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Abe D.

Arabic and English Tutor - Professional, Experienced, and Fun!

Falls Church, VA (22042)

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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!

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Abe’s subjects

SAT Math
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
ACT Science
Arabic, ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading


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.

Elementary (K-6th)

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

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Univ. of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI

Columbia Univ. (Master's)

Very accommodating to tailor lessons — Abe is a very patient and flexible in tailoring my lessons to fit my needs. I highly recommend him for any age for learning Arabic. ...

— Cheryl from Santa Maria, CA on 10/8/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Abe will travel within 20 miles of Falls Church, VA 22042.

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