My name is Valentina.
I studied at the philological department at Moscow State University (MSU) named by Lomonosov in 1994-1999 and graduated in 1999 with MA in 3 specializations: A Teacher of Russian Language, A Teacher of Russian Literature and A Teacher of Russian Language for Non-native Speakers.
I taught Russian Literature and Russian Language as internship in one of the best humanitarian schools in Moscow and I taught Russian Language to non-native speakers at the Courses affiliated to Moscow State University. I also taught English at the Historical Department of MSU from 2003 to 2005 before I moved to USA.
Also I worked for an Educational Agency called Globus (in Moscow) where I worked as a teacher of both English for Russians and Russian for foreigners.
In this Educational Agency I was also responsible for exploring different methodologies of teaching the languages, and we applied different methodologies to different students in accordance with their needs and predispositions.
We found that there is no ONE method and approach which would work for everyone. Different people with different psychological and intellectual set-ups need different approaches, and it's a teacher's task - to feel the needs of his student. So in accordance with a student's needs we would chose methodology based on communication and games, or on reading and writing with emphasis on grammar and so on.
So I have a rich experience of teaching my students using different approaches and methodologies, both at Globus Educational Agency, at Moscow State University and privately. I enjoy the process of getting to know the student (be it a child, an adult or an old man) and in the process of teaching discovering what works best for his/her learning process, what makes his/her studies more easy and enjoyable.
I will be happy to help you learn the language whether your interest is in Russian culture, in business in Russia, or in grammatical set-up of the language. I have experience of working with people of all ages and of different levels of knowledge (from a beginner to an advanced student). I have skills and abilities to do it, and I love doing it.
Please contact me with further questions and I will be glad to answer them.
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