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Ilya O.

Glenview, IL

$35/hr

Qualified Russian, Arabic and Hebrew Tutor

Background check passed as of 12/3/12
Usually responds in about 1 day

Qualified Russian, Arabic and Hebrew Tutor

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My name is Ilya and I am on WyzAnt offering tutoring in Russian, Hebrew and Arabic, as well as world history to people here in the Chicagoland area. I enjoy learning and working with other students, so I look forward to tutoring you whether you're in high school, college or grad school.

I'm a graduate of Lake Forest College with a B.A. in international relations and I've studied at the University of Chicago, in the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) department. Recently, I worked as an English-Arabic translator for a website. I'm a native speaker of Russian (fluent) and have studied Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic for three years+, as well as Comparative Semitic linguistics. I am able to teach students at the beginner or intermediate levels and help them with reading, writing, speaking skills or preparing for written exams (including placement tests).

English:
Proofreading, Writing
Language:
Arabic,
Hebrew,
Russian
History:
American History, World History
Homeschool:
Writing
Corporate Training:
Hebrew,
Proofreading, Russian

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Arabic

I've studied Arabic for two years at the university and completed the third year-level High Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic this year. I also can work with students interested in learning Colloquial Syrian Arabic (Damascus dialect).

Update 2/2014: I'm currently completing an Arabic certificate and working on being a volunteer tutor in the language. I also plan on taking the OPI (oral proficiency interview) soon, Inshallah.

Hebrew

Apart from the training I received when I was Bar-Mitzvah age, I've studied Hebrew for these past four years -- two on my own and two at the university. In addition, I've travelled to Israel several times.

I can tutor Modern (Israeli) Hebrew as well as Biblical Hebrew. I'm also familiar with Mishnaic, Medieval, Rashi, etc.

Russian

I'm a native speaker of Russian and have taken it all four years of high school.

Lake Forest College, Lake Forest IL
The University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Graduate Coursework

Education

Lake Forest College, Lake Forest IL

The University of Chicago, Chicago IL (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ilya will travel within 25 miles of Glenview, IL 60025.


About Ilya

My name is Ilya and I am on WyzAnt offering tutoring in Russian, Hebrew and Arabic, as well as world history to people here in the Chicagoland area. I enjoy learning and working with other students, so I look forward to tutoring you whether you're in high school, college or grad school.

I'm a graduate of Lake Forest College with a B.A. in international relations and I've studied at the University of Chicago, in the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) department. Recently, I worked as an English-Arabic translator for a website. I'm a native speaker of Russian (fluent) and have studied Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic for three years+, as well as Comparative Semitic linguistics. I am able to teach students at the beginner or intermediate levels and help them with reading, writing, speaking skills or preparing for written exams (including placement tests).

Education

Lake Forest College, Lake Forest IL
The University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Graduate Coursework

Education

Lake Forest College, Lake Forest IL

The University of Chicago, Chicago IL (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Glenview, IL 60025

Ilya’s Subjects

English:
Proofreading, Writing
Language:
Arabic,
Hebrew,
Russian
History:
American History, World History
Homeschool:
Writing
Corporate Training:
Hebrew,
Proofreading, Russian

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Ilya O.

Ilya O. passed a background check on 12/3/12. The check was ordered by Ilya through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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