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Joseph S.

Scottsdale, AZ

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PhD Candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures

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Brigham Young University
Food Science ' Russian
University of Toronto
PhD
Harvard University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Brigham Young University (Food Science ' Russian)

University of Toronto (PhD)

Harvard University (Graduate Coursework)

About Joseph

I have a passion for teaching and a passion for Eastern European history, culture, and language. I currently teach all levels of Russian at Saguaro High School and Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. I teach in a blended classroom environment using distance learning with the aid of technology. I have taught Russian in a variety of settings and to a variety of ages: at the Bolshoi Ballet Summer Intensive in Connecticut, at Middlebury Language Schools in Vermont, at The Ohio State University, and at the University of Toronto.

I love to assist students in achieving proficiency in Russian, especially after the initial stages of uncertainty. It is a real pleasure to notice the progress as students are able to express themselves in creative and individual ways.

As a lecturer at The Ohio State University, I taught three sections of beginning Russian and worked in the individualized instruction department where I assisted students of all levels with homework and testing in a one-on-one setting. As an instructor at Middlebury College, I led the first-level Russian class during the intensive 8-week summer immersion program and led extracurricular workshops in chess and poetry. As senior staff at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive, I taught 5 hours of basic Russian classes to ballet students ages 9-15. I was also available as a counselor for individual needs. As a graduate student instructor at the University of Toronto, I taught beginning through advanced Russian courses along with a Russian film discussion group.

I am the current bibliography editor for the Tolstoy Studies Journal and have published articles and book reviews in Canadian Slavonic Papers, Dissertation Reviews, and the Slavic and East European Journal. A chapter I have written for the volume Critical Insights: Leo Tolstoy is forthcoming. As a lecturer at The Ohio State University, I taught a class on Introduction to Slavic and East European Culture, which included extensive literary analysis of Czech, Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian works in English translation. As a graduate student at the University of Toronto, I taught courses on Vladimir Nabokov's English and Russian novels, Russian short stories, and the Russian novel, all of which included midterm and final essay assignments that I created, managed, and assessed.

Please contact me with any questions you may have. I look forward to providing my services and being of assistance to you.
I have a passion for teaching and a passion for Eastern European history, culture, and language. I currently teach all levels of Russian at Saguaro High School and Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. I teach in a blended classroom environment using distance learning with the aid of technology. I have taught Russian in a variety of Read more

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Travels within 30 miles of Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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Art:
Film
English:
Literature, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Russian,
Writing
History:
European History, Writing
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

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Film

As a lecturer at The Ohio State University, I taught a course entitled "Introduction to Slavic and East European Culture." As part of the course requirements, students were to watch a Czech, Polish, Russian, or Ukrainian film from a pre-approved list and submit a film review that provided a cultural connection to the course material. In my Russian courses, I use Russian cinema for extracurricular language assignments. As an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, I completed a course on Russian film.

Russian

I am a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. I received my Master's degree in 2009 from the same department. In 2007 I received my Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University where I double majored in Food Science and Russian. I am currently a lecturer at The Ohio State University teaching (among other things) beginning Russian. I have taught Russian at Middlebury College (2016), the Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive (2015) and the University of Toronto (2008-2014). I also lived in Ukraine from 2002-2004 and completed an internship there in 2006, using the Russian language in a professional setting.

Brigham Young University
Food Science ' Russian
University of Toronto
PhD
Harvard University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Brigham Young University (Food Science ' Russian)

University of Toronto (PhD)

Harvard University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Joseph will travel within 30 miles of Scottsdale, AZ 85260.