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Abe D.

Columbia Grad Tutoring in English and Arabic

Columbia Grad Tutoring in English and Arabic

$40/hour

About Abe


Bio

I enjoy tutoring all ages - from kids to students to professionals!

On most weekdays and weekends, I tutor in the DC Metro area (DC, Virginia, Maryland), including students at George Mason, NVCC, George Washington, and Georgetown.

On select weekdays and weekends, I tutor in and around Charlottesville, including UVA and PVCC.

Whether you are looking for help with daily homework, writing/editing an essay, reviewing for a test, or preparing for a proficiency exam - I can help. I have...

I enjoy tutoring all ages - from kids to students to professionals!

On most weekdays and weekends, I tutor in the DC Metro area (DC, Virginia, Maryland), including students at George Mason, NVCC, George Washington, and Georgetown.

On select weekdays and weekends, I tutor in and around Charlottesville, including UVA and PVCC.

Whether you are looking for help with daily homework, writing/editing an essay, reviewing for a test, or preparing for a proficiency exam - I can help. I have helped students at all levels and am grateful for their reviews and recommendations!

I teach all four language skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking).
For several years, I have taught elementary, intermediate, and advanced Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) as a university instructor using the communicative method. I also have proficiency in Levantine and Egyptian dialects.

My approach is to keep things simple by focusing on making language familiar (instead of foreign) through the use of resources, examples, and exercises that are communicative and personally meaningful to my students.

Personally, I am patient and easy going - I am a born educator! I take my lead from students to determine what they need and how I can best help them. I offer tutoring that is tailored to specific short- or long-term needs and goals, including plans to study abroad, help with conversational skills, academic coursework, and projects.

A little bit about me - I have degrees in English and Arabic. My graduate work was in Middle East Studies and Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University. I enjoy sports, the outdoors, good food, meeting people, traveling, reading and writing.

If you would like to know more about how I can help or about my availability, just let me know!


Education

Univ. of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
undergrad
Columbia Univ.
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: No charge for cancellation, whether I am tutoring in the DC Metro area or in Charlottesville. As a courtesy, I ask that you please provide notice at least 24 hours in advance. Thanks!
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/2/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have experience helping elementary kids with regular and advanced curriculum (K-3rd grade). I have been teaching my son using both school-based curriculum and supplementary material (especially the home workbooks published by Carson Dellosa) for the last 4 years (grades K-3). This includes basic reading, writing, and math skills, as well as advanced academics in history, math, and science. Additionally, for the past 4 years, I have participated as a volunteer on several occasions to help kids at my son's school with their learning, particularly in reading and math.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have experience helping elementary kids with regular and advanced curriculum (K-3rd grade). I have been teaching my son using both school-based curriculum and supplementary material (especially the home workbooks published by Carson Dellosa) for the last 4 years (grades K-3). This includes basic reading, writing, and math skills, as well as advanced academics in history, math, and science. Additionally, for the past 4 years, I have participated as a volunteer on several occasions to help kids at my son's school with their learning, particularly in reading and math.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

Arabic,

Arabic

I have 10-plus years as a university instructor (Columbia University, George Washington Univ., George Mason Univ., American Univ., Howard Community College, Northern Virginia Community College). I have two Masters degrees in Middle East Studies and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. I have experience with all levels of Modern Standard Arabic, plus Levantine and Egyptian dialects. I have experience with the Al-Kitaab textbook series, as well as Ahlan wa Sahlan. I have 5-plus years of experience tutoring both students and professionals.
ESL/ESOL

Math

SAT Math

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have experience helping elementary kids with regular and advanced curriculum (K-3rd grade). I have been teaching my son using both school-based curriculum and supplementary material (especially the home workbooks published by Carson Dellosa) for the last 4 years (grades K-3). This includes basic reading, writing, and math skills, as well as advanced academics in history, math, and science. Additionally, for the past 4 years, I have participated as a volunteer on several occasions to help kids at my son's school with their learning, particularly in reading and math.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

Science

ACT Science

Sports/Recreation

Cooking,

Cooking

I have been cooking Mediterranean dishes, specifically those from Lebanon/the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean) for the last 20+ years. I have prepared entrees, salads, sandwiches, and desserts (both meat-based and vegetarian) for families and events. I use both cookbooks and personal recipes.
Soccer

Soccer

I played varsity soccer in high school, and as a hobby for many years

Summer

Arabic,

Arabic

I have 10-plus years as a university instructor (Columbia University, George Washington Univ., George Mason Univ., American Univ., Howard Community College, Northern Virginia Community College). I have two Masters degrees in Middle East Studies and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. I have experience with all levels of Modern Standard Arabic, plus Levantine and Egyptian dialects. I have experience with the Al-Kitaab textbook series, as well as Ahlan wa Sahlan. I have 5-plus years of experience tutoring both students and professionals.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have experience helping elementary kids with regular and advanced curriculum (K-3rd grade). I have been teaching my son using both school-based curriculum and supplementary material (especially the home workbooks published by Carson Dellosa) for the last 4 years (grades K-3). This includes basic reading, writing, and math skills, as well as advanced academics in history, math, and science. Additionally, for the past 4 years, I have participated as a volunteer on several occasions to help kids at my son's school with their learning, particularly in reading and math.
ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT Science, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (33 ratings)
5 star
(27)
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(6)
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Reviews

Very accommodating to tailor lessons

Abe is a very patient and flexible in tailoring my lessons to fit my needs. I highly recommend him for any age for learning Arabic.

Cheryl, 8 lessons with Abe

Excellent

Abe is a great tutor. Makes sure the student understands the topics in a way that makes sense. I plan on recommending him to anyone looking for a tutor. You will not be disappointed.

Ryan, 6 lessons with Abe
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$40/hour

Abe D.

$40/hour

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