"Fantastic and Extremely Patient"
Nick from Washington, DC on 6/9/14
Reem is a fantastic and extremely patient tutor. She is very knowledgeable on all the grammar concepts needed for college level Arabic. I currently am taking Arabic 3001 at my university, and Reem is able to give me skilled help on any questions I have relating to my class. Similarly, she has been infinitely helpful at covering older grammar rules, which were overlooked in a typical classroom setting. She is very reasonable when it comes to homework/study load for each session. My university classes often make it difficult to complete all of her assignments, but she understands the conflicts and works to maximize my learning potential regardless. Reem was also able to provide insight into many study abroad areas and programs, which she believes would best benefit the development of my Arabic language proficiency. She cares completely about the knowledge of her students. Teaching is her passion, not simply a profession. During one particular lesson, she searched for and found an Arabic cookbook to show me pictures and recipes of Arabic foods, which I had never been able to visualize previously. The lesson could have proceeded without me seeing what the food looked like, but she actually cared that I had knowledge about Arabic beyond simple grammatical concepts. Overall, after being taught by several different college professors, Reem, in my opinion, is one of the best Arabic instructors I have had.
"Great Arabic Teacher"
Guillaume from Washington, DC on 5/29/14
Reem is the best Arabic teacher I have had in DC. She is patient, has great teaching skills, and a sense of humor. Also, she will tell you quite a bit about Arabic culture and way of life. It goes without saying but you also have to work at home if you want to improve your Arabic. I highly recommend Reem.
"Master Teacher of Arabic - Great For Teens Too"
Elizabeth from Washington, DC on 5/23/14
Reem is a gifted teacher who makes the study of Arabic fascinating and effective. My son learned so much from Reem in a short period of time and he was thrilled to feel he was making noticeable progress each week. She is supportive, warm, kind, and challenging. I cannot say enough good things about Reem and just wish we had met her sooner.
She is head and shoulders above other teachers my son has had. You will learn quickly and have fun doing so. My husband is going to start studying with her since our son had such a great experience. Reem is a serious teacher who teaches diplomats, kids, business people, you name it. She has many students who continue with her by Skype after they move. That says it all.
"Very Helpful and Supportive!"
Mahmoud from Lorton, VA on 4/26/14
Reem always makes me feel like I am capable of mastering the language of Arabic. At times in the past I've become despondent when studying the language and have felt incapable. Reem continuously assures me that I've been improving slowly but surely. We covered some grammar and reviewed the 10 verb forms. We also held a conversation in Arabic for half an hour. I'm hoping to continue lessons with Reem in order to improve my grammar.
"Understanding and Fun!"
Erin from Brooklyn, NY on 3/24/14
I've met with Reem a number of times to supplement my university Arabic classes. We spend the time talking in Arabic about our families, current events, or whatever is on our minds. The atmosphere is very relaxed and comfortable, which helps when one is trying desperately to search for the correct nouns and verbs. I do not feel any pressure to communicate beyond my ability when I am with Reem. She is patient, flexible and kind. I would highly recommend her if you are seeking an Arabic tutor, regardless of your level.
Safi from Alexandria, VA on 3/14/14
Reem has been a great teacher and is very meticulous in providing a firm foundation in the language. She works at a very tailored pace and provides great instruction. She teaches the language very intuitively, similar to how one might learn to play an instrument by emphasizing proper articulation and pronunciation. She also spends a great deal of effort in answering questions and ensuring the lesson has been understood. You immediately can tell she is a very experienced in teaching the language.
Kirby from Washington, DC on 1/30/14
Reem is a very good tutor. She is clearly very knowledgeable about the grammar and style of Modern Standard Arabic. She has worked with me help me refresh my Arabic language skills acquired many years back and ensure that I am using the Modern Standard expressions rather than dialect/colloquial Arabic. Plus, she is very pleasant to work with and highly responsive to emails on scheduling!
"Simply the Best Arabic Tutor in DC"
Will from Washington, DC on 1/19/14
Anyone who takes Arabic classes post-graduation will inevitably discover that the market has become saturated with legions of Arabic language tutors, hailing from a variety of different backgrounds and possessing varying levels of proficiency, teaching experience, and regional knowledge. More often than not, though, these tutors and teachers one or two areas, but fail miserably in others. What good is a teacher who, although a native speaker, possesses an incomplete knowledge of English and consequently cannot effectively communicate the nuances and novels concepts that bedevil more advanced learners of Arabic? How about a non-native speaker who, however reasonably proficient he or she may be, lacks an awareness of the sociocultural and historical factors that influence language any better? Or the rare generally qualified tutor whose lesson prices prove to be prohibitively expensive for recent graduates and others living on a modest income? Not much.
In light of the above, Reem is the single best Arabic tutor that you could hope to find at any price. Reem's wide array of professional credentials, extensive educational background, and years upon years of experience translating and teaching Arabic make her indispensable for any learner of Arabic. Do you need to learn a dialect? Reem can teach you. Do you want to familiarize yourself with the jargon of a specific field to advance professionally? Reem can teach you. Would you like to practice for any of the myriad of language tests administered by consulting firms and federal agencies? Reem can prepare you for that too. Just provide Reem with the "What" and the "Why" and she'll deliver the "How" in spades.
Even beyond her nonpareil professional qualifications, Reem is an absolutely lovely person whose kindness, patience, and willingness to got the extra-mile to provide you with a personalized curriculum facilitate the learning process even more so.
So, seriously: if you want an incredibly experienced, kind, gifted Arabic tutor who offers individualized lessons for half the price of the competition despite being at least twice as effective, then what are you waiting for?
"Very encouraging, high standards for her students and a lot of patience!"
Ahmed from Falls Church, VA on 1/18/14
My first session with Reem, I was completely blown away by the level of raw energy and passion she has. The ear she's developed for Arabic, the microscopic level of awareness to detail of each specific letter, the high standard she has for you as her student and the level of guidance she provides to correct you with each mistake you make will make you fall in love with the her and the language from the very first day. Reem goes far beyond what I ever imagined was even possible with a tutor. She truly is a rare find and if you're like me, a complete beginner in Arabic and just now beginning, I would strongly recommend her to you. Extremely patient and even more knowledgeable, I'm glad I found her early on in my search.
"Very patient and understanding!"
Jacob from Clifton, VA on 1/2/14
I've been using Reem as my tutor for about a year and half. I had no previous knowledge or base in the Arabic language. I can now read and listen to the language and have full understanding of what is going on! Reem is very patient and caring, not only concerning a students' lack of knowledge and education of Arabic, but also extremely flexible with her schedule (major plus for working in the D.C. area). I wouldn't be where I am today without her assistance!
James from Washington, DC on 12/31/13
Reem is a wonderful and very attentive tutor. We've done a lot of good work together and I look forward to continuing in the new year!
"Fantastic Arabic Tutor"
Jake from Washington, DC on 12/25/13
Reem is truly more than you can ask for in an Arabic tutor. Aside from being an extremely knowledgeable and accomplished tutor, she is flexible and willing to build tutoring sessions around the individual needs of her students, and ensures that they get the most from each session. Reem brings a familiarity with and understanding of the language that you would be hard-pressed to find in the classroom. Even after taking Arabic for three years and then taking a break, in my return to the language I've learned things that I had not learned previously and greatly improved on skills that were previously lacking. There is no better Arabic tutor in the DC area than Reem.
"The best tutor I've ever had!"
Ryan from Washington, DC on 12/21/13
Reem is by far the best tutor I've ever had. As a native Arabic speaker she clearly has extensive experience with Arabic speakers of all levels, from absolute beginner (no prior knowledge) through to complete proficiency. Her lessons are structured, well managed, and challenging - you will be amazed with your comprehension level almost immediately.
She is extremely responsive via email, very accommodating to busy schedules (especially convenient for those working full-time), very patient with beginners, and can even do lessons over Skype. I cannot recommend Reem highly enough - thank you!
"Very flexible and makes the student's needs her priority"
Sheila from Mc Lean, VA on 11/18/13
My time with Reem has been absolutely invaluable when attempting to refresh my Arabic skills. We started off doing grammar review and then jumped right in to some upper level reading and speaking subjects. If ever there is something I'm uncomfortable with or I feel like I need to focus on, Reem is incredibly receptive. She truly wants to help the student improve in any way she can and makes the student's need her focus for each lesson. Her sincerity and hard work are greatly appreciated and I cannot imagine choosing a better tutor. Thank you so much Reem!
"Amazing tutor for children"
Molly from Washington, DC on 11/4/13
Reem is gifted. She has the natural ability to teach and inspire young children. Not only does she succeed in teaching one of the most difficult languages, Arabic, but she inspires a love and commitment to the language. My daughter has a wonderful time with Reem, we do not have a fight nor do I need to bargain and beg her to go, anyone who has spent time learning Arabic knows it can be onerous, complicated and boring, so this is the highest praise. Reem is warm, funny and welcoming. She creates a classroom, whether in her house or virtually, which is cozy and casual yet is demanding and ambitious in terms of learning the language. My daughter has made significant strides in her vocabulary and grammar and with Reem's support and guidance has developed a solid foundation in the language. I can confidently recommend Reem as a wonderful teacher of Arabic.
"Flexible to student needs. Great for colloquial Levantine Arabic."
Becca from Washington, DC on 10/9/13
I have been working with Reem for about two months now. I meet with her twice a week for an hour on my lunch break. I am an American with a Palestinian fiance and am looking to improve ONLY my colloquial Arabic. This is a unique situation, because most individuals looking to study Arabic are looking for tutors who can help them with Modern Standard. Since there aren't really textbooks for Palestinian Colloquial Arabic (Amiya), Reem creates lists of words for us to go over each class. Additionally, she is adamant about speaking only Arabic to me and pushes me to not default to using English when I feel like I can't express myself. On a practical note, Reem is always on time for our lessons and is very communicative by email. I know she is highly recommended for students who are looking to improve their formal Arabic, but if you are looking for someone who can help you with colloquial Levantine (Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian, Jordanian) Arabic, she is the tutor for you.
I can definitely see my Arabic improving and I can't wait to show off my skills to my in-law for our wedding in December!
"Very knowledgeable, patient Arabic tutor!"
Judith from Washington, DC on 7/21/13
After studying Arabic several years ago, I sought out tutoring with Reem to brush back up on the language. Reem is an excellent tutor! In addition to helping my Arabic improve, she has also clarified concepts of the language that always confused me in the past, including topics that my previous teachers/professors never took the time to properly explain. As such, I feel like my understanding has substantially increased. Reem is patient, very knowledgeable, and I would recommend her to anyone seeking to learn Modern Standard Arabic!
"Best Arabic tutor!"
Sara from Baltimore, MD on 7/17/13
Reem does a good job of explaining concepts in a clear manner while pushing me to improve my skills. Also, she is very flexible with working with my schedule!
"Professional and Courteous!!!"
Natalie from Mc Lean, VA on 7/4/13
Reem is a very patient, thorough instructor; always greeting me with a smile, she makes very efficient use of the time during our lessons. I meet with her using Skype, which tends to work out well. At my request, we’ve really focused on grammar, and she has really impressed me with her ability to explain structures that have been difficult for me to understand in the past. Reem is very responsive on email, which is much appreciated!! She also brings amazing context to the language by introducing cultural nuances and colloquial phrases. I would highly recommend her to any individual that is interested in studying Arabic and I look forward to many more scheduled lessons under her instruction. Thank you Reem!
Gabriel from Washington, DC on 6/11/13
I highly recommend Reem as a tutor for language learners of any level. In my case, she was very helpful in helping review grammar and foundational Arabic prior to my trip to Oman. She was able to communicate complex grammatical concepts in a very accessible way. She was always pleasant, flexible in meeting times, and helpful in instruction.
"A tailored curriculum to meet my level of studies perfectly!"
Megan from Washington, DC on 6/11/13
After 4 years of being lazy and discontinuing my Arabic studies, Reem has brought me back to life and has inspired my interest to complete my Arabic studies. Being an intermediate student in Arabic, not quite elementary and not quite intermediate, Reem has tailored a curriculum to meet my level of studies perfectly! She is patient, thorough, and is always available. Her flexibility in tutoring styles has made my tutoring experience hassle-free. She provides substantial assignments to complete at my own pace, but to also keep the subject matter fresh in between sessions. Reem is a world of knowledge in Arabic and takes the time to explain not only the way things are but also, why things are the way they are so that I understand the language in its entirety. I am so confident that Reem possesses everything that I need to become the fluent student I am striving to be. I highly recommend Reem to anyone who is looking for a tutor.
"The Real Way to Learn a Language"
Randy from Arlington, VA on 6/9/13
With a language as daunting and intimidating as Arabic, I sought tutoring services as oppose to trying any number of the self study methods out there. I could not have made a better decision! Reem is extremely knowledgeable, positive, and encouraging. She teaches you the real way to learn the language; starting with the alphabet and progressing into words, reading, writing, and speaking. I even started with her before moving to the Middle East and we continue to do our lessons over Skype. She is flexible and very accommodating. After one month of lessons, I already had native speakers complimenting me on my pronunciation of letters and words. I could not have gotten luckier in finding Reem and WyzAnt tutoring services through a simple google search. Book a lesson. You will be happy you did!
Zareef from Rockville, MD on 4/5/13
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 on 3/25/13
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 on 3/17/13
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 on 3/5/13
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 on 1/23/13
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 on 11/20/12
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 on 10/23/12
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 on 6/20/12
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 on 5/15/12
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 Peyton, CO on 5/15/12
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 on 2/15/12
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 on 2/15/12
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.