- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I start out with nomenclature, then I go into the basics of composition, flourishes, tracking, and anatomy. Then I get into skeletal stroke order for Serif, Sans Serif and Script (focusing on whichever one the student wants), and I provide more in depth training in each specific style of interest.
I also can teach you hand lettering which is different from Calligraphy in that the rules are much looser and it is very stylized, and is a lot more fun.
- 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.
I worked on designing the new Arabic Textbooks for the United Arab Emirates with National Geographic.
Worked as a Copywriter for the Big Lots Corporate web team.
worked as a Freelance Graphic Designer for the Creative Spot
Worked as a Freelance Graphic Designer for Interbrand, the famous branding agency
I co-founded this t-shirt cause awareness company
Very knowledgeable and patient! I am finally making progress with InDesign:)
it was great
He was great he is he best and showed me a lot these past few monthes or years i can't tell because it was so great I give him 5 stars HE IS THE BEST!
I appreciate both Moataz's Photoshop knowledge and his patience with me as a novice learner!
He is awsome
Great photoshop trainer! He answered all of our questions and we are now photoshop experts! Thank you, Moataz!
He helped me alot
Great session! I especially appreciated that Moataz was flexible and addressed what I needed to learn the most.
First time using an Arabic tutor. Our son felt comfortable and thought his tutor used some interesting techniques for reading Arabic. The tutor was prepared and able to jump right in to help complete language activity.
Moataz is awesome. He is a great teacher and is extremely personable. I would highly recommend Moataz whether you are attempting to learn a language or anything else!
Very patient and clearly knows his stuff- a good beginning
Moataz was a great teacher. He worked patiently and efficiently with my son. He is knowledgeable, patient and very skilled. I couldn’t rate him more highly.
You are the best tutor ever because you are patient! -Brooklynn J.
He was very nice and patient! He really encouraged her through the whole session and motivated her to get her pronunciations right.
Moataz immediately jumped into our lesson by asking me about my goals and from there to course content, which I loved. He tailored his lesson to my interests and offered so many amazing resources (beyond himself) to help me. I think I will continue to reap the benefits of this lesson for weeks to come. He seemed invested in helping me take real steps forward & didn't spend a single minute of class time pushing his products or future lessons. Not needed, because I will definitely be back.+ Read More
Learned everything I needed to know. Will come back with questions after trying things on my own
Moataz was an amazing instructor for my 11 year old daughter. She already speaks an Arabic dialect, but I wanted her to learn standard Arabic. He is extremely patient and knows how to engage kids by tapping into their interests. He is extremely flexible and very pleasant. My daughter loved her lessons with him. I'm sure he's great with adults, too, but if you're looking for Arabic instruction for the younger crowd, Moataz is the best around!+ Read More
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.
Thank you so much for your understanding last week! Can't wait till next time!
Lauren really enjoyed the class and they covered a lot. I appreciate Moataz patience.
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.
Very nice guy.
Getting clearer and more perfect
Great class. I learn more and more with every lesson, Shukran Moataz... !!!!!
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.
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!
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.
Good introductory lesson with interesting conversation as well as foundational information.
Focused on exactly what i needed.
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.
Moataz is wonderful, but I can't say the same for our Internet service. Whatever can we do?
Going great so far, thanks!
Going great so far, thanks!
Going great so far, thanks!
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!!
Very nice and patient with my son and I as we computer illiterate! We look forward to many more lessons!
My first Arabic lesson was great! I am looking forward to the next lesson :)
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.
He asked questions to understand where I was at, he was knowledgeable, he was helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend him.
Lots of info, looking forward to the next lesson.
Very happy with the experience so far, hoping to continue learning!
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.
Great instructor, down to earth. Understandable
Moataz was awesome! Taught me what I wanted to learn. Would definitely take lessons with him again.
Really enjoy working with Moataz, he's very patient but makes things clear....
It went really well. He is very knowledgeable on intricacies of the language and very happy I chose him as an instructor.
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.+ Read More
He has high knowledge of the language, and how to explain it. He is also flexible with time.
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!
Really enjoying the lessons so far; definitely will be continuing with Moataz!
Japanese is actually starting to make sense to me after just one lesson! Looking forward to many more to come!!
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
Moataz is engaging, patient and incredibly intelligent. Couldn't have asked for a better teacher.
Great teacher! Knows all about dialects and classical.
Very good teacher indeed! Learned a lot from him and is easy to work with and understand.