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Tatiana Z.

Long Beach, CA

$30/hour

Russian, German, English tutor and professor

100+ Hours
4.9 average from 46 ratings
Wünderschön!
— Michael, Kingman, AZ on 3/24/17

$30/Hour


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Moscow Linguistic State University
PhD
Moscow University of International Relationship
Master's

Education

Moscow Linguistic State University (PhD)

Moscow University of International Relationship (Master's)

About Tatiana

If you are looking for a fun, flexible, easy to get along with tutor for either German or Russian I am perfect for you. I am a former German professor from Russia who currently lives in America and tutors full time now.

I provide a variety of activities for my lessons so you will never get bored. For example, I will use games, interactive conversational lessons, fun warm up tasks, case studies, and even riddles. We will use authentic materials as well. You will learn conversational skills, formal writing skills, and test taking strategies all in a fun manner.

I have a background as as an experienced lecturer, teacher, and tutor in the field of linguistics (general linguistics, history of linguistics, psycolinguistics, social linguistics, gender studies). Since defending my dissertation, I have continued to do research in gender studies in the field of virtual communication and digital text, especially non-verbal communication, social networks and gender-specific communication. However, I have found that my true passion is helping students in one-on-one lessons.

Quickly, you will learn basic speaking skills, read and understand texts from every-day life, listen and understand radio, TV reports, songs, movies, and regular native speakers, write emails, and cards.

My basic principles are:

- individual attitude to everybody
- your needs are always considered and respected
- always fun, never boring
- interactive lessons
- introducing all aspects of the language: modern conversational, culture, history, mentality, slang and dialects, media and movies
- variety of methods
- real Internet resources
- the majority of your time will be spent practicing your new language
- lots of positive feedback to eliminate language barrier
- variety of activities: dialogues, games, riddles, listening to authentic reports, reading funny stories, telling jokes, learning about people and culture, virtual trips to countries whose language you are learning
- you can feel real results after every lesson.

Learning a foreign language you are going to get a new, exciting, and colorful world which will grow every day and with every lesson! It is going to belong to you forever!
If you are looking for a fun, flexible, easy to get along with tutor for either German or Russian I am perfect for you. I am a former German professor from Russia who currently lives in America and tutors full time now.

I provide a variety of activities for my lessons so you will never get bored. For example, I will use games,
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Long Beach, CA 90802

"Wünderschön!"

- Michael, Kingman, AZ on 3/24/17

"Excellent Tutor"

- Elena, Los Angeles, CA on 10/26/16

"first lesson, so far so good"

- Ibukun, Oakland, CA on 10/5/16

"Great knowledge and engaging."

- Hirley, Downey, CA on 9/28/16

"Awesome tutor!!"

- Martin, Anaheim, CA on 6/11/16

"Absolutely worthwhile tutoring investment in Tatiana!"

- Lisa, Huntington Beach, CA on 4/18/16
Language:
German,
Russian

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German

If you are looking for a fun, flexible, easy-to-get-along-with tutor for either German or Russian, I am perfect for you. I am a former German professor from Russia who currently lives in America and tutors full-time now.

While I was working in Moscow I held the positions of assistant professor, associate professor, and lecturer at the MePhi, one of the most highly-respected universities in the country.

German has been my biggest passion since I was 8. I spent 10 years at Moscow State Linguistic University studying and researching the history of Germanic languages, its dialects, and unique characteristics of German. I taught German for almost 18 years at the university, to private classes, at companies, and in face-to-face sessions. I am not only an experienced professor; I am also a methodologist who likes to create new exercises, tests, materials, and courses.

I have been traveling to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland for fun and as an interpreter. I have Goethe-Institute certificate, which proves my qualifications.

Russian

I have a Ph.D. in Philology and am a native Russian speaker born in Moscow - the capital of Russia. Therefore, I can apply my knowledge of language methodologies to teach Russian. Also, I have tutored foreign students in Russian for many years already.

Russian is my native language and it is one of the most beautiful, amazing languages in the world; it is the language of great writers and poets, actors and artists, philosophers and scientists, musicians and humanists. Besides teaching I held lectures in theory of language, history of language, psycholinguistic, and sociolinguistics.

Moscow Linguistic State University
PhD
Moscow University of International Relationship
Master's

Education

Moscow Linguistic State University (PhD)

Moscow University of International Relationship (Master's)

Wünderschön!

My first lesson with Tatiana was excellent! I am excited for future lessons and for the opportunity to improve my German with such a skilled linguist! I recommend her to any interested parties, whether you are new to the language or highly experienced. You will learn something.

— Michael, Kingman, AZ on 3/24/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tatiana will travel within 30 miles of Long Beach, CA 90802.