Zareef from Rockville, MD
I have been taking lessons from Reem for the past year. She has helped me attain a strong foundation in Arabic. Her lessons are clear and thorough. She is patient, explains concepts exceptionally well and does not leave gaps or unanswered questions. She is very reliable and understanding. It has been a pleasure working with Reem and I highly recommend her for Arabic students of all levels.
"Great Tutor for all levels! "
S from Arlington, VA
I have been working with Reem now for the past month and she has really been a terrific tutor! Arabic has always been a struggle for me to learn and uncomfortable because I do come from an Arabic background. Reem though was able to understand my needs and modify the assignments to better fit my learning level. I feel very comfortable now learning with Reem and what I love most is that she makes sure you understand everything before continuing on. I've had Arabic tutors in the past and have found Reem to be the best as she is understanding, patient, nice, and teaches with great clarity.
Lindsay from Arlington, VA
I have been tutoring with Reem for several months now and could not be happier. She is patient, extremely intelligent, and easy to talk to. She understands the details and history of linguistics, so it's hard to find a question she cannot answer. I also work full time so there are instances where I need to change our schedule or I can't complete my homework, but she is always understanding, courteous and makes the lesson fit my needs. This is why I have a tutor rather than joining a course (I missed half the class when I tried) so it makes the tutoring cost well worth it. Because Reem is a native speaker and also has in depth knowledge of language, she is extremely well suited for advanced students, but her demeanor and teaching experience also makes her ideal for beginners (like me.) Highly recommend for students at any level.
"Wonderful, patient and very competent tutor"
Camille from Washington, DC
Since I have started Arabic with Reem, my overall Arabic skills have tremendously improve. She is extremely patient, detail oriented and attentive. She always make sure I fully understand every new concept before moving to a new one. Additionally, she provides detailed answers to my many questions, and always try to simplify hard concepts in order to make sure I secure the skills. She also gives details on cultural aspects linked to the language. I love going to my Arabic lesson!! I recommend Reem to anyone who wants to learn or improve their Arabic! I have taken Arabic before with other instructors but none of them compare to Reem!!
Andrew from Bethesda, MD
We had an unusually bad connection on Skype probably due to the anticipated snow or weather warning. But the class was excellent and Reem had a longer session to make up for the interruptions.
"Excellent, flexible tutor"
Debra from Takoma Park, MD
Reem is an excellent tutor. She also is very flexible and willing to use my son's teacher's guidance, lessons, suggestions to ensure that the time is well spent with the goal of passing the IB Arabic examination.
Caty from Washington, DC
Reem is an absolutely wonderful tutor. She answers all questions completely and explains things in a simple and easy to understand way that makes her fast pace barely noticeable. She is very very practical but enthusiastic and encouraging while also being realistic about the student's individual skill level. I am very happy with my first lesson and definitely recommend lessons with her to anyone and everyone! She is a wonderful resource for learning Arabic.
"Excellent Arabic Instructor!"
Dave from Fairfax, VA
I've been working with Reem weekly for about 3 months now via Skype. Her schedule is very accommodating to your individual needs. She is very easy to talk to and is very patient when I need additional instruction or forget something and need refreshing. I am an intermediate student, can read/write/speak MSA and needed to keep up my conversation ability for an upcoming overseas tour. I feel that our 1.5 hour/week session is very useful for keeping vocabulary fresh. After a few structured sessions, Reem recognized that an unstructured format was best for my particular needs, and now we chat via skype and discuss everyday topics, news, family, money, whatever comes up - which I feel is the best way to cover a variety of topics and learn new words that are frequently used in the Middle East.
Reem is also a Saudi Arabia and Levant expert, and can teach different dialects according to your needs. She also is a good resource for cultural nuances that are crucial to know before traveling/living/working in the Middle East.
Bottom line: Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, Reem can help you hone your Arabic skills and tailors her instruction to your exact need. In my opinion, your money and time will be well spent by hiring Reem.
Christine from Bethesda, MD
Reem is a very helpful, knowledgeable, and patient teacher. In addition to her expertise with the language, she often relates relevant anecdotes about growing up in Syria and other points of Arab culture. Highly recommended.
"Goes above and beyond"
Christy from Stafford, VA
I appreciate the building block approach Reem uses and the extra culture background on language.
She provides honest feedback and is willing to answer any additional questions I might have not during our scheduled session. Reem has been very flexible in scheduling sessions. She has been great in gauging the pace and when to advance me to the next level. Reem is an excellent teacher who is willing to go above and beyond her scheduled sessions.
"Just as good as any college professor."
Adam from North Andover, MA
I find Reem to be a masterful tutor who can connect well with a student of any level. Unlike some other tutors and professors I've had, Reem knows the English language very well and knows how to translate Arabic concepts into English that is easy to comprehend. Her expertise as an instructor of Arabic rivals any college professor that I've had. She is also very nice and very patient.
"Thorough and Positive"
Molly from Potomac, MD
Reem is an incredibly thorough and positive tutor. Not only is she knowledgeable and clear in her lessons, but she is also supportive and dependable. She makes a point to schedule times convenient for her students and promptly returns emails. It is evident that she greatly values her students' success and her personal dedication to reaching each student's goals makes every lesson productive and enjoyable.