Samy Ayari has been on the Alliance Française teaching staff since 1995. Born in Tunisia and raised in Paris, he graduates from the prestigious High School Lycée Henri IV in Paris. He also graduated from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris (HEC) and holds an MBA Assistant Professor at the Université Paris-Sceaux where he taught bilingual programs (French and English). He is currently a lecturer of French at UCLA and Mount St Mary College. In addition to teaching, he was a professional drummer in various Rock bands in France and in New York. He has a keen interest in literature and cinema.