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I am a native Arabic speaker with a remarkable ability to introduce the Arabic language and culture from various perspectives on an academic level, including Modern Standard Arabic and the local Levantine dialect. Coming from Aleppo, Syria, I have a Pedagogic Qualification Diploma and a Bachelors in English Language and Literature.
I have ten years of experience teaching and tutoring the Arabic language to students of various age groups; from kindergarten through undergraduate. I also teach Arabic for non-native adults starting from reading and writing the letters, words and numbers, to creating dialogues and having simple everyday conversations, both in Modern Standard Arabic and the Levantine Syrian dialect.
I have got good teaching material, specially for Elementary level children, which I brought with me from Syria. And I am also familiar with "Ahlan wa Sahlan" and "Al-Kitaab fii Taallum al-Arabiyya", which I use with adult students along with personally searched and prepared material to make the Arabic grammar simple and fun.
After getting the B.A. in English Language and Literature, I earned my Pedagogic Qualification Diploma, which qualified me to teach English for different age groups. From 2010-2012 I worked in Choueifat International School of Damascus where I taught English language to weaker learners grades 4-7, organized learning resources and classroom environment, identified children's individual and collective learning needs, planned, prepared and delivered lesson plans that cater for the full ability range within the class, and applied SABIS Educational Point System, which insures the understanding of the lesson objectives. I attended many professional development sessions and seminars to improve my teaching methods and have a better understanding of the modernistic styles. Also, from 1999-2012 I tutored students from the 3rd grade to the 11th grade subjects as English, French, Arabic, Math and Biology.
My Bachelor's Degree in English Language and Literature and the Pedagogic Qualification Diploma, which I earned from the University of Aleppo, qualified me to work as an English subject teacher in different international schools. In Choueifat International School, I had the chance to work both with on-level and weak learners who needed extra attention, help, and different teaching methods to pass to the on-level classes. Along with my work at school, I prepared and brought good English lesson plans to teach the language privately both to kids and to adults, who had difficulty in grasping English grammar and writing.
My Bachelor's Degree in English Language and Literature and the Pedagogic Qualification Diploma, which I earned from the University of Aleppo, qualified me to work as an English subject teacher for non-native speakers in different international schools. Currently preparing for the TESOL Certification, my focus is on how to teach English as a second language for learners of various difficulties. I have an excellent understanding of the mechanics of the language and pronounce my words nicely and clearly, with no strong accent. I learned different second languages myself (French and Spanish) and from my personal experience, I know how confusing it is to learn a new language. For that reason, I prepare good lesson plans that help my students make the most of their learning time. I am very patient and understanding, and It is always my privilege to guide others through their journey of learning a new language.
I have tutored many students of various age groups in elementary and high school. Also, I tutored college level grammar for English Language and Literature students. I can help you improve your grammar and writing by teaching you basic fundamental skills.