Ahlan. I am a University of Oxford and London SOAS trained Arabic linguist who offers high quality interactive and individually tailored Modern Standard/Classical Arabic tuition to adults, mainly to BA,MA/MSc,and PhD students and journalists or researchers but also to those preparing for the IGCSE Classical Arabic, A Level Arabic and International A Level in Islamic Studies. I have over 10 years` experience teaching Arabic and Islamic Texts and also offer tuition for degree level Islamic History and Islamic Studies.
Excellent track record helping undergrad & postgrad students (such as those studying for Arabic and/or Islamic Studies related exams at SOAS or Cambridge) dramatically improve their grades.
I have in addition over 7 years of Arabic into English translation experience of press and academic material and of Islamic religious and historical texts for Postgraduate students, academics, and researchers.
I offer new students 1 hour of tuition FREE of charge.
Advanced, Arabic texts based MA in Arabic and Islamic Studies (with Distinction) from SOAS, a BA in Arabic with Islamic History (Oxford), and qualifications in foreign language teaching (including CELTA and a certificate in Teaching Foreign Languages).
Currently doing research on Islamic Political Theology and Public Law, based on medieval Arabic texts, towards a part-time PhD (from which I am officially on a break owing to a large Arabic Islamic texts research and translation project I am involved in).
Additionally, and uniquely among western Arabists and Islamicists, I have extensive experience of traditional Arabic and Islamic learning in the Middle East and North Africa, for example as a longstanding, regular visiting student/researcher at the Qarawiyyin madrasa-university in Fez, Morocco.
I look forward to hearing from interested students. Li`lliqaa`
Nikola (Walid al-Makduni)
Representative student testimonials:
Katherine from the US, says: "I`ve really enjoyed and benefited from Nikola`s tuition. I`m a PhD candidate in Middle East Politics and already had advanced Arabic when I began with him. We focus on reading Arabic press articles but also spend time speaking Arabic. Nikola has particular expertise explaining difficult areas of Arabic grammar and extensive knowledge of Islamic history, always giving interesting perspectives into the background of texts."
Dr Grigorij, an Energy Consultant from Russia, says, "I have a BA in Arabic from Germany, so asked Nikola to focus on advanced Arabic grammar, news articles, and speaking. His lessons are structured to suit my needs and knowledge of Middle Eastern affairs very useful. Overall, I have really improved my Arabic and understanding of the subtleties of Arabic grammar. I would highly recommend Nikola as an Arabic teacher".
Availability: Very flexible
Willing to travel: 12 miles
Experience: Teaching Arabic and Islamic Texts to adults/students/researchers and translating Arabic and Islamic texts into English since 2007.Contact this Tutor