Orit Kamara

Orit K.

Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hi / Shalom / שלום,

I was born and raised in Israel, I moved to the US in 2001 and few years later I started to teach Hebrew. Something that started as a hobby and a part time job became my passion and a full time job for me. I feel very lucky and thankful to fill my days with the thing I like to do the most – help people learn Hebrew.

I have 10 years of experience in academic settings (university and college), face-to-face tutoring and teaching online..

To learn more about me, please visit my website and my school Facebook page – in both places you can also read what my students think about our lessons.

About Orit K.

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 an eBook “Learn to Read Hebrew in 1 to 8 Weeks!” – which is available in Amazon.
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.

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Ed C.
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I think Orit is such a wonderful instructor that I just wanted to add another positive review to my previous ones. And to add that 2 of my friends are now also working with her and love it!

!היא מעולה

Posted Jun 11, 2020
Renee N.
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I'm Ella and I have had the best time learning with Orit so far. She is a awesome teacher.

Posted Feb 12, 2020
Renee N.
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Orit is an awesome teacher and from three lessons I have already learned so much more!

Posted Feb 5, 2020
Ed C.
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Posted Jan 23, 2020
Ella N.
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In my daughter’s words “ She was awesome!” Ella took her first lesson today and enjoyed learning new vocabulary. Thank you.

Posted Jan 22, 2020
Orlando
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Orit is not only a nice instructor that put me at ease, bu also very good at correcting and explaining my mistakes.

Posted Aug 29, 2019
Ed C.
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I have been studying with Orit for several years now. She is a great teacher and does a super job at adapting to my learning style and helping me meet my particular goals.

Posted Jul 4, 2019
Ed C.
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I have been studying with Orit for several years. She is the best!

Posted Apr 18, 2019
Saif (Alia) A.
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Posted Feb 12, 2019
Pam
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Orit is awesome! Best instructor ever. She is very structured and able to communicate at my level as I progress. She is an all-round lovely person.

Posted Aug 19, 2018
Ed C.
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Have been studying with her for 1 1/2 years - all of my Israeli friends keep telling me how much my Hebrew has improved (and I spoke some Hebrew before I started with Orit)!

Posted Aug 9, 2018
Benjamin
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Great instructor! Kind and patient, so helpful

Posted Jul 23, 2018
Benjamin
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Posted Jul 9, 2018
Saif (Alia) A.
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Posted Jun 6, 2018
Sandra
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Great beginnings. Looking forward to many more

Posted May 22, 2018
Eric
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Orit is a great teacher! The teaching flows together very nicely.

Posted Apr 13, 2018
Ed C.
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I have been working with Orit for over a year. She gives 110 percent to her teaching, and my Israeli friends all comment on the progress I have made with my Hebrew. She is the best!

Posted Jan 4, 2018
Allen B.
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Posted Nov 29, 2017
Lisa
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It was very good. Orit asked great questions that allowed us to have a good conversation. It was fun to practice what i do know, and I am ready to learn all that I do not know. thanks Orit!

Posted Sep 11, 2017
Gideon
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Posted Sep 7, 2017
Steve I.
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Posted Aug 31, 2017
Ed C.
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Have been taking lessons w/Orit now for 7 months - she is AWESOME!

Posted Jul 27, 2017
Jenny
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Posted Jul 12, 2017
Adele
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My daughter Adele enjoyed the lesson. Looking forward to being able to speak Hebrew with her.

Posted Jan 22, 2017
Gideon
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Posted Jan 15, 2017
Steve
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Posted Jan 12, 2017
Ed C.
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First lesson, so not a lot to go on - but I think she is excellent! I am somewhat fluent already in Hebrew, and she was able to match my level with her instruction.

Posted Dec 22, 2016
Olesya
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Orit is a great instructor, very knowledgeable and accommodating.

Posted Nov 5, 2016
Pam
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Orit is great! Every lesson has a real structure and you steadily build on past knowledge.

Posted Oct 15, 2016
Rachael
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Great first lesson and I cannot wait to learn more with Orit!

Posted Sep 20, 2016
Giulia
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Fast pace, been learning so much in such a short period. I am loving it!

Posted Sep 5, 2016
Emily
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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!

Posted Jul 31, 2016
Raviv
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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!

Posted Jul 22, 2016
Dolores Miller
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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

Posted Jul 15, 2016
Raviv
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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!

Posted Jul 15, 2016
Jordan
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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!

Posted Jun 26, 2016
Yiskah
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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

Posted Jun 22, 2016
Stephanie P.
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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.

Posted Jun 21, 2016
Kathleen
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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.

Posted Jun 20, 2016
David
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As a teacher Orit is magnificent, patient and so generous! I was learning and experiencing Hebrew from day one!! I can't wait to continue studying with her online!!! Hands down the best teacher ever!!! :)

Posted Jun 14, 2016

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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

English

Professional Proficiency

Hebrew

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

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