Jared Gimbel

Jared G.

New York, NY
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About

Jared passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Jared delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
September 2007

I am a polyglot, translator, teacher, and game designer, specializing in Scandinavian Languages, Yiddish and also a host of rarely taught languages. If you would like to learn a rarer language, such as Icelandic, Greenlandic, Breton or Tok Pisin (see my list below), it can be arranged via the site. Contact me via the question form for any subject for more details.

Experience

Tour Guide / Translator
Oct 2011 - Jul 2012
Galicia Jewish Museum

Krakow, Poland

Yiddish / Hebrew / English teacher and translator. Also gave some Krakow city tours and tours of the Galicia Jewish Museum.

Farmnik
Aug 2011 - Aug 2011
Yiddish Farm

Education

MA Modern Jewish Studies
Sep 2014 - Aug 2015
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
BA College of Letters, Classical Studies
Aug 2007 - May 2011
Wesleyan University

Languages

Breton
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Greenlandic
Professional Proficiency
Icelandic
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Tok Pisin
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Interview with Ari in Beijing, April 2017
Video of myself speaking 31 different languages. Can teach any of them.
Polyglot Conference October 2015, New York City. T-Shirt showing Icelandic declensions of the word "Reykjavik".

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Ercolano / Herculaneum, February 2014

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The Morgan Library and Museum

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Gent, August 2013

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38 Reviews

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Destiny Perez Jun 14, 2017
Swedish · Online

Jared is interesting and very smart. He was very complimentary on my first lesson and made me feel comfortable. I am looking forward to the coming lessons.

Sydney Mar 27, 2017
Finnish · Online

Jared is really very patient and helpful!

Yaniv H. Mar 2, 2017
Yiddish · Online

Jared is a super tutor in my opinion. He cares and he knows his subject well . Took my first class with him and it went great plus he makes it fun so there you go

Natalie D. Feb 16, 2017
Hebrew · Online

Jared is very professional, helpful, and humble. He definitely wants your feedback and is willing to adapt according to your request.

Yaniv H. Feb 12, 2017
Yiddish · Online

Jared is very knowledgeable, however he talks fast which just shows how smart he is. First class so far great

Kristiana B. Jan 15, 2017
Swedish · Online

Jared is a very knowledgeable teacher who works hard to make every lesson fun. He is very easy going, which makes the language learning process (and all of its inevitable mistakes) much less frightening.

Matthew C. Dec 4, 2016
Swedish · Online

Fantastic -- Jared puts you at ease. Learning via Skype was much more efficient than in a classroom.

Iris A. Nov 29, 2016
Norwegian · Online

Very positive and encouraging - I look forward to more lessons with Jared!

Jeremiah C. Nov 3, 2016
Swedish · Online

Jared did an outstanding job with my socially anxious 15-year-old. He gave a lot of feedback, was clear, and made the lesson fun.

Peter Sep 18, 2016
Finnish · Online

Jared is very knowledgeable. My only minor criticism is that because he is knowledgeable, he talks very fast, and it sometimes can be difficult to write everything down. However, this is to be expected over Skype, particularly since he cannot see when one is writing and when one is not. He also knows a lot of websites with Finnish music, vocabulary drills, grammatical explanations, and news, all of which are good study aids.

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Eloise V. Sep 16, 2016
Finnish · Online

Jared gave brilliant, very easy-to-understand explanations of complicated Finnish grammar points; thank you, Jared! :)

Hannah K. Sep 9, 2016
Norwegian · In home

Jared is whip-smart, funny and easy to follow. I'm slamming through practical phrases while developing top-notch pronunciation. I love my lessons!

Matti Sep 6, 2016
Finnish · Online

We got right off to a running start with the first assessments. Jared has an active style of teaching with a good positive environment, humor, enthusiasm and relevant grammatical background explanations. So far, so good!

Sara Boston Sep 4, 2016
Hebrew · Online

Jared was awesome! He asked what I wanted to do with the lesson, and even though my notes were vague he put together exactly what I needed. His feedback was thorough, precise, and fair. He is unbelievably knowledgeable about the subject. He is patient and clear in his teaching style. I would recommend him any time.

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Nivea M. Sep 1, 2016
Hebrew · Online

Jared seems to be in tune with my needs, he is fun and interesting. I think I will learn well with him.

Craig Aug 18, 2016
Norwegian · Online

Very knowledgable instructor. Explains the correct grammar behind all of what he is teaching, which helps to fully understand the language.

Natalie Jul 8, 2016
Hebrew · Online

Let me start off by saying Jared is very pleasant. Each of the sessions very interesting, not a dull moment.

Hayden Jun 26, 2016
Swedish · Online

Great teacher, fun to talk to and its really been helping me a lot. I noticed especially during this weeks lesson that I have begun to use context clue to figure out what a word I did not know means which make me happy!

Jasnoor and Guneet S. Jun 21, 2016
German · Online

Jared is a great instructor and very focused.

Alex Jun 9, 2016
Norwegian · Online

Very informative, especially for a first lesson. Learned some important pronunciation aspects of the language and it makes me really just want to continue. Jared was very helpful and and made me feel like I accomplished something on the first lesson.

Marlin Jun 7, 2016
Hebrew · In home

Exceptionally knowledgable! I am certain that Jared will bring the structure and approach to help me progress towards conversational fluency.

Sunny C. Jun 6, 2016
English · Online

Very helpful

Logan May 27, 2016
Norwegian · In home

My son had a great lesson!

Rachel May 18, 2016
Finnish · Online

Awesome first lesson. Can't wait to learn more

Felipe Sosa May 6, 2016
Swedish · In home

1st lesson but I like the energy Jared brings.

I'm looking forward to our next lesson!

Stephanie S. Apr 26, 2016
Swedish · Online

Jared packed in a ton of information! He tied in lots of history as well as comparisons to other languages, which I found helpful!

Margaret R. Apr 5, 2016
Norwegian · Online

Very, very good!!! Takk!

Joseph S. Apr 1, 2016
German · Online

Great visit lesson. A lot thrown in at one time, but very informative :)

Soren Apr 1, 2016
Swedish · Online

My 11 year old son was so excited after his 1st lesson. He is a shy child, but Jared was completely prepared and engaging. He even sent practice notes until the next lesson! I highly recommend him.

Hallie C. Apr 1, 2016
Swedish · Online

Very organized and terrific teacher! Thank you very much!

Amit Jan 7, 2016
Swedish · Online

In no time I was made much comfortable with Swedish by Jared. I salute him for his in depth knowledge not only about the language but also about the whole cultural aspects of the land where this language come from. I was given the foresight to know what to expect from the language and its derivatives in main and nearby regions. Really remarkable! Thanks Jared.

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Jay R. Jan 7, 2016
English · Online

If you looking to learn English ,
he's the right person !!!

Christina M. Dec 31, 2015
German · Online

He was very responsive to my needs as a student

Machi S. Dec 25, 2015
Finnish · Online

He is a great teacher and I spent very exciting time with him. Even thogh my English and Finnish is bad, he teaches me very kindly. His writing memo is very helpful and I like the way of his teaching!

Hannah M. Oct 23, 2015
Norwegian · Online

Jared is very accommodating and teaches to fit my schedule and my style of learning. He is super knowledgable on language, history and culture. I am taking Norwegian with him and after three lessons I have already learned so much. I would definitely recommend him!

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Scott Sammons Oct 15, 2015
Swedish · Online

Jared is amazing. I am learning Swedish for a specific reason. In general though, I love history and word derivations. Jared liberally sprinkles the lesson with a bit of history to explain why a certain word is used in certain situations. This aspect of his instruction really makes me look forward to the next lesson.

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Victoria M. Aug 24, 2015
English · Online

I think it will be nice experience. A lot of speech, a lot of practice. It is the most important things for language knowledge.

Nancy Y. Jul 2, 2015
Yiddish · Online

Jared is a great teacher. I feel that I will learn a lot from him.

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