Arabic Language Tutor
Arabic Language Tutor
Meg, 23 lessons with Mirna
Response time: 2 hours
I am a Native Arabic Speaker. I was born and grew up in Syria. I have earned a Bachelor's degree in management science from Damascus University, a Master's degree in counseling from Cambridge College in Massachusetts, and I am currently doing my second Master's in business administration (MBA) at Bentley University in Massachusetts.
I have an extreme love for teaching Arabic, I started teaching Arabic for non-native and native speakers in 2008 when I was still in Syria. I teach beginner, intermediate and advanced level of Arabic language courses for both kids and adults in Standard and Colloquial Arabic. I am also working to establish a book for learning Arabic for foreigners. My goal is to help people to know how to speak, read and write Arabic in an easy and interesting way.
I can't speak highly enough of my Arabic lessons with Mirna. She has been patient, engaging, and fun to work with all summer. When I asked for written material to practice reading between lessons, Mirna started providing readings at the end of every lesson with typical conversations for me to read. Also, Mirna has been very flexible with scheduling lessons around my schedule on short notice, which I really appreciate. Overall, Mirna's lessons are perfectly tailored to my ability, and I can make progress much faster than in a group or college class. Meeting with her is always the high point of my week, especially our conversational work and learning about the Arabic-speaking world. I would recommend her as a tutor to anyone interested in starting Arabic, supplementing another class, or improving fluency independently.Meg, 23 lessons with Mirna
Mirna is an amazing teacher!!!!!!!!!
After only one lesson with Mirna it's already clear how warm, focused, fun and pedagogically sound an atmosphere she creates in her lessons. I took half a year of Arabic about five years ago, and Mirna made it sooooo lovely and smooth a transition to get back into. She took the time to assess what I remembered so that we don't spend time over-reviewing what I already learned, and came up with an excellent plan for future lessons. I love that it's possible to take lessons with her in person, because for me personally, I find it so much easier to learn that way. I can't wait to learn more, and can't recommend her and her teaching style highly enough!Stella, 1 lesson with Mirna
Great! Very kind and helpful. Look forward to next lesson.
Alphabet and writing. We immediately began using the words we just learned, which helped solidify them. It was very easy and stress free. I can't wait to learn more.Charles, 5 lessons with Mirna
Knowledgeable and very easy to understand
Mirna was patient and did an excellent job explaining the nuances between the Levantine dialect and Classical Arabic. She also was polite and respectful which helps the lessons run smoothly. She's an excellent tutor!Ilham, 4 lessons with Mirna
Best language tutor I have ever worked with
I speak Chinese, Spanish and Russian, and have countless hours of language learning under my belt, and Mirna is the best teacher I've ever worked with.Erik, 2 lessons with Mirna
Mirna came with teaching materials in hand and we proceeded with the first letter of the alphabet. She was very patient with my 6 year old. She was also enthusiastic and encouraging. MY daughter and I are both looking forward to our next lesson.Stacia, 4 lessons with Mirna
She'd make a good teacher
Mirna makes sure that her students walk away understanding the material as clearly as possible. She is very patient, great at communicating, and she came across as quite understanding. When my attention span began to drift during the session (it always does regardless of who I'm listening to at the time) she seemed to notice right away and pull my attention back to the lesson in way that wasn't intimidating at all. Mirna could make a very effective school teacher.Katharine, 1 lesson with Mirna
Amazing Arabic Tutoring
Mirna tutored me for several months this year and it was such a pleasure. She knows when to challenge you and she comes prepared with a lesson plan for each meeting. She comes up with thoughtful ways for me to practice my Arabic between sessions (whether it's watching a video and trying to decipher what is being said, or practicing specific conversations). She is also just a very positive and patient tutor which is critical when you are trying to learn a language as difficult as Arabic. I very much enjoyed and benefited from my sessions with her, and I saw a significant and marked improvement in my Arabic skills as a direct result of our sessions. I have every intention of resuming my sessions with Mirna as soon as my schedule allows!Maysa, 13 lessons with Mirna
Response time: 2 hours