I teach students of different levels and ages, in a one-on-one and a classroom setting reading, writing, listening and speaking. I use different interactive methods to make sure all students are engaged and excited about the language and the culture.
I have been giving lessons since 2002 both privately and at nationally and internationally recognized language schools such as Berlitz, Inlingua, Diplomatic Language Services, ABC Language School and Fluent City. The largest class I taught was about 12 students.
My students have always achieved very rewarding results and mostly have returned for the following level.
New York, NY 10036
Exceptional ability to focus on detail-oriented information to develop and execute social media strategies and initiatives including marketing and communications material.
Over 12 years of demonstrated experience in Arabic language instruction, translation, transcription consecutive interpretation, research and analysis, in addition to content creation and management, as well as Project Management experience.
Native Arabic speaker, fluent in English, and semi proficient in conversational French with over 2 years of administrative experience in an project management environment.
Citi Habitats, NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson December 16 – Present
Provide rental and sales services of luxury properties ensuring client needs and expectations are met throughout the process in an effort to build and maintain long-term client relationships that ultimately yield referrals ensuring continuous revenue.
Fluent City Jan 14 – Present
Teach beginner, intermediate & advanced Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) as well as Levantine and Egyptian dialects
both privately and to classes size 3-11 students.
LIS, Solutions, New York Aug 08 – Present
Conduct consecutive interpretations at legal depositions and public schools. Translate a variety of federal documents in addition to educational and legal documents and edit translated documents as well as live wire monitoring and audio transcriptions for multiple clients in addition to recording voice overs.
Dataminr, Arabic Data Analyst Mar 14 - Apr 15
Captured, analyzed and expanded Twitter's Arabic breaking and real-time tweets providing details such as data visualization using SNA, producing event timelines, tweeting patterns noting critical keywords through PowerPoint presentations.
Collected and tagged Twitter influencer handles assigning them to internally developed channels to facilitate retrieval.
Implemented effective and innovative methods (basic Python code) to capture pertinent content, apply it and expand it across all internal channels as well as from the entire Arabic tweeting world and visualizing data using social network analysis.
American Conference Institute, Delegate Sales Coordinator (Temp. assignment) Jan 14 – Mar 14
Made corporate phone sales to prospect delegates in the Middle East, Europe and the USA for a legal conference in the UAE.
Researched and updated prospect delegate information and status in ACT software.
Closed all sales successfully ensuring payments are made while creating and building relationships with delegates.
Radio of Tomorrow, Arabic Internet Radio Product Manager Jun 11 – Jul 13
Managed the marketing development and media strategy of a startup Arabic internet radio station using digital marketing to increase fan base, site visits, retention, conversion rates and the acquisition of new users.
Grew site visits to over 1.1 million users.
Grew and engaged internet radio audience and sought partnerships using Google Trends and AdWords on a daily basis.
Managed the content and placement of website copy, social media placements and online campaigns.
Monitored transcriptions and translations of all incoming audio from linguists.
ARABIC LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE (select engagements)
ABC Language Exchange Sep 08 – Oct 10
Teaching beginner & intermediate Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) classes to 3-10 students.
SAR Private High School Jan 09 – Mar 09
Taught Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) to 9th through 12th graders using Al-Kitaab.
Geotext, New York Jul 08
Translated financial breaking news from Arabic into English.
Bowne, New York, Project Coordinator Sep 07 - May 08
Coordinated local and international translation jobs for financial and legal clients, including litigation cases, while ensuring quality and timely delivery of the required document format and performing all required QA steps.
Built and maintained strong relationships by interfacing between freelance vendors and clients.
New York Times, New York, Freelance Arabic Interpreter, Translator, and Transcriber Jan 06 – Dec 10
Conducted consecutive interpretation for a series of interviews between the New York Times Metro desk and an Imam at a local mosque in Brooklyn.
Translated content of various documents including classified information in addition to transcription jobs for the foreign and investigative desks.
Independent Inquiry Committee into the UN Iraq Oil-For-Food-Program, New York, Arabic Translator, Researcher & Analyst Jan 05 – Nov 05
Researched, verified and analyzed confidential Arabic language documents, extracting key investigational data and producing translations from Arabic into English.
Conducted research on various entities and individuals on Arabic language websites, analyzing and translating significant findings into English.
Berlitz, Inlingua, Diplomatic Language Services, Washington DC & New York, Arabic Instructor Jan 03 – Dec 05
Taught both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Egyptian dialect to Federal employees, including CIA, DOD, DHS and DIA, as well as diplomats and corporate executives.
Assisted in developing course material and curriculum, tests and quizzes based on class requirements and progress.
Provided cross-cultural training and testing services in addition to ongoing student evaluation.
East West Interchange, Inc., McLean, Virginia, Regional Project Coordinator - Middle East/North Africa May 02 – Mar 03
Managed translation projects and freelance linguists for government and institutional clients.
Negotiated client contracts providing quotes including project details, scope and deadlines.
Acted as liaison for all Arabic jobs between linguists and client, providing updates to client throughout the project.
Proofread all documents translated by assigned translators, ensured quality and timely delivery in required format.
Managed multiple projects and recruited, tested, and scheduled translators and interpreters for various projects.
SALES & MARKETING EXPERIENCE (at 4 different companies including FMCG, Eye care and Entertainment in Cairo, Egypt)
Founoon Arts & Entertainment, Cairo, Egypt, Marketing Manager Feb 98 – Sep 01
Supervised the design, production and execution of advertising campaigns related to the launch of services for new labels and movies such as the IVR (Interactive Voice Response).
Managed promotions, loyalty and traffic building events including interfacing with vendors for the production of marketing material.
Developed with Marketing director the annual advertising budget; the national media plan total of $1/2 million.
Managed sales and marketing of six imported food brands in the retail environment, including coordination and management of sales operations to designated key accounts.
Supervised a team of five sales associates ensuring sales targets were met and made regular visits to all accounts.
Standardized operating procedures to ensure smooth flow of brands between suppliers and accounts as well as brand availability
Developed structure for initial sales plans with strategic and actionable steps.
Analyzed and evaluated sales data for a premier regional eyewear and eye care practice.
Negotiated media placement agreements with key media: identified profitable deals and reduced advertising costs.
Created customized presentations and proposals targeting needs of clients.
Provided concept development strategy techniques with advertising agency setting brand identity and brand positioning including product packaging and print campaign development of six national beer and wine products.
Assisted in preparing media strategies including booking for select campaigns for all six products.
Initiated and led promotional campaigns, managing all vendor relations to develop POS material.
Attended extensive market research focus groups, gaining key consumer insights regarding product appeal and quality.
INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE
American Center for International Labor Solidarity, Cairo, Egypt, Deputy Director Jul 96 – Jan 98
Managed a $1 million project budget of a vocational training center, prepared monthly expense reports and participated in multiple project negotiations.
Was responsible for event planning including symposia development, training sessions and workshops, in addition to a large international conference with over 100 attendees.
Participated in and documented proceedings of funding meetings including USAID and high-level Egyptian officials.
New York University, M.S., Global Affairs, New York, NY Expected 2017
Sabbatical from writing thesis for graduate school in the Global Affairs program with a concentration in International Development and the Private Sector at New York University.
The American University in Cairo (AUC), B.S., Construction Management Engineering, Cairo, Egypt June 1996
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