Last week, Excellence Center teaching assistant Luke Mercurio began private English lessons with Ibrahim Gabrin, a chemical engineer from Hebron. Mr. Gabrin had already been studying English with Canadian teacher Muhammad Davies, however Mercurio was more than happy to take over after Davies’ recent return to Canada.
Mr. Gabrin often uses English in his work, and is actually a fairly skilled speaker, to the first day’s lesson focused mainly on improving his speaking and listening skills through fluid conversation. The pair met for about an hour, speaking about everything from Mr. Gabrin’s job, to his family, travel plans, and life. The two will continue to meet over the coming weeks to further improve Mr. Gabrin’s already impressive English.