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Sam - Prof TOEFL - Toronto
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  • (34 reviews)
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Maya
« Perfect! My lessons with Sam have been so worthwhile! Since the first lesson... More »
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Maya
« Perfect! My lessons with Sam have been so worthwhile! Since the first lesson I've learned so much, he's great at breaking things down so that they are understandable and never leaves me with any doubts. He's patient and supportive, I feel comfortable while he teaches and I recommend him highly. »
$45/h
1st lesson is free!
Profile and diploma verified
Response Time 3h
Lessons offered by Sam
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • TOEFL
Levels
  • All Levels

TOEFL iBT: Master all four skills I have helped hundreds of students achieve a score of 100+ (25 and above in each skill!)

Methodology

I provide my students with customized, individual feedback that gives them a glimpse into the examiner’s perspective. This, I have found, raises candidates’ awareness of what mistakes they are making and shows them how each mistake is affecting their score.
Another teaching technique I like is to give students model answers and then review the answers with them. This way, they learn to adopt the same successful strategies and incorporate them in future attempts.

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 Grade A ESL instructor with a PhD and over 15 years of teaching experience.
I am an expert in ETS tests (e.g., TOEFL iBT, GRE and GMAT) and I have helped countless students gain admission to their program of choice (bachelor’s, master’s and PhD) through passing these tests.
I am completely familiar with the testing rubric and I can tell you exactly what mistakes you’re making and how you can easily avoid them on the test.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 40/h
Lessons offered by Sam
Individual
The lessons will be held
at their home
Taught subjects
  • TOEFL
Levels
  • All Levels

The 34 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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Maya

Perfect! My lessons with Sam have been so worthwhile! Since the first lesson I've learned so much, he's great at breaking things down so that they are understandable and never leaves me with any doubts. He's patient and supportive, I feel comfortable while he teaches and I recommend him highly.

33 recommendations

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Maryam

I got familiar with Sam through a friend who had got a great result in his IELTs exam with him, He’s a wonderful and friendly teacher. He’s so knowledgeable and professional in his job, an his truly commitment to his students is admirable. He is very flexible with your learning style and totally put time in making sure you learn everything in-depth. I recommend him to those who both want to get good scores in English tests and become mastered to speak in English.

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Amina

Highly recommended! Sam is one of the best teachers I have ever had, he is a very experienced and professional English teacher, very well prepared and organized for each lesson, he is very knowledgeable about CELPIP, I got a very good score on the CELPIP exam in a short time.

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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.

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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