"Extraordinary teaching skills."
- Leslie, Philadelphia, PA on 1/9/13
Tutoring with Mourad has been my very first exposure to learning the French language. At our first meeting, I wasn't able to complete any of the questions on the initial assessment quiz he gave me since "bonjour," which was the only French word I knew, wasn't on the quiz. After two months of tutoring with Mourad, I feel confident that I will eventually become a fluent speaker of the French language. Mourad's method of teaching is patient, professional, well-planned and I'm amazed at how much of the language I've learned in such a short time. He displays high level teaching skills and ties things together in ways that make them effortless to remember. Although a lot of independent study is necessary to learn French, I find that when I put in the work after our lessons, the results are astounding because of how well Mourad presents the material. Mourad is a very nice person and he shows a sincere interest in helping me achieve my goal. Also, because he is a native of France, Mourad's annunciation is impeccable and he makes sure I am mastering the correct pronunciation. It's exciting to think that I will sound like a French native in the future. Learning french with Mourad is a joy and I always look forward to our tutoring sessions.
"Great tutor for students new to French"
- Whitney, Philadelphia, PA on 12/14/14
Mourad is just what my son, who is a high school sophomore and only in his second year of French, needs in a tutor. Mourad works with him weekly at our home and is very patient with him. I also appreciate Mourad's flexibility. Our schedule often doesn't allow for us to meet every Wednesday, but Mourad is easy to reach and reschedules with us 95% of the time, so my son doesn't miss a lesson. I think my son is coming along nicely and the tutoring is helping him. I would definitely recommend Mourad to others looking for a French tutor.
- Allison, Southampton, PA on 7/20/14
Mourad is a native speaker. We speak only French during our lessons. I am prepping for the Praxis exam, so I was glad to find a native speaker to help me prepare. We focused on improving my level of writing. I was impressed that at our first lesson he came prepared with a grammatical test. That way he could see where my strengths and weaknesses were and work on them from the beginning. He is very personable and easy to contact.
"Very patient, courteous, and professional"
- EMILY, Philadelphia, PA on 5/12/14
An overall wonderful teacher! He makes one feel instantly at ease and gives positive feedback that is timely and encouraging. I am enjoying my learning and feeling more confident as I attempt to speak French!
"Great tutor for advanced French"
- Aryana, Philadelphia, PA on 3/11/14
As a French major at UPenn, I was looking for a tutor that could help me with my writing compositions in advanced level French classes. I chose Mourad because he is a native speaker and because I wanted someone to help me grasp the nuances of the language, not simply the grammar. I've worked with Mourad on a number of papers so far, and each one has turned out wonderful. He's taught me exactly how to use certain French expressions and vocabulary, so I can write more like a native speaker.
In terms of teaching style, I think one of Mourad's greatest strengths is his attention to detail. Whenever we discuss my writing compositions, we literally edit them sentence by sentence to ensure that both the grammar and the meaning convey exactly what I want to illustrate. Another one of his greatest strengths is patience. He has spent hours upon hours helping me perfect some of my papers, which is something that most tutors will not take the time to do. In sum, I would definitely recommend Mourad if you're looking for someone to improve your French. While Mourad has mainly helped me with advanced French, I can tell that his conscientious and patient teaching style would be great for all levels.
"Excellent French Tutor"
- Emily, Philadelphia, PA on 12/12/13
Mourad is the perfect combination of what I need in a French tutor: he encourages me to speak even when I feel inadequate and he recognizes and compliments even my small accomplishments because he knows that it is important to me. Mourad cares about me as a student and a person; he is not so worried about a strict "2-hour" lesson as he is more interested in making sure I understand and can apply what we have practiced during a given lesson. He provides "real-life" exercises to do outside of class (i.e. viewing French films, etc.) to ensure that I make French a part of my daily life. I have dabbled in French over the past 5 years, and this is the first time in my life where I feel confident speaking it, and I feel like I am really progressing. I do highly recommend Mourad as a French tutor.
- Olga, Philadelphia, PA on 11/16/13
I am very pleased to have Mourad as my French teacher. My short-term study objective is to pass DELF B2 exam in December 2013. Mourad was quite attentive to my request so that he focuses our lessons on the topics that I need to learn in order to prepare for the exam. He is also very flexible in terms of the schedule, in particular, to have lessons on weekends early in the morning, the only time that I can spend on my language studies. Most importantly Mourad is quite patient with me as a student. To sum up, learning French with Mourad is highly recommended!
"An excellent start / Un excellent début"
- Edward, Norristown, PA on 11/11/12
Mourad has taken the measure of my strengths and weaknesses in French to better target the lessons. I think he understands my needs and preferences, and we will get along well. We had a little time to exercise. I find him very friendly, and very easy to understand. To be continued.
Mourad a pris la mesure de mes forces et mes faiblesses en français pour mieux cibler les leçons. Je crois qu'il comprend bien mes besoins et mes préférences, et qu'on va s'entendre bien. On a eu un peu de temps pour faire des exercices. Je le trouve très amical, et très facile à comprendre. à suivre.