“Mrs. Samavarchi” is the name many students and teachers know well and ,of course, think of well. Personally , I ‘d she is potentially capable of any achievement in her profession. Please read to know more about her in detail…
- Please tell us about yourself? And How long have you been an English teacher?
I’m Laila Samavarchi. Born in India in 1359, I am the first child with 2 siblings. I did my schooling at a convent school for 12 years and then I started studying commerce at St. Ann’s College where I completed my bachelor’s course in 3 years. During my graduate studies, I also worked for 3 years in a voluntary students’ organization named AIESEC in which I held the post of Vice President- Finance for 2 years. I moved to Iran in 1380 and then started teaching at the ILI in the summer of ’82. After a few years, I decided to continue my studies in the field related to my profession, so I did my master’s in TEFL at Yazd University from 1387-89 and I hope to continue my studies and get a doctoral degree someday. As to my personal life, I’m married and have 2 kids now- a daughter, Ghazal and a son, Ahad.
- Which levels do you teach at the ILI?
I teach up to Advanced 3.
- Do you wish you had another job? Why?
Honestly, I sometimes do. As I mentioned earlier, I studied commerce and at that time, I had never dreamed of becoming a teacher. But when I moved to Iran, my Farsi wasn’t good enough to get a job in the field of commerce or management. I would never quit teaching but I also want to have a job where I could be in the managerial position.
- How do you think ILI classes are different! I mean the students? Why?
The ILI classes are different in many ways. One of them is the discipline system and structure. The other is the teachers at the ILI who do their best to help students learn. Coming to the students, most of them are motivated learners, eager to learn English. The students who come here are the ones who really want to learn the language and are not here just to learn some English or pass their time.
- What kind of students are the best in your opinion? Why?
I think the best students are those who are hardworking, motivated and who are not afraid of making mistakes and also learn from their mistakes.
- Who is your best co worker at the ILI?
I get along well with all my co workers, especially the female ones, so I can’t mention one particular co worker as the best. But as a friend, I’m closest to Ms. Mansoori.
- What is your favorite level to teach? Why?
My favorite levels are the intermediate levels and the advanced ones because in these levels I think the topics are more interesting than in other levels and also the students have more time to speak and discuss the topics in comparison to the other levels, especially in advanced levels.
- What is your best memory at the ILI? In or out of classes I mean
I have a lot of good memories, especially the ones when students appreciate our efforts with different gestures but my best memory goes back to the teachers’ day ceremony that was held a couple of years ago. I was called on stage to be awarded something and my daughter was with me that day. She was so happy and she said she wanted to be a teacher like me. I’ll never forget that and I owe it to the ILI.
- What are your hobbies?
I like reading books, especially novels. I also watch a lot of TV and do online shopping.
- Do you see movies?
Yeah, I do. But more than movies, I enjoy watching TV series like thrillers, police procedural series and comedies.
- Which post of mofidili.com do you recommend English students to read?
Everyone has different tastes, so it’s difficult to recommend but I personally enjoy the quizzes and also the interviews.
- Anything else?…..
To the students, I’d like to say there’s no place better than the ILI if you really want to learn English.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all my colleagues because of whom we have a friendly atmosphere at workplace. I’d especially like to thank my colleagues who substitute me when I can’t go to my classes; You’ve done that on more than one occasion, so thank you for that and for this interview and keep up the good job you are doing.
- Thank you For Your Time..
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