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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.

My hobbies are: studying languages, cooking, and outdoor activities such as running, riding my bike, fishing and gardening
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I believe creative lessons help students retain more and enjoy their time learning. I will email you printable worksheets and cli
part, 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.

What do you need to start learning Arabic or French?

Discover the most fun and effective way to learn Arabic or French!
"Conversation + Pronunciation = Confidence!"

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Betsy May 31, 2017
· Arabic · Online
Samir is dedicated, patient, reliable and fun! He provides helpful material between our online sessions, and I feel I'm learning at just the right pace. I highly recommend him.
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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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Samir A.

Samir A.

Lorton, VA 22079
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About Solange T.

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Washington, DC
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Native French Speaker. I am originally from Lyon, France and have been living in the DC area for about 20 years.

I have over 20 years of teaching and tutoring experience throughout the D.C. area, at Alliance Francaise, Berlitz, In Lingua, etc. I have been tutoring consultants and employees from major international organizations for the past 10 years as well as young children and teenagers from diverse backgrounds.

I am also a certified translator and will be happy to provide assistance if needed. I find both experiences extremely challenging and rewarding and I hope to use my skills on this forum.
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J. C. C. October 2, 2014
· French · In home
Solange is amazing as an instructor. As a native speaker she understands text book French as well as slang. She provides several options for ways to express a thought. She is easy to talk to and time passes so quickly. Definitely the best French teach I have had and I have had many.
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Solange T.

Solange T.

Washington, DC 20007
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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.

Genevieve H.

Woodbridge, VA 22192
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About Ivonne F.

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Stafford, VA

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I began tutoring while attending university and discovered a new outlet. I find helping others achieve their learning goals very rewarding. Let me help you reach the next level on your road to mastering German.

Native speaking German tutor with experience teaching all ages. Well structured lessons designed to help you achieve your learning goals. Graduate of German Technical University specialized in Business and Tax Law.

- Standard German (Practice: reading, listening, writing and speaking. Develop every day language skills with an emphasis on grammar.)
Open to beginners and intermediate students.

- Conversational German (Utilizing modern texts from a variety of sources.)
Open to intermediate and advanced students.

- German for School Age Children
Open to beginners and to students with previous knowledge of German.
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Xavier October 30, 2018
· German · Online
My son enjoyed his lesson very much. Very well organized. Although this was only the first lesson Ivonne was very enthusiastic and encouraging.
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Maura M. March 29, 2018
· German · Online
Ivonne is an excellent instructor. She is organized, patient, and thorough. She took care to assess my goals and how we could achieve them. She is committed to using our time to advance my skills as quickly as possible, by speaking almost entirely in German--when I don't understand, she repeats in German slowly before switching to English, an approach I really appreciate.
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Laith March 10, 2018
· German · Online
Wonderful, thank you!!
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Ivonne F.

Ivonne F.

Stafford, VA 22554
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About Junling C.

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Mc Lean, VA
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My name is Junling and I'm a native Chinese. For the last two decades I have moved seamlessly between East and West, and understand both China and the U.S. very well.

I worked for Chinese biggest national TV station as a reporter and producer for 5 years. After that, I was researcher and translator for Fortune magazine and Time magazine. My previous job was media relation manager at American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.

I have very good interpersonal and communications skills in both English and Chinese.
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Susannah October 5, 2018
· Mandarin Chinese · In studio
Mrs. Junling is a very passionate, enthusiastic and kind teacher. She helped me gain confidence in both my pronunciation and vocabulary skills. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wanted to gain some knowledge of the Chinese language.
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Junling C.

Junling C.

Mc Lean, VA 22101
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About Eliska P.

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Arlington, VA
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I am an experienced ESL teacher, qualified interpreter and translator. I am a native Czech and new to the US. Studying interpreting and translation helped me to understand differences between the languages which I then applied when teaching my husband Czech.

During my classes, you will feel encouraged and motivated to learn the language. My students feel really comfortable with me and look forward to the next class. The language is not hard, when you make it fun!
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Bill Greer October 12, 2018
· Czech · In home
Eliška is an outstanding teacher. She is always well-prepared. She tailors the instruction to my strengths and weaknesses, even adjusting the level as we work together during the class hour, so I assume she teaches each student in individually shaped lessons. And she makes each session interesting and practical! I highly recommend her.
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Sarah October 4, 2018
· Czech · In home
Eliska is a wonderful teacher! I am a beginner and she was very patient with me, I have learned so much from her in a short period of time and would highly recommend her to anyone!
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Eliska P.

Eliska P.

Arlington, VA 22201
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About Paqui L.

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Fairfax, VA
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My name is Paqui. I am from Spain, I am a journalist and a Spanish instructor. My experience in both areas plus the fact that I was a student of a foreign language as well have given me a holistic view of what the students needs.

For the last 6 years I am teaching Spanish to diplomats , I am a learning consultant as well and I've been working developing a new curriculum.

I like the student to be the center of the learning process and by modeling the student is able to improve faster and easier. Thanks!
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Paqui L.

Paqui L.

Fairfax, VA 22032
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$84 / 60-min

About Sebastian H.

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Annandale, VA
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I have helped adults and children while in the employ of the US Congress, Berlitz, universities, and elementary and secondary schools. My training includes time at universities and language institutes in France and Belgium. I have been invited to give presentations on pedagogy, including one before French teachers in Quebec.
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Sebastian H.

Annandale, VA 22003
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$59 / 45-min

About Eirene W.

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Washington, DC
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My name is Eirene and I love learning languages. I grew up in Canada and the U.S. and have traveled to over 20 countries. Whenever I have some free time, I love to listen to podcasts, chat with my native speaker friends and travel at every opportunity I get. This year, I was in Tanzania, where I studied Swahili for 2 months. Other than studying and teaching language, I also love cooking, drawing and taking walks around the city.

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My teaching style is very much student-led, teacher-guided. As a teacher, I mold every class to complement my student's preferences and needs. We work on grammar and vocabulary through book materials and exercises but also engaging activities like movies and music.

As a non-native Spanish speaker (Spanish if my 4th language, after French), I hope I can shed light on how Spanish is structured, and how
it works--and also help you meet your Spanish goals, whether it be work, travel or personal.

Feel free to write to me as well with any questions you have. Looking forward to connecting. Chau!
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Lisa November 11, 2018
· Spanish ·
Eirene was my tutor for several months. She was very patient, personable and very professional. I would definitely recommend her to others!
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Christina November 4, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Eirene is a great teacher. She has a patient, engaging style and works real life practical examples into her lessons as well as interesting cultural and historical facts! I would recommend Eirene as a teacher for anyone looking to learn Spanish or grow their fluency.
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Benjamin November 4, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Eirene is a patient and diligent teacher who helped transform my limited knowledge of Spanish--mainly from TV--into practical, everyday skills. She broke down concepts in digestible ways, often referencing French (my other language) so that I could better understand a certain topic or concept. What's more, she also always kept the focus on conversation, which I really appreciated, particularly since that's the area I want to work on most. In short, if you're looking for someone dependable, kind and always rooting for your success, you should look no further than Eirene.
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Eirene W.

Eirene W.

Washington, DC 20005
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$34 / 30-min

About Jasmine H.

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Fairfax, VA
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Hi I am Yasmin in Arabic which means flower .My bachelor's in biology .In my free time I like to teach arabic for beginners, you will be able to speak and write in as little as one month or less.
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Jasmine H.

Jasmine H.

Fairfax, VA 22032
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$34 / 30-min

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