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About Samir A.

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Alexandria, VA
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About Samir
My name is Samir, I have been tutoring students for almost twenty years, and I currently teach and tutor one-on-one, and online the Modern Standard Arabic (formal/classical Arabic) , the colloquial Arabic (the conversational Arabic) of Morocco or French.

I 'am familiar with the French and Arabic Curriculums taught in Fairfax County public Schools. ...
I have Alif Baa and Al-Kitaab fii Ta allum al -Arabiyya available for your Arabic lessons, and "Bien dit"I,II,III students books, "grammar & vocabulary" Books, "Allez,Viens" Level 2,"Points de depart" for college students.

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I believe creative lessons help students retain more and enjoy their time learning. I will email you printable worksheets and clipart, helpful websites, and personalized audio files to help you practice between our lessons. I will work hard to help you reach your goals.

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.

Tell me your specific needs and I will adapt the class in order to make you improve your skills. Lessons are relaxed and informal but very concise. No matter your age or skill level, with patience, focus, and a big smile, I'll turn you into a fluent French or Arabic speaker in no time.

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Discover the most fun and effective way to learn Arabic or French!
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Kahina January 24, 2016
· Arabic · In studio
Samir is an excellent language tutor! He can craft lessons to suit any needs whether you are a beginner or advanced! He also provides relevant supplementary materials so that you can practice and apply the theories learned in your lesson. I found that this consistent practice with actual speaking was a big factor to achieving better spoken fluency with my language of study, arabic. I highly recommend Samir as you will not be disappointed.
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Lainie October 13, 2015
· Arabic · Online
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.
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Adib October 13, 2015
· Arabic · In home
Samir is very good at adjusting his language and methodology to meet the student's needs. Without any warning whatsoever, he adapted to my plans for Arabic lessons, providing rich and highly relevant details.Samir has quite a sense of humor, too, which I really appreciate. Excellent!
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Samir A.

Lorton, VA 22079
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About Jackeline N.

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Alexandria, VA
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I am a college student with a major in Physical Therapy. I am a Spanish native speaker. I do tutoring in college. I like to teach, it is the best way to learn more and put in practice all I already learned. I am very patient, so dedicate, and very friendly. Throughout the time I have developed teaching techniques that would make YOU understand better and have a great experience during our sessions.
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Haven A. September 4, 2016
· Spanish · In studio
We are very pleased. She works well with younger children. Ms. Jackeline creates fun and engaging lessons for our 6 year old.
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Norah V. February 5, 2016
· Spanish · In home
She is very patient and gives you time to recollect yourself if you make an error. Very helpful too, will give you other options to help you recollect yourself and remember.
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Karen T. August 10, 2015
· Spanish · Online
Jackie has been able to assess my needs quite well and tailor a program specific to my goals to learn Spanish. My language understanding has increased due to the formal classes with Jackie. I intend to keep her as my tutor even when I move to another country. She is knowledgeable, experienced and very patient as a tutor. Her sense of humour is a welcome addition at times when I am struggling. The online lessons are very good for my timetable and quite convenient. I would recommend Jackie as a Spanish language tutor.
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Jackeline N.

Alexandria, VA 22304
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About Genevieve H.

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Woodbridge, VA
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About Genevieve
My name is Genevieve and I am your next tutor in linguistics or Arabic! I received a BA from the University of Virginia in Linguistics and a MA from the American University of Beirut in Middle Eastern Studies. I have studied Arabic (Modern Standard and several dialects) in Virginia, Jordan, Lebanon, and Oman. I have worked as a Graduate Assistant and have the creativity and drive to help you pursue your language goals!
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Brian August 1, 2015
· Arabic · In studio
Genevieve is great. It has been a long time since I have studied Arabic and for our first lesson she was very patient, understanding, and flexible.
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Genevieve H.

Woodbridge, VA 22192
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About Valentina L.

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Alexandria, VA
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About Valentina
Russian and Czech languages instructor with 12-year experience in education and professional training.
Significant experience applying teaching skills and methodologies in one-on one and small group classes.
Works effectively with wide range of cultures and personalities.

I have been teaching one-on-one classes in DC leading language schools, such as Diplomatic Language Services and ICA Languages.
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Robin July 16, 2016
· Russian · In studio
Wonderful teacher. Very thorough. Patient and encouraging! Highly recommended.
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Bill Greer October 28, 2015
· Russian · In studio
Excellent first lesson. Valentina was very patient but persistent in staying in Russian as much as feasible. I knew a little bit from decades ago and she helped me find the way forward again without embarrassment. I look forward to the next lessons.
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Valentina L.

Alexandria, VA 22306
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About Faatimah K.

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Centreville, VA
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Hi, my name is Faatimah and I’ve been tutoring Arabic for three years. The thing I enjoy most about tutoring is that students get to learn at a pace that works for them. This allows them to focus on the areas that they want to focus on without the rush and pressure of a classroom environment. I earned a degree in Islamic Theology in 2014 which included 6 semesters of study in the Arabic language. I’m a patient tutor and my teaching style is to breakdown concepts in ways that are easy to understand. I enjoy teaching students who are beginners in Arabic because it a great thing to see someone fi
nd their footing in the language. Contact me so we can talk about achieving your learning goals.

I am a writer living in Northern Virginia. I recently graduated with an MA in Religious Studies in Chicago and prior to that, I earned my BA in Islamic Law and Theology in Berkeley.

My journey into the Arabic language began when I was 18. Growing up in a faithful Muslim household I some familiarity with Arabic, but only as it related to prayer and religious rites. When I began my BA program in Islamic Studies I was thrown into the world of Arabic and I realized that it was indeed an ocean in itself, as many of my teachers liked to say. Because of my background in Latin I was able to latch onto the similarities between Latin and Arabic grammar as a means of beginning to feel comfortable in the language.

To learn Arabic from scratch mostly required a boatload of patience, but also the ability to see where the Arabic and English languages parallel each other. When you’re learning something new and challenging it often helps to relate it to something you already know pretty well. The good thing about that approach is that you end up learning something new and strengthening your knowledge of something old.

My love for the language comes from my observation of its beauty, depth, and meaning. It carries within itself amazing ideas about life as well as language. These gems of the Arabic language are what kept me going in my own accosting of the language and I find they are helpful to share with students. I am pursuing my PhD in Islamic Studies so my tutoring of the language is as much a benefit for my knowledge as it will hopefully be for yours.
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Hicham October 1, 2016
· Arabic · In home
Really a great teacher with much patience. I have been struggling with grammar for quite a while and seem to have made leaps and bounds with Faatimah as an instructor. Highly recommended.
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Leenah September 19, 2016
· Arabic · Online
Faatimah is a wonderful teacher! She is creative, patient and her love of the language really comes through in her teaching style and dedication. I have learned to appreciate Arabic so much more after learning it from Faatimah.
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Faatimah K.

Faatimah K.

Centreville, VA 20120
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