Our Team

Tamar Berman

Tamar Berman is a teacher and tutor specialized in the instruction of Hebrew, music, and technology. She has taught in high schools, colleges, online education, after-school enrichment programs, and home schools. TamarĀ holds a B.Sc. in Information Systems and a Master of Business Administration, both from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, a Ph.D. in Music from Northwestern University, and a secondary education teaching certificate from the State of Illinois. At Ravinia Tutors, Tamar teaches Hebrew, math, technology and music.

Aviva Engle

Aviva Engle is a veteran educator specialized in the instruction of Hebrew, Judaic Studies, and mathematics. She has taught in elementary, junior high, and high schools. Aviva holds a B.A. in Special Education from Bar-Ilan University and a Masters degree in Jewish Education from Birkbeck University of London. She is a member of the editorial team of Yesh VaYesh, a new Modern Hebrew curriculum that is being implemented throughout the United Kingdom. At Ravinia Tutors, Aviva teaches all levels of Hebrew, and Special Education mathematics.

Gidon Berman

Gidon Berman has taught many courses in software, languages, and social sciences. He holds an M.P.P. from the University of Chicago, an M.A. in Geography and Environmental Development from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and a Six Sigma Green Belt from the American Society for Quality. Gidon currently works in IT, markets free international high school, and leads the Hebrew and Dutch language Meetup groups for Greater Chicago. He teaches Hebrew, Dutch and technology at Ravinia Tutors.