May be you will ask why I have chosen tutoring, teaching? I can answer with one word it's the essence of life for me. While teaching I forget about everything and just get involved fully into the process. You will find me to be well-educated, energetic, a person full of enthusiasm and fresh attitude towards learning. As a person I am very creative and I can find different and interesting ways of serving the same piece of information so that it will be very easy and will align with the type, time and atmosphere of my auditorium.
I started to work with kids when I was 17. My first experience was with a girl who was 7 years old, didn't know Russian at all and everyone was laughing at her. I was very afraid because it was my first experience but I tried hard. For the first weeks we had no results because she hated languages and didn't want to study. Sometime later I built new ways of teaching simple things through games, dialogues, etc. After 3 months she became one of the active and excellent students in class. Working with her I learned a lesson for me too- Everyone can learn languages through games and interesting ways of teaching.
When I finished school and entered the Pedagogical University I continued working with kids at my home in the evenings and weekends. During that time I had students who belonged to different ages (5-15). I taught some of them Russian, some of them English. I used my own way of teaching which was based on psychological and individual specifications of kids. I used a lot of materials and keys which help my students to understand first of all the psychology and construction of the language and then turn to world of grammar, speaking, listening, reading, etc. After a month my students were able to communicate, understand and write. They showed brilliant results during classes of English or Russian.
I loved teaching and it was so vivid that my university authorities gave 3 best students a chance to work as a volunteer in public school as a teacher of English (students were 8, 11, 13 years old). During that time I was receiving every day positive feedback from my superiors, student's parents. They said that I made constructive changes in student’s academic, play, and home lives. Students have discovered that learning can be a very interesting adventure and full of fun.
After this wonderful experience I decided to work in IREX Inc. which specializes in training of teachers. I have gained a lot of experience what teachers must do in order to succeed in tutoring, teaching, opening the art of language for students and now I am sure that teaching is an inborn gift and not everyone can become a teacher.
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