I give private French and Russian lessons for children and adults. I work in small groups or give private lessons. I tutor students in foreign languages in Middle and High school, and I work with little children. I teach conversations, grammar, reading and writing in fun way.
I am an experienced and licensed teacher. I have experience teaching in private and public schools in MA. I have extensive experience teaching French, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew and English as a Second Language in the elementary, middle and high school grades. I presently hold Massachusetts State Certification in French for grades five through twelve Russian is my native language, and I have spoken French since I was 6 years old.
My philosophy of teaching foreign languages comes from my own personal experience as a student, tutor, and a teacher. I have always been interested in teaching others. I consider the methods used by my own teachers as well as to monitor the progress of students I helped or taught. I believe that the target language should be used as much as possible in the classroom, the teacher should make the class fun and enjoyable for the students, and the students should be as involved as possible. I believe that the classroom instruction should focus on creating an environment as similar to immersion as possible. Teachers should make every effort to only use the target language and encourage students to realize that communication is the key.
The use of technology is making my class enjoyable for the students. In my class students are playing games, doing projects, watching movies and listening to music. As I learn new methods, I constantly modify my teaching methods in a search of the most optimal way to help students acquire language.
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