Moataz Ahmed

Moataz A.

Stamford, CT
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Moataz delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 1+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2013

I am a Freelance Graphic Designer living in Stamford, Connecticut. I love learning and teaching, like a lot. I teach languages, Lettering, branding, and the basics of Graphic design as well as the adobe programs that bring it to life.

My promise to you is that I will teach you everything I know in the time I'm given and provide you with all sorts of outside resources to get you on your way to fluency and proficiency.

I'll make sure to do my absolute best to get you speaking a new language from day one, learning a Design program immediately, or teaching you how to letter with the rules they don't teach you in school. And best of all, I'll even show you how to actually make money with all of these.

I have a very unique journey into learning where I experienced many places and got a fresh and different understanding to the many subjects that I teach. For example my knowledge of multiple languages and travel to different countries gave me an added knowledge of linguistics that I experienced first hand and confirmed in books, so now I know how languages work, and can relate a concept from one language to another even if the languages seem completely different.

My Design work has been very general so I've done a lot of different things before I specialized in hand lettering, so I've done it all from advertisements on billboards to website design and development, to copywriting, to branding from start to finish for companies big and small.

My love for lettering and Calligraphy emerged when I started getting more Logos for client work and my exploration of type wasn't the best answer most of the time so I would letter everything myself, and the rest is history.

I am really passionate about learning and even more passionate about sharing what I've learned. I am efficient, I know what works for different people since I taught in classrooms and tutored way before I knew about Takelessons, and I'm most proud of being praised as a very genuine person. A very common compliment I get is that I sincerely want my students to do well. And it makes me really happy every time someone says it, and I hope that one day you see that and tell me the same thing.

Feel free to find out more about me and ask me anything you want, and I really look forward to one day teach you something that will get you to achieve your goals! :)

Just so there are no surprises, I raise my prices very slightly every 3 months, next time it will go up is on March 3rd 2017. The reason for this is because I get better and more efficient at teaching as time goes by, so that hour that you get now is much more packed with value than the same hour last year or last month.

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Experience

Freelance Graphic Designer
Jan 2011 - Present
Motizzy

Freelance Graphic Designer
Oct 2014 - Apr 2015
National Geographic Learning

I worked on designing the new Arabic Textbooks for the United Arab Emirates with National Geographic.

Freelance Copywriter
Aug 2014 - Oct 2014
Big Lots Corporate

Worked as a Copywriter for the Big Lots Corporate web team.

Freelance Graphic Designer
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Creative Spot

worked as a Freelance Graphic Designer for the Creative Spot

Freelance Graphic Designer
Apr 2014 - May 2014
Interbrand Corporation

Worked as a Freelance Graphic Designer for Interbrand, the famous branding agency

Cofounder
Jan 2011 - Apr 2014
oneglobe studios

I co-founded this t-shirt cause awareness company

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Aug 2011 - Dec 2013
Columbus College of Art and Design
Bachelor of Arts
Sep 2005 - Dec 2010
The Ohio State University

Languages

Arabic
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Professional Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency
Japanese
Professional Proficiency
Korean
Limited Proficiency
Mandarin
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

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47 Reviews

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Celia Oct 28, 2017
Arabic · Online

Susan K. Oct 26, 2017
Adobe Illustrator · Online

Very patient and knowledgeable. Moataz walked me through each step calmly and methodically. I would highly recommend him for this program and others such as Photoshop and InDesign.

Irene Ghobrial Oct 15, 2017
Arabic · Online

Thank you so much for your understanding last week! Can't wait till next time!

Lauren R. Sep 24, 2017
Arabic · Online

Lauren really enjoyed the class and they covered a lot. I appreciate Moataz patience.

Tammy Sep 23, 2017
Arabic · Online

Great instructor!!!

Peter I. Aug 7, 2017
Calligraphy · Online

My hand lettering changed from the very first class! I write openly now, not with shame but fame because my hand writing has been made beautiful and attractive! Thanks Moataz.

Joe Jul 31, 2017
Graphic Design · In home

Very nice guy.

Peter I. Jul 30, 2017
Calligraphy · Online

Getting clearer and more perfect

Omer May 30, 2017
Arabic · Online

E Alberto S. May 11, 2017
Arabic · Online

Great class. I learn more and more with every lesson, Shukran Moataz... !!!!!

E Alberto S. May 11, 2017
Arabic · Online

Perci C. Apr 20, 2017
Calligraphy · Online

As our first lesson Moataz began by explaining the historic origin of calligraphy which was interesting and helpful. He then moved to fonts and their importance and various styles as they evolved with the specifics of basic rules of calligraphy.
He is open to my needs as a student and knowlegable and responsive to questions.

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Claire Y. Apr 9, 2017
Graphic Design · Online

Moataz is a great teacher, he knows alot about what he teaches and is very patient with his students . I have just started taking lessons and have learned so much already! Thanks Moataz!

Sarah Apr 3, 2017
Arabic · Online

Moataz made my first lesson super easy and manageable! He was encouraging and supportive. He is very knowledgeable about the Arabic language and has tools to help make it accessible to the learner.

Robert Feb 6, 2017
Arabic · Online

Good introductory lesson with interesting conversation as well as foundational information.

Sky Feb 6, 2017
Japanese · Online

Focused on exactly what i needed.

Omar Jan 18, 2017
Calligraphy · Online

excellent teacher

Rashidat Jan 15, 2017
Calligraphy · Online

My first class with Moataz was nothing short of amazing. He is a walking pillar of information on the subject matter, but never in a arrogant manner. He was thorough in his explanation; which helped me to walk away more knowledgeable.
We had a few technical hiccups but he didn't miss a beat.
I definitely intend to follow up with more classes with him in the near future.
Thanks, Moataz!

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Vivian G. Jan 11, 2017
Calligraphy · In home

Moataz is wonderful, but I can't say the same for our Internet service. Whatever can we do?

Shara S. Jan 11, 2017
Arabic · Online

Going great so far, thanks!

Shara S. Jan 11, 2017
Arabic · Online

Going great so far, thanks!

Shara S. Jan 11, 2017
Arabic · Online

Going great so far, thanks!

Saba A. Nov 3, 2016
Arabic · Online

Anne L. Sep 13, 2016
Calligraphy · Online

Moataz had a lot of resources to share, lots of examples which he was able to access as I asked questions. A very thorough lesson with as much detail as I wanted. Excellent instructor!!

L. T. Sep 2, 2016
Adobe InDesign · In studio

Great!

Devin J. Aug 31, 2016
Graphic Design · Online

Very nice and patient with my son and I as we computer illiterate! We look forward to many more lessons!

L. T. Aug 31, 2016
Adobe InDesign · In studio

Great!

Rahma A. Aug 18, 2016
Arabic · In home

My first Arabic lesson was great! I am looking forward to the next lesson :)

erika Aug 14, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Moataz was extremely thorough and made things very simple for me to learn how to use photoshop. I needed to know how to edit PDFs for work and now I have a clear understanding. Would highly recommend using Moataz.

Aaron Jul 29, 2016
Calligraphy · Online

He asked questions to understand where I was at, he was knowledgeable, he was helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend him.

Christine Jun 12, 2016
Japanese · Online

Lots of info, looking forward to the next lesson.

Kyle Marsh Feb 20, 2016
Japanese · Online

Very happy with the experience so far, hoping to continue learning!

Isabella K. Feb 11, 2016
Calligraphy · Online

Moataz is an excellent calligraphy teacher. My 12 year old daughter, Isabella, learned a lot from him in just one session. His instruction is very understandable on-line, and we plan to schedule more sessions with him.

Shavonne O. Feb 6, 2016
Calligraphy · Online

Great instructor, down to earth. Understandable

Azizah Jan 30, 2016
Adobe Illustrator · In home

Moataz was awesome! Taught me what I wanted to learn. Would definitely take lessons with him again.

Silvia Meruvia L. Jan 6, 2016
Calligraphy · Online

Great!!

Meghan W. Dec 30, 2015
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Really enjoy working with Moataz, he's very patient but makes things clear....

Mohammed A. Oct 19, 2015
Arabic · Online

It went really well. He is very knowledgeable on intricacies of the language and very happy I chose him as an instructor.

Ilana Morady Oct 13, 2015
Calligraphy · In home

Moataz is a really great instructor who is very knowledgeable about lettering. We started with the basics of letters, such as proportions and different writing instruments. I felt like I left my lesson with a good foundation of what lettering is all about. He also pointed me to some very good online resources to help me with my learning. I only did one lesson because I just wanted a quick primer, but would definitely recommend Moataz for anyone interested in pursuing this art further.

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Agnes H. Oct 6, 2015
Arabic · Online

He has high knowledge of the language, and how to explain it. He is also flexible with time.

Melissa Mills Sep 22, 2015
Calligraphy · Online

The first lesson was great. He was patient with me and my tech issues. He is very intelligent and easy to understand. His knowledge is unbelievable. He is a natural teacher. I appreciate everything he taught me and I am excited for the next lesson!

Sandra Sep 12, 2015
Arabic · Online

Really enjoying the lessons so far; definitely will be continuing with Moataz!

Wilson Tsai Sep 3, 2015
Japanese · In home

Japanese is actually starting to make sense to me after just one lesson! Looking forward to many more to come!!

Alhanoof A. Aug 2, 2015
Graphic Design · Online

I recommended Moatez for a beginner graphic designer. He is so patient and flexible with time and whatever you want to focus on more. He can provide you with a lot information that you need it from the first lesson. Good luck

Adriana M. Aug 1, 2015
Arabic · In studio

Moataz is engaging, patient and incredibly intelligent. Couldn't have asked for a better teacher.

Travis K. Jun 23, 2015
Arabic · Online

Great teacher! Knows all about dialects and classical.

Sephora A. Jan 4, 2015
Arabic · Online

Very good teacher indeed! Learned a lot from him and is easy to work with and understand.

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