Russian and French lessons with an accredited and experienced tutor.
I have been teaching on a private basis for over two years, while being constantly engaged into university studies. Highest honors graduate, I have devoted over ten years to linguistics and translation. I hold a BA in Foreign languages, French, and International Relations, from City College of New York with GPA 3.8. I am a lifetime member of an Academic International Honors society 'Golden Key.' Prior to my college studies in NYC, I accomplished four-year university studies in the field of linguistics and translation in Russia, Vladivostok, and a summer course of French in France, Nice.
My passion to languages and teaching is reflected in each lesson I create and deliver, making emphasis on my students' goals in learning a foreign language.
The main purpose of my classes includes building a capacity to understand and respond in Russian and French, practicing conversation, pronunciation, expanding vocabulary range and actively using new words in dialogues with a native speaker. Phonetics and correction of pronunciation is one of the most important aspects of my lessons. Reading and basics of grammar are as well indispensable components in learning process, in addition to video and audio assignments.
Learning languages is a creative and at the same time tedious process, which demands a lot of encouragement and motivation in order to learn and succeed in speaking a foreign language.
I am based in downtown Santa Barbara, California.
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