I am a professional English/ Arabic teacher and translator/ Interpreter. I have a Bachelors of Arts in Arabic/ English Translation and Interpretation and Master of Education in Educational Leadership. Language students can expect to improve week to week in their conversation, reading and writing techniques. Every student has a unique way of learning; I teach students to release built up tension and apply foundation techniques in order to unlock their own individual talent. I can help any student to speak with freedom, confidence, and expression. I teach Arabic and English students of all different ages and experience levels. I am native Arabic and studied English for 16 years, and English/ Arabic university level language for 4 of those. I can teach students to speak, write and read Arabic and English and pursue communication excellence, to learn how to speak colloquial Arabic, or both depending on the goals and preference of the student. As a professional interpreter, I frequently take trips within California to provide interpretation services. I have interpreted and translated for well-known entities in the United Arab Emirates like Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, Dubai Education Council and Abu Dhabi Police. I love to mentor students who want to become effective, dynamic speakers. My personal passion is reading but I firmly believe that writing is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better linguist!
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2006
MBA in Education
Teaches ages 5+
Speaks Arabic, English
Has background check
Basma answers all my questions and more. I've been with her less than a year and now I am having a conversation!
Basma is a wonderful teacher. She puts so much time into her lesson plans and she always makes sure I have materials to study independently. Basma also makes herself available outside of class if I have questions or want to request to learn certain vocab. Basma is really quite incredible and is clearly a hard worker. I would highly recommend Basma to anyone who wants to learn Arabic.
I am really very comfortable and happy with this teacher. She gives you many tools to use them however you want as well in very needed situations. I can understand and speak Arabic very well with her now. Really well-planned lessons.