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Harry R.

Foreign language tutor

Foreign language tutor

$30/hour

  • 21 hours tutoring

  • Brewerytown Philadelphia, PA 19130


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About Harry


Bio

My background with languages come from my studies as well as my travels. I first learned Hebrew from the age of 5-14 at a Jewish elementary school. I had forgotten most of it by the time I was older, until I spent a gap year in Jerusalem between high school and college and achieved fluency through the immersive experience. During this same time, I met many Arabic speakers and this sparked my first interest in learning the language. I went on to take Modern Standard Arabic (as well as some...

My background with languages come from my studies as well as my travels. I first learned Hebrew from the age of 5-14 at a Jewish elementary school. I had forgotten most of it by the time I was older, until I spent a gap year in Jerusalem between high school and college and achieved fluency through the immersive experience. During this same time, I met many Arabic speakers and this sparked my first interest in learning the language. I went on to take Modern Standard Arabic (as well as some Hebrew courses) every year of my time at Wesleyan University, eventually reaching the advanced level. I earned a reputation among my classmates for making great study guides and being a helpful tutor.

While living in Jerusalem, I volunteered as an assistant English teacher for Palestinian Bedouin children aged 5-12 and tutored several other teenagers. A few years later, I lived and studied in Rabat, Morocco as part of the Amideast Summer Intensive Arabic Program. There I had the chance to study not just standard written Arabic, but also Moroccan Darija Dialect.

Outside of the class, I have used my Arabic skills while working with refugees in the New Haven, CT area and on an Arabic-language music show that I used to have on WESU FM. I currently volunteer at an afterschool program for refugee children run by HIAS PA in NE Philadelphia where I provide homework and ESL support.

I am an excellent tutor because I love to incorporate different forms of media such as music, film, and poetry into lessons and homework. This is one of the most fun and natural ways to learn a language! Through these media and independent study I have reached an intermediate proficiency in Levantine and Moroccan dialects.

If you want to learn the boring old way with just a textbook and somebody lecturing you then I might not be the best tutor for you. But, if you want to learn in a more natural and fun multimedia environment involving music, video clips, art, culture, and online games/language services like Duolingo or Mango Languages then I encourage you to contact me and begin/continue your linguistic journey.


Education

Wesleyan University
Government

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $30
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 16 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19130
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Music Production,

Music Production

I have experience producing music with Ableton Live, Propellerhead Reason, Garageband. ACID Music Studio, Soundforge, and Audacity. I also know how to set up and operate hardware such as samplers, MIDI keyboards/controllers, mixers, effects, and analog equipment.
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Hebrew,

Hebrew

I first learned Hebrew at Jewish day school from ages 5 to 14. I perfected it during a gap year spent in Jerusalem where I took Hebrew Ulpan classes (Hebrew courses for new immigrants to Israel). I also had the opportunity to take Advanced Hebrew courses at Wesleyan University including Hebrew Literature.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Political Science,

Political Science

I majored in Government at Wesleyan University (class of 2016) with a concentration in comparative politics. My specialty is the Middle East and North Africa region (I also have a certificate in Middle Eastern Studies).
Government & Politics

Homeschool

English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Language

Arabic,

Arabic

I spent around 3 years of college studying Modern Standard Arabic. I was one of the top students in my class. I also studied in Rabat, Morocco for 2 months on the Amideast intensive summer Arabic program. Outside of the class, I have used my Arabic skills while working with refugees in the New Haven, CT area and on an Arabic-language music show that I used to have on WESU FM. I currently volunteer at an afterschool program for refugee children run by HIAS PA in NE Philadelphia where I provide homework and ESL support.
Hebrew,

Hebrew

I first learned Hebrew at Jewish day school from ages 5 to 14. I perfected it during a gap year spent in Jerusalem where I took Hebrew Ulpan classes (Hebrew courses for new immigrants to Israel). I also had the opportunity to take Advanced Hebrew courses at Wesleyan University including Hebrew Literature.
ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Music

Guitar,

Guitar

I have been playing guitar for 10+ years including 6 years of lessons. I have been in several bands and played in jazz orchestras and quintets. I can play jazz, rock, country, folk, blues, punk, metal, funk, and pretty much any style.
Music Production,

Music Production

I have experience producing music with Ableton Live, Propellerhead Reason, Garageband. ACID Music Studio, Soundforge, and Audacity. I also know how to set up and operate hardware such as samplers, MIDI keyboards/controllers, mixers, effects, and analog equipment.
Songwriting

Songwriting

I have been in several bands and have written 3 albums of songs over the years.

Other

ESL/ESOL, Government & Politics

Summer

Arabic,

Arabic

I spent around 3 years of college studying Modern Standard Arabic. I was one of the top students in my class. I also studied in Rabat, Morocco for 2 months on the Amideast intensive summer Arabic program. Outside of the class, I have used my Arabic skills while working with refugees in the New Haven, CT area and on an Arabic-language music show that I used to have on WESU FM. I currently volunteer at an afterschool program for refugee children run by HIAS PA in NE Philadelphia where I provide homework and ESL support.
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

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Great lesson

Harry was punctual, pleasant, and informative. He instructed me on exactly what I needed to know and provided follow-up if needed. I would recommend him.

Steven, 1 lesson with Harry

$30/hour

Harry R.

$30/hour

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