Jared Gimbel

Jared G.

New York, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Lived in Sweden for one year, also did research in Finland among Swedish-speakers. Fourth-generation Swedish-American.

About Jared G.

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.

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Daniel
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Posted Apr 21, 2020
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Posted Jan 13, 2020
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Posted Jan 8, 2020
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Posted Nov 20, 2019
Kathy L.
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Posted Oct 31, 2019
Nina
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I am very excited about the progress I'm making studying Yiddish with Jared.

Thanks, Nina

Posted Oct 4, 2019
Anna L.
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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.

Posted Aug 7, 2019
Eden K.
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We just need to get a little better audio going---maybe we will add a speaker on our end

Posted Aug 3, 2019
Anna L.
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Great first Finnish lesson with Jared. He's very knowledgable.

Posted Jul 31, 2019
alexandra
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Posted Jul 1, 2019
Jana H.
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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.

Posted May 17, 2019
Jade
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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.

Posted May 8, 2019
Micah W.
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Great first class!

Posted Apr 3, 2019
Veronika
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Jared, you are the best teacher ever! Thank you for our first lesson and I am looking forward to learning with you :-)

Posted Mar 1, 2019
Karen
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Challenging, but that's okay. Moving right along.

Posted Feb 25, 2019
Karen
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We are moving fast, but that's okay. I want to be pushed.

Posted Feb 11, 2019
Earl S.
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It’s quite a ride but I like rides.

Posted Nov 9, 2018
Jennifer
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Great job, thank you very much! I'm looking forward to our next lesson.

Posted Oct 30, 2018
Kathi K.
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Posted Oct 24, 2018
Jade
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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!

Posted Oct 19, 2018
Elizabeth
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Posted Oct 9, 2018
Arielle S.
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Posted Jun 20, 2018
Kathi K.
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E
very exciting! I have always wanted to learn Finnish and Jared is helping me reach a dream!

Posted Apr 23, 2018
Kenneth ..
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tov maod mitzoyan

Posted Mar 15, 2018
Larkin
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Posted Mar 7, 2018
Kari
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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!

Posted Jan 29, 2018
Parker & Shannon S.
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Posted Jan 29, 2018
Isabel Rouse
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Posted Jan 12, 2018
Ari
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Thank you for being so patient...as a good country-man, I ask a lot of questions and he answers all!!! Thank you!

Posted Nov 8, 2017
Todd B.
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Excellent, intelligent instruction. Thanks!

Posted Sep 18, 2017
Nicholas
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Very informative and knowledgeable instructor ! Can't wait for next weeks lesson!

Posted Sep 12, 2017
Alyssa
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Posted Aug 24, 2017
Destiny Perez
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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.

Posted Jun 14, 2017
Sydney
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Jared is really very patient and helpful!

Posted Mar 27, 2017
Yaniv H.
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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

Posted Mar 2, 2017
Natalie D.
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Jared is very professional, helpful, and humble. He definitely wants your feedback and is willing to adapt according to your request.

Posted Feb 16, 2017
Yaniv H.
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Jared is very knowledgeable, however he talks fast which just shows how smart he is. First class so far great

Posted Feb 12, 2017
Kristiana B.
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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.

Posted Jan 15, 2017
Matthew C.
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Fantastic -- Jared puts you at ease. Learning via Skype was much more efficient than in a classroom.

Posted Dec 4, 2016
Iris A.
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Very positive and encouraging - I look forward to more lessons with Jared!

Posted Nov 29, 2016
Jeremiah C.
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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.

Posted Nov 3, 2016
Peter
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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.

Posted Sep 18, 2016
Eloise V.
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Jared gave brilliant, very easy-to-understand explanations of complicated Finnish grammar points; thank you, Jared! :)

Posted Sep 16, 2016
Hannah K.
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Jared is whip-smart, funny and easy to follow. I'm slamming through practical phrases while developing top-notch pronunciation. I love my lessons!

Posted Sep 9, 2016
Matti
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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!

Posted Sep 6, 2016
Sara Boston
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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.

Posted Sep 4, 2016
Nivea M.
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Jared seems to be in tune with my needs, he is fun and interesting. I think I will learn well with him.

Posted Sep 1, 2016
Craig
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Very knowledgable instructor. Explains the correct grammar behind all of what he is teaching, which helps to fully understand the language.

Posted Aug 18, 2016
Natalie
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Let me start off by saying Jared is very pleasant. Each of the sessions very interesting, not a dull moment.

Posted Jul 8, 2016
Hayden
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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!

Posted Jun 26, 2016
Jasnoor and Guneet S.
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Jared is a great instructor and very focused.

Posted Jun 21, 2016
Alex
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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.

Posted Jun 9, 2016
Marlin
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Exceptionally knowledgable! I am certain that Jared will bring the structure and approach to help me progress towards conversational fluency.

Posted Jun 7, 2016
Sunny C.
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Very helpful

Posted Jun 6, 2016
Logan
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My son had a great lesson!

Posted May 27, 2016
Rachel
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Awesome first lesson. Can't wait to learn more

Posted May 18, 2016
Felipe Sosa
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1st lesson but I like the energy Jared brings.

I'm looking forward to our next lesson!

Posted May 6, 2016
Stephanie S.
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Jared packed in a ton of information! He tied in lots of history as well as comparisons to other languages, which I found helpful!

Posted Apr 26, 2016
Margaret R.
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Very, very good!!! Takk!

Posted Apr 5, 2016
Joseph S.
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Great visit lesson. A lot thrown in at one time, but very informative :)

Posted Apr 1, 2016
Soren
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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.

Posted Apr 1, 2016
Hallie C.
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Very organized and terrific teacher! Thank you very much!

Posted Apr 1, 2016
Amit
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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.

Posted Jan 7, 2016
Jay R.
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If you looking to learn English ,
he's the right person !!!

Posted Jan 7, 2016
Christina M.
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He was very responsive to my needs as a student

Posted Dec 31, 2015
Machi S.
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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!

Posted Dec 25, 2015
Hannah M.
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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!

Posted Oct 23, 2015
Scott Sammons
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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.

Posted Oct 15, 2015
Victoria M.
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I think it will be nice experience. A lot of speech, a lot of practice. It is the most important things for language knowledge.

Posted Aug 24, 2015
Nancy Y.
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Jared is a great teacher. I feel that I will learn a lot from him.

Posted Jul 2, 2015

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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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