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Natalia V.

Pleasanton, CA

$40/hour

English/Russian tutor

In-person lessons

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University of Cape Town, South Africa
Linguistics, English

Education

University of Cape Town, South Africa (Linguistics, English)

About Natalia

As the daughter of a language educator, I have known from a very early age that teaching language to others is an important and inspiring occupation. I have my own experience in teaching children of various ages, as well as at a university level as a TA.

In terms of teaching younger students, I have experience as an assistant teacher within both the Montessori and Waldorf educational frameworks which have motivated me to instil creativity and inspiration in the student. As a TA, I enjoyed supporting a friendly and comfortable environment among my students, promoting discussion and critical thinking.

I have a Bachelor's Degree with English and Linguistics majors. Thus, I have experience in being a literature student myself as well as in teaching language while keeping the processes of language acquisition in mind.

Not only am I a native speaker of English and Russian, but I have formally studied both as well. Furthermore, growing up around 'Russian as a Second Language' teaching has allowed me to absorb various pedagogical skills specific to this rich and dynamic language. I have since applied these skills during informal lessons with friends and others. I have also formally studied French since 2005.

I am an avid language learner myself and I am excited to inspire and guide students in this rewarding and valuable journey! Please contact me with any questions; I look forward to hearing from you.
As the daughter of a language educator, I have known from a very early age that teaching language to others is an important and inspiring occupation. I have my own experience in teaching children of various ages, as well as at a university level as a TA.

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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Pleasanton, CA 94566
In-person lessons
Art:
Art History, Art Theory
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, Russian
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

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Russian

I am a native Russian speaker. I have studied the language formally - both under my mother, a certified Russian language teacher, as well as at the Russian embassy school in South Africa. I also have degrees in Linguistics and English and experience teaching both. I have tutored Russian informally and have done translation and interpretation work between Russian and English.

University of Cape Town, South Africa
Linguistics, English

Education

University of Cape Town, South Africa (Linguistics, English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Natalia will travel within 20 miles of Pleasanton, CA 94566.