Talha Ahsan is the founder and director of Arabic-Tutor.co.uk. He was educated at Dulwich College before graduating in BA Arabic with a First from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
He enrolled at the University at Damascus in 2001. Over the next two years he also studied traditional works in Arabic grammar, amongst them al-Ajrumiya, Qatr an-Nada, Alfiya Ibn Malik as well as works in rhetoric, poetry and prosody.
In just over a year he has been become the second highest ranking private tutor for Arabic in the London area on FirstTutors.com with
He founded Arabic-Tutor.co.uk in July 2016 coinciding with Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting. He wanted to remedy the lack of provisions for Arabic language learning among young people in local Muslim communities. Talha’s vision is for households in the UK to be proficient in the language of such a lucrative and fascinating region of the world. He is passionate in seeing young people achieve a GCSE and A-level in the language.
He has been a translator of Arabic literary works for 15 years as well as a poet. In 2012 he was a winner of the Leopold de Rothschild prize for poetry. The Koestler Trust awarded his book Grieving and Other Poems for being one of the best collections for that year too.