When I was 10 years old, I taught my 4 year old sister how to write her name. It was an amazing feeling, but instead of becoming a teacher, I studied Middle East studies in college and went on to work as a security analyst for the US Government. I got to travel all around the world and do amazing things, but after five years I wanted to try something new. So I came to NY where I finally pursued teaching through tutoring. In the government, I wrote and published reports on the Syrian Civil War, and really enjoyed the process of drafting and incorporating edits from my smartest coworkers. When I left Washington DC, I took a number of writing classes. I learned a lot about literature and the mechanics of great writing, but I also felt I could teach these subjects even better than my teachers. In 2017, I lived in Los Angeles and tutored homeless children to read and write better than they ever had. It was the same amazing feeling I had when teaching my sister. I'm really excited to be here and to do what I can to help young people become amazing writers. From my experience, it's the great writers who find the greatest success in life.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Southern California - Bachelor in Arts, International Relations
Graduate Degree: American university in Cairo - Master of Arts, Near and Middle Eastern Studies
I play ice hockey and golf. I read, travel, exercise and enjoy watching documentaries and Family Guy.