Hossein, or Soheil as some people call him, is a full time English teacher and an experienced English speaking local tour guide who currently lives in Yazd, Iran.
At high school, although his friends and relatives insisted on his studying majors like engineering or architecture, he figured out that math and science was not his favorite fields for his future job! And that’s why, since that time, he has been working on and teaching English professionally. Hossein Mofidi studied English Literature at Yazd University and started teaching English from 1379(1999).
Now, he teaches Advanced levels at ILI (Iran Language Institute-Yazd Branch). Also, he has sometimes been taking some classes in other language institutes to get more experience in teaching different books, methods and educational regulations and atmospheres in order to use the experience for his career (mostly private classes)
While teaching public classes was his main concern for the first 10 years of his teaching, he has recently turned to private teaching, since it is less challenging and energy consuming and at the same time more rewarding for both the teacher and learners! These days, Hossein is working on his own team called MPLC (Mofidi’s Private Language Courses) for training and getting help from young teachers for his private courses.
A for his second profession, he has been an enthusiastic tour guide with pretty good records and experience working for well-known travel agencies like Arge-Jadid & Pasargad. He has had many many guests from all around the world and well knows different nations and their characteristics the fact which help him in both teaching (being familiar with the target language’s culture has much positive effect on the quality of teaching the language) and tour guiding!
His private life has been full of ups and downs. Hossein fell in love with a nice girl on campus and 3 months later got married at the age of 22. At the time, he well knew that he had to start from the scratch since neither his father nor his father in law were supposed to help him for living. Hossein Mofidi has even worked in a restaurant kitchen, but, luckily, for just one night because he managed to enter ILI and start his career, teaching soon.
Some time passed …
And after four years, he was called “dad” by Negar, his beloved daughter who at the age of 7 had a major brain injury in an accident on the way to Kermanshah and even announced brain dead. Fortunately and miraculously, now she is living with her family with almost no difference with other girls of her age and, of course, she is on the way to full recovery!