Gidon Berman

Gidon B.

Highland Park, IL

About Gidon B.

Gidon teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 1990
Last sign in: 6 days ago

Overview

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I was born in the Netherlands and moved to Israel at a young age. In the absorption center I picked up English. Ever since I kept perfecting my Hebrew, English, and Dutch, have written extensively and edited periodicals in the three languages I speak.

As a lifelong learner, I hold graduate degrees in Geography and Environmental Development and in Public Policy Studies. I am also certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt and a Bilingual Education Teacher.

During the 1990s and 2000s I taught IT, statistics, and social sciences and engaged in research at universities and colleges in the domains of transportation, game theory, and political geography, including at the University of Chicago. In between, I worked seven years in educational management at the City of Tel Aviv-Yafo.

From 2007 to 2013 I taught Hebrew, Judaism, and Israel Studies in informal education programs and subbed in K-12. In the early 1990s, 2000s, and the second half of 2013 I worked in IT.

In the 2010s I have been marketing international educational programs, tutored mostly Hebrew and Dutch, taught mostly Microsoft Office, and proctored for an Israeli university. In August 2016 I dropped most of these for an IT and languages research position in Austin, TX. I still market educational programs and take on an occasional student.

Since the millennium year I'm married to Tamar, who teaches Hebrew, music, math, and computer programming. We raise a son and daughter.

Experience

International Operation Analyst

Aug 2016 - Present
Indeed

Business Consultant and Education Professional

Feb 2007 - Present
Self Employed

Researcher and Instructor

Aug 2003 - Dec 2007
University of Illinois at Chicago

Software Support Specialist, Instructor, and Researcher

Apr 2002 - Aug 2003
The University of Chicago

Coordinator of Physical Planning

Dec 1995 - Jul 2001
City of Tel Aviv-Yafo

Instructor and Manager of Computer Labs

Feb 1990 - Feb 1996
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Assistant Manager

Mar 1988 - Oct 1988
The Ship, Ashkelon

Education

MPP in Public Policy Studies

Aug 2001 - Jun 2003
The University of Chicago

MA in Geography and Environmental Development

Oct 1991 - May 1994
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

BA in Geography with honors

Oct 1988 - May 1991
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Languages Spoken

Arabic

Limited Proficiency

Dutch

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Hebrew

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB)

Dec 2011
American Society for Quality

Bilingual Education Teacher – Hebrew

Sep 2009
State of Illinois

Awards

Distinguished Scholar Award

Aug 2003
University of Illinois at Chicago

Winner of the Dean's Challenge

Sep 2001
Harris School of Public Policy Studies, The University of Chicago

Dean's Scholarship

Aug 2001
Harris School of Public Policy Studies, The University of Chicago

Honor Roll

Jun 1990
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
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