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Binghamton University (Arabic and Spanish)
University of Chicago (Master's)
I would love the opportunity to pass down my language skills to eager learners!
I'm happy to teach Spanish, Modern Standard Arabic (Fusha), as well as dialect Arabic (mostly broad Levantine or Jordanian and some Egyptian) to beginner and intermediate students.
I am a recent graduate from the University of Chicago's MA program in Middle Eastern Studies. I've been studying Arabic on and off for five years. I spent four months in the United Arab Emirates in 2012 and three months in Jordan in 2014. I have learned from multiple esteemed professors, from conversations with very close Egyptian friends, from a Jordanian host mother, and from television and music. Depending on what a student is looking for, I'm happy to pass down all that I've learned from this wide array of experience. Reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
My undergraduate degree is in Spanish Language and Literature. In 2013, I spent several months tutoring various high school students in their beginner through intermediate level Spanish classes. In the summer of 2010, I had the pleasure of working in the Canary Islands of Spain as a live-in English tutor for a beautiful family with a young boy. I have lots of materials to teach a wide age range, from books to board games and music. I also conducted a Mommy & Me Spanish session for mothers and their toddlers.
Because I have taught such diverse students, the tutoring style can be adjusted to meet the student's needs.
Please feel free to message me with questions. I look forward to hearing from you! I would love the opportunity to pass down my language skills to eager learners!
I'm happy to teach Spanish, Modern Standard Arabic (Fusha), as well as dialect… Read more
Excellent. Would highly recommend for teaching Arabic to non-native speakers. Highly knowledgeable tutor with customized lessons. Thank you Lauren.
Lauren is always willing to free up her schedule to do an extra night or spend a little extra time with my son. She always makes sure he is either done with his Spanish homework or ready for an upcoming test before she concludes a session. Both her hard work and her success are easily measured by the two letter grades my son's Spanish grade improved in just three short weeks! We can't thank you enough Lauren.
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I teach Modern Standard Arabic using the materials from my undergraduate work (Binghamton University) as a guide, strictly or loosely depending on the age and level of the student. My training would be ideal to tutor Arabic at beginning and intermediate levels. I also spent four months in the United Arab Emirates studying Arabic. Please see the details below for further information.
Please note that in addition to the below materials, I also have a copy of Treasure Island with Arabic on one side and English on the other, which would be ideal for younger students.
-Hans Wehr Arabic-English Dictionary
-Al Mawrid Arabic to English and English to Arabic
-Alif Baa provides mastery of the alphabet and the introduction to reading and writing.
-Al-Kitaab (Part I) provides lessons in reading, writing, speaking, and listening, which includes lessons in (but not limited to): The definite article, pronouns (subject, possessive, object, etc.), plurals/agreement, negation, present and past tense, Egyptian colloquial (speaking and listening), numbers, telling time.
-Kalila wa Dimna provides short, fun stories (similar to Aesop's Fables) with followup questions to reinforce learned vocabulary and practice reading comprehension and writing.
Personal Academic Record for Modern Standard:
Arabic 101: Alif Baa (completed) and Al-Kitaab (Chapters 1-4)
Arabic 102: Al-Kitaab (Chapters 4-10)
Arabic 203: Al-Kitaab (Chapters 10-15)
Arabic 204: Al-Kitaab (Completed)
Arabic 305: Al-Kitaab II (Chapters 1-5)
Arabic 306: Al-Kitaab II (Chapters 5-10)
Arabic 381: Kalila wa Dimna (completed)
I can also provide training in Egyptian colloquial Arabic. I would be able to teach it based on several Egyptian dialect courses, as well as from personal experience.
Egyptian colloquial materials:
-Dardasha Egyptian Arabic provides communicative skills, functional knowledge of vocabulary, and cultural insight regarding family life, women, and both modern and traditional Egyptian interaction.
-Movies and songs (which can cater to the age and level of the student)
Personal Academic Record for Egyptian:
Arabic 115: Dardasha (Units 1-6)
Arabic 116: Dardasha(Units 6-13)
I graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor's in Spanish Language and Literature. I can tutor beginners of any age through a college intermediate level, and provide practice for fellow advanced students as well.
I spent the summer of 2010 in the Canary Islands of Spain living with a Spanish family and tutoring their child.
Because I have been studying Spanish since the age of 12, I have a huge array of materials. In addition to a large collection of music and movies, I have learned a great deal from the following sources, and would therefore most likely use them as a resource when tutoring.
Sources for grammar and language acquisition:
Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Verb Tenses
Manual de gramática (Iguina/Dozier)
Uso de la gramática española (intermedio y avanzado)
Sources for language use and literature:
Voces de España
Prisma: Análisis Crítico de Textos en Español
Sources for adults (looking to travel, etc):
Hide This Spanish Book ("Suitable only for those who want to know real Spanish")
Undergraduate Spanish Major GPA: 3.4/4.0
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Conversation, Composition, Grammar I
Conversation, Composition, Grammar II
Intro to Hispanic Literature
Problems in Spanish Syntax
Latin American Colonial Literature
Hispanic Lit (Middle ages-17c)
Hispanic Lit (18c-present)
Elusiveness of Desire (Hispanic Lit)
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