Send Kenneth a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response by email. Have you already emailed Kenneth or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now
If you select this option, WyzAnt will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.
Univ. of Arizona (Russian, English)
Univ. of Arizona (Master's)
I have over two years of experience teaching Russian area studies and the Russian language at the postsecondary level: I was a Graduate Assistant Teacher when I was a Russian M.A. student at the University of Arizona. During the Spring 2012 semester I also worked as an adjunct instructor for a Russian-language course at the same institution. In this course I taught strategies for reading advanced Russian texts in a number of subject areas, including through decoding Russian word structure and learning the meanings of common word roots.
I would be more than happy to provide you with an entrée into the Russian language. I learned the standard Moscow-accent (literaturnyi iazyk) from native speakers of this dialect, so I can emphasize lots of conversational practice in the classroom. I will always emphasize and reinforce correct pronunciation and intonation. I have over two years of experience teaching Russian area studies and the Russian language at the postsecondary level: I was a Graduate Assistant Teacher when I was a Russian M.A. student at the University of Arizona. During the… Read more
In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.
I have just graduated with my M.A. in Russian from the University of Arizona. I have extensive experience acting as a translator for local businesses and individuals in the Tucson community. Most recently I translated business correspondence for a local horse ranch.
I also have two published translations, “Two Views on the Russian Idea” by Ianov and Prokhanov and “Letters from the Country” by Engel’gardt, forthcoming in _The Russia Reader: Culture, History, Politics_. Ed. Bruce Grant and Adele Barker (Duke University Press). This is an anthology of introductory readings about Russian history, literature and culture intended for undergraduate students.
I have two years of undergraduate teaching experience at the University of Arizona. I acted as the Graduate Teaching Assistant for three different general education classes offered by the Russian department. I led weekly discussion sections, graded papers and exams, and held regular office hours. I particularly enjoyed working with students on an individual basis during office hours. I also gave the main lectures for the class in the professor's absence.
I am most qualified to teach English-speaking students who are interested in learning elementary to intermediate level Russian. I am less qualified to teach heritage speakers whose native language is Russian but who need to be taught how to write and speak grammatically. However, I am familiar with the needs of these students since I met many of them in the Russian department.
Kenneth C. has not yet had a background check. After sending a message to Kenneth, you will be able to order a background check for $7.99. The check will be processed by First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.
As part of your tutor selection process, we encourage you to run updated background checks. Please also review the safety tips for hiring tutors.