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Zirui
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Zirui
« Perfect! Ali is one of the best IELTS teacher I met in GTA area, after five classes I had some huge improvement on my writing techniques and essay coherence, I highly recommend him to who really want to improve their IELTS scores. »
$55/h
First lesson is free!
Profile and diploma verified
Response Time 1h
Lessons offered by Ali
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at their home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
Levels
  • All Levels

Expert IELTS/TOEFL Instructor with 18 years' experience (British Council Certified)/ ESL Professor (Cambridge Certified)/PhD, gives private lessons in Toronto, Vaughan, Richmond Hill and Mississauga.

Methodology

If you need expert help in achieving your desired IELTS/TOEFL score, then I am the right tutor for you. During my career as a(n) IELTS/TOEFL instructor and ESL professor, I have successfully tutored hundreds of students, helping them achieve their target band score in the IELTS/TOEFL exam (for some of the latest results, see the reviews below).

At the start, a mock test will determine your current score based on which I will give you a tailored plan for your exam success. Using that plan, I will help improve your academic English in the shortest possible time. I will also teach you the latest IELTS/TOEFL tips, tricks and strategies based on the training I have received from the British Council (the official administrator of IELTS) or the ETS (the official administrator of TOEFL).

In terms of IELTS resources, I use the latest, such as Cambridge IELTS 14 (2019), Cambridge IELTS 13 (2018), the Mindset for IELTS Series (2018) and Ready for IELTS Second Edition (2017). For TOEFL, I use TOEFL iBT Prep Plus (2019), Cracking the TOEFL iBT (2019), Kaplan Practice Tests for the TOEFL (2018), and the ETS Official Guide to the TOEFL Test (2017).

If you would like to intensively improve your English language proficiency, but you are not planning to take any English exams, I have just the right plan for you. My custom-made lessons and my choice of educational materials will help you improve your English in no time!

Ambassador

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

Background

I have taught ESL and international examinations such as IELTS and TOEFL for more than 18 years in Canada, Europe and the Middle East. Currently, I am an ESL Professor and academic advisor in the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sheridan College. Prior to this position, I taught at York University and Centennial College for around 5 years. I am also a PhD Candidate in Second Language Education at the University of Ottawa and hold IELTS, TOEFL and English teaching certifications (CELTA) from the British Council, the ETS and the University of Cambridge.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 55/h
Lessons offered by Ali
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at their home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
Levels
  • All Levels

Ali's Resume

2018 - Present - ESL Professor and Academic Advisor, Sheridan College
2014 - 2018 - Sessional EAP and ELL Professor, Centennial College
2014 - 2018 - York University, Academic English Instructor
2009 - 2014 - Hermes Institute of Science and Technology- Chair of Academic Programs
2002 - 2009 - Various universities, colleges and language schools across Europe and the Middle East - IELTS and Academic English Instructor

Education:
2014 - 2019 - PhD in Second Language Education, University of Ottawa
2018 - British Council IELTS Teaching Certificate
2012 - University of Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
2007 - 2010 - Master of Arts in Second Language Education
2002 - 2006 - Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

The 14 reviews on Ali
  • 4.9/5

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

Perfect! Ali is one of the best IELTS teacher I met in GTA area, after five classes I had some huge improvement on my writing techniques and essay coherence, I highly recommend him to who really want to improve their IELTS scores.

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Kirill

Perfect! I needed to pass IELTS General exam for immigration. After 2 unsuccessful attempts, I've got 6.0 in writing while my goal was to get 7 or above. When I started taking lessons with Ali,I learned a lot about different kinds of essays as well as essay structures. I really enjoyed Ali's teaching style because he knows everything about the writing section of the exam and always pays close attention to details to make sure that I understand every hard part. After our lessons, the structure and quality of my essays has improved dramatically and now I feel confident taking my next test.

Arzu

Perfect! Perfect! I met him when I was frustrated and had a very limited time to prepare for a high score.I am lucky to find such a qualified expert in IELTS. My score increased from overall 7 (listening 8.5, reading 6.5, writing 6, speaking 6.5) to overall 8 (listening 8.5, reading 8.5, writing 7, speaking 7) after one week intensive period of training. The classses were productive, motivating and enjoyable.I am thankful for the help to achieve my goal. I would definitely recommend this teacher!

Ali's response

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Dr. Arzu. We had 1 week of intensive classes during which time we went over IELTS techniques and strategies in each section of the test for each skill (except listening). She very effectively used those techniques to improve her work and/or increase the accuracy of her answers. I particularly enjoyed reading her essays by the end of our classes. Congratulations on your well-deserved success in the test, Dr. Arzu!

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Richard

Perfect! Ali has a very strategic methodology and showed his professionalism in teaching IELTS. I improved very quickly after went through four lessons with him

Ali's response

Richard is a fast learner and is very detail-oriented. His incredible learning speed enabled us to make very fast progress during our classes. I was very much impressed with his essays which were rich with vocabulary and contained a good range of grammatical structures. Great job, Richard!

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Sara

Perfect! I took a private TOEFL class with Ali. He helped me in writing and speaking skills. I was nervous about my speaking ,but now I am more confident. He explained everything for me and answered all of my questions during the sessions. He is very professional and I highly recommend him.

Ali's response

Sarah significantly improved her speaking and writing skills during her classes with me. In her writing classes, she found a creative way of using the writing structures she was taught in her essays. In the speaking section, she improved the fluency and coherence of her talk during the allocated test time. She got 24 for her writing (IELTS equivalent of 7) and 21 for her speaking (IELTS equivalent of 6.5) in her TOEFL test. Congratulations Sarah!

Paris

Perfect! I had classes with Ali for a month and during this time, he taught me effective strategies on how to achieve my ideal IELTS score. His insight and knowledge about the IELTS exam is amazing and he directs you towards your desired IELTS score.

Now I can apply for my immigration with these scores:

Writing and reading: 7
Listening: 8
Speaking: 7.5

Thank you so much Ali!

Ali's response

Paris is a very smart, motivated and hard-working student. During her classes, she made rapid progress in terms of understanding what the test requirements are in each section and what strategies to employ to reach the best outcome. I'm very happy that she got the exam scores that she wanted. Way to go Paris!

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Antonio

Excellent! My experiance with the professor Alireza went very well. He helped me how to write academic essays, thank to him I can say that I improved my English. Thank you again professor Alireza

Ali's response

Antonio is a smart and a very quick learner. In our writing classes, he learnt how to write academic essays with well-organized paragraphs. He also learnt how to use appropriate linking devices to improve the coherence of his writing. In our reading classes, he successfully applied a number of academic reading strategies in order to answer reading comprehension questions. Overall, I am very happy with the progress he made during his classes with me.

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Shagira

Perfect! I have been taking classes with Ali for a month now and my IELTS skills have improved significantly during this time. The content of each section of the test has become very clear since Ali takes the time to explain everything in detail. I feel more confident after taking private lessons with Ali. He is very professional and He always answers all my questions . I highly recommend Ali to other students.

Ali's response

Things are going really well. So far, we have worked on her essay writing skills. She writes very strong essays, and we are hoping she could get a writing score of 7-7.5 in her IELTS exam. We will start working on her other skills very soon. I'm very optimistic about her final IELTS exam results.

6 recommendations

Missiny

I took private Grade 12 English lessons from July 2019 to December 2019 with Ali. My lessons were very productive as Ali is professional and helped me improve my English and my knowledge of English literature. My final grade was an amazing 88%.

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Neshat

Ali is a great teacher who motivates you to get good results in your IELTS test. Thanks to him, every part of the test became clear to me. He also encouraged me to believe in my abilities and to have the confidence to do well in the speaking section. I got these results in my IELTS test. Thanks a million Ali!
Speaking: 7.5, Writing: 7, Reading: 8, Listening: 7

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Einas

Ali is a talented and gifted person who delivers information in a way that is very easy to connect with and understand. He is currently teaching me Grade 12 English which I am taking online. Despite the difficulty of the course mentioned, he keeps encouraging me to go ahead. He deserves all the respect and appreciation because he is my best teacher ever. My progress in English till now has been because of him.

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Basak

I took IELTS lessons from Ali for 2 months and I can definitely say that he helped me by improving my writing and speaking skills. He has a good knowledge in IELTS technics, he gives very good recommendations and feedbacks that increases one's ability in English. My final results from IELTS are Listening - 9, Reading - 9, Speaking 7.5 and Writing 7.
Ali is a really great teacher!

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Pinar

I had a chance to get tutoring for IELTS from Ali and he is one of the best teacher I have ever seen. He loves his job and you can understand that teaching is his passion and this makes him a great teacher. He always ensures that the student understood even he has to repeat a couple of times. I have never felt stressed with him and enjoyed our lessons.

Thanks to him I was successfull in IELTS.

Pinar

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Parastoo

Ali is an amazing teacher. He motivates you, he encourages you and he leads you to achieve your goal. I highly recommend him as to put is simply, he knows what he is doing and he knows all your strengths and your weaknesses.

I had all my 4 skills with him, and it was a great experience as during my classes I learnt how to write finally (lol), how to effectively read a passage in a timely manner, how to focus and concentrate on a subject in my speaking test, and how to listen and find the key words for my listening exam. Here are my IELTS scores:

Speaking: 7, Listening: 8.5, Reading: 8.5, Writing: 7.5. Overall: 8

Yay Ali!

Ali's interview

QUESTION 01 | 05
When and why did you develop an interest in your chosen field?
Ali — When I was six years old, my family and I moved to the U.K., and as a result, I naturally picked up English in school. This experience made me interested in the process of Second Language Acquisition later on in my life. When learning a second language, your whole person is involved; various regions of the brain, a wide range of emotions, your motivation, and a whole host of socio-cultural factors are at work that lead to the mastery of a second language.
QUESTION 02 | 05
What makes you passionate about your subject?
Ali — IELTS opens doors, creates opportunities and helps newcomers successfully integrate into the Canadian society. IELTS also enables international students to function effectively in their future college or university programs. It is beautiful to play a small role in the future success of new Canadians.
QUESTION 03 | 05
What do you like about tutoring? What makes you a "Superprof"?
Ali — The fact that I can help make positive change in my students' lives makes me very passionate about tutoring. Seeing my students' success is the most rewarding aspect of my job. I think my qualifications and experience are an essential part of being a "Superprof", but more importantly, my positive attitude toward teaching and my dedication to student success make me a real "Superprof"!
QUESTION 04 | 05
Do you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?
Ali — When I was doing my master's, my psychology professor's passion for the subject matter, his curiosity for learning and his care for his students really rubbed off on me. I think these are important qualities that a teacher needs to possess to be effective in their role.
QUESTION 05 | 05
What are your keys to success?
Ali — Being open to new experiences, having a clear vision of the future and persevering in the face of hardship.

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