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Dr. Latif G.

Los Angeles, CA

$30/hour

PhD degree, native speaker specialized in the Arabic language

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 9/27/11
5.0 average from 21 ratings
Dr. Latif is great
— Sue, Pacific Palisades, CA on 11/10/15

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BA, MA, PhD
Arabic
Faculty of Arts, Cairo U, Egypt
PhD
Faculty of Arts, Egypt
PhD

Education

BA, MA, PhD (Arabic)

Faculty of Arts, Cairo U, Egypt (PhD)

Faculty of Arts, Egypt (PhD)

About Dr. Latif

I have mastered Arabic, my native tongue, both colloquially and formally. My Bachelor of Arts degree in the Arabic language is from the Arabic Department, Cairo University, Egypt. Four years were dedicated to studying Arabic in depth. Any graduate of the Arabic Department is entitled to teach Arabic at all levels in any Arab country including Egypt. My PhD degree written in Modern Standard Arabic was about the Arabic Egyptian press It covered half a century and dealt with forty Arabic newspapers.

My work with the Egyptian Parliament was to re-write the members' colloquial discussions into Modern Standard Arabic. That requires exacting use of grammar and literary canons. For the Information State Agency of Egypt, I wrote pamphlets couched in Modern Standard Arabic. For three years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), at the United States, I worked as an Arabic Tester. I examined new employees who were applying to work as translators for the FBI. My job was to examine their strength in Arabic.

I wrote more than 200 columns in the influential newspaper Al-Ahram, Egypt. For Mohager Publishing House, at the United States, I designed 520 multiple-choice questions that covered all aspects of the Arabic Language and literature. These questions are suitable for elementary students, intermediate and advanced. I also wrote several articles for the FBI magazines.

I taught Arabic to both heritage and non-heritage students. For 4 years in Egypt, I taught Arabic at Herz School, Egypt. In the States, I taught Arabic at Language Door in Santa Monica. Last year, I was a tutor of 25 students. Most of them were from UCLA. They were from different levels in Arabic.
I have mastered Arabic, my native tongue, both colloquially and formally. My Bachelor of Arts degree in the Arabic language is from the Arabic Department, Cairo University, Egypt. Four years were dedicated to studying Arabic in Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 1 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90024
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Dr. Latif is great"

- Sue, Pacific Palisades, CA on 11/10/15

"Expert teacher of the Arabic language"

- Vaughn, Mountain View, CA on 7/6/15

"A brilliant and inspiring scholar of Arabic. Knew Taha Hussein personally!"

- Ilona, Valley Village, CA on 7/5/15

"Latif knows Arabic"

- Paul, Long Beach, CA on 2/26/12
English:
TOEFL
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
Arabic, TOEFL, Turkish

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BA, MA, PhD
Arabic
Faculty of Arts, Cairo U, Egypt
PhD
Faculty of Arts, Egypt
PhD

Education

BA, MA, PhD (Arabic)

Faculty of Arts, Cairo U, Egypt (PhD)

Faculty of Arts, Egypt (PhD)

Dr. Latif is great — He very patiently had me repeat the alphabet and new vocabulary to make sure I was pronouncing it correctly. For a first class together, I learned a lot and would recommend Dr. Latif without any second thoughts. As a special bonus, he served me basbousa! ...

— Sue, Pacific Palisades, CA on 11/10/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Travel policy

Dr. Latif will travel within 1 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90024.