EducationMaster's in Arabic from the University of Maryland, College Park
BA in Modern Middle East Studies from Yale University
ExperienceReceived "Professionally Proficient" ratings in Arabic from both of the Arabic proficiency tests administered by the Department of State and the Department of Defense. I have that rating in all skill areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. I am also professionally proficient in Moroccan, Syrian, and Egyptian dialects. Egyptian is a particular strong suit as I have a background in Egyptian Arabic phonetics that helps learners get rid of their accent when speaking!
HobbiesI love Arabic. It has been my basic passion for the last five years of my life. I think whoever works with me will find not only that I have a deep interest in the language, but also an attention to detail that is very useful in actually figuring out how to improve one's language abilities.
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Michael is an awesome tutor. He is brilliant in Arabic and very helpful with his tutees. His detail-oriented teaching philosophy illuminates key concepts that a student needs to review. Specifically, Michael is very good at vocabulary; his wide vocabulary helps students learn better, more advanced words and therefore gain more precision in their Arabic. Michael is patient and explains his points clearly, and always asks what his tutees want/need most.
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