Hi, my name is Natalya and would be happy to help you to study Russian or English as a Second language. I have some experience in tutoring and always open to your suggestions and flexible on a schedule. I have a couple students now and would like to invite a few more to join this adventure of learning a foreign language. Whether you're just wondering what's it like to learn a few words before your future trip or need to improve or refresh your knowledge, I would be glad to get a chance to help you with your Russian or ESL. I have all the necessary books and materials like games and CDs and we would use the Internet to help us to work on certain themes. My motto is 'Let's put some fun facts and games into the serious process of learning,' and even cartoons and my family members are getting involved into some games - you would love it, I promise! Here are a few more facts from my background.
A few years ago while in Russia, I was employed teaching summer classes of Russian Language for foreigners as a Shell Global Solution Specialists. I was teaching Basic for Beginners and Intermediate Russian classes, developing lessons plans and homework assignments.
Before this, I was working at a school in Russia and giving classes and tutoring individuals in English and Russian language and Literature. I was involved in a curriculum committee to evaluate current curricula and proposed alternative teaching methods and techniques, organizing workshops for parents and students. I was working with students on one-to-one basis after regular classes.
Master of Arts in Foreign language and literature
Omsk State University
Major: Russian language and literature
Minor: English language and literature
(USA equivalent summary from regionally accredited institution-evaluation papers available upon request)
I have effective interpersonal communication skills, knowledge of the school environment, and ability to handle several tasks at once.
Personal strengths: I have strong analytical skills, initiative and maturity of judgment, tact and ability to adapt to new challenges. I am skilled in communication effectively with diverse audiences. I have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students and parents.
JOB-RELATED CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:
Certificate of Eligibility-Teacher of English as a Second language
Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing as a Teacher of Russian Language
I'm looking forward to hearing from you and let's just have a talk first-you're not obligated to make big decisions at once. You can just try it a couple times and see what it's like and we'll go from there-no hard feelings if it wouldn't work out. I'm just a phone call away-give yourself a chance to try something new!
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