My name is Samir, an Arabic native speaker from Morocco, a fluent French and an English speaker. With me you have the choice to learn the Modern Standard Arabic (formal/classical Arabic) or the colloquial Arabic (the conversational Arabic) of Morocco . I can teach you how to speak, read, and/or write Arabic, or Moroccan
I have always had a passion for languages and for teaching languages through conversation, comprehension, reading, listening and speaking. I tutor for all purposes: For vacations, schooling, for business, for pleasure, and for whatever else you would like to learn. I enjoy sharing knowledge and motivating students to excel.
I am very friendly, extremely patient, easy to work with and make learning fun.
My hobbies are: studying languages, cooking, and outdoor activities such as running, riding my bike, fishing and gardening.
I hold a Bachelor Degree from Mohammed V University of law in Rabat, Morocco, I worked for the Moroccan Government for over ten years before moving to the United States of America in 2006.
I work mainly with private clients and students. I am positive and patient so you can totally relax and have a great time working on your Arabic .
I have an abundance of patience. My objective is to make your Arabic fun, creative, educational, and friendly.
I have been tutoring for almost twenty years, and I currently teach and tutor one-on-one and online via Skype or phone during late afternoons, evenings and weekends
I 'am familiar with the Education Curriculum (Youth Exchange and Study(YES)Abroad, taught to American high school students who travel to Morocco on scholarship and exchange programs to study for long and short periods of time.
I' am also familiar with the French and Arabic Curriculums used by the FCPS World Languages.
So much depends on what your goals are, and that's why I'll respond to your specific needs and interests.
I can help you study everything from pronunciation to grammar.
You only know the alphabet, and you can't write or speak a word yet. Not a problem, we can go through the basics to get you comfortable.After the first lesson, you'll already know how to have a simple conversation (introduce yourself, ask for directions or order a dish for instance.
You can speak the few sentences that you remember from school, but not enough to feel at ease across the pond. Key grammatical points will be covered, ensuring that both your vocabulary and linguistic skills are prepared for any debate you may encounter in Arabic .
Your level is quite acceptable and you can speak without looking for words every other second, but you need to perfect it. You want to go deeper into the language, as it is very important in Arabic to vary vocabulary for the same idea. Also, you'll need to learn how to avoid common grammar mistakes than even native Arabic speakers do (a lot!).
If you are looking to learn or improve your vocabulary & grammar, I can also tutor you in a natural and enjoyable way without the need for memorization and tedious homework by using a step-by-step short repetitions method which parallels the way you learned your own language as a child. I will provide materials for you to practice in between our sessions. I encourage you to choose personal areas of interest though which we can get you to acquire a command of the Arabic language.
If you need immediate assistance for a test or homework, translation and summary, I can work with you for short term as well and assist you within a very short notice.
I hope you will find Arabic easier, and more enjoyable with me !.
Discover the most fun and effective way to learn Arabic !
"Conversation + Pronunciation = Confidence
I had the most delightful conversation with Samir about a multitude of things:Vocabulary, the hot topics,sports, news...all very useful subjects to diversify my vocabulary.Samir is truly an excellent teacher . Bravo
We developed vocabulary pertaining to different scenarios (seeking medical attention, going to the Internet cafe, going on a family excursion, etc.). Samir is very responsive to student input. It was another great lesson.
For homework, Samir sent me several videos of Moroccan dialect. We discussed the vocabulary during the lesson; as always, he provided many examples to demonstrate the broader usage of the words. He is a skilled teacher. Highly recommended.
Another delightful lesson: interesting, instructive, and enjoyable. Samir has quite a sense of humor, too, which I really appreciate.