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Elinor C.

Portland, OR

$50/hour

Experienced Arabic Tutor

In-person lessons

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Tufts University
Arabic, Spanish
The American University in Cairo
Graduate Coursework

Education

Tufts University (Arabic, Spanish)

The American University in Cairo (Graduate Coursework)

About Elinor

Hello! MarHaba! My name is Elley and I'm very passionate about the Arabic language. I am from Northern California, educated in Boston, and I have spent three and a half years living in the Middle East, in Egypt and Jordan. I speak Arabic fluently as I studied it for five years, and I have extensive experience tutoring students in both high school and college. I speak both Jordanian and Egyptian dialects, as well as Modern Standard Arabic.

Currently, I work part-time for Where There Be Dragons, a professional guiding company with a focus on cultural immersion. I lead a group of 12 high school students to Jordan each summer, and during the school year I travel to different high schools as a guest speaker and sometimes substitute teacher. I am also eager to start substitute teaching full time! I love tutoring and teaching Arabic because I can't think of a better way to spread mutual understanding and help students see new perspectives on the world. Studying Arabic myself completely changed the way I see the world, and I love facilitating that for others as well.

As a teacher, I am funny, engaging, and supportive. My Arabic lessons are focused on experiential learning, using a textbook as a supplement, and not a foundation, for the language. That means interactive games, tricks, and lots of outside-the-box methods for learning things like grammar, the alphabet, and speaking. I also like to incorporate real-life language examples, like billboard ads, excerpts from Facebook and other social media, and snippets from TV shows or movies. I think that the best way to learn to speak is to use real-life resources!

Are you interested in learning Arabic? Are you intrigued by Arabic-speaking countries and want to hear more? Do you just want to sit and discuss current events? Please don't hesitate to reach out! I live in Oakland and have a flexible schedule so I can work around your classes or extracurricular activities. I would love to hear from you!
Hello! MarHaba! My name is Elley and I'm very passionate about the Arabic language. I am from Northern California, educated in Boston, and I have spent three and a half years living in the Middle East, in Egypt and Jordan. I speak Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Portland, OR 97214
In-person lessons
Language:
Arabic

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Arabic

I have studied Arabic for five years and lived in an Arabic-speaking country for over three years, in both Jordan and Egypt. While I was completing my undergraduate degree, I was TA-ing a high school Arabic class and tutoring for lower levels of Arabic at my university. Since graduating four years ago, I have worked consistently in education, from teaching Arabic full-time to leading trips to Jordan with high school students. My tutoring methods focus on experiential learning, incorporating alternative pedagogy, and conversation. I also have experience teaching and tutoring the alphabet and more complex Arabic grammar.

Tufts University
Arabic, Spanish
The American University in Cairo
Graduate Coursework

Education

Tufts University (Arabic, Spanish)

The American University in Cairo (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elinor will travel within 15 miles of Portland, OR 97214.