"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!
"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.
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.