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Joseph S.

Focused Tutor in English-->Russian (Novice to Advanced Levels)

Focused Tutor in English-->Russian (Novice to Advanced Levels)

$35/hour

  • 8 hours tutoring

  • Scottsdale, AZ 85260

About Joseph


Bio

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...

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.


Education

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

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Art

Film,

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.
Art History

Corporate Training

Russian,

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.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Literature,

Literature

I have taught a course on Slavic and Eastern European Literature and Culture at The Ohio State University. I led the Russian poetry club at Middlebury College. I taught courses on the Russian Novel, the Russian Short Story, Nabokov, and Russian Symbolism at the University of Toronto.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught writing at the high school and college level. As a lecturer at The Ohio State University I assigned and guided students through the process of composing 5-10 page analytical essays. As a research librarian at the University of Toronto, I taught patrons how to conduct research, compile and cite sources, and summarize the pertinent information in an engaging and clear manner. In my current position as a high school teacher, I apply the guidelines for writing in my standard rubric to the written work of my students.
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

European History,

European History

As a lecturer at The Ohio State University, I taught classes on Central and Eastern European Literature and Culture alongside Russian language classes. These courses included extensive contextual readings on European history and biographical information about the lives of authors. As a research librarian at the University of Toronto's Petro Jacyk Central & East European Resource Centre, I assisted many patrons with personal research projects on European history, provided support for genealogical queries, and maintained materials and presentations related to Central and Eastern Europe.
Art History

Homeschool

Writing,

Writing

I have taught writing at the high school and college level. As a lecturer at The Ohio State University I assigned and guided students through the process of composing 5-10 page analytical essays. As a research librarian at the University of Toronto, I taught patrons how to conduct research, compile and cite sources, and summarize the pertinent information in an engaging and clear manner. In my current position as a high school teacher, I apply the guidelines for writing in my standard rubric to the written work of my students.
English, ESL/ESOL, Spelling

Language

Russian,

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.
ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

I have taught writing at the high school and college level. As a lecturer at The Ohio State University I assigned and guided students through the process of composing 5-10 page analytical essays. As a research librarian at the University of Toronto, I taught patrons how to conduct research, compile and cite sources, and summarize the pertinent information in an engaging and clear manner. In my current position as a high school teacher, I apply the guidelines for writing in my standard rubric to the written work of my students.
English, ESL/ESOL

Other

ESL/ESOL

Summer

Russian,

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.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught writing at the high school and college level. As a lecturer at The Ohio State University I assigned and guided students through the process of composing 5-10 page analytical essays. As a research librarian at the University of Toronto, I taught patrons how to conduct research, compile and cite sources, and summarize the pertinent information in an engaging and clear manner. In my current position as a high school teacher, I apply the guidelines for writing in my standard rubric to the written work of my students.
ESL/ESOL

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Great Introduction to verb conjugation

Great explanation and understanding of the material for today. It was something new for me and has greatly assisted my ability to recognize them while reading.

Todd, 2 lessons with Joseph
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Joseph S.

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Response time: 46 minutes