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I am a Russian native and a total professional. I am articulate whether in my native language or in English, one-on-one with a student or in class. I taught Russian and English languages to high school students for over ten years. I developed and taught a course in Russian Language and Culture at a technical college for four years. I have been commended for my organizational skills, content, and pedagogical knowledge, and interpersonal rapport.
My teaching philosophy is holistic: I teach not only academic content, but also encourage the intellectual, emotional, and moral growth of my students. I select teaching techniques and methods appropriate for the nature of the content and the developmental stages of my students. I am creative, enthusiastic, and respectful of my students and their individual backgrounds and talents. I am well organized and capable of setting and accomplishing goals.
I taught Russian Language and Culture at Stevens Point Area Senior High School in Stevens Point, WI for over ten years. I was certified by the WI Department of Public Instructions to teach Russian Language (prekindergarten through grade 12)from 08/1990 through 06/2008. In addition, I tutored Russian language at the Language Lab, Foreign Languages Department at the UW-Stevens Point as part of my graduate assistance for one year.
Excellent as always. — Very good tough lesson. We went over verb conjugations and vocab, specifically food items and shopping -- hard for me because I'm trying to recall my original Russian lessons from high school in the 1970's. ...
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