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Iryna B.

Saint Louis, MO

$35/hr

Iryna G. Teaching ESOL, TOEFL, and Russian

Background check passed as of 3/21/14
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Iryna G. Teaching ESOL, TOEFL, and Russian

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I have a Master's Degree in Teaching ESOL and Russian.

I have excellent oral and written communication skills and extended experience. I have been teaching ESOL and Russian at schools, colleges, and universities for more than 20 years.
I love to deal with a variety of students of different age categories and learning levels, including those of diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds.
I am passionate and devoted in helping students with academic deficiencies. First of all, I determine skill areas that require additional assistance, and then do my best to improve their academic performance and succeed. In my work, I use the newest and proven educational technologies. I always keep my students motivated and challenged.


Testimonials

"Passionate about language learning"

- Leslie, Fenton, MO on 10/16/14

"Great tutor"

- Thakir, Saint Louis, MO on 2/26/14
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Russian,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Russian

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I have Master's in English and have an extended experience in teaching English and related subjects at the universities and colleges both in Ukraine and the USA. Besides, I passed ACT English, English, Grammar, Reading, and TOEFL with 100% score.

English

I have Master's Degree in English Language and Literature. I used to work as a Head of Translation and Foreign Languages Department at the university in Ukraine.

ESL/ESOL

I have a proven successful 25-year ESL/ESOL teaching experience with different age groups and levels, diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds. I used to work at Language institute in Gadsden, AL and taught ESL subjects, including Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Phonetics, Writing Composition. I can use both natural and grammar-translation methods, as well as current educational technologies. In my tutoring I use differential approaches with my students.

Grammar

Grammar is one of the sections included in the TOEFL exam preparation. I used to teach the subject Preparation for TOEFL while working at the university in Ukraine and at the Language Institute in Gadsden, AL. I was in the group of instructors who accepted the TOEFL tests. Besides, I used to teach Comparison Grammar of English and Russian.

Reading

I'm fully qualified to tutor in Reading because it is one of the sections included in the TOEFL exam preparation called Reading Comprehension. I used to teach the subject Preparation for TOEFL while working at the university in Ukraine and at the Language Institute in Gadsden, AL. I was in the group of instructors who accepted the TOEFL tests.

Russian

I'm originally from Ukraine and my native language is Russian. I finished secondary school with a golden medal, which means all straight "A"s, and all subjects were taught in Russian. Then I studied at the University, and all subjects were taught in Russian. I have credits in Russian Language, Literature, general Linguistics, Comparative Russian and English. Later I worked at several companies teaching intense Russian for American students. I'm totally qualified to teach Russian.

TOEFL

I'm fully qualified to teach TOEFL because I was preparing students for this exam while working at the university in Ukraine and while working in the Language Institute in Gadsden, AL. I used to teach subject called Preparation for TOEFL Exam, along with Reading Comprehension, Writing Composition, and Grammar. I also took that exam myself.

Passionate about language learning — Iryna is a master of grammatical structure. I have seen this before in Russian instructors. Iryna is unique because she is a master of English grammar as well as Russian grammar. She has the ability to compare both languages' structure. Her style allows for many "aah ha" moments. Although she knows grammar intensely, she focuses on communication. She corrects grammar but does not intimidate a stu ...

— Leslie, Fenton, MO on 10/16/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Iryna will travel within 20 miles of Saint Louis, MO 63146.


About Iryna

I have a Master's Degree in Teaching ESOL and Russian.

I have excellent oral and written communication skills and extended experience. I have been teaching ESOL and Russian at schools, colleges, and universities for more than 20 years.
I love to deal with a variety of students of different age categories and learning levels, including those of diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds.
I am passionate and devoted in helping students with academic deficiencies. First of all, I determine skill areas that require additional assistance, and then do my best to improve their academic performance and succeed. In my work, I use the newest and proven educational technologies. I always keep my students motivated and challenged.



Testimonials

"Passionate about language learning"

- Leslie, Fenton, MO on 10/16/14

"Great tutor"

- Thakir, Saint Louis, MO on 2/26/14
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Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Saint Louis, MO 63146

Iryna’s Subjects

Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Russian,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Russian

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Iryna B.

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