I have been teaching Arabic for the past seven years. I have taught both children and adults. I have extensive experience in teaching complete beginners, so if you`re a beginner, please don`t hesitate to get in touch with me.
Availability: Saturday to Tuesday all day. Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays after 6pm.
Willing to travel: 2 miles
Experience: Here are some of my recent experiences teaching Arabic:Contact this Tutor
Andy, year 8. Level: beginners Arabic
I am currently helping a year 8 boy with modern standard Arabic. The focus is on reading, and correct verb conjugation. The aim is to help him grow confidence in being able to express himself in Arabic. So far, our conversations are limited to the present tense, but the aim is to have him able to use all three tenses by the end of the year. And to gain a type of awareness of what sounds right and what doesn`t (grammatically speaking).
Lena, 10.Level: beginners Arabic.
Lena`s parents are quite keen for her to learn Arabic. For the past six or so month, I have been helping her learn how to read and write Arabic. Once that was done, we went on to write really short sentences involving the verb "to be" in Arabic. Sentences like "I am here", "I am happy", "My father is over there", etc. These sentences will gradually become more complex but before she they do, she must be very confidence with the foundations of simple pronouns, feminine and masculine nouns, articles, etc.
Hamda, 15. Level: GCSE Arabic
I am helping a 15 year old student prepare for GCSE exams next year in Arabic. We have two hour sessions a week. The structure of these lessons is very much determined by the specification which we`re following (Edexcel). Our time is split between listening exercises and reading/comprehension exercises.
Imran, adult learner. Level: beginner Arabic
Imran grew up in a Muslim household. He is comfortable reading Arabic. He has taken a number of Arabic courses, but he has found himself unable to make any real "progress". He approached me a few months ago to help with this. After some assessment, I found that he had a really good understanding of grammar but he knew very few Arabic words. I have been working with him to develop his Arabic reading and writing confidence by going through different types of texts with him. At the end of every lesson, I input all the words Imran learnt into Quizlet. Until our next meeting, Imran is able to study those words during his morning commute on his mobile phone.
Chris, adult learner. Level: advanced Arabic (C1)
I have been working with Chris over the past three years. We have 1 hour weekly classes. From the outset, he`s made it clear that he is more interested in developing a high level of conversational Arabic, - akin to an educated Arab. We agree on a topic to discuss the following week, and then we have a debate about it during the lesson. If I used an expression that he does not know, he writes it down and attempts to use it in his own sentence the following week.
This simple formula has allowed Chris to develop a knack for Arabic idioms and expression. It is also a great way of learning about the nuances of specific verb. Because the lessons are tailored to Chris` needs and wants, we have been able to keep him motivated in learning Arabic. And the results show.