Jared Gimbel

Jared G.

New York, NY

About Jared G.

Background check: Last verified 10/19/2016
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Jared teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: September 2007
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

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.

Photos and Videos

Polyglot Conference October 2015, New York City. T-Shirt showing Icelandic declensions of the word "Reykjavik".

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 Spoken

Breton

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Greenlandic

Professional Proficiency

Icelandic

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Tok Pisin

Fluent / Native Proficiency
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33 Reviews on Jared G.

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Kristiana Jan 15, 2017
Swedish · Online
Verified Student
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.
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Matthew C. Dec 4, 2016
Swedish · Online
Verified Student
Fantastic -- Jared puts you at ease. Learning via Skype was much more efficient than in a classroom.
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Iris A. Nov 29, 2016
Norwegian · Online
Verified Student
Very positive and encouraging - I look forward to more lessons with Jared!
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Jeremiah C. Nov 3, 2016
Swedish · Online
Verified Student
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.
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Peter Sep 18, 2016
Finnish · Online
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
Jared gave brilliant, very easy-to-understand explanations of complicated Finnish grammar points; thank you, Jared! :)
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Hannah K. Sep 9, 2016
Norwegian · In home
Verified Student
Jared is whip-smart, funny and easy to follow. I'm slamming through practical phrases while developing top-notch pronunciation. I love my lessons!
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Matti Sep 6, 2016
Finnish · Online
Verified Student
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!
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Sara Boston Sep 4, 2016
Hebrew · Online
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
Jared seems to be in tune with my needs, he is fun and interesting. I think I will learn well with him.
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