I have an enduring love for languages. I grew up fully bilingual, speaking Russian
and Ukrainian at the same time. (Hebrew
has always been part of my DNA as well!)
Linguistics and cultures of the world constitute an enduring passion of my learning experience. Russian/English
/Ukrainian interaction has been an integral
part of my professional life for the past 15 years or so. From a freelance translator back in the Ukraine to a Staff Interpreter at a Seminary in Moscow, Russia, to Spiritual Director and ESL
Instructor in Washington, DC, Minneapolis, MN and Boston, MA, I have taught these languages to many different audiences.
I have lived long enough on both continents, (27 years in Eurasia and 10 years in North America), to know and understand these variegated cultures in a deep and personal way. The major language
of instruction at my first University, the place where I obtained both my Bachelor’s and first Master’s Degrees, was Russian. (The other two were Ukrainian and English). In addition to that I have obtained an MDiv at Wesley Theological Seminary in 2008 (classical Greek
and Biblical Hebrew).
In addition to many years of passionate learning and teaching, I still proceed to enhance and broaden my excellence in linguistics and their teaching methods.
My desire is to help those who are willing to know these rich and expressive languages on a level that most public programs simply cannot reach!
Bachelor of Science degree completed
Wesley Theological Seminary at American University, Washington, DC
B.A, Andrews University, Berrien Springs MI
Bachelor of Science degree completed (Engineering)
Wesley Theological Seminary at American University, Washington, DC (Master's)
B.A, Andrews University, Berrien Springs MI (Graduate Coursework)
5 hours notice required
Travels within 30 miles of Groton, MA 01450