Key Staff Members
Rabab Ashraf (Arabic Department Lead)
Ustadha Rabab is from cosmopolitan Cairo and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Arabic Language. She has been teaching immersive Arabic Language to non-native speakers for over 5 years.
Aya Nageh is an Arabic teacher hailing from Egypt and currently living in Turkey. With a B.A. in Arabic Language, Literature and Islamic Sciences and a Post-graduate Diploma in Teaching Arabic, she has a knack for communicating effortlessly with non-native speakers. She has accumulated five years of experience conducting Bayaan’s Arabic classes and continues to impress us with her dedication and compassion.
Ustadha Rabab is from cosmopolitan Cairo and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Arabic Language. She has been teaching immersion Arabic Language to non-native speakers for over 5 years.
Ahmad Sayed Ahmad Mahmoud
Ahmad Sayed graduated from Fayoum University’s Dar al Uloom faculty in Arabic and Islamic Studies and received a general diploma in Education from Kafr El Sheikh University. He went on complete his master’s degree from Ain Shams University in Arabic Studies and has worked as an Arabic teacher in schools, nationally as well as internationally. One of his prominent achievements includes teaching Arabic to non-native speakers at Alarabiya Institute.
Ghada hails from an Egyptian background and has experience equipping non-native speakers with basic Arabic speaking skills. He received a bachelor’s degree in Islamic studies and Arabic language from the Faculty of Dar Al-Uloom, Cairo University. Moreover, he has also attained certification for teaching Arabic as a foreign language from Al-Azhar University.
Shimaa Ibrahim Muhammad
Amatullah Armand originally hails from New York and has been teaching for nearly 15 years. With a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management and currently doing a Master’s in Education, Armand is a qualified teacher with TEFL certification and a Montessori diploma. He has been living in Egypt for quite some while now and is learning Qur’an, Tajweed, Arabic, and Islamic Studies from Safeeratul Al Islaam Online Academy.
Hafsa did her bachelor’s in Psychology from Punjab University in Pakistan. Since childhood, she has had a flair for helping others, nurturing and teaching them, which ultimately led her to become an educator with an experience of over 12 years. With her intellectually curious personality, she loves to form new bonds with students and help make the process of learning a fun experience.
Musfira Amatus Subhan
Aalia Hasan graduated from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and an Honors degree in Mathematics Education. She possesses a lot of passion and dedication for teaching and does it well with her fun-filled approach to making Math a fun learning experience for students.
Baiyina Jones (English Department Lead)
Baiyina is a committed and dedicated teacher who shares great joy when it comes to spending time with friends and family or doing her favorite thing, gardening. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA in English and continues to transmit her knowledge and wisdom to students all around.
Basidi is an ambitious educator who holds a B.A. in English literature and has accumulated vast experience teaching English in various governmental and private sector settings. He also has 4+ years of experience working for humanitarian purposes as an activist in different organizations and educational centers. Moreover, he has also been an administrative assistant for an educational institute for six years.
Yusra Ahmed (Social Studies Department Lead)
Yusra was born and raised in Qatar and moved to Malaysia to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). During her time studying, she gained a lot of exposure as she participated and interned at UNHCR and taught Arabic and Islamic Studies at Ahlan Academy. She has also served a special needs center in Qatar and has a flair for connecting with students on a personal level.
Naureen completed her bachelor’s in Computer Sciences; however, she considers herself to be a learning enthusiast who has taught subjects ranging from History to Sociology and Global Perspectives. She is a passionate and dedicated teacher who has been in this field for nearly 15 years and wants her students to develop critical thinking skillset.
Mosammat Ayshia Ali
Mosammat is a dedicated teacher who was born and raised in New York City. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Her passion for spreading Islam and educating the young Muslim population stems from her experience working in different Islamic settings, such as Masjids and schools, where she taught Quran to children for nearly two years and absolutely loved the process.
Farah holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology and secondary Education from the Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado. Currently, she is residing in Istanbul, Turkiye, with her passion for bringing sciences to life with her teaching methods. Farah has a knack for teaching, which allows her to interact with students and make them understand a topic in different learning styles.
Hanan grew up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and has a doctorate in Biology. She has experience in teaching and mentoring high school students as well as graduate students. She likes to encourage young students to take up science as a career and mentor them to hone their critical thinking abilities while pursuing science.
Yomna Sharaf El-Dine
Salma Musa (Math Department Lead)
Iriyani belongs to an Indonesian background; however, she is currently living in Turkey. She pursued her bachelor’s in Physics at Islamic State University in Jakarta. She has worked with different curriculums, including Cambridge and IB, and has been a Math and Science teacher for quite some time. Her achievements also include the project management certification that she obtained from Google.
Desai has completed B.Sc (Hons) in Chemistry along with a bachelor’s degree in Education. She has an inquisitive spirit and is constantly seeking opportunities to impart her knowledge to others; thus, she has been a Math teacher for almost 8 years. Her preferred mode of teaching is using visual aids and interactive tools that make students want to learn more.
Ala Emara is a passionate teacher holding a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Istanbul Kultur University. She hails from Egypt while currently residing in Istanbul in order to teach Middle and High-school level math. She has been in this profession for the last five years and has formed a strong bond with children, instilling in them the spark for learning.
Sara has completed her bachelor’s in Information Technology and has a deep passion for all the sciences which she eventually wants to share with her students as well. Therefore, she teaches Math and Science and has a great deal of understanding of topics including space, galaxies, and evolution, which greatly interests young minds!