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Yana D.

Professional linguist with over 8 years of teaching experience

Encino, CA (91316)

Travel radius
15 miles
Hourly fee
$40.00
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Upon graduating from Saint-Petersburg State University in 2008 with a major in linguistics and simultaneous translation, I co-founded a private language school in Saint-Petersburg, Russia for students of all age groups and learning levels. The school also provided interpreting services.

While still in school I got a position as a teacher of English and Russian as a second language at the Institute of Foreign Languages in Saint-Petersburg where I had an opportunity to work with groups of students of various levels of English and Russian (beginner-advanced), develop intensive course of Business English for executives and business professionals, spearhead an international test preparation department (TOEFL, IELTS, FCE, GRE, GMAT) and co-write several Institute's textbooks and articles.
I'm also a licensed Russian State Exam Expert in English and have been working as a private tutor of English and Russian as a second language since 2004.

Before starting a class I always study my client's requirements (purpose, time criteria, level already achieved and level desired) and learning style (auditory, visual or kinesthetic learner) thoroughly and considering all those factors, I develop and present a detailed learning plan that fits each client individually. I'm a strong believer in communicative approach and always try to make the studying process fascinating by using audio and video materials, textbooks that touch upon the most interesting up-to-date subjects and innovative teaching techniques.

I am very result oriented, energetic and outgoing. I am passionate about what I do and I like to pass on this passion to my students.

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Yana’s subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Russian, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Russian

English

I have been teaching English in Russia since 2003. I have a bachelor's degree in English Philology and 8 years of experience working as a teacher of English at the Institute of Foreign Languages, where I worked with groups of students with various levels (beginner-advanced), developed and taught special courses of Business English, spearheaded the Testing Department, organized and led training for TOEFL, IELTS and FCE, co-authored several ESL textbooks of the Institute. I also worked as a private tutor in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. In 2008 I co-founded a language school specializing in English. I am also a certified Russian State Exam Expert in ESL.

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching English as a second language in Russia since 2003. I have a bachelor's degree in English Philology and more than 8 years of experience working as a teacher of English at the Institute of Foreign Languages, where I worked with groups of students with various levels (beginner-advanced), developed and taught special courses of Business English, spearheaded the Testing Department, organized and led training for TOEFL, IELTS and FCE, co-authored several ESL textbooks of the Institute. I also worked as a private tutor in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. In 2008 I co-founded a language school specializing in English. I am also a certified Russian State Exam Expert in ESL.

Russian

I am native Russian, with over 8 years of experience in teaching Russian as a second language. I graduated from Saint-Petersburg State University (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) with a major in linguistics. I have been teaching Russian as a second language since 2004 and I have experience working with all levels of students (beginner-advanced). I am also a certified State Exam Expert in Russian and all of my students have successfully passed it with scores not lower than 80 (out of 100). In 2007 I began working as a teacher of Russian as a second language at the Institute of Foreign Languages (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) where I had both group and individual classes. In 2008 I co-founded a language school in Saint-Petersburg specializing in teaching Russian as a second language.

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Education

Saint-Petersburg State Universiry

Saint-Petersburg State Academy of Postgraduate Education (Graduate Coursework)

Patient, courteous, polite, made it a fun-experience Wow! Exactly what I wanted and hoped for, made each letter of the different Russian Alphabet alive and relevant, but mostly "patient with a friendly smile". She definitely has an aptitude for language. My brain was getting "numb", but she just smiled and politely corrected me. Made it a "fun" experience. Now, Please excuse me, must go study. Thx. ...

— Bill from Los Angeles, CA on 6/13/12);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Travel policy

Yana will travel within 15 miles of Encino, CA 91316.

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