Jared Gimbel

Jared G.

New York, NY

About Jared G.

Background check: Last verified 11/08/2015
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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, or Faroese (see my list below), it can be arranged via the site. Contact me via the question form 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

Faroese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Greenlandic

Professional Proficiency

Icelandic

Fluent / Native Proficiency
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29 Reviews on Jared G.

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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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Craig Aug 18, 2016
Norwegian · Online
Verified Student
Very knowledgable instructor. Explains the correct grammar behind all of what he is teaching, which helps to fully understand the language.
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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.
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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!
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Jasnoor and Guneet S. Jun 21, 2016
German · Online
Verified Student
Jared is a great instructor and very focused.