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Mustafa S.

Teacher of Islamic Studies/Arabic/Turkish

Teacher of Islamic Studies/Arabic/Turkish

$40/hour

  • 121 hours tutoring

About Mustafa


Bio

Hello there!

I have been a learner and educator pretty much all my life. Since my high school years I loved learning new words and languages. I have a BA in Islamic Theology and have also taken some graduate courses in Catholic studies. Putting my knowledge into practice, I served in hospital, prison, church, public/private schools and university settings with a wide array of people.

I have been teaching Islam in various study groups whether advanced or basic like reading the Qur'an in...

Hello there!

I have been a learner and educator pretty much all my life. Since my high school years I loved learning new words and languages. I have a BA in Islamic Theology and have also taken some graduate courses in Catholic studies. Putting my knowledge into practice, I served in hospital, prison, church, public/private schools and university settings with a wide array of people.

I have been teaching Islam in various study groups whether advanced or basic like reading the Qur'an in Arabic. Also, I have attended many retreats as a lecturer of the classical Islamic sciences like Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), Hadith (teachings of Prophet Muhammad) and Tafsir (Quranic commentary). If you're interested we can study Islamic spirituality (mysticism) or more properly Tasawwuf (Sufism) as well.

Another area of my expertise is my chaplaincy work in clinical settings. I have been trained as a hospital chaplain for 18 months and completed 6 units of CPE (clinical pastoral education) in Houston area. So I know how to facilitate a patient's spiritual journey without the fear of religious proselytizing. I have also mentored thousands of incarcerated individuals over the course of 15 years.

Arabic was my first foreign language that I spent long years working on for my college degree as well as for my private tutelage under renowned scholars. However, I am more comfortable teaching beginning and intermediate levels.

Turkish is my native. Living in the U.S. for 20 years I have taught individuals Turkish language to help them communicate with people in Turkey. If you want to improve your conversational skills I can do that with you. if you are a student and need help preparing for tests, exams, papers I would be delighted to work with you.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Education

B.A. MARMARA UNIVERSITY / ISTANBUL / TURKEY
Theology
St. Mary's University
Graduate Coursework
MARMARA UNIVERSITY / ISTANBUL / TURKEY
Graduate Coursework

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Subjects

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Turkish

Turkish

I was born and raised in Istanbul and therefore am a native Turkish speaker. Depending on your need I will be happy to facilitate your learning. If all you need is to communicate with natives when you visit Turkey for instance, I can make sure to start off speaking Turkish with you right off the bat. If you need to pass certain exams or have projects to submit I can help you with that as well.

History

Religion

Religion

I have attended the department of Islamic sciences (Theology) at Marmara University, Istanbul where for five years I have learned from my professors about Islamic sciences such as Hadith, Fiqh, Tafseer, Kalam, Arabic literature, Tasawwuf (Islamic Mysticism), Islamic History and Philosophy etc. I am just a humble learner and am eager to teach anyone who would like to gain insights into above mentioned subjects.

Language

Arabic,

Arabic

I have attended the department of Islamic Studies (Theology) in Marmara University where 22 hours of Arabic a week was part of the curriculum for the first year. I have taught Arabic to individuals as well as groups over the course of 10 plus years for the purpose of understanding the classical Islamic sciences. However if you are seeking to learn this magnificent language for all the other reasons I can help you get there as well.
Turkish

Turkish

I was born and raised in Istanbul and therefore am a native Turkish speaker. Depending on your need I will be happy to facilitate your learning. If all you need is to communicate with natives when you visit Turkey for instance, I can make sure to start off speaking Turkish with you right off the bat. If you need to pass certain exams or have projects to submit I can help you with that as well.

Other

Religion

Religion

I have attended the department of Islamic sciences (Theology) at Marmara University, Istanbul where for five years I have learned from my professors about Islamic sciences such as Hadith, Fiqh, Tafseer, Kalam, Arabic literature, Tasawwuf (Islamic Mysticism), Islamic History and Philosophy etc. I am just a humble learner and am eager to teach anyone who would like to gain insights into above mentioned subjects.

Summer

Arabic

Arabic

I have attended the department of Islamic Studies (Theology) in Marmara University where 22 hours of Arabic a week was part of the curriculum for the first year. I have taught Arabic to individuals as well as groups over the course of 10 plus years for the purpose of understanding the classical Islamic sciences. However if you are seeking to learn this magnificent language for all the other reasons I can help you get there as well.

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Knowledgeable and patient

Mr. Mustafa is super nice and took a lot of time to ensure he was creating a lesson plan that would fulfill my needs. He also is very flexible and was willing to work around my holiday schedule. I highly recommend Mr. Mustafa if you want someone who is patient, knows what they are talking about, and is willing to work with you to make sure you are learning what you need.

Mariana, 2 lessons with Mustafa

Competent and Thorough Teacher/Tutor

Mustafa is a very good instructor. He's methodical, and with the help of a good Turkish instruction workbook, his lessons are well organized, and he's adept at explaining things well. Highly recommend him!

Evan, 15 lessons with Mustafa

Arabic Quran

Mustafa is a great Tutor. He's patience and show you ways in understand the arabic letters. I honestly thought I couldn't be able to know the arabic letters, but taking lessons with Mustafa, I was able to know all the letters and Im knowing all the vowels now. Just have to put the work in.

Harris, 21 lessons with Mustafa

Excellent teacher !

Mustafa is a great teacher! He taught my 15 year old son Islamic Studies over the summer. My son has learnt tremendously within a few weeks under his guidance. He is very thorough, patient and knowledgeable. Any question that my son would have no matter how silly it was, Mustafa would answer without any hesitation and wholeheartedly. I am so glad I found him and we have him as my son’s tutor.

Farah, 10 lessons with Mustafa

Very knowledgeable and patient teacher

Mustafa has been teaching an introduction to Islam course to my 8-year-old daughter. Although my daughter has a very low attention span, Mustafa has done a wonderful job engaging her and tailored his teaching based on my daughter's level and needs. Very nice gentlemen with great patience.

Gultekin, 1 lesson with Mustafa

Patient + Knowledgeable, Very Helpful

Mustafa helped me with an Islamic Studies essay for my college class. He was patient, attentive, and really helped me understand all the concepts I had difficulty grasping. I look forward to continue working with him in the future. Thank you Mustafa for your help!

Alice, 1 lesson with Mustafa

Great tutor

Thank you sir for making the class easy and fun at the same time that your strategy of introducing new ways of teaching was very helpful. I look forward for many more sessions in the future

Rasha, 6 lessons with Mustafa

Excellent Tutor

Mustafa has been fantastic. He is able to keep my children engaged and involved throughout the entire lesson. The boys enthusiastically look forward to his lessons and eagerly await the discussion and explore the philosophical subtleties involved in the islamic faith. He provides a broad perspective while allowing room for critical thinking and expecting academic excellence. We look forward to many more lessons from Mustafa. Wish we had found him sooner.

A, 28 lessons with Mustafa
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$40/hour

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Response time: 18 minutes