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I love teaching Arabic. It is music, math, poetry, prose, and just a really cool language to learn! I teach all language skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) in a way that is personally meaningful to my students. I have taught all language levels of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), and am proficient in Levantine and Egyptian dialects.
Working with students, including elementary school kids, is a joy for me. My student evaluations are stellar!
As a tutor, I have worked with both students and professionals to tailor their study to their individual needs, whether it is conversational, curricular, or a quick review.
In addition to Arabic, I am a native speaker of English. I received my undergraduate degree in English and Biology (Univ. of Michigan), and my two Master's degrees in Middle East Studies and Comparative Literature (Columbia University).
I enjoy humor, reading,science, working with elementary school kids, cooking Mediterranean food, sports and the outdoors!
I have 10-plus years as a university instructor (Columbia University, George Washington Univ., George Mason Univ., American Univ., Howard Community College, Northern Virginia Community College).
I have two Masters degrees in Middle East Studies and Comparative Literature from Columbia University.
I have experience with all levels of Modern Standard Arabic, plus Levantine and Egyptian dialects. I have experience with the Al-Kitaab textbook series, as well as Ahlan wa Sahlan.
I have 5-plus years of experience tutoring both students and professionals.
I have been cooking Mediterranean dishes, specifically those from Lebanon/the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean) for the last 20+ years.
I have prepared entrees, salads, sandwiches, and desserts (both meat-based and vegetarian) for families and events.
I use both cookbooks and personal recipes.
I have experience helping elementary kids with regular and advanced curriculum (K-3rd grade).
I have been teaching my son using both school-based curriculum and supplementary material (especially the home workbooks published by Carson Dellosa) for the last 4 years (grades K-3). This includes basic reading, writing, and math skills, as well as advanced academics in history, math, and science.
Additionally, for the past 4 years, I have participated as a volunteer on several occasions to help kids at my son's school with their learning, particularly in reading and math.
I played varsity soccer in high school, and as a hobby for many years
Excellent — Abe is a great tutor. Makes sure the student understands the topics in a way that makes sense. I plan on recommending him to anyone looking for a tutor. You will not be disappointed. ...
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