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I have been teaching Russian all levels and ESL (English as a Second Language) Beginning and Intermediate levels for 20 years in Education Centers in the Ukraine, and over 20 years at San Diego County public schools. I have been also teaching Russian 250/251 (Russian Conversation) and Russian 220/221 (Russian Advanced course) at Grossmont Community College for the last fifteen years. I also taught Russian Conversation and Russian Phonetics classes at SDSU.
I am holding a California Professional Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential, and a California CLAD Credential. In 1997, I graduated from SDSU with MA in Education.
My teaching philosophies are that a teacher is supposed to teach students important study skills and be mostly facilitator in his classroom. Whereas the teacher maintains a close contact with students, he becomes more of a friend and advisor than a mentor to the students, which establishes more trust in their relationship. I believe that full language immersion using various hands on techniques and natural approach strategies will be of great help for foreign language and ESL students. I am constantly open for new methodological teaching models, and recently I went through the SIOP Model workshop teaching ESL curriculum to K-12 students. Being a part of an ethnic community, I could contribute my own multicultural educational experience introducing various languages through culture, history and hands on activities using total physical response and communicative approach
I am also experienced in providing extracurricular activities, like field trips visiting places where they speak target language only, e.g. stores, cultural centers and events.
I am a Russian native speaker and have been teaching the Russian language for the last 20 years at Helix Charter High School. I was also teaching at Grossmont College (in San Diego) for over 15 years as well as tutored high school students in Russian. If needed, I can provide references from my school administration. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Russian and English, as well as Master's in Education.
Drogobych Pedagogical Institute, Ukraine (English)
Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00
Cancellation: 12 hours notice required
Maya will travel within 20 miles of Santee, CA 92071.
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