The University of Chicago (Near Eastern Languag)
Dominican University (Master's)
Touro College Graduate School of Jewish Studies (Master's)
As a seasoned librarian, archivist, writer, and translator, I am well-organized and serious about the importance of education and literacy. I have extensive experience working with both native and non-native speakers of English. My particular strengths lie in the Humanities: English language, grammar, reading, writing, literature, editing and proofreading, and in Hebrew and Yiddish (language and literature).
In college, at the University of Chicago, I was a teaching assistant for Modern Hebrew. I have also tutored individuals in and run a language club for Yiddish, and contributed my writing and translations to several journal articles and book entries. In addition, I was a volunteer tutor for elderly Russian immigrants who needed help in preparing to take their U. S. citizenship exams. This process involved helping to improve the reading comprehension levels and English speaking abilities of my students.
Furthermore, I have significant hands-on training in art, having attended an art school for 10+ years. In particular, I enjoy drawing and painting, and have worked mainly with charcoal, pastels, and oil paints. My special passion is for scenery/landscape and my influences range from Realism to Impressionism. My artwork has yielded numerous compliments and has also won various awards.
I am committed to helping my students improve their reading, writing, speaking, and general language usage skills, be it in English, Hebrew, or Yiddish. Moreover, as somebody who grew up in a multilingual speaking environment, I am especially sympathetic to the needs of non-native speakers of English. Finally, I would love to impart my passion for art by helping to improve my students' drawing and paintings techniques.
Please feel free to contact me, should you be in need of a tutor with any/all of the above skills. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Rivka As a seasoned librarian, archivist, writer, and translator, I am well-organized and serious about the importance of education and literacy. I have extensive experience working with both native and non-native speakers of English. My particular strengths lie in the Humanities: English language, grammar, reading, writing, literature, editing and
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I have significant training in art, having attended an art school from the age of approximately 10-beyond college age, and have been drawing since before I could properly hold crayons (possibly the age of 2). I have worked with various types of media, including: pencil, charcoal, pastels, and oil paints. I have won awards for my various forms of artwork, much of which is featured today in the homes of family members.
I have studied Hebrew since the first grade and culminating in my undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago, where I majored in Modern Hebrew Language and Literature. I placed out of the Hebrew language requirements as an incoming freshman, but continued to study it, nevertheless. As an undergraduate, I served as a teaching assistant for Modern Hebrew for two years, meeting multiple times per week with undergraduate and graduate students to review their weekly classroom exercises and provide exam preparation. I also lived in Israel, studying at Bar-Ilan University, where courses were taught in Hebrew. I have translated Hebrew documents of various types both in the US and in Israel for professional, academic, and personal purposes.
I began painting in a studio/art school setting when I was approximately 10 years old and continued to train there for the next 10+ years. My main medium is oil paints, although I have also experimented with other media. I particularly enjoy painting scenery/landscape. My influences range from Realism to Impressionism. I have received various awards for my art work.