Reem Arabic Language Tutoring Service

             Personal lessons catered to the particular needs of each individual student

 
Testimonials


"As a beginner Arabic student in Mrs. Nourallah's class for the past two or so months I have been more than pleased with the results and her teaching style. Outside of being a wonderful person, who is kind, accommodating and very patient, she is able to work with all levels of Arabic students and her teaching style is extraordinarily efficient, to say the least. I have been positively challenged to progress at my own pace and I've been able to see tremendous growth in a short amount of time. She has been very flexible in terms of times and locations for meeting with her students. I have been very pleased with my choice for a teacher and continue to improve in great strides I never thought would be possible, while securing the necessary foundation to have success with the Arabic language be it in travels, work, or school. I have found myself a great deal ahead of where I started a few months ago and continue to be challenged to improve in a difficult language, and her ability to answer any question a student may have, makes that transition that much easier. Overall, I am very satisfied with my experience and have received top-flight professional tutoring from Reem during our time thus far." - Chris Kehoe

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"My teenage son has been working with Reem weekly for six months, and she is a fantastic tutor. He has gone from a complete neophyte – not knowing the Arabic alphabet or the slightest thing about the language – to a confident first-year student eager to continue his study of Arabic. Reem is knowedgeable, kind, flexible, organized, fun, and patient. She readily adjusts her instruction to the student. In addition to her expertise with the Arabic language, Reem is also able to share anecdotes about growing up in Syria and important points of Arab culture. We would highly recommend her." - Christine Keen

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"I am so glad I found Reem to teach Arabic to my 8 and 11 year old daughters! Reem is truly an excellent teacher who has a great contact with my children and who has succeeded in making them open up and smile from the very first class. I find that Reem is a very good pedagogue who always has a good word of encouragement, and is able to modulate pace depending on her student’s needs. Because Reem is a linguist, not only does she teach the language but she is also able to explain the logic behind the language and how the Arabic mindset is reflected in the language, which makes it much easier for my daughters to learn and remember. I also very much like the way she  insists on perfecting their handwriting while making it fun at the same time. I think my daughters now enjoy writing Arabic the way they enjoy drawing!  More importantly, they have been progressing a lot over just a few months." - Harris Selod

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"I am a sophomore currently studying with an Arabic Major, at the University of Maryland. As everyone may know, Arabic is an extremely difficult language, and it is crucial to have an instructor that is able to deliver all the needed information, in order for the student to progress in the language. Many universities that teach Arabic, do not teach or review all the fundamentals needed to progress in the language, and this makes the learning process difficult. Mrs. Reem Nourallah has provided me with a very detailed foundation, regarding the Arabic language, which has helped me to quickly progress in the language. This information is presented in a very orderly manner, which gives relevance to the concepts I need to build off of. I have been learning with Mrs. Reem for two years, and despite not taking lessons each week, I have seen great improvement in my Arabic speaking, listening, reading, and writing abilities. On top of all this, Mrs. Reem has been nothing but accommodating, especially with my requests for last minute sessions. She is extremely personal in all of my interactions with her as well. I plan on taking lessons with her for a long time." - India Lewis

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"Reem Nourallah has been the Arabic teacher of our two daughters, ages 15 and 10, for over a year. Our daughters look forward to their weekly Skype lesson and have learned a lot. With our busy schedules, we had been in search of a way to provide Arabic language lessons for them and Reem's approach offered a very practical and effective solution. Our girls, often shy, connected with Reem instantly and have the comfort level needed to flourish in a language learning environment. We asked the girls to describe Reem and here are their responses:

Reem is "patient, good at explaining things, understanding" and "organized and prepared."

"Reem is a very good Arabic tutor because:
-She is very kind and cares about her students.
-She is good at explaining what you don't understand and helps you when you get the answers wrong.
-She assigns good exercises to help you understand and apply the material you learned in class."

We highly recommend Reem as an Arabic teacher." - Janet Aljunaidi

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"I've studied the Syrian dialect with Reem the last several months and she has been incredibly patient, accommodating to my interests and a wonderful teacher. She has provided me with plenty of resources so I can continue to study on my own, given busy and irregular schedules. Reem also helps to provide a broader historical and cultural context to the meanings and translations which provides a greater meaning and understanding to the Arabic language itself. I'd definitely recommend Reem as an Arabic tutor to others." - Kate E., U.S. Department of States

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"I wanted to tell you saying thank you so much, you are extremely talented at what you do and are a natural teacher. I learned so much in the short hour and half I was with you. I wish you all the best." - Matias G.

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"To my lovely teacher Reem,

I am a Master's student studying Special Education. I have many assignments in writing. As an international student I often struggle to write my papers and journal entries in proper English. I learned of Reem's services from her website. I sent her an email and she responded immediately. Reem has been helping me for two months thus far. She is very kind and patient. She understands my ideas and helps me explain them in proper English. I appreciate her suggestions, collaborations and assistance. My writing has improved greatly. My professors now praise my work because of Reem's help." - May Malki

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"I feel so fortunate to have found Reem as my Arabic teacher.  I have tried to learn Arabic several times previously and made very little headway.  With Reem I have made more progress in 2 months than I had made in previous years of trying.  Not only is she excellent at her job, but she is patient and kind, with a great sense of humor—a lovely person along with being a great teacher.  She makes learning fun and I look forward to many more years of learning with her!  I am fully confident that working with Reem, I will get to the level of speaking and reading that I have long hoped to achieve. What a gem.  Shukran Reem!" - Miriam Van Dyck

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"Learning a new language with all its rules and nuances is no easy task for most, but Reem finds a way to make it entertaining and exciting. She is a talented teacher with a tremendous amount of patience, and she takes a personal interest in her students' growth. She is organized and precise in her teaching methodology, and spends the time ensuring her students appreciate the language rather than submitting to rote memory. I am so glad I decided to take classes withReem and I look forward to our class every week. I highly recommend Reem's classes to anyone who wants to learn Arabic the right way!" - Samyuktha Shenoy

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"Reem is a wonderful Arabic tutor. I started my sessions with her after becoming increasingly frustrated with the inevitable language-learning plateau. She has reenergized my approach and provides an encouraging learning environment. Her linguistic knowledge of Arabic is incredible and she does a very good job of explaining the rules of grammar and their context. Reem believes in developing a strong language foundation and I find myself really benefitting from this approach.  In short, Reem knows the intricate workings of the Arabic language and does a fantastic job imparting this knowledge. Thanks Reem!" - Sheonagh 

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"Reem is a great Arabic teacher because she is versatile and allows you to chose for yourself the best way for you to learn. She genuinely adjusts to your needs as a student. I've been studying and practicing Arabic off and on for the past 8 years and have had many tutors, both good and bad. Reem is among the best. I want to maintain Levantine colloquial proficiency so this is our focus in class, but If you need MSA grammar, she does that too!

The other beneficial aspect of Reem's instruction is that she has a profound understanding and feel for Arabic in a way that few good teachers do. Rather than just forcing rote grammar and the boredom that accompanies this type of learning, she makes it memorable through creative learning. She highlights linguistic connections so that you remember intuitively, not by memorization. Her ability to draw inference and explain in a simple, clear way make her a great teacher. " - Amanda Kadlec