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Dear language learner,
I'm a native Farsi-Persian instructor with over 10 years of experience. My teaching experience falls into two time periods; a) in Iran from 2008-2012, b) in the U.S. from 2013-Present. In Iran I helped global language learners who traveled Iran for language acquisition purposes. They wanted to learn Farsi b/c of their personal interest in the Persian cultural heritage and/or for educational purposes ?students whose major was Farsi.
In the U.S., however, most of ...
Mandana is a great Persian/Farsi instructor, and I've had a few. She reasonably assessed my level and needs, and tailors our classes accordingly.
I highly recommend her, whether you want to start out or you're further polishing your skills.
- Alexander W. from Arlington, VA
I have been working with Mandana for nearly a year. In addition to the fact that she is a great teacher who sets clear lesson plans and homework goals, she also provides simplified explanations of tricky grammatical issues. Farsi is a difficult language for native English speakers to learn, and the fact that written Farsi and spoken Farsi are essentially two different languages, compounds the difficulty. Mandana has been very effective at teaching both written and spoken Farsi.
As other commenters have noted, Mandana is also very good at accommodating "non-traditional" students. I am learning Farsi for fun and personal enrichment. I am also a busy professional with limited time to study, complete assignments, and practice with native speakers. Mandana has been very patient and has worked with me to structure lessons and assignments around my hectic schedule. She has also recommended a lot of fun activities and resources outside of my lessons to help with my speech and listening comprehension. In summary, Mandana is great!
- Kelly D. from Herndon, VA
I have been with Mandana for about a year. She constantly pushes me to do better and is always trying to find new ways for me to learn. I am learning farsi as a wife to an Iranian. Therefore my purpose for learning is different than most students. Mandana has changed her way of teaching to accommodate my needs. Without her I would not be where I am today with farsi and I look forward to my lessons every week. Even though I am a bad student and sometimes I don't do my homework she still creates a lesson for me. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn!
- Lindsey V. from Arlington, VA
Good at her job and good at drilling. She is usually in a great mood and easy to work with. Always prompt and not just a native speaker who teaches her lang. You can tell she has an academic understanding of the language.
- Pierre E. from Vienna, VA
Only had one lesson but seems patient and kind. Also seems to adapt teaching styles to individual personalities and has tricks to help you remember.
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