FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO YOU DO TRANSLATE DOCUMENTS?
Yes. We translate various types of documents. Send an email detailing the size of the translation project, any deadlines and confidentiality requirements. We shall respond with a quote.
DO YOU TEACH 9-1 GCSE ARABIC?
Yes, we are currently teaching the new Pearson-Edexcel 2017 specification, as we have done with the previous two specifications. We offer instructions online and at home.
HOW DO I MAKE PAYMENT?
Payments are made via:
- Bank transfer account
- Or other
ARE YOU ARAB?
We are a mix of Arabic and Arab speakers educated in Arab speaking countries as well as in UK institutes of learning.
DO YOU PROVIDE AN EXTERNAL SPEAKING EXAMINER?
Yes, our visiting Arabic examiner attends schools in London and outside of London, in person or via online remote conferencing software. We have visited numerous schools, even as far as Bury St Edmunds for Pearson GCSE Arabic exams. An Arabic teacher or Examiner is also available via online conferencing, for speaking endorsements/assessments etc, during or after school hours.
DO YOU COVER MY LOCATION?
Yes. If you want online lessons via Skype, Zoom, Google or WhatsApp etc. We offer our services throughout London and the UK. If you are in need of a tutor to visit your home we are available in Croydon, Sutton, Merton, Wandsworth, Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Bromley, circumstances permitting. Other areas are by arrangement and tutor availability. Don’t forget we are not limited to the U.K.
DO YOU HAVE ANY GCSE ARABIC RESOURCES?
We have accumulated a fair amount of Arabic resources over the years. Some of these are in the form of links to other websites or our website. Some of them we are able to make public whilst others are locked so that students do not have access to too much information before they are ready for it. See the resources page for more info or contact us about other resources.
DO YOU ACCEPT BACS PAYMENTS?
Yes, if you are a school contact about payment of invoices via cheque or BACS. For all other payments we accept direct bank transfers, standing orders and cash payments into our account.
DO YOU GIVE FREE SESSIONS?
Yes, we are in the habit of giving extra lesson time, where there is no following lesson that may clash with the time. We have also been known to give free online lessons up to 30, 45 and 60 minutes. Do also look out for free sessions during the summer.
WHAT ABOUT OTHER LESSONS?
- Basic English literacy classes over the internet and in selected countries. We visit schools, homes, centers on an individual or group basis.
- We are also in touch with Swahili-speaking tutors.
- See our courses page for an overview of what we do.
WHY ADLS SERVICES?
We put a lot of work into we do, from making sure that the website has enough information to making sure the tutor/s has the requisite knowledge, experience and ability to guide you through the Arabic language and benefit from the lessons. Not to mention the fact that we have been doing this for over 10 years and have tutored numerous students of all age groups, levels and in various locations.
WHAT IS YOUR AVAILABILITY?
We offer lessons online daily, weekdays and weekends. Depending on your time zone we can provide early morning, afternoon or late evening lessons.
HOW DO I START?
- You can fill out the detailed application form on the registration page or the sign-up form.
- Press the ‘GET QUOTES’ button on the home page.
- Or you can fill in the contact form on the contact page. Provide as much info as possible.
- Or you can send us a direct email. Again please provide as much info as possible to save sending several emails and to get you started as soon as possible.
- You can start with an assessment or lesson.
DO YOU TEACH IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS?
We have taught Arabic in a number of secondary schools in London, too many to count. This is usually in the run-up to Arabic exams. Our hire window is between March and June, for exams in the same year. First come first served basis. Sorry, due to demand, we are limited on availability at this time of the year.
DO YOU MARK MOCK EXAMS?
Yes, we mark mock papers for students in schools. Usually the head of languages or an exams officer will get in contact with us and send us the papers via email. We have been known to physically attend schools to pick up and drop off papers too.
HOW DO YOU GIVE LESSONS?
For online sessions you can use:
- Google meets
- Or other type of video conferencing software.
We also do:
- Home tuition
ARE YOU INDIAN/PAKISTANIS?
No. We do not have anyone within our administration or tutors who are/or are of a Pakistani, Bengali or Indian background unfortunately but we are always open to taking on new staff of any background, we do not discriminate except on the level of Arabic language education and conduct.
WHY 1 to 1 TUITION?
With one to one tuition:
- You have your own personal coach, all to yourself, for the slot you have reserved each week.
- It is far less distracting than being in a class of 20+ people or sometimes more.
- The tutor can focus in on the areas where you need attention most without his or her attention being diverted to other students.
- There are several other benefits that come with being tutored by the ADLS tutor/s, such as specialist knowledge and years of experience.
WHAT OTHER LESSONS DO YOU OFFER?
It is not just about GCSE Arabic here. We tutor various levels of Arabic and Quranic Arabic to all ages. We also do RE lessons and Akhlaaq sessions and English. If you need a tutor for another subject we may be able to help you.
WHAT'S THE ARABIC TEXT IN THE PAGE BACKGROUND?
The Arabic writing, in the image, on the pages of this website are verses from chapter 56 of the Holy Quran. They are from Surah Waqia, Ayat numbers 77-80.
ARE THE ASSESSMENTS FREE?
Yes, they are free for a limited time and on specific days for Quranic Arabic assessments, such as in the month of Ramadhan. All other lessons such as GCSE, Pre-GCSE, A’ level and their equivalent are paid for at the PAYG rate. After the initial assessment lessons shall be charged at the monthly reduced rate, unless you prefer to stay with PAYG payments on a daily or weekly basis.
WHAT IS THE PRICE OF TUITION?
The pricing page is accessible via the registration section or the bottom of the website or click here to go directly to the pricing page. If you do not see it let us know or ask us directly. Pricing is subject to change and is dependent on your circumstances. Our pricing options look at whether it is: 45, 60 or 90 minute lessons, online or home tuition, local area or non-local, monthly advance payment or PAYG (Pay As You Go), weekend or weekday, peak or off-peak season.
ARE THERE ANY TRAVEL CHARGES?
Yes, for visits to your home or school destination we calculate the cost of travel from this post code CR7 6AU which is Thornton Heath Pond in Thornton Heath Croydon.
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If the answer to your question is not answered on this page feel free to send us an email.
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