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Iya N.

Marysville, OH

$50/hr

World Language Tutor

Background check passed as of 9/27/13
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I am a 2012 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. My goals as a tutor are to ensure a better understanding of foreign language skills and future development in overall language proficiency.

I was only eight years old when I emigrated from St. Petersburg, Russia, to Cleveland, Ohio. Immediately upon my arrival, I was put in school where I was forced to speak English not only in an academic setting but also for conversational purposes. As such a young child, English came a lot easier to me than it did to my parents, and within a few short months I found myself conversing in a language which was previously foreign. Using this newly acquired skill, I was able to assist my parents by translating and interpreting aspects of English that they did not understand. This was the beginning of a lifelong passion for learning both language and culture. I have tutored all levels of Russian that are offered at Miami University.

While still in high school I began my studies of the Japanese language and culture. It was here that my passion for the language deepened, and I eventually found myself pursuing an undergraduate degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures with an emphasis in Japanese. A year later, I found myself in Osaka, Japan, where I spent two semesters living with a host family where I had complete language immersion. Upon my return to the United States, I found myself able to freely converse with my Japanese professors in a way that felt natural. Having completed all of the upper-level Japanese courses at my home university, I was concerned with losing the language abilities that I had acquired overseas. To prevent this, I became an Undergraduate Assistant to the Japanese Department and tutored all levels of Japanese classes offered.


My second Bachelor's Degree from Miami University is in Music. I grew up in a musical family and started my musical training in St. Petersburg, Russia. I have been playing the piano for over 15 years and I have played the violin for over 9. I have extensive training and experience in sight singing, ear training, and music theory.

I received my Master's of Foreign Language Education at The Ohio State University in May of 2014 with a dual K-12 license to teach Japanese and Russian.

Licensed as a teacher in Japanese and Russian, with experience living and learning abroad, I am able to teach across age levels using a communicative approach. I have a strong aptitude for developing and implementing individualized lesson plans, which will prove essential in the successful establishment of a Japanese Language program in the Marysville Exempted Village School District.

Testimonials

"Extremely good"

- Jason, Columbus, OH on 10/8/13
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese,
Russian
Music:
Ear Training,
Music Theory, Piano,
Sight Singing
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Japanese,
Piano
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Japanese,
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.

Ear Training

I have a Bachelor of Music from Miami University, and I can also tutor overall Ear Training. I tested out of all ear training requirements at Miami University, because of extensive learning experiences in Russia. I also have perfect pitch.

ESL/ESOL

I was only eight years old when I emigrated from St. Petersburg, Russia to Cleveland, Ohio. Immediately upon my arrival, I was put in school where I was forced to speak English not only in an academic setting but also for conversational purposes. At such a young age, English came easier to me than it did to my parents, and within a few short months I found myself conversing in a language which was previously foreign to me. Using this newly acquired skill, I was able to assist my parents by translating and interpreting aspects of English that they did not understand. This was the beginning of a life long passion for learning multiple languages and cultures.
I have worked for various international corporations which had employees from all over the world. I have taught adults English and I have also taught younger children. I have specialized experience in teaching ESL to Japanese employees that are brought over to the United States.

Japanese

I hold a Bachelors degree from Miami University in East Asian Cultures and Languages (Japanese). I spent a year studying abroad in Hirakata-shi Osaka, Japan during my junior year of college. I lived with a host family and developed advanced thinking and speaking skills. I am currently working on my Master's of Foreign Language Education to teach Japanese with a K-12 licensure at The Ohio State University. I have tutored all undergraduate levels of Japanese, as well as various private students of different ages ranging from 12-adult.

Piano

I hold a Bachelor's degree of Music in Piano from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. I have been musically trained since age 4 in St. Petersburg, Russia, and continued my studies when I moved to the US over 13 years ago. I have taught piano lessons to various age groups, and am currently teaching a 5 year old and a 7 year old.

Russian

I moved from St. Petersburg, Russia to the US when I was 8 years old; therefore I speak, write, and read fluent Russian, and communicate in it daily to my friends and family.

I have also tutored all levels of Russian Language at Miami University Rinella Learning Center in Oxford, Ohio.

Sight Singing

I have been studying music for over 17 years. I have a Bachelor of Music from Miami University, and can also tutor Sight Singing. I tested out of all ear training and Sight Singing requirements at Miami University, because of extensive learning experiences in Russia. I also have perfect pitch.

Miami University
Japanese, Music
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Master's

Education

Miami University (Japanese, Music)

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Master's)

Extremely good — Iya is very patient. She explains everything very well and identifies quickly where you may be struggling and helps you there. Excellent tutor. ...

— Jason, Columbus, OH on 10/8/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Iya will travel within 25 miles of Marysville, OH 43040.


About Iya

I am a 2012 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. My goals as a tutor are to ensure a better understanding of foreign language skills and future development in overall language proficiency.

I was only eight years old when I emigrated from St. Petersburg, Russia, to Cleveland, Ohio. Immediately upon my arrival, I was put in school where I was forced to speak English not only in an academic setting but also for conversational purposes. As such a young child, English came a lot easier to me than it did to my parents, and within a few short months I found myself conversing in a language which was previously foreign. Using this newly acquired skill, I was able to assist my parents by translating and interpreting aspects of English that they did not understand. This was the beginning of a lifelong passion for learning both language and culture. I have tutored all levels of Russian that are offered at Miami University.

While still in high school I began my studies of the Japanese language and culture. It was here that my passion for the language deepened, and I eventually found myself pursuing an undergraduate degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures with an emphasis in Japanese. A year later, I found myself in Osaka, Japan, where I spent two semesters living with a host family where I had complete language immersion. Upon my return to the United States, I found myself able to freely converse with my Japanese professors in a way that felt natural. Having completed all of the upper-level Japanese courses at my home university, I was concerned with losing the language abilities that I had acquired overseas. To prevent this, I became an Undergraduate Assistant to the Japanese Department and tutored all levels of Japanese classes offered.


My second Bachelor's Degree from Miami University is in Music. I grew up in a musical family and started my musical training in St. Petersburg, Russia. I have been playing the piano for over 15 years and I have played the violin for over 9. I have extensive training and experience in sight singing, ear training, and music theory.

I received my Master's of Foreign Language Education at The Ohio State University in May of 2014 with a dual K-12 license to teach Japanese and Russian.

Licensed as a teacher in Japanese and Russian, with experience living and learning abroad, I am able to teach across age levels using a communicative approach. I have a strong aptitude for developing and implementing individualized lesson plans, which will prove essential in the successful establishment of a Japanese Language program in the Marysville Exempted Village School District.

Testimonials

"Extremely good"

- Jason, Columbus, OH on 10/8/13
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Education

Miami University
Japanese, Music
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Master's

Education

Miami University (Japanese, Music)

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Marysville, OH 43040

Iya’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Japanese,
Russian
Music:
Ear Training,
Music Theory, Piano,
Sight Singing
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Japanese,
Piano
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Japanese,
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.


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