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Gregg O.

A fun and friendly tutor and mentor, in Russian, Latin, and piano

A fun and friendly tutor and mentor, in Russian, Latin, and piano

$65/hour

  • 475 hours tutoring

  • Lakeview Chicago, IL 60657

About Gregg


Bio

RUSSIAN
I have taught Americans to speak Russian for 15 years. I can make it fun, friendly, un-intimidating and teach you about the Russian culture too. I have worked extensively in Russia since 1990 and have traveled to all parts of the country.

You will learn how to speak properly, how to read and understand. I know the most effective ways to help you easily learn the complex grammar. Russian is a beautiful historic language. It will change your life and you will be proud of your...

RUSSIAN
I have taught Americans to speak Russian for 15 years. I can make it fun, friendly, un-intimidating and teach you about the Russian culture too. I have worked extensively in Russia since 1990 and have traveled to all parts of the country.

You will learn how to speak properly, how to read and understand. I know the most effective ways to help you easily learn the complex grammar. Russian is a beautiful historic language. It will change your life and you will be proud of your achievement. Be bold! Change your life today!

LATIN
I earned my Master's degree from the University of Michigan in classical languages, Greek and Latin. My specialty is Roman poetry--Virgil, Ovid, Catullus, Horace. I am creating the first-ever audiobook of Virgil's Aeneid in the original Latin.

I tutor many high school and even middle school kids in Latin, helping them conquer the difficulties of an inflected language where the word endings carry the meaning. I emphasize reading out loud, which cements comprehension, and help take the fear out of learning a difficult ancient language while also emphasizing its beautiful noble literature.

PIANO/MUSIC THEORY
I have worked my adult life in the world of theater as a pianist and composer. I can teach classical, jazz or pop piano.


Education

Lawrence University, Appleton Wisconsin
Classical languages
University of Michigan
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60657
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I am the composer-lyricist of over 9 original musicals (for live theater performance) which are represented by Dramatic Publishing. Several of my original musical theater shows premiered in Chicago or have had high profile productions here. Most recently, my musical THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES, THE MUSICAL premiered at Theatre at the Center in Munster Indiana in 2014 in a $300,000 production starring many Chicago theater stars such as James Harms, Summer Smart and Kelly Clark.

Corporate Training

Latin,

Latin

I received my M.A. in Classics (Greek and Latin) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and taught high school Latin after that. In undergrad, I was a Classics major and specialized in Latin poetry--Ovid, Virgil, Catullus, Horace and others. I am a Virgilian scholar and am in the process of creating the only audiobook of Virgil's Aeneid in the original Latin--approximately 10,000 lines. The project will be completed in late 2016. I love to demystify Latin for English speaking students. Latin is not a "dead" language, just one that isn't spoken any more. But its literature is eternal and its poetry is among the finest in the world. Let me help you discover the beauty of this amazing language.
Russian

Russian

I have run my own Russian translation and teaching company for over 15 years. I lived and worked in Russia for 8 years and gained fluency then, beginning in 1990. My educational background includes a B.A. and M.A. in classical languages (Greek and Latin), and I spent two years teaching Latin at the college and high school levels. I have had great success teaching Americans of all levels in Russian, from the basics to advanced conversation and reading.

Homeschool

Piano

Piano

I have been a working jazz and classical pianist in Chicago for over 25 years. I have worked as the music director at Tommy Gun's Garage for 19 years (since 1997) and two years prior to that as a substitute. This is a jazz piano and stride piano job with music from the 20s, 30s and 40s. I have also worked as a composer-lyricist and have many original musicals I've composed produced all over the U.S. and foreign countries.

Language

Latin,

Latin

I received my M.A. in Classics (Greek and Latin) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and taught high school Latin after that. In undergrad, I was a Classics major and specialized in Latin poetry--Ovid, Virgil, Catullus, Horace and others. I am a Virgilian scholar and am in the process of creating the only audiobook of Virgil's Aeneid in the original Latin--approximately 10,000 lines. The project will be completed in late 2016. I love to demystify Latin for English speaking students. Latin is not a "dead" language, just one that isn't spoken any more. But its literature is eternal and its poetry is among the finest in the world. Let me help you discover the beauty of this amazing language.
Russian

Russian

I have run my own Russian translation and teaching company for over 15 years. I lived and worked in Russia for 8 years and gained fluency then, beginning in 1990. My educational background includes a B.A. and M.A. in classical languages (Greek and Latin), and I spent two years teaching Latin at the college and high school levels. I have had great success teaching Americans of all levels in Russian, from the basics to advanced conversation and reading.

Most Popular

Piano

Piano

I have been a working jazz and classical pianist in Chicago for over 25 years. I have worked as the music director at Tommy Gun's Garage for 19 years (since 1997) and two years prior to that as a substitute. This is a jazz piano and stride piano job with music from the 20s, 30s and 40s. I have also worked as a composer-lyricist and have many original musicals I've composed produced all over the U.S. and foreign countries.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I am the composer-lyricist of over 9 original musicals (for live theater performance) which are represented by Dramatic Publishing. Several of my original musical theater shows premiered in Chicago or have had high profile productions here. Most recently, my musical THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES, THE MUSICAL premiered at Theatre at the Center in Munster Indiana in 2014 in a $300,000 production starring many Chicago theater stars such as James Harms, Summer Smart and Kelly Clark.
Piano,

Piano

I have been a working jazz and classical pianist in Chicago for over 25 years. I have worked as the music director at Tommy Gun's Garage for 19 years (since 1997) and two years prior to that as a substitute. This is a jazz piano and stride piano job with music from the 20s, 30s and 40s. I have also worked as a composer-lyricist and have many original musicals I've composed produced all over the U.S. and foreign countries.
Music Theory

Summer

Piano,

Piano

I have been a working jazz and classical pianist in Chicago for over 25 years. I have worked as the music director at Tommy Gun's Garage for 19 years (since 1997) and two years prior to that as a substitute. This is a jazz piano and stride piano job with music from the 20s, 30s and 40s. I have also worked as a composer-lyricist and have many original musicals I've composed produced all over the U.S. and foreign countries.
Russian

Russian

I have run my own Russian translation and teaching company for over 15 years. I lived and worked in Russia for 8 years and gained fluency then, beginning in 1990. My educational background includes a B.A. and M.A. in classical languages (Greek and Latin), and I spent two years teaching Latin at the college and high school levels. I have had great success teaching Americans of all levels in Russian, from the basics to advanced conversation and reading.

Ratings and Reviews


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Inspirational and experienced tutor

Gregg has taught my son Latin for over an year now. He has fanned the flames of my son's obsession with the language with patience, creative ideas, and taking the time to really get to know what makes my son motivated. I enjoy it when my son now throws back Latin quotes at me like "Errare humanum est, ignoscere divinum" to get out of trouble. Gregg will be excellent tutor for your child.

Sanjeev, 139 lessons with Gregg

Extremely knowledgeable, great teacher.

Gregg is simply a terrific tutor and person, and truly cares about the students that he tutors. He thinks creatively about ways to approach the subject (in this instance, Latin). We are blessed to have found him, and would recommend him highly to others.

Holly, 32 lessons with Gregg

Kind, professional and effective tutor

We r very happy to have Gregg for our child's Latin tutor. He has a love for the language and for inspiring students to excell.

Kerry, 57 lessons with Gregg

Excellent Language Coach

This language coach really teaches his students to say and pronounce everything the right way. He is very good at what he does.

Antonio, 7 lessons with Gregg

Great tutor

Gregg is a great Russian language tutor. I'm an absolute beginner, but I can tell that I will make real progress with his instruction.

Sam, 16 lessons with Gregg
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Gregg O.

$65/hour

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