Soaad A. Hamed

Soaad A. Hamed

Work History

Work History
Jan 2006 - Present

Arabic Teacher (for the Non-speakers)

Freelance Arabic Teacher

I have been teaching Arabic online and offline for about 7 years now. I have been working for large schools (online and offline) as well as working independently as a freelance private tutoring instructor. I have taught online on, Global-LT and other. I have taught in company for professionals from a variety of fields. Among the companies and organizations I have worked with - GSK, BP,  Amer Group, St.Andrews, Amira, the UN, the IFC ..etc. Currently besides working as a freelance, I am a part time teacher at the New Zealand embassy.

Nov 2007 - Feb 2013

Education Supervisor and Consultant


I joined Myngle in late 2007 as a teacher, then as an education assistant, and later as a language training Coordinator. My work for Myngle was from distance. At that time my tasks included hiring and training teachers, providing assistance to teachers and students as well as general guidance and advice, implementing and development of language courses. I developed an A1 Level course for Egyptian Colloquial Arabic for Myngle.

In 2011, I was promoted to be the Education Supervisor and consultant of the newly established department Myngle Corporate. I contributed in laying out the structure of work in this department. Through this experience, I have become skilled atmanaging tasks on multiple fronts while working in a team online and from a distance.

As an Education Supervisor and Consultant my tasks included:

- Setting up and organization of the department,- Communicating with and reporting to the HRs and managers of corporate clients,- Management and coordination of  the business – client life cycle,- Coordination of product purchases and trials,- Different languages courses selection,- Teacher selection and managing Teachers’ training,

- Coaching some team members and teachers- Teacher – student coordination/feedback,

- Supervising a team of training coordinators and online tutors.- Writing training manuals.- Conducting performance reviews for teachers to ensure high quality performance.- Arranging and facilitating webinars, workshops, or forums for the teachers.- Technical support.

Feb 2011 - Jul 2011

Part time Arabic Teacher

St. Andrews

I taught 80 hours of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic at St.Andrews as part of their fund raising program for the refugees.

2007 - 2010

Freelance Interpreter and Research Assistant


I worked as a freelance interpreter and research assistant with some non- speakers PHD students or scholars in Egypt who were researching in different fields law, agricultural, archaeology, MiddleEast studies, social studies..and other. My tasks included:

-Teaching them some basic Arabic,

- Translating some documents,

- Accompanying researchers for Interviewing and interpretation,

- Summarizing some documents in English and Arabic,

- Arranging for field trips and accompaning them.

2007 - 2008

Tour operator

UR Travels

UR Travels was a startup inbound travel agency when I joined it. I contributed significantly to the initial launch and development of the agency.

My tasks included:

- Cooperating in collecting and selecting the proper data and sections for the websites,

-Developing domestic tours and designing flexible tour packages to meet the needs of various clients,

- Accompanying large groups tours to ensure smooth programming,

-Communicating a range of information on itineraries, destinations, and local culture,

- Ensuring that all travel arrangements ran according to plan and that accommodation, meals, and servicewere satisfactory,

- Organizing entry to attractions and transport,

- Trouble-shooting and problem-solving on an individual client basis,

- Confirming places to stay, or details and arrangements of visitis, etc,

- Advising tours with regard to facilities, sights, restaurants, and shops at each destination,

- Writing reports and maintaining records.

Nov 2006 - Dec 2007

Part time Arabic Teacher


Drayah is a Language learning center in Cairo, Egypt.

My tasks included:

- Teaching Arabic for non-native Arabic speakers.

- Planning and arranging cultural programs for students interested in expanding both their language skills and cultural understanding.

- Working as a tour guide and a tour leader in some cultural and historical places in Cairo ( during the cultural programs the school were arranging).

2006 - 2007

Tour Operator


SunEastTours is a travel agency in Cairo that organizes a variety of tour packages in Egypt, as well as to other countries such as China, India, and Thailand.

My tasks included:

- Selecting ready tour packages based on clients' requests.

- Tailoring tour packages.

- Booking hotel accomodation worldwide.

- Communicating a range of information on itineraries, destinations, and local culture.

- supporting customers via e.mail, phone or face to face.

- E. Marketing

2005 - 2005

Intern ( Translator)

Smart International for Languages and Translation

I was an intern for 3 months at Smart International for Languages and Translation in Cairo. I was assigned translation tasks related to certain fields. The assignments covered economy, politics and legal  translation.


2005 - Present

Legal Translation course

Faculty of Languages ( Al- Alsun)

I attended 2 courses of Legal Translation (Arabic- English& English- Arabic). It allowed me to acquire a specialisation in the area of legal translation.The course objectives were:- To give an overview of the legal systems and terminology.- To establish a theoretical framework for legal translation and provides practice in translating key documents in a wide range of legal fields.- The curriculum was developed in consultation with the legal translation industry.

Feb 2013 - Present


Cairo University

I am studying at the moment a diploma for HR Management. The diploma covers various topics like: recruitment and selection, training and development, career planning, Egyptian labor law and other.

Oct 2011 - Jan 2013


EELU ( Egyptian E. Learning University)

Ain Shams University,

I have completed an E.Learning Diploma in January 2013. In this diploma, we covered: Education and information technology, Learning theories, Curriculum and methods of teaching, E.learning technology, Web-technology, E.Learning fundamentals and principles, E.course development, development of E.learning Environments, Learning managment systems and other.

Oct 2009 - Dec 2009

Lancelot trained

Lancelot Online School

I attended a three-month professional development course in the methodology, intercultural competence, and technology of teaching a language in virtual classrooms using state-of-the-art synchronous Internet communication tools.

This course enables me to:

·use virtual classroom technology to conduct live online language lessons in the framework of a live online, blended learning scenario.

·adapt my teaching practice to the live online medium.

·understand the implications of intercultural communicative competence in live online environments.

·design course material for the virtual classroom environment.

·use a range of asynchronous tools in support of the learning progress.

Sep 2009

TEFL Certified

Cambridge Training College
Sep 2002 - Jun 2006

Bachelor Degree

Ain Shams university

Faculty of Languages ( Al- Alsun)

At university, my major was English literature and linguistics. I have also studied Hebrew and Arabic at university.



Different Skills

- Language: Arabic (native), English (fluent), Spanish ( intermediate) Hebrew (Elementary). - Currently, I am working on improving my Spanish and just started a German course. - ILT experience using dim dim, Adobe, Centra, WebEx, Go to Meeting etc. - Other skills: I am outgoing, self-confident, polite, and patient and work comfortably and easily in diverse communities and teams. I have excellent communication skills and enjoy working in a team as well as independently. I maintain exceptional organizational skills and am a dedicated worker.  

Presentations, Volunteer Work and Publications

- I joined as a presenter a presentation at the NileTESOL Conference in 2009 in Cairo: . Our presentation was entitled ” Changing the future of language education”. This is the blog post about the presentation:( Presented a short Arabic lesson in the closing of the conference Virtual Round table, in April 2010- -  I have developed a short-course for Egyptian Colloquial Arabic in podcasts. I called it “Let’s talk Arabic”. Here is a link for one lesson. (

- I am a volunteer at organization. It offers useful free resources to learn different lanaguages: lessons, grammar tips, vocabulary, phrases, language tools, and audio files to download. I contributed to the Arabic resources.


1- Reading: I enjoy gaining knowledge about anything and everything, whether it is politics, economy, literature, or history. However, the latter two are my favorite.

2- Edu-Technology: I have passion for technology in Education. I love discovering any aspect of technology that expands the educational experience.