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Jacob B.

Chapel Hill, NC

$40/hour

Rabid about Russian

5.0 average from 2 ratings
patient and thoughtful
— Nathan, Durham, NC on 9/26/16

$40/Hour


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University of Illinois at Chicago
Russian Language

Education

University of Illinois at Chicago (Russian Language)

About Jacob

I am passionate about all things Russian. So passionate, indeed, that I even married a Russian! And having studied Russian as a foreign language, I know how confusing, difficult, and downright frustrating it can be.

I would like to be there to comfort you, to encourage you, and to assist you in achieving your goals in relation to Russian. Whether that be helping you complete the latest homework on the jarring genitive or are just beginning your journey in Russian, I will be glad to help in any way.

I completed my bachelor’s in Russian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as took an intensive, 8-week course at the Summer Language Workshop at Indiana University. Following graduation, I moved to Russia, where I lived for three years. After getting married in 2008, I’ve almost exclusively spoken Russian in the home and among a wide circle of native Russian speakers, who often find it hard to believe that I'm a non-native speaker.

I’ve also worked in translation of both business and literary texts for 8 years.
I am passionate about all things Russian. So passionate, indeed, that I even married a Russian! And having studied Russian as a foreign language, I know how confusing, difficult, and downright frustrating it can be.

I would like to be there to comfort you, to encourage you, and to assist you in achieving your goals in relation to
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Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Chapel Hill, NC 27514

"patient and thoughtful"

- Nathan, Durham, NC on 9/26/16
English:
Proofreading
Language:
Russian

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Russian

I have a bachelor’s in Russian from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and I also completed an intensive, 8-week course at the Summer Language Workshop at Indiana University. Following graduation, I moved to Russia, where I lived for three years. After getting married in 2008, I’ve almost exclusively spoken Russian in the home. I also regularly listen to Russian lectures and audiobooks and watch Russian language films.

University of Illinois at Chicago
Russian Language

Education

University of Illinois at Chicago (Russian Language)

patient and thoughtful

Jacob is a patient and thoughtful instructor who really offers a lot of insight to native English speakers struggling to master Russian. I'd recommend any prospective student give him a try.

— Nathan, Durham, NC on 9/26/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jacob will travel within 30 miles of Chapel Hill, NC 27514.