Jared Gimbel

Jared G.

New York, NY
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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, Fijian or English Creoles of Melanesia, it can be arranged via the site. Contact me via the question form for any subject for more details.

  • Speaks Greenlandic, Icelandic, Tok Pisin, Bislama, Pijin (Solomon Islands), Fijian
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Reviews (66)

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Kathy L. Oct 31, 2019
Finnish · Online

Nina Oct 4, 2019
Yiddish · Online

I am very excited about the progress I'm making studying Yiddish with Jared.

Thanks, Nina

Anna L. Aug 7, 2019
Finnish · Online

I've had two Finnish lessons with Jared so far. He's a great teacher. Very informative, and when I'm feeling overwhelmed he does a great job of answering my questions. I've learned more Finnish grammar between this first and second week of my lesson than I have in 25 years of hearing the language spoken.

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Eden K. Aug 3, 2019
Norwegian · Online

We just need to get a little better audio going---maybe we will add a speaker on our end

Anna L. Jul 31, 2019
Finnish · Online

Great first Finnish lesson with Jared. He's very knowledgable.

alexandra Jul 1, 2019
Norwegian · Online

Jana H. May 17, 2019
Finnish · Online

Jared is AH.MAY.ZING.

I love that he explains things exactly how I think and works at an adaptive pace to match my needs & preferences. He's fantastic at what he does and working with him is absolutely a worthwhile investment. I am making progress I'm truly pleased with under his tutelage. I highly, highly recommend working with him.

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Jade May 8, 2019
Finnish · Online

Highly recommend Jared if you are wanting to learn Finnish! He makes sure to address your questions and language desires by meeting you at the level you are at.

Micah W. Apr 3, 2019
Norwegian · Online

Great first class!

Veronika Mar 1, 2019
English · Online

Jared, you are the best teacher ever! Thank you for our first lesson and I am looking forward to learning with you :-)

Karen Feb 25, 2019
Finnish · Online

Challenging, but that's okay. Moving right along.

Karen Feb 11, 2019
Finnish · Online

We are moving fast, but that's okay. I want to be pushed.

Earl S. Nov 9, 2018
Yiddish · Online

It’s quite a ride but I like rides.

Jennifer Oct 30, 2018
Norwegian · Online

Great job, thank you very much! I'm looking forward to our next lesson.

Kathi K. Oct 24, 2018
Finnish · Online

Jade Oct 19, 2018
Finnish · Online

Such a great first lesson! Couldn't have asked for a better session. I'm even more excited for the next lesson and the progress we have made already!

Elizabeth Oct 9, 2018
Norwegian · Online

Arielle S. Jun 20, 2018
Hebrew · Online

Kathi K. Apr 23, 2018
Finnish · Online

E
very exciting! I have always wanted to learn Finnish and Jared is helping me reach a dream!

Kenneth .. Mar 15, 2018
Hebrew · Online

tov maod mitzoyan

Larkin Mar 7, 2018
Swedish · Online

Kari Jan 29, 2018
Finnish · Online

If you are ready to learn the structure of the Finnish language, then I suggest Jared as an instructor! He is encouraging which is important when you are unfamiliar with a new language!

Parker & Shannon S. Jan 29, 2018
Norwegian · Online

Isabel Rouse Jan 12, 2018
Finnish · Online

Ari Nov 8, 2017
Hebrew · Online

Thank you for being so patient...as a good country-man, I ask a lot of questions and he answers all!!! Thank you!

Todd B. Sep 18, 2017
Danish · Online

Excellent, intelligent instruction. Thanks!

Nicholas Sep 12, 2017
Swedish · Online

Very informative and knowledgeable instructor ! Can't wait for next weeks lesson!

Alyssa Aug 24, 2017
Norwegian · Online

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.


Lesson Details

Hungarian

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Fourth-generation Hungarian Jew with a deep knowledge of coaching, phonology, the Finno-Ugric family tree and how to get speaking your target language as soon as possible.

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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

Bislama

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Fijian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Greenlandic

Professional Proficiency

Icelandic

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Pijin (Solomon Islands)

Professional Proficiency

Tok Pisin

Fluent / Native Proficiency


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