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Tatyana A.

An experienced tutor with a versatile linguistic experience

Alexandria, VA (22314)

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As a foreign language teacher and university foreign language professor with 10 years of experience, linguist and a foreign language research supervisor of college level language students with over 5 years of experience, interpreter/translator to and from English with over 20 years of experience, and a multi-lingual international project coordinator with over 15 years of experience, I am now looking for an opportunity to work as an ESL/TESOL tutor. With a mix of skills across teaching English as a foreign language at various levels with associated curriculum development and linguistics research supervision, interpretation and translation to and from English in a vast variety of subjects, and acting as a multi-lingual international project coordinator and facilitator, I believe my background and experience make me a strong candidate for being a successful ESL tutor. I have experience in teaching students of all ages and levels, from elementary, middle and high school to college level language students and adults with non-language backgrounds.

I received my Bachelor's degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the A.I. Hertzen Russian State Pedagogic University in St. Petersburg, Russia. I received a Ph.D. degree in Foreign Langauges (English and French)from the same school. I also received an Oxford Seminars certificate in TESOL/TESL/TEFL with specialization in teaching Business English (140 hours). I have a certificate from Florida Department of Education for teaching ESOL.

I believe that a successful teacher needs to have both required qualifications and an incessant passion to teach. My fairly long career as a teacher, interpreter, translator, and international project coordinator has shown me that such qualitites as a willingness to respect and appreciate people around you, a desire to be creative and flexible, and a continuous strive to excel make work extremely rewarding. I make my ESL classroom productive by applying an individual approach and giving my students ample opportunities to excel in the language. I enjoy helping people, especially those who may have quit any hope that they can be helped. I have been a strong believer that there are no bad students but there are impatient, indifferent and lazy teachers.

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I am fully qualified to teach ESL/ESOL because a) I have proper education credentials and b) I passed the WyzAnt test.


I have an ESOL bachelor's degree from a Russian University where apart from ESOL related courses I took Russian language courses. I have a Ph.D. degree in Foreign Languages also received from a Russian University. Russian is my native language. I have been working as an English-Russian and Russian-English translator and intepreter for over 20 years. I teach private Russian language classes to adults of various levels on a regular basis.


I am fully qualified to teach TOEFL preparation because a) I have proper education credentials, b) I aced the WyzAnt test for teaching TOEFL, and c) I prepared about a dozen students of various ages and backgrounds for taking TOEFL. I continuously adjust my lesson plans, depending on what particulat aspect of the TOEFL test my students need help with. I also offer sample TOEFL tests and evaluate the results together with the student to help him or her understand what additional work and preparation will be needed in order to pass this test.

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A.I. Hertzen Russian State Pedagogical University

A.I. Hertzen Russian State Pedagogical University (PhD)

Professional and organized. — The tutor, Tatyana, is always prepared and explains well. She is punctual also. Her pronunciation is clear and easy to understand. She listens to suggestions also. ...

— Christopher, Ladysmith, VA on 8/25/13

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Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group lessons are charged at $20 per person per hour; if auto traveling involved for more than 10 miles, the rate may be increased accordingly.

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Tatyana will travel within 40 miles of Alexandria, VA 22314.

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