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About Ivan R.

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EXPERIENCE

U.S. Army-Green Beret, Intelligence Officer, Foreign Area Officer 1997-Present
Ivan served in special operations, intelligence and foreign affairs assignments at the tactical, operational and
strategic levels in overt and clandestine roles within the most sensitive programs of the US Government. He
has served as a Green Beret commander at the detachment level in Central America and company level in
Afghanistan and Jordan training other nations militaries in joint, interagency and coalition environments. Staff
positions included time as an assistant Army attache to U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia; the deputy
officer in charge of the AFPAK Hands program on the Army Staff; as an Intelligence Community Liaison
Officer at the National Guard Bureau; and furthermore, he served as a foreign area specialist on the Jo
int Staff
advising the Deputy J2 while on the Ukraine Crisis Team at the National Military Command Center.
Operational assignments include: New York City immediately after 9/11, Afghanistan, Georgia, Honduras, El
Salvador, Monterey, The Pentagon and as recently as October 2016 in Jordan countering ISIL as the Special
Operations Command Forward-Jordan Advanced Operations Base Commander.

Entrepreneur-Startup Advisor, Investor, Attorney 2015-Present
Ivan is an advisor/investor in early stage startups in the DC TECH, Silicon Valley, New York and Chicago tech
ecosystems to which he provides legal, growth-hack and life-hack strategies. His aggressive social media
activity over the past year in tech has placed him as a leader/influencer in the social media marketing,
technology, and content marketing communities with a ~100k person following. His investment thesis for 2018
will focus on mixed reality, artificial intelligence, drones, internet of things, wearable technology & the
collaborative economy.

Defense Intelligence Agency-Intelligence Officer 2012-2017

EDUCATION

M.S. Strategic Intelligence, (All but thesis); National Intelligence University 2012

J.D. Law, Emphasis on International Law & Intellectual Property; Touro Law Center 2004

B.A. Russia and Eastern European Studies, Minor in Business; University of Northern Iowa 1999

Languages: Professional Fluency: English, Russian, Spanish

Intermediate High: Arabic

Intermediate: French

Basic: Portuguese, Ukrainian, Italian, Bulgarian, Polish, Slovenian

Professional Memberships: Military/Intel/Foreign Policy: Lifetime member of FAOA, SFA, ROA, MICA;
Member of OSS Society, DACOR, AFIO, DIAA, NMIA

Legal: New York State Bar; ABA-International, Intellectual Property, National Security Law committees

Hobbies: Spend time with wife and two boys (5 & 8 year old), traveling, reading, and participating in all types
of outdoor fitness/sports on land (mountains, woods) sea or air as often as possible.
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Bailey S. November 18, 2018
· Arabic · Online
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About Anna C.

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A native of France, Anna has been tutoring French to teenagers and adults for years. She has had many different profiles in her classes, including middle school, high school and college students, business persons, stage directors, chief editor of famous magazine. She has been a freelance tutor both in France (mathematics, sciences and French) and in the USA (French, French diction). She has also been teaching music initiation in French to young children both in France and in the USA. Anna has been trained in hypnosis at the IFHE in Paris.
Anna has a generic engineer master from Centrale Nantes, France, and specialized in aerospace engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. A former aerospace engineer at the French spatial agency (CNES) and a professional opera singer, she developped an expertise in French diction for singers and actors
.She has been coaching the French of 2 opera productions within the USA and taught some masterclass to emerging opera singers. Back in France, she had found her company “Souffle d’Or” to teach speech to professionals. Currently based in the upper west side of NYC, Anna teaches online internationally.
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Andie H. May 9, 2017
· French · In home
It was a pleasure to meet you today Anna. I enjoyed our lesson a lot.
I hope you had a very happy National Teacher's day.
Until our next lesson! In the meantime I'll do some homework. 😊
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Valentina V. March 8, 2017
· French · Online
Great teacher. She has engaged my daughter and renewed her interest!
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Angelique February 2, 2016
· Classical Voice · In studio
Anna was a great teacher. She has always perfectly adapted to my needs and level, finding the appropriate ways to coach me. I have made considerable progress with her and would strongly recommend her sensitive and rigorous teaching.

Among many skills, she herself has an extraordinary voice and vocal technique which will make you even more willing to develop your vocal skills.
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About Diana H.

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New Britain, CT
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Hi, my name is Diana and I'm a native German currently living in Connecticut. I have lived here for almost 10 years now.
I have experience teaching young children, teenagers, as well as adults and I would love to share my knowledge of the German language and culture with you. Please feel free to send me a message with any questions you may have.
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Alfredo A. June 8, 2018
· German · In home
Very good instructor! Bery patient and helpful!
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Alexia May 8, 2018
· German · In home
Diana was one of the best tutors I have ever had the pleasure of learning with. She is extremely kind and thoughtful, bringing something special to every encounter. She is also one of the most timely people I have ever met, never showing up less than ten minutes early. She encouraged me every step of the way and never made me feel as though I was learning at too slow of a pace. Her sense of humor is also amazing, making tutoring feel more like hanging with an old friend. Give her a chance to be your tutor and I can guarantee you will not regret it.
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Dan May 7, 2018
· German · In home
Very patient teacher, encouraging and friendly. Highly recommended.
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Diana H.

Diana H.

New Britain, CT 06053
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About Jessica C.

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Wallingford, CT

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I am a special education and math teacher with 12 years of experience teaching and tutoring students from the ages of 9 to 21. I have a masters degree in secondary math education and over 40 graduate credit hours in the area of special education, as well as two bachelors degrees: English Literature and German Language & Literature. I love to learn and I love to teach! My experience as a special education teacher has expanded my ability to teach higher level concepts effectively to anyone, and I know I can help you master whatever areas you may struggle with!
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Jessica C.

Wallingford, CT 06492
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$40 / 30-min

About jay B.

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Johns Island, SC

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I am here to help you make your next vacation to Europe, Africa or the middle east unforgettable
i can also tailor a program to help you ace your french or Arabic class
Lets do this the fun and simple way
Call me Jay:)
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jay B.

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About Karin L.

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Manchester, CT
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I was born and raised in Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan. After graduating High school, I came to the United States by myself to learn English and the culture, so I'm aware of the difficulty of learning other languages. I myself have been through what you are going through right now so please let me help you!!
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Karin L.

Karin L.

Manchester, CT 06042
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$50 / 60-min

About Julia H.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Hi there and thank you for stopping by! My name is Yuliya, I'm a native Russian speaker, I lived in Chicago for a few years and just moved to NYC. Originally, I come from Saint-Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia, where I earned my Master’s degree in Linguistics and Translation of English and Italian. After moving to the US, I started teaching Russian to adults and kids of different ages and loved it so much, I decided to pursue this path.

I always come up with innovative ways to help you learn. I motivate you by tailoring interactive methods to your learning style. I provide my own language learning materials as well as links to secondary materials like music, films, etc. I customize each lesson to your ability and interests.

Yes, Russian language is not one of the easiest languages to learn, but it sure is possible to speak it,
and the process is so exciting, you will not even remember to be intimidated by its difficulty!

Anyone can speak Russian and I'm more than happy to prove it to you!
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Chelsea November 6, 2018
· Russian · Online
I’ve been studying Russian for more than 2 years with Julia. At first I didn’t know a word in Russian, absolute beginner. And now I’m enjoying watching Russian movies and series, reading novels and articles in Russian (still struggling with Russian classics though). This is all possible thanks to the most patient, kind and entertaing teacher Julia :) Спасибо!
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James November 1, 2018
· Russian · In studio
Julia and I had weekly lessons to help me improve my Russian. She was punctual and organized and provided me with materials for study outside of the lessons. I would recommend Julia for beginner, intermediate and advanced Russian language lessons.
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About Audrey J.

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Hi guys! My name is Audrey and I am a college student who LOVES to teach! In fact I am currently going to school to become a elementary school teacher! I would love to help all age groups ranging from fellow college students learn MLA to young children learning english for the first time! I am also willing to help non-english speakers learn the language! I hope to hear from you soon!
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Ann November 15, 2018
· English · Online
She is great to work with!
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Elaine November 15, 2018
· English · Online
Awesome Teacher! Great with little kids who need help with basic English. Very patient and kind. Will work with her again
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Audrey J.

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