Piotr from Philadelphia, PA on 7/11/12
My sessions with Louis have been fantastic! He challenges you, makes you work on your weaknesses while highlighting your strengths in a way that is encouraging and helpful.
He puts a lot of thought into all aspects of teaching a language:
- - into the appropriate word or phrasing for the context and tone of what you are trying to say
- - into the materials he uses
- - into the vocabulary and grammar skills that are best suited for what you want to DO with what you are learning.
Plus, he's an all-around pleasant and interesting guy.
"Louis is wonderful."
Pete from Durham, NC on 11/10/13
Louis has been teaching our daughter Arabic for a couple of months and she loves it. Louis is a great tutor and she's been making good progress. Louis is warm and caring but also has high expectations. They hit it off right away and both share a love for languages and while she finds it hard sometimes, he always keeps her motivated and inspired. We think Louis is wonderful and recommend him very highly as a tutor.
"Good first lesson."
Walter from Durham, NC on 4/18/13
In the first lesson we had he identified my base of knowledge and we're hopefully going to build on that in the future.
Hillary from Durham, NC on 10/25/12
Louis is very professional, qualified, and thorough. I've enjoyed my three lessons with him so far. He is enthusiastic, patient and focuses on helping you to improve in all aspects of the language. I highly recommend him if you're looking for someone who will both challenge you and help you.
Austyn from West Chester, PA on 7/13/12
Louis was really helpful in assessing my needs and skill level. Since I am returning to Arabic after a 2 year hiatus, he has been especially helpful pointing out vocabulary and grammar beyond the textbook. He is easy to work with and is extremely patient with me. I would definite recommend his help!
"First impressions: Should be a great teacher/tutor"
Jeffrey from Trenton, NJ on 5/14/12
Louis Y. in our first meeting was warm, personable, and a deeply knowledgeable interlocutor, and steeped in the subject to which he is introducing me (Arabic). We made good progress, though of course the rest of learning a new language is up to me. He certainly is exceptionally capable of making the language come alive. But so far we are only in Lesson 1!
Mubeen from Philadelphia, PA on 1/30/12
Louis is an extremely qualified, experienced Arabic tutor. He will tailor the session to your needs and patiently work with you to get through the material. My pronunciation, reading skills, and vocabulary have all improved under his guidance. I appreciate his professionalism and patience and highly recommend him as a tutor.
"5 star tutor"
Caroline from New York, NY on 11/10/11
Louis was extremely helpful to my son as he made his way through beginning Arabic. We look forward to working with him in the future when the need arises and do not hesitate to recommend him.
"Professional and experienced teacher"
Saleh from Columbus, OH on 8/6/11
I worked with Louis several times a week for a couple months and unfortunately had to discontinue lessons when I moved out of state. As a professional instructor and translator with extensive experience, Louis brings energy and focus that I very much valued. His approach is thoughtful and deliberate - highly customized to the needs of the individual learner. My lessons consisted of writing exercises, readings with discussion and conversational exercises. Louis also provided rich, authentic learning material - from classic short stories to current news articles to Arabic music and poetry. Louis's passion for the Arabic language and helping learners in their journey made working with him a great experience. I highly recommend him.
Alex from Philadelphia, PA on 7/28/11
Louis is extremely friendly, courteous, flexible, and professional. He has a genuine concern for your progress as a learner and is equally qualified to ensure that his level of instruction is helping to advance your skills at the proper pace. His understanding of linguistics alone makes him an invaluable coach on how to properly articulate sounds, and he pushes you to challenge yourself without making you feel overwhelmed. In short: if you don't learn anything after studying with Louis, it will definitely be your fault!