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Tatiana Z.

Russian, German, English tutor and professor

Russian, German, English tutor and professor

$40/hour

  • 397 hours tutoring

  • Long Beach, CA 90802

"Wünderschön! "

Michael, 15 lessons with Tatiana

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About Tatiana


Bio

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,...

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!


Education

Moscow Linguistic State University
PhD
Moscow University of International Relationship
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Long Beach, CA 90802
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

German,

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

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.

Language

German,

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

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.

Summer

German,

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

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.

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Great personality and patience

Tatiana is a wonderful tutor who takes the time to not only teach you the correct pronunciations, but also the cultural context that you would only get from living in Moscow!

Matthew, 8 lessons with Tatiana

Knowledgable and patient tutor

We have went over basic vocabulary and conversation during lessons, along with information about Russia and Russian culture. The student is given online and written resources to supplement the lessons and provide a basic understanding of grammar, vocabulary, conversation, and comprehension. This provides the student some personal latitude to pursue it his/her own pace while having a structured curriculum. Effective and thorough teaching but at a laid-back and friendly pace. Overall I would recommend :)

Aditya, 8 lessons with Tatiana

Great tutor! Adore our lessons!

Tatiana is extremely patient and always finds good ways to explain me things when I have questions. Our lessons are interesting and move at a good pace! I am starting to learn Russian from scratch and she’s great at helping me get used to the alphabet and reading, as well as my pronunciation. Would recommend her to everyone! Absolutely fantastic!

Luciana, 12 lessons with Tatiana

Great Linguistics Tutor

Tatiana worked with my daughter on Linguistics problems for NACLO Olympiad. She is very enthusiastic, loves what she does. My daughter learned a lot and enjoyed the lessons as well. Highly recommend Tatiana!

Osana, 4 lessons with Tatiana

Knowledgeable and patient teacher

Tatiana is a very good teacher and has helped me understand a lot of Russian. She is knowledgeable and very patient. If you are looking for a Russian tutor and want to know about the culture as well, she will not let you down. I would recommend her to other students.

Jane, 20 lessons with Tatiana

Friendly, fun, and knowledgable!

Tatiana has been teaching my daughter for the past several months and I am constantly surprised at the speed at which my child is learning. Tatiana's lessons are fun and challenging for my child, and she always feels encouraged at the end of the lesson.

Meg, 26 lessons with Tatiana

Tatiana is a great teacher

Tatiana is very patient and listens to the needs of your current studies. She was very helpful explaining conjugation of case system in a way that is easier to remember. I feel more confident speaking as she incorporates what we learned into actual dialogue.

Remi, 40 lessons with Tatiana

Sehr gut!

Tatiana has been a very patient and knowledgable tutor. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who wants to take their German-speaking skills to the next level. Her past experience being a professor really shows in our lessons. Very good tutor.

Ben, 18 lessons with Tatiana

Patient teacher, spoke clearly

She assessed my current knowledge and we talked (in German). She was patient with my hesitancy and would supply words or phrases when I asked for help. When I would interrupt the conversation to ask a question on grammar (in English), she supplied a quick but complete answer. She was very personable and easy to talk with (important when you're uncertain about what you're saying!).

Russell, 6 lessons with Tatiana

$40/hour

Tatiana Z.

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