recommended teacher that you can seek help from for your upcoming tests.

31 recommendations

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Serhan

I had just one week to prepare for the IELTS exam. I have worked with Sam, we have done five efficient lessons with him. He is such a professional and good teacher and he is executing a unique, to-the-point method for teaching. I got an even better result than I expected. I highly recommend him.

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Kubra

Hi,

I took my IELTS exam 2 days ago. Before taking the exam, I had 9 sessions with Dear Sam, and it was the best decision obviously, considering my experience in the exam. He is the best teacher I have ever had. He is very patient, speaks at a perfect pace, which made me more comfortable while my understanding process was going on in the classes. He gave me exactly what I need and has a unique teaching technique. I believe every test taker should learn it. It made my writing so easy in the exam even though I was under pressure. I finished both Task 1 and Task 2 essays 6 mins earlier than the time was given. I have not received my result, yet, but I am very comfortable.

I cannot thank you enough, Sam. You deserve more than you earn.

I definitely recommend everyone to take classes with Sam before taking the IELTS.

Best wishes
Kubra Yilmaz

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Dhruvita

Sam, I just wanted to thank you for helping me improve my writing skills. I gave the test and got an overall mark of 8.0, with 7.5 in Writing! That is more than I needed for applying for the masters degree I want, so I am super happy about it!

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Aynur

Sam helped me prepare for the IELTS exam. He taught me some very interesting tips and strategies that helped me get the score I need on the test!

My scores:
Listening: 8
Reading: 8
Speaking: 7.5
Writing: 7

Thank you, Sam!  You are certainly the best IELTS teacher I could have hoped for. It has been incredible learning with you!

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Aida

I have known Sam for several years now as one of my best IELTS teacher. He is an outstanding teacher, who care a lot about his work. In addition to his teaching skill, he is very polite, friendly and respectful.
I would strongly recommend him.
Aida

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Nazanin

He is committed to the time schedule and tries a very good effort to include as much topics possible in a session, while providing good atmosphere where you feel comfortable and motivated to study.

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Hengameh

Mr. Shahriari was the professor of my GRE courses. I have known him for more than three years. During this period I found him a professional professor who works passionately. Mr. Shahriari’s deep knowledge and ability to think with his students’ brain while teaching are what I have not ever seen in any other English professors. I strongly recommend him as a professor and I wish the best for him.

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Saen

Mr Shahriari , was one my best Ielts teacher that I ever had. His sense of humer always persuade me to continue attending in classes.

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Arsalan

Sam is a wonderful teacher, he is very knowledgeable and he knows what he is doing.
Besides his expertise in his career he is a great person and a really good friend.
His class environment and culture was one of the best I have experienced, I really enjoyed the class time with him.
I would strongly recommend Sam, this is something you should experience.

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Mona

We were a team of three which Sam prepared us for TOEFL test.Sam was really professional in his career. His friendly teaching style, encouraged us to follow his instructions effectively. I got the required score that I’d needed for application.

Sam's interview

QUESTION 01 | 05
1. When and why did you develop an interest in your chosen field?
Sam — I started teaching English when I was 18. I later earned related university degrees and became a Cambridge-certified instructor and teacher trainer. My passion for language teaching derives from my desire to help my students succeed and is fueled by the amazing feedback I receive from my students almost on a daily basis!
QUESTION 02 | 05
2. What makes you passionate about your subject?
Sam — I earned my master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language and my PhD in applied linguistics. Thanks to my years of formal education, I have a deep understanding of how second/foreign languages are learned. I enjoy applying this knowledge to help my students overcome their difficulties and guide them on their path to success.

Receiving a note of gratitude from students who have achieved their desired score in high-stake tests such as the IELTS, TOEFL or GRE is truly one of the best feelings in the world!
QUESTION 03 | 05
3. What do you like about tutoring? What makes you a "Superprof"?
Sam — To be a successful tutor, one must be able to adapt one’s teaching to the students’ level of ability.

When teaching a class full of students, one simply delivers a lesson that is intended for the average-level learner and hopes for the best. In a one-on-one tutoring session, the aim is to custom tailor the lesson to specifically address the needs and wants of the student.

I personally derive a great deal of pleasure from finding and offering solutions for my students’ specific challenges, and this is something that I believe I particularly excel at.
QUESTION 04 | 05
4. Do you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?
Sam — I have had many inspiring teachers throughout my years as a student, and I have met with many equally-inspiring teachers as a trainer. I have always been an eclectic tutor. Therefore, I am indebted to all these individuals for inspiring me and transforming me into the teacher and tutor I am today.
QUESTION 05 | 05
5. What are your keys to success?
Sam — I owe my success to my years of education and experience. I believe that knowledge and experience are inextricably bound and one will not simply do without the other.

I have been blessed to have both a post-graduate degree and over 18 years of teaching experience. One simply cannot go wrong with this combination.

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