New York, NY, 10021
Joined on October, 2013
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Up to 45 minutes away for no additional charge
Education2008 – 2012 City College of New York, CUNY (Manhattan, NY); BA, Highest Honors Graduate – Suma Cum Laude; GPA 3.817;Major: Linguistics, Romance Languages – French;
Lifetime Member of the International Academic Honor Society Golden Key.
2001 – 2005 Far-Eastern State Technical University (Vladivostok, Russia), Major: Translation and Linguistics – French, English, Russian languages. Four-year studies accomplished.
May 2003 – Sept 2003 EF French Language School (Nice, France), Intensive course of French language, full immersion program of language and culture studies.
1999 – 2001 Euro-Asian College of Far-Eastern State Technical University (Vladivostok, Russia)
Majoring in Linguistics and Translation - French, English, and Russian.
ExperienceProfessional Russian and French private tutor with over a decade of linguistic training in Russia, France, and the US. Over five years of a private teaching experience, working with students, professionals, and children. I am highly passionate about languages and authentically dedicated to my students’ academic progress and development. My teaching programs are tailored individually for each student, according to their primary level of knowledge, goals, and personal learning capabilities.
March 2013 - Present
Kam K. – Russian (Santa Barbara, CA)
- Emphasis on conversational and comprehensive skills – Building active vocabulary and making dialogues based on specific topics (travelling, at the airport, Russian cities, Russian authors, etc.); watching Russian movies, discussing them in dialogues, preparing writing assignments and making glossaries;
- Correct pronunciation practice, following phonetic rules;
- Reading skills – reading aloud and translation (verbal and written) of complex texts, including works of famous Russian authors, such as Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Lermontov, etc.
- Grammar practice – in-depth learning the concept of six cases (exercises, homework assignments, and tests); declension of nouns, usage of suffixes and prefixes; perfective and imperfective aspects of verbs, conjugation of verbs, etc.
September 2013 – Present
Neil A. – Russian (Santa Barbara, CA)
- Emphasis on correct pronunciation of Russian sounds, explaining principles of Russian phonetics and difference between letters and sounds;
- Practicing reading aloud, translating texts, verbally summarizing the main idea of texts and making simple dialogues; building conversational skills;
- Developing listening skills with recorded exercises, repeating and translating expressions and sentences from Russian to English and visa versa;
- Introductory principles of Russian grammar – three genders of nouns, declension of nouns and their usage with adjectives, difference between adjectives and adverbs, introduction to the principle of cases;
- Learning new vocabulary and using new words in short dialogues.
February 2013 – May 2013
Kathleen M. – Russian (Santa Barbara, CA)
Student at UCSB;
- Explanation the differences between Russian and English languages; learning alphabet and its history;
- Phonetics and pronunciation – practicing vowel-consonant combinations and using them in Russian words; differentiating stressed and unstressed vowels, hard and soft consonants, voiced and voiceless consonants;
- Acquiring basic reading skills – reading and translating short simple Russian texts;
- Grammar basics – gender of nouns, introduction to cases, usage of suffixes and prefixes in nouns, sentence structure, expressions with the verb ‘to be’;
- Building active vocabulary, using new words and phrases in simple dialogues;
March 2011 – May 2012
Shanna J.-B. – French (New York City, NY)
Student at City College of New York - CUNY (Manhattan, NY);
- Assisting in preparation for French college lessons;
- Main emphasis on grammar – indicative, imperative, conditional, subjunctive moods; tenses – present, futur antérieur, futur immédiat, passé composé, passé simple, imparfait, plus-que-parfait, etc.;
- Sentence structure and conjugation of verbs in 1st, 2nd, 3rd groups;
- Developing spelling and writing skills; working on college writing assignments;
- Practicing reading and pronunciation, learning advanced principles of phonetics, reduction of accent, and conversation practice through dialogues.
May 2011 – September 2011
Maria S. – French (New York City, NY)
Student at Hunter College – CUNY (Manhattan, NY);
- Intense summer course – preparation for French classes at the college;
- Emphasis on pronunciation and phonetics; practicing listening skills;
- Practicing reading – work on accent reduction;
- Basics of grammar – usage of articles; qualitative, interrogative, exclamatory adjectives; personal, relative, demonstrative, possessive, interrogative pronouns; indefinite pronouns and adjectives; conjugation of verbs – 1st, 2nd, 3rd groups; basics of verb usage – tenses and moods;
- Practicing conversation; building active vocabulary, using the new words in simple dialogues and discussions of reading materials.
HobbiesI have a truly ambitious personality, always striving to ameliorate and develop of my linguistic and teaching skills.
Deeply passionate about languages, I love to pass my knowledge to my students, encouraging their enthusiasm to be proficient in foreign languages.
Apart from teaching, I am a professional trilingual translator of Russian, French, and English.
I am an ardent cyclist, love hiking, backpacking, and nature.
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