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
Teaching since 2007
BA College of Letters, Classical Studies from Wesleyan University
I am very excited about the progress I'm making studying Yiddish with Jared.
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.Show More
We just need to get a little better audio going---maybe we will add a speaker on our end
Great first Finnish lesson with Jared. He's very knowledgable.
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.
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.
Great first class!
Jared, you are the best teacher ever! Thank you for our first lesson and I am looking forward to learning with you :-)
Challenging, but that's okay. Moving right along.
We are moving fast, but that's okay. I want to be pushed.
It’s quite a ride but I like rides.
Great job, thank you very much! I'm looking forward to our next lesson.
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!
very exciting! I have always wanted to learn Finnish and Jared is helping me reach a dream!
tov maod mitzoyan
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!
Thank you for being so patient...as a good country-man, I ask a lot of questions and he answers all!!! Thank you!
Excellent, intelligent instruction. Thanks!
Very informative and knowledgeable instructor ! Can't wait for next weeks lesson!
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.
Jared is really very patient and helpful!
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
Jared is very professional, helpful, and humble. He definitely wants your feedback and is willing to adapt according to your request.
Jared is very knowledgeable, however he talks fast which just shows how smart he is. First class so far great
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.
Fantastic -- Jared puts you at ease. Learning via Skype was much more efficient than in a classroom.
Very positive and encouraging - I look forward to more lessons with Jared!
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.
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.Show More
Jared gave brilliant, very easy-to-understand explanations of complicated Finnish grammar points; thank you, Jared! :)
Jared is whip-smart, funny and easy to follow. I'm slamming through practical phrases while developing top-notch pronunciation. I love my lessons!
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!
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.Show More
Jared seems to be in tune with my needs, he is fun and interesting. I think I will learn well with him.
Very knowledgable instructor. Explains the correct grammar behind all of what he is teaching, which helps to fully understand the language.
Let me start off by saying Jared is very pleasant. Each of the sessions very interesting, not a dull moment.
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!
Jared is a great instructor and very focused.
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.
Exceptionally knowledgable! I am certain that Jared will bring the structure and approach to help me progress towards conversational fluency.
My son had a great lesson!
Awesome first lesson. Can't wait to learn more
1st lesson but I like the energy Jared brings.
I'm looking forward to our next lesson!
Jared packed in a ton of information! He tied in lots of history as well as comparisons to other languages, which I found helpful!
Very, very good!!! Takk!
Great visit lesson. A lot thrown in at one time, but very informative :)
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.
Very organized and terrific teacher! Thank you very much!
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.Show More
If you looking to learn English ,
he's the right person !!!
He was very responsive to my needs as a student
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!
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!Show More
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.Show More
I think it will be nice experience. A lot of speech, a lot of practice. It is the most important things for language knowledge.
Jared is a great teacher. I feel that I will learn a lot from him.
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Lived in Sweden for one year, also did research in Finland among Swedish-speakers. Fourth-generation Swedish-American.
Galicia Jewish Museum
Krakow, Poland Yiddish / Hebrew / English teacher and translator. Also gave some Krakow city tours and tours of the Galicia Jewish Museum.
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
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