University of North Texas
The New School University (Master's)
The University of Texas at Dallas (PhD)
I am an adjunct professor at The City College and Manhattan College, teaching communication courses. I taught/teach Arabic at the New School. Additionally, I have taught French at the University of North Texas. I have many years of teaching experience. I was an assistant professor of communication and information studies at the American University in Dubai, where I taught Introduction to Global Media, Media, Culture and Society, Research Fundamentals, and Games of the Digital World.
I earned my Ph.D. in the humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2009 where my fields of studies were film theory, creative writing, and world literature. I am an alumnus of The New School’s media studies graduate program where I earned my M.A. in 2000. I earned my bachelor's degree at The University of North Texas where I majored in fine arts and design and minored in French.
I am always very well prepared for my tutoring sessions no matter what the subject I am teaching is. I explain the material clearly and always try to make it as interesting as possible. I pace the lesson according to the student's comprehension level. I encourage the student to participate, stimulating and challenging his or her thinking. I am professional and always create an atmosphere that is conducive to learning.
I am experienced in teaching various subjects, including English, Arabic and French as well as preparing students to take the New York State Common Core and New York City Specialized High Schools Admission tests.
In addition to English, I am fluent in Arabic and French.
**The rate listed is for in calls, when students come to my place for the lesson. If you want me to teach you at your home, it is a different rate. Please contact me for details. I am an adjunct professor at The City College and Manhattan College, teaching communication courses. I taught/teach Arabic at the New School. Additionally, I have taught French at the University of North Texas. I have many years of teaching experience. I was an assistant professor of communication and information studies at the American University
Even with just one lesson, it is clear that Louay knows how to approach the teaching of language - it's not an easy thing. I feel confident that I will have a very solid base to go forward, and that I will have tools to progress at a good pace.
Louay is a great tutor. He is patient and understanding. If I didn't understand a word, he would first give me a synonym in Arabic which is a great method. He helped me understand a very difficult text, something that gave trouble to previous native speakers I have worked with. He helped me with many colloquialisms that would be very hard to understand on my own.
Louay taught me Lebanese Arabic and he was so knowledgeable. His explanations of concepts was simple and clear and he was very patient. I would always recommend Louay for teaching.
Louay is a highly knowledgeable teacher of the Arabic language. His teaching methodology is extremely effective and he is very patient with young children. I would recommend him highly.
We did a preliminary meeting and assessed my Arabic level, talked about good resources to learn (books and flashcards and translation), and made plans to improve.
Louay is working with my 13 year old son. He is kind, patient, and goes above and beyond to help my son with his French! Highly recommend! My son's teacher is also very happy with the progress they have made.
Each week when I arrive at my lesson with Louay, he is prepared to tackle my goals. He has a deep understanding of the history of the Arabic language, the MENA region, and the challenges of learning a difficult language. He translates this knowledge into accessible methods of teaching and makes the lessons fun. Having worked with Louay for only a few months, I have learned tons about the Levant and the local dialect which previous formal classroom instruction had neglected in lieu of Modern Standard Arabic. Louay took the time to understand my personal language goals and how I plan on using Arabic and each week develops lessons to reach those goals. I look forward to my lessons and am very glad that Louay is my Arabic coach.
Louay was selected as an Arabic tutor for a 17 y.o. girl after 5 other candidates were interviewed and had a trial class.
He was absolutely amazing in comparison and on his own. The task that was set for Louay included reading and writing in Arabic but most importantly - conversational Arabic.
He did great with all three fields! He is always on time, always prepared, has a positive attitude and flawless work ethic.
Louay also has a great approach to students, he manages to make lessons interesting and engaging, and the progress is visible!
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I honestly only have good things to say about Louay and definitely recommend him as an Arabic tutor. He's not only a native speaker and have an incredible knowledge of the history of the language, he is also very good at teaching it, which is hard to come by (I speak from experience). He's a very patient instructor, but was also understanding when I would have to cancel due to work commitments. He was also very open to focusing on vocabulary that was more relevant to my work (which is why I am taking Arabic) and tailoring the lessons to be relevant to my interests. I am a beginner but I think he would be good at teaching any level of Arabic.
I needed an editor to proofread and comment on two assignments required for my graduate program. Louay was a terrific choice. In addition to his helpful and precise comments, he returned sufficient work in less than 24 hours. Since I was working on a tight schedule, Louay's quick return of the edits gave me sufficient time to work on them. Additionally, his knowledge of film was exceptionally helpful for the two exercises. I highly recommend Louay for the most difficult of tasks in undergraduate/graduate writing or any assignment pertaining to film studies.
Louay is very knowledgeable and willing to work with you to find the best approach to meet your needs and interests. He's patient and genuinely interested in helping you learn, and can prepare personalized materials and lesson plans to help you reach your goals. He's also flexible and on time. Overall, I was very satisfied with my tutoring experience with Louay and would recommend him to others.
Mr. K is an excellent and passionate Arabic teacher. That shows when he teaches the language. He is very knowledgeable about the Arabic culture and history that brought about this great language. His method of teaching is very effective because he breaks down each topic and explains it step by step using examples and homework questions. His homework is very structured and helps to strengthen your understanding of each topic. I am amazed at how fun and easy he makes learning this language to be.
I have been tutored in Arabic by Louay for several weeks now, and I have nothing but the best to say about my experience with him. Louay is not only very effective in transmitting his thorough knowledge of the Arabic language, history, and culture but he is also a kind, patient, and insightful teacher providing his student with just the right amount of challenge necessary to move him or her to the next level.
In addition to being a great tutor, I hope he will keep helping me and others learning Arabic. My Arabic keeps getting better and trust me I had started to loose faith. Louay is always on time and reachable through the phone, very organized with his method, he is also patient and really cares about us getting the most out of the lesson! I highly recommend you Louay as a tutor. He is speaks perfect french, beautiful English and Arabic!
I asked Louay to help me brainstorm and develop ideas for my film class' essay, and he did an unbelievable job. He prepared very thoroughly for the session, re-watching both of the films I wanted to discuss and writing down a summary of ideas, his own thoughts and things that might become handy for me when I start writing the essay. Louay, obviously, has a wealth of knowledge, when it comes to Film studies, but the best part is that he can communicate this knowledge in a very pleasant manner. Needless to say, he is a teacher, who takes student's goals very seriously and does his best to help achieve them. I strongly recommend Louay if you are looking for a professional and highly competent tutor.
What I wanted was a lesson on how the Arabic language works as well as some tips on good books/learning materials. I got all that, plus a review of how Arabic traveled through the middle east and Africa (hence the wide differences the dialects) and also the alphabet, which is a killer, but Louay made as easy to learn as possible.
He is smart, patient, and a very nice guy I think he would be a huge help for anyone learning Arabic. For me he is especially helpful as I am going to Saudi Arabia and needed help with the gulf dialect, which he also speaks.
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I am a native Arabic speaker and currently teach Arabic at the New School in New York City. I was born and raised in Lebanon where Arabic is the national language. I received my primary and secondary education in Lebanon.
I am a professional filmmaker. I have produced several short films, and have won awards in this field.
Additionally, one of the fields of studies for my PhD degree, which I earned in 2009, was film theory. My Master's in Media Studies from The New School was three-fold: media theory, media management and film production.