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Shira S.

Newton Center, MA

$80/hour

Shira -- Hebrew and French Teacher

Background check passed as of 7/13/14
5.0 average from 53 ratings
A great Hebrew teacher!
— Ayelet, Cambridge, MA on 6/27/16

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Haifa University Israel
Hebrew Language
Yes
Other
Haifa University Israel
Master's

Education

Haifa University Israel (Hebrew Language)

Yes (Other)

Haifa University Israel (Master's)

About Shira

If you want to learn Hebrew or French (reading, speaking and writing). I'll be happy to help you achieve this goal.

I have a BA cum laude in Hebrew language and French language and literature (cum laude honor) as well as a MA with thesis in Hebrew language, both degrees from Haifa University, Israel. In 1993 I received the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) Award for excellent academic achievement. In 1990 as a senior in high school the French embassy in Israel awarded me a free trip to France for writing the best French composition.

Whether I am teaching basic Hebrew/French or more advanced level, one of my goals is to keep you challenged and engaged. I assign homework every lesson and can provide reports as needed.

I have a policy cancellation of 12 hours in advance.

We can meet either in my house or at your preferred location.

I look forward to hearing from you and speaking Hebrew and/or French with you.
If you want to learn Hebrew or French (reading, speaking and writing). I'll be happy to help you achieve this goal. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Newton Center, MA 02459
Background Check: Passed

"A great Hebrew teacher!"

- Ayelet, Cambridge, MA on 6/27/16

"Knowledgeable and sweet"

- Stephanie, West Newton, MA on 1/20/16

"Wonderful First Meeting (And Continued)"

- Florynce, Watertown, MA on 12/2/14
Language:
French,
Hebrew

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French

I have a B.A. cum laude honor in French language and literature from Haifa University, Israel. France embassy in Israel awarded me a free trip to France for a full month for writing the best French composition in high school. I love to teach French.

Hebrew

I am a native Israeli. Hebrew is my mother tongue. I have a B.A. and M.A. degrees in Hebrew language from Haifa University, Israel.
I taught Hebrew and Judaic studies at Temple Reyim and the Sunday School of Jewish Studies, both in Newton, MA. The Center for Educational Documentation (CED) concluded that I have the US equivalent of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Hebrew language and French language and literature, a Master of Arts degree in Hebrew language and a Master of Library & information sciences degree. I hold Massachusetts preliminary teaching certificate.

Haifa University Israel
Hebrew Language
Yes
Other
Haifa University Israel
Master's

Education

Haifa University Israel (Hebrew Language)

Yes (Other)

Haifa University Israel (Master's)

A great Hebrew teacher! — Our first lesson with Shira was great! She is calm, pleasant, professional and encouraging, and met us where we are with our Hebrew skills. We are looking forward to working with Shira and learning more Hebrew! ...

— Ayelet, Cambridge, MA on 6/27/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shira will travel within 5 miles of Newton Center, MA 02459.