Connecticut College (Slavic Studies)
Sharing my passion and knowledge with others, and learning from their own experience of the material, is a constant joy for me and one of the reasons I continuously return to teaching. I have always been an avid reader, extremely curious and inspired by my classes and the world around me, and accompanying others along their path of learning always invigorates me. I have experience as a teacher of Russian and English language courses to students of various ages, and courses in art and literary studies. I strive to make each lesson active and engaging, and for them to be truly student-centered. The best way to learn is to discover through trial and error and first hand experience! In language classes, I use authentic materials and real-life situations to help my students reach a high level of proficiency.
As a Slavic Studies major at Connecticut College, Russian language and culture has been my passion for the past five years, and I have developed fluency in the language through intensive courses at my college and in many cities in Russia. I have studied, worked, and conducted research in Russian during my extensive travels throughout the country, and therefore have a very up-to-date understanding of how the language is used today. This past year, I taught English as a Fulbright Fellow in Novosibirsk, Russia, which also allowed me to build even further on my knowledge of Russian through daily engagement with the language. My teaching style is heavily based in Russian culture, as I believe that understanding a culture is a crucial step in learning a language.
I look forward to hearing from you and sharing my passion for Russian language and culture! Sharing my passion and knowledge with others, and learning from their own experience of the material, is a constant joy for me and one of the reasons I continuously return to teaching. I have always been an avid reader, extremely curious and inspired by my classes and the world around me, and
I'm leaving town and pressed for time so can't do justice to a long review. But Jyuoti is an excellent tuto?r--flexible, interesting, stimulating. It was fun and helpful and I'm looking forward to more.
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I completed a bachelor's degree in Slavic Studies at Connecticut College in May 2014, which included Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Russian courses. I received a Critical Language Scholarship from the US Department of State to study Russian intensively in 2012 in Ufa, Russia. Additionally, I studied grammar, phonetics, conversational speech, academic writing, and translation at Smolny Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences in St. Petersburg for the spring semester of 2013. I conducted research entirely in Russian, through oral interviews, for my honors thesis "Gender in the Everyday Life of the Russian Home," which won the Oakes and Louise Ames Prize for most outstanding thesis in 2014. In 2012, I taught after school Russian classes to elementary school students at the Regional Multi-cultural Magnet School in New London, CT. I was a Russian Language Fellow at Connecticut College for two years, which included weekly open tutoring hours for all Russian language students. Additional teaching experience includes English teaching for 9 months on a Fulbright Fellowship in Novosibirsk, Russia 2014-2015 and the position of Instructor/RA at EXPLO at Yale Summer 2015 where I taught Public Art and character studies: Heroes and Character Studies: Villains.