orit Kamara

orit K.

Overland Park, KS

About orit K.

Background check: Last verified 06/10/2016
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orit teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: January 2006
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Hi / Shalom / שלום

I have experience with teaching beginners, intermediate and very advanced Hebrew students. I was and am teaching mainly adults of any age from 16- to 90-year-olds.

During my lessons, I use different methods to teach new material, to practice it and to engage the student in conversations in Hebrew. Following each lesson a summary of the lesson is emailed to the students. The summary includes review, my recordings in Hebrew, links and more practice options.

One of the focuses of my Hebrew teaching career between 2014-2016 was developing a program for teaching to read in Hebrew. The result of these 2 years’ work is a series of 8 booklets “Learn to Read Hebrew in 1 to 8 Weeks!” –which will be available in Amazon on August 2016.

My brand name, “Ivrit By Orit”, includes Ivrit, which means Hebrew in Hebrew, and my first name Orit, which means 'light' in Hebrew.
After you sign-up for my lessons, I will forward you my website and FaceBook links where you can learn more about me, the Hebrew language, and Israeli and Jewish culture..

Photos and Videos

Here is an example of what it would be like to take my lesson online.

Experience

Hebrew Private Tutor for Adults

Jan 2005 - Present
Independent

I tutor one-on-one and small groups (2-8 students).

Hebrew Instructor

Aug 2009 - Dec 2015
Johnson County Community College

Hebrew instructor

Aug 2010 - May 2011
Kansas University

Education

Teaching Hebrew as a second language

Feb 2011 - Aug 2011
Mofet institute – on line

B.A Economics

Feb 1986 - Dec 1988
Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Languages Spoken

English

Professional Proficiency

Hebrew

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency
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11 Reviews on orit K.

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Rachael Sep 20, 2016
Hebrew · Online
Verified Student
Great first lesson and I cannot wait to learn more with Orit!
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Giulia Sep 5, 2016
Hebrew · Online
Verified Student
Fast pace, been learning so much in such a short period. I am loving it!
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Emily Jul 31, 2016
Hebrew · Online
I took 120 hours of classes with Orit between June and August. In that time I went from knowing no Hebrew to being able to read, write, speak and understand conversations as well as short stories. Orit was always punctual, and I loved the well-developed course materials. We covered much more material than we would have been able to in a large class. Overall, a great language learning experience!
למדתי עברית עם אורית בשנת2015. עכשיו אני יכולה ללמוד, לכתוב, לדבר ולשמוע עברית. הקורס היה מצוין!
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Raviv Jul 22, 2016
Hebrew · Online
Verified Student
Orit is a wonderful teacher! She is extremely patient, knowledgeable, and kind. She has a very clear lesson plan and continually reinforces topics that I have learned/am studying. I'm excited to continue my studies with her. Highly recommended!
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Dolores Miller Jul 15, 2016
Hebrew · In studio
Having years of college teaching experience myself, I am happy to recommend Orit's courses in Hebrew. I have enjoyed and greatly benefitted from my Hebrew learning with her. She has made a difficult subject easier to comprehend, beginning with simpler steps (the alphabet) and script writing, building up to idioms and vocabulary, and ultimately sentences and conversation.
The classes are small enough to be relaxed and informal, even fun! Personally, Orit is very kind and patient with all of her students, including this 83-year-old senior with hearing problems.
Dolores Miller, PhD
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Raviv Jul 15, 2016
Hebrew · Online
Orit is a wonderful teacher! She is extremely patient, knowledgeable, and kind. She has a very clear lesson plan and continually reinforces topics that I have learned/am studying. I'm excited to continue my studies with her. Highly recommended!
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Jordan Jun 26, 2016
Hebrew · In studio
Orit is an incredibly resourceful, helpful, and present teacher who never delays to help her students in any and every way she can. She is thorough, kind, and incredibly patient, no matter the capacity or lack of former experience of the student. She has the ability to meet everyone where they are, and is gracious, gentle, encouraging, and resourceful. I have met many, many Hebrew language educators, the majority of them Israelis, and Orit is one of just a few who have the level of kindness, patience, endurance, and competence to teach to a multitude of levels of students.

I have had Orit in class as a teacher and learned much, but afterwards in my personal travels to Israel and in teaching my own students, Orit was and continues to be a valuable resource and connector in expanding my horizons and making the impossible possible. She is constantly teaching, whether on or off the clock, ready to answer, or go find the answer to any question I may have pertaining to Israeli culture or the Hebrew language. She inspires all her students to pursue Hebrew and discover the wonderful world of Israel. I highly recommend her as a teacher, no matter where you are in your Hebrew journey!
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Yiskah Jun 22, 2016
Hebrew · In home
Your class was one of the best things for me. I learned a language that I love and continue to study and I made friends that will be friends for life.
There is something wonderful about being able to communicate in this beautiful language that has no time to it. A language that has always been and will always be. Both an ancient and a modern language. And making new friends along the study, friends that share a similar passion, is something that is hard to find anywhere else. Thank you, Orit! You are great teacher and friend. Shalom, shalom
יסכה
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Stephanie P. Jun 21, 2016
Hebrew · In home
I have taken beginners Hebrew from Orit and can only say wonderful things about her class and the way she teaches. The material that she made for our class was easy to understand and enjoyable to learn. I had taken Hebrew online before taking her class and I can say that Orit made learning Hebrew easier and more understandable. From taking her class I learned the Hebrew alephbet along with the correct pronunciation. This was such a tremendous help to me learning it for the 2nd time. I can say that her material and instruction was just what I needed to solidify my knowledge of beginners Hebrew. I highly recommend her class along with her learning material to anyone who is interested in learning the Hebrew language.

- Stephanie P.
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Kathleen Jun 20, 2016
Hebrew · In home
I participated in a Hebrew Reading class taught by Orit Kamara. It was a very enjoyable, stimulating and challenging. Orit’s presentation was very clear, organized, and concise. The content progressed from simple to complex and study materials reinforcing content well. She provided a relaxed, non-threatening environment for learning. I would highly recommended Orit’s classes.