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Gregg O.

Chicago, IL

$65/hour

A fun and friendly Russian tutor and mentor

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 59 ratings
Fantastic Tutor
— Kelsey, Evanston, IL on 1/28/16

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Lawrence University, Appleton Wisconsin
Classical languages
University of Michigan
Master's

Education

Lawrence University, Appleton Wisconsin (Classical languages)

University of Michigan (Master's)

About Gregg

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!
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
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60657
In-person lessons

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Kelsey, Evanston, IL on 1/28/16

"Kind, professional and effective tutor"

- Kerry, Chicago, IL on 11/22/16

"Excellent Language Coach"

- Antonio, Chicago, IL on 8/29/16

"Great tutor"

- Sam, Chicago, IL on 2/24/16
Music:
Composition (Music),
Music Theory, Piano
Language:
Latin,
Russian

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Approved subjects

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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.

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.

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

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.

Lawrence University, Appleton Wisconsin
Classical languages
University of Michigan
Master's

Education

Lawrence University, Appleton Wisconsin (Classical languages)

University of Michigan (Master's)

Fantastic Tutor

Gregg explains things clearly and precisely. He suggested an excellent text book, helped me make sense of a complicated grammatical concept, and was able to provide helpful examples. On top of that, he is very friendly and easy to work with. Definitely a great tutor!

— Kelsey, Evanston, IL on 1/28/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Gregg will travel within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60657.