University of Alabama (ethnomusicology)
Wesleyan University (Master's)
Over the past 14 years of my life I have been teaching in one form or another while being a student at the same time. These 14 years taught me this absolute truth: teaching is the best tool for learning. I remember so many concepts of music theory, linguistics, or mathematics that I was not able to grasp until I began explaining them to someone else. This is why I enjoy teaching. I enjoy learning and seeing other student’s eyes enlightened with the knowledge we share.
At age 16 I began teaching children piano performance and sight singing at a cultural center in Cairo, Egypt. I tutored/taught music composition and harmony at Cairo Conservatory and Cairo Opera House. When I arrived to the US, I began studying English to pass my proficiency examination for Academic English while tutoring Arabic Language (my native language) at the Critical Language Center of the University of Alabama (2009-2012). I also worked as a translator for the Syriac Studies department (2011-2012). During my graduate studies at Wesleyan University part of my stipend assignments was teaching as an assistant teacher (TA) in various music related subjects.
Over time I created my own teaching/tutoring style. I find ways to motivate my students to pursue more knowledge. I create games and obstacles to encourage the puzzle-solving ability in their brains. I myself study and practice what I teach, I read and prepare for my lessons and learn about new ways for delivering my message. I use modern technology to provide easier understanding. Meanwhile, I borrow from the old teaching methods for their ways have created a generation of disciplined, successful, and happy people. In other words, my teaching style is rigorous and insightful--expect results!
I am a native speaker, and I have experience tutoring Arabic in an American University.
I graduated from the English Language Institute in the University of Alabama. I studied English as a Second Language, and I passed the TOEFL Examination myself.
I studied and taught at Cairo Conservatory. I began my music theory lessons at age 6 and I graduated from the Arabic Music Institute with a BA in Composition and Theory.
Over the past 14 years of my life I have been teaching in one form or another while being a student at the same time. These 14 years taught me this absolute truth: teaching is the best tool for learning. I remember so many concepts of music theory, linguistics, or mathematics that I was not able to grasp until I began explaining them to someone
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