I am very passionate about teaching Arabic and Translating/ Interpreting Arabic/ English, not only because of the joy I receive from helping others, but also because it is my cultural background. This in itself gives my client an experience they would not receive in a formal setting from a others who has only studied and/or visited an Arabic-speaking country for a small amount of time. My services include Official or Formal Middle-Eastern Arabic from the basic level to advanced level. My experience and services include communicating, reading, writing, spelling, comprehension, grammar, and speaking of Arabic. I can also assist in tutoring for Arabic language arts, improved literacy, and homework/schoolwork.
I teach students of all ages, particularly grades Pre-K, K-12, Undergraduate, and Graduate students. Aside from the teaching of Arabic, I also tutor in the translating and interpreting of Arabic. I am a motivated, experienced teacher who can help you truly learn the language. You won't leave me having spent hours in a desk and still not knowing the language.
Knowledgeable of the Arabic Language & Providing Professional Arabic Interpreting, Translators and Transcriptionists as well as rich background of the History and Culture of the Saudi - Middle East and its Arabic
• Arabic language Art and Literacy (Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Spilling, Grammar,) Teaching, Tutoring, and helping with Homework/ Schoolwork/ Professional-work (Basics to Advance) Official/ Formal Middle-Eastern Arabic / “Classical Arabic,” “??????, al-fus-ha, or “literary Arabic.” / “colloquial Arabic,” ???????, al-‘aamiyya, or ??????? , al-daarija, “dialectal Arabic,” “Arabic dialect,” “vernacular Arabic,” “conversational Arabic,” or “the slang,”
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Design Project Management Leadership & Team Building Project Coordinator
Supervisor Architectural Demonstrated Motivation Skills
Analytic Skills Customer Service Skills
I am seeking a position that utilizes my education and experience in Designing, Educating, Translating/ Interpreting, Management and Organizational skills. Also, I am eager to pursue my higher education and gain my Ph.D.
? A highly motivated professional with multiple college degrees.
? Talent for quickly mastering new concepts.
? Diplomatic and tactful with professionals and non-professionals at all levels.
? Demonstrated history of caring, volunteering, and mentoring in areas of expertise.
? Flexible, versatile, and able to maintain a tactful sense of humor even under pressure.
? Poised and competent with demonstrated ability to easily transcend cultural differences.
? Thrives in deadline-driven environments.
? Excellent team skills.
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS TECH (TTU) – LUBBOCK, TX 2008-2011
PH.D ~ POST GRADUATE STUDENT IN ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN AND CONSUMER ECONOMICS. THE COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF NOVA SOUTHEAST (NSU) – ORLANDO, FL 2008-2008
PH.D ~ POST GRADUATE STUDENT IN ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP PH.D. FISHLER SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL (UCF) – ORLANDO, FL 2006-2007
(ESL) INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM DIPLOMA CENTER FOR MULTILINGUAL MULTICULTURAL STUDIES (CMMS)
KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY (KAU) – JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA 2001-2004
MASTER OF ART DEGREE IN HOME ECONOMICS / HOUSING AND HOME MANAGEMENT / INTERIOR DESIGN COLLEGE OF HOME ECONOMICS
KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY (KAU) – JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA 1994-2000
BACHELOR OF ART DEGREE IN HOME ECONOMICS / HOUSING AND HOME MANAGEMENT / INTERIOR DESIGN MANAGEMENT OF HOUSING AND INSTITUTIONS DEPARTMENT COLLAGE OF HOME ECONOMICS
SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
• Managed employees / direct reports to include staff development and training; responsible for personnel actions including coaching and mentoring, employment, termination, performance reviews, salary reviews, and disciplinary actions.
• Accomplished, results-oriented management professional with over 12 years’ experience interior design and business management industry.
• Supervised and ensured the accuracy of architecture and design for clients, qualifying staff and contractors for extraordinary results.
• Provided direction and technical/delegated training of responsibilities to promote employee growth/empowerment, reduce staff retention and customer service.
• Experienced in auditing and weekly calibration & quality meetings to develop business strategies to obtain desirable outcome for all stakeholders involved.
• Reviewed and updated assigned Company and Department Policy and Procedures. Maintained reporting and statistics, monthly order report, and Claims Specialist productivity.
• Developed and administered linguistic training assessments, competency testing, and follow-up testing to determine effectiveness of training programs and to document employee profiles.
• Demonstrated ability to mentor, motivate, and lead cross-functional teams; proven ability to produce results in a customer-focused environment, met short-term, long-term departmental, corporate objectives and dedication of staff retention and growth.
Ross ~ San Antonio, Texas ~ June 2013 to Present
ROSS DRESS FOR LESS is a multi-million dollar chain national of American off-price store and is. It is the third largest off-price retailer in the United States.
STORE PROTECTION SPECIALIST:
? Assist store Supervisory Staff in establishing high level of customer service/awareness and protection of company assets.
? Program is designed to assist our stores in controlling front end operations through hands on interaction with our customers and associates.
? Individuals to be trained on all policy/procedures relating to the operation of the front end, customer service, and theft deterrents.
? Maintains High level of quality customer service and alertness awareness and protection of company at all times
and ensures proper front end operations are maintained through hands on interaction with customers and associates.
? Responsible for controlling shortage through compliance with company policy and procedures relating to front end operations, customer service and theft deterrents through Interpersonal Effectiveness.
? Additional tasks and responsibilities as assigned by store management.
Linguistic Communications Consultant at Freelance/Contract (Self Employed) ~ San Antonio, Texas ~ December 2011 to Present
Translating/ Interpreting and Tutoring Services English (Full professional proficiency) Arabic (Native or bilingual proficiency)
TUTORING AND TRANSLATION/ INTERPRETING SERVICES:
? Native fluency in Arabic and near-native fluency in English.
? Advanced ability to select the appropriate communication tools based on the analysis of the individual client types of information for the creation of the overall communication strategy.
? Advanced ability to construct and present a proposal that effectively articulates the company position.
? Applied advanced understanding of text and graphics techniques for draft proposal preparation. Experienced in working in a fast paced, constantly expanding and changing environment.
? Experienced and knowledgeable in English-to-Arabic translation and localization especially in the online and mobile space. Strong familiarity with the Arab culture and trends in social networking.
? Well versed in application as well as other computer-aided translation tools and ability to work with remote teams.
Volaire Jet Interiors, Inc. ~ San Antonio, Texas ~ August 2011 to August 2012
Volaire Jet Interiors, Inc. is a private company categorized under Interior Decorators Design and Consultants
? Participated in the creation of the Catalog Design, to showcase the company services and offerings.
? Highlighted various interior options including; furniture, fabric, color matching, lightning, on-board entertainment centers, kitchen, lavatories, and flooring.
? Facilitated client sessions and achieved customer needs and preferences, based on life style, purpose of use, length and frequency of travel, and luxury preferences.
? Sketched the layout and chose the material used, coordinated colors to match customer profile and presented it to customers for approval.
? Performed research on material and the psychology of colors used in the design based on customers profile, budget, and timeline.
Al Hazza Company ~ Jeddah, Saudi Arabia ~ January 2005 to July 2005
Al Hazza Company is a steel and iron industrial producer for Saudi Arabia.
SUPERVISOR PROJECT COORDINATOR:
? Supervised administrative personnel by design and managed marketing campaigns to promote the Center to the community.
? Managed the new booking process, ensure booking package is complete. Support / delegated PM with directed duties pertaining to projects. Prepare customer training documents.
? Acted as liaison between Customers, PMs, Specialists, Sales Executives, Engineering and the FBA Staff. Track and process billing approvals, distribution, and vendor submissions. Collect and communicate required documentation to facilitate payment. Obtain transmittals and receipts for transfers.
? Created purchase requisition for Subcontractors from finalized subcontractor price & scope. Set up subcontractor in BOM, assign network, network activity and delivery date.
? Monitored monthly claims to ensure Operations Manager approval, submit for processing.
? Verified specialist timesheet submissions for approval through month end. Assist with Month End Close for PMs. Ensure all jobs are reviewed and claims are processed in Audit Report. Review PM Milestone sheets and updates Project Milestones in SAP during month close.
? Monitored all closed jobs; ensure all are billed 100%. Run automated TECO process at the POC level. Partner with Solutions to Service Turnover Coordinator. Administer Financial Reporting for OMs and PMs including Good Receipts and Monthly Cost center Comparison Report.
? Managed Sales to Ops and Solutions to Service Turnover, schedule weekly meetings, and prepare agenda for projects to be turned over, ensure appropriate approvals.
? Processed claims make adjustments in SAP, provide PMs with project documentation upon completion.
? Coordinated and attend Operations meetings. Coordinate Employee Satisfaction Events for the Operations Team. Manage each Divisions Travel/Training costs.
? Projected filing and other duties as assigned.
Architectural Lines ~ Jeddah, Saudi Arabia ~ January 2004 to July 2005
Architectural Lines is a firm that provides Architectural, Engineering, Environmental Design services, supervision and project management services.
? Remodeled and redesigned residential subdivision and commercial buildings.
? Collaborated with engineers for installation, and operation and monitoring of the mechanical, electrical and public health systems required for the safe, comfortable and environmentally friendly operation of modern buildings.
? Facilitated building services engineers work closely with other construction professionals such as architects, structural engineers and quantity surveyors.
? Played a significant role on the sustainability and energy demand of a building. Within building services engineering, new roles are emerging, in the areas of renewable energy, sustainability, low carbon technologies and energy management.
? Advised with subsidiaries to ensure around 50% of all carbon emissions and climate change.
? Designed layouts and requirements for building services for residential or commercial developments.
? Supervised construction of the building services, commissioning systems and ongoing maintenance and operation of services. Environmental: developed new energy saving methods for construction, designing new and improved energy conservation systems for buildings. Consulted with (HVAC): specializing in the design, development, construction and operation of HVAC systems. Electrical technology: specializing in the design and development of electrical systems required for safe and energy sustaining operation of buildings.
AL MANARAT JEDDAH SCHOOL ~ Jeddah, Saudi Arabia ~ August 2001 to July 2004
AL MANARAT is a private school that is built its strategy on teaching thinking and creative thinking.
Taught kindergarten, general curriculum and one year specialized in Art in both primary and intermediate school.
Other Positions Held:
VOLUNTEER – AL JAMIAH AL FAISALIAH (ORPHANAGE) – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 2005 to 2005
INTERIOR DESIGNER – SELF EMPLOYED - Makkah, Saudi Arabia 2001-2004
VOLUNTEER - CINI, PRESA COMMUNITY CENTER UNITED WAY OF SAN ANTONIO- San Antonio, Texas 2011 to 2013
CPR CERTIFIED CARETAKER -AXIOM A PLUS FAMILY CARE- San Antonio, Texas 2011 to 2012
TEACHING ASSISTANT VOLUNTEER – Orlando, Florida 2005 to 2008
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING:
Facilitation; Excellent Verbal, Proven track record of growing and improving departments & Written Communication skills; Strong Presentation skills; Leadership/Management; Training; Project Management; Client Resolution, Professional Telephone Etiquette; Adapting Your Work Style; Customer Service Techniques & Tips; Customer Satisfaction; Managing Multiple Priorities; Coaching & Counseling; Corporate Compliance Mandates; Multiple Certifications and Degrees, Teacher, Designed new Partnership logo, the logo to be submitted to the Library of Congress for copyrighting. Technical skills to include: MS Office Suite, Excel, Power Point MS Word, Business Objects, & Visio.