Marie A Karam

Marie A K.

Chicago, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I start with teaching songs and reading basic children’s’ books to enrich your vocabularies then continuing with more advanced reading materials including newspapers and articles...
Je suis prête à vous aider et je vous encourage à commencer tout de suite :) Bonne chance

About Marie A K.

My only goal is to reach your needs and desire to learn a new language then proceed from there in a fun immersion method.
I'm so patient toward kids, and I like to innovate methods to engage early learners (flashcards, children books, songs, stories, then I move to more advanced articles etc...) and I work hard to simplify it and help you improve your vocabularies simultaneously with grammar so you digest it smoothly, in no time, without the complication of grammar;)

It's true, I'm not French native speaker but I studied and practiced a lot and I'm happy to share my experience in achieving all the success with you.

I invite you to start expanding your horizon and to indulge yourself by learning languages. It opens your prospect to a new different world with a different culture, you feel like you gain a new person and a new experience while networking with new people around you. I personally admire languages and would like to share this passion with you. Let's start!

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Emma
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I absolutely love Marie's lessons. Our weekly French tutorials have improved not only my vocabulary and speaking ability but my confidence. I highly recommend Marie's classes. You would be making an excellent choice to begin or continue your language learning journey with Marie.

Posted May 24, 2021
Brittany
Profile-location-online Online

Marie is an amazing teacher. I took a couple of years of French in high school and have learned in a much more fluid, easier to understand way from Marie. The way she teaches she connects sounds & letters of several words. It's so helpful her strategy of teaching. Thank you Marie!

Posted Apr 21, 2021
Yesenia Garcia
Profile-location-online Online

Marie has a unique way of teaching. She makes my daughter have fun while learning arabic. She is an excellent teacher and my daughter always looks forward to her lesson. I highly recommend her!

Posted Mar 9, 2021
Jessica
Profile-location-online Online

I had a very good experience during my French lessons with Ms. Marie-Ange. She was very kind and easy to work with. She looks for creative ways to help you memorize new information and makes learning fun. She also makes sure to stay focused and makes teaching plans that best suit your needs. Overall, she was a very good teacher and I benefitted a lot from her lessons.

Posted Jan 23, 2021
Danielle
Profile-location-online Online

Marie is an incredible teacher — we meet weekly, and I always look forward to our sessions! As a beginner French student, Marie is incredibly patient, kind, and educating. Through a variety of learning techniques (audio, visual, and kinetic), she teaches language through proper pronunciation and grammar. I greatly appreciate the individual approach, tailored to my abilities, and always warm and inviting. If you are on the fence about signing up for lessons, I highly encourage you to reach out to Marie! She has my highest recommendation.

Posted Nov 3, 2020
Mariam
Profile-location-online Online

Marie is patient, thorough and at the same time holds high standards for her students. It is difficult to keep a younger child engaged, yet she does it with ease.

Posted Nov 2, 2020
Sudesh ..
Profile-location-online Online

Marie is an amazing teacher! She's patient, thorough and makes learning fun!

Posted Sep 15, 2020
Emily
Profile-location-online Online

I enjoy my French lessons with Marie immensely. Learning with her is more effective than an online application because you get direct feedback on your pronunciation. Her feedback is kind and nonjudgmental. She creates a fun and accepting environment.

Posted Aug 18, 2020
Danielle
Profile-location-online Online

Marie is an incredible teacher — I can't recommend her highly enough. As a beginner, I've learned more in a few weeks with Marie than months of self-taught app-based language. Her attention to pronunciation has given me confidence, and her helpful reminders and tips stay with me long after our lessons are over.

Not only is Marie excellent in communicating the basics of language, but she's also kind, patient, encouraging, and fun to work with. I look forward to our sessions each week!

Posted Aug 14, 2020
Barbara
Profile-location-online Online

Marie is great! I am a beginner and have learned so much from her the past three months we have had lessons. I was a little worried having these lessons online, but she is great and knows how to teach well. She is patient, and will try to always pronounce things so it is easier for me to repeat it. In addition to helping me with pronunciation, she uses similar words to help me remember a word's meaning and/or pronunciation. I highly recommend her.

Posted Jul 23, 2020
Victoria D.
Profile-location-online Online

Marie is very competent and personable! I really enjoyed learning from her, as she was patient and explained things very well. I feel that my French vocabulary grew because of her encouragement. I would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to learn or improve their ability to speak French!

Posted Apr 10, 2020
Ryan
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I have had a great time learning French with Marie. She is very patient and has well thought out lesson plans. I am looking forward to our next lesson.

Posted Apr 6, 2020
Alex
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Marie-Ange is great with my 2 young kids. Progress is noticeable

Posted Mar 20, 2020
Jessica Keys
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I loved my first lesson with Marie! Can't wait for my next one! :)

Posted Feb 25, 2020
Heloise Y.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

We had the wonderful first session today. My daughter said she really enjoyed the lesson. Thank you!

Posted Feb 6, 2020
Sasha A.
Profile-location-online Online

My daughter had an amazing first lesson with Marie! She was able to make very easy and fun for her age, she worked with alphabet, colors, and numbers! We are looking forward for the next lesson with Marie!

Posted Feb 4, 2020
Owen
Profile-location-online Online

I setup a pack of Arabic lessons for my son. He was a bit nervous heading into them, however, was very very encouraged after the lesson. He thought Marie was great. He felt like he learned much more than he thought possible and that it was a very fun process. Thx!

Posted Jan 4, 2020
Erica B.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Marie is very professional and flexible. Her lessons are age appropriate and fun. She is willing to make changes to lessons based on parent feedback. Overall, my kids (ages 9 and 12) are learning French and having fun. Merci, Marie!

Posted Dec 17, 2019
Verica V.
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I have been taking Arabic lessons with Marie for several months, now. The passion and dedication with which she approaches every class is amazing. She is always well prepared, patient, and keeps the student's best interest in mind. I, myself, used to work in education for over ten years, and now, as Marie's student, I must say that Marie is absolutely born to teach! I would wholeheartedly recommend her.

Posted Nov 7, 2019
Katherine
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Marie is an incredible instructor. She is kind, patient and extremely knowledgeable. She worked with me to find out which skills I was missing and targeted them! I highly recommend working with Marie.

Posted Sep 19, 2019
Sarah C.
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Marie is wonderful! I’m looking forward to working together!

Posted Aug 14, 2019
Vera

Marie is very knowledgeable, patient, focused, and pleasant to work with. She knows how to transfer knowledge. Looking forward to my next class with her.

Posted Jul 25, 2019
Satori
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Marie is an effective, patient, and kind teacher. I had been studying Arabic for years with different teachers and had not seen much improvement. I had gotten very comfortable with the alphabet, but that was all my teachers seemed to focus on. When I started working with Marie, however, I very quickly made significant progress. She helped me build a foundation of vocabulary that I actually cared to learn so the grammar could flow more easily. I would highly recommend Marie to anyone wanting to learn Arabic (or French for that matter!).

Posted Jul 7, 2019
Vanessa Baillie
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Marie is awesome! She is very patient and thorough. I wanted to work on my accent and pronunciation, and I already feel myself improving even though we are only a few lessons in.

Posted Mar 27, 2019
Riyad
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Marie has done a great job teaching my kids Arabic. She is professional and utilizes class time efficiently. Additionally, she is patient and makes learning fun. I highly recommend her as she puts 100% effort and wants to see students progress and succeed. We are happy to have found her.

Posted Mar 23, 2019
Estelle
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Marie is fab, highly recommend, makes lessons enjoyable.

Posted Feb 9, 2019
Jess
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Starting out as a complete beginner in French, Marie took the time to make sure the pace and style of tutoring was right for me. Now, I'm grasping the language quicker than I ever thought I would. Marie makes our lessons very comprehensive and fun, I would highly recommend her!!

Posted Nov 15, 2018
Alex

With pleasure I recommend Ms Marie (as the children knew and loved her for the past two years) for her devoted work at Wee Care preschool. She was very supportive and she assisted me with instructional responsibilities during the last year. She has compassionate attitude to the kids and strong understanding of child development plus to her excellent communication skills.

Posted Oct 3, 2018
Josiah O.
Profile-location-online Online

She is an amazing instructor! I have seen huge improvement immediately on my son. She makes learning so much fun so my 7 year old son is always looking forward to her class. He learned more with her in a few classes then he did in private school. Highly recommend her

Posted Feb 24, 2018
Shreya
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Extremely patient and encouraging with beginning students. She makes the classes fun and interactive.

Posted Jan 11, 2018
Laura Youngberg

Marie did a wonderful job working with our clients' children for an Arabic Language and Culture Camp at the Iraqi Mutual Aid Society. She was professional, organized, compassionate, and creative. She was very cooperative with me and children loved her. I would recommend her for any position she applies for.

Posted Oct 7, 2016
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Posted Apr 10, 2020
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Experience

Private tutor
Sep 2002 - Present

My location/student location or online

. Worked with kids and adults to improve their language skills . Developed innovative methods to teach Arabic, French and English as a second language

Arabic Teacher
Nov 2016 - Oct 2019

Language Loop

teacher
Nov 2016 - Oct 2018

Wee care Preschool

Children's Arabic class teacher
Apr 2016 - Apr 2016

Iraqi Mutual Aid Society

. Organized and taught at "Spring break camp" for 17 kids (ages 5-12) . Strengthened students' Arabic language skills and connection to Arabic culture and history

Education

Bachelor's degree in French Literature
Aug 1989 - May 1993

Damascus University

Languages

Arabic

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Professional Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Speak English Professionally: In person, online and on the phone
Feb 2019

Georgia Tech: Coursera corse certificate

Bachelor's degree in French Literature
May 1993

Damascus University

Faculty of Letters and Humanities

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