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Tatiana V.

Torrance, CA

$40/hour

Tutor of RUSSIAN, SPANISH, and ENGLISH

100+ Hours
5.0 average from 59 ratings
Incredible teacher who is propelling me to my goals
— Scott, Culver City, CA on 6/2/17

$40/Hour


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Irkutsk Linguistic University of Foreign Languages, Bachelor of Education
teacher of English, Spanish, and Russian
Monash and Melbourne University, Australia, Master of Linguistics and TESOL
Master's

Education

Irkutsk Linguistic University of Foreign Languages, Bachelor of Education (teacher of English, Spanish, and Russian)

Monash and Melbourne University, Australia, Master of Linguistics and TESOL (Master's)

About Tatiana

My love for teaching comes from my childhood. I have always wanted to help students/people realize their own potential and see their results improved, and their success achieved through learning experiences, in particular. I specialize in teaching Russian, Spanish and English. I hold a Bachelor's degree in teaching English/Russian/Spanish, and a Master's degree in Linguistics and TESOL. I have taught in six countries in the world at different educational settings: high/middle/elementary schools, language centers, colleges, universities, to name a few. I ran a private language school for children and adults in Russia and Estonia.

Moreover, I hold a degree in interpreting and translation, and I like to translate poetry and literature. I won the first prizes in international literary contests in 2011-2013, and I am an honorary member of the European union of professional writers and interpreters.

In Australia, I was an IELTS test preparation course instructor and examiner.

My qualifications include:
Master of Arts in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Master of Applied Linguistics (TESOL)
Certificate in Assessment and Training
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish/English/Russian - a recipient of an honorary scholarship for outstanding academic achievements; gold medal awardee

I am proficient in methods for teaching reading, writing, listening, speaking, conversation, pronunciation, grammar. I use the Communicative and Integrated Language Method of teaching.

I break down lessons into manageable tasks using practical exercises. I am enthusiastic and compassionate, and you should expect to make progress in every lesson. I help students of all ages and abilities.

Depending on your needs, I ordinarily give a diagnostic lesson to identify your specific needs. In this way, we can focus your lessons on those specific areas that need work.

For advanced students who seek to improve language proficiency, we can focus on listening and speaking, reading and writing at a higher level to make rapid progress. Together with you, we will create a plan for your rapid improvement.

I hold myself to high standards of teaching by continuously updating my qualifications, and asking for the feedback. I pride myself on always being prepared for the lessons, and making them interesting, relevant, and practical for my students. I write language programs, tests, and courses. I am currently working on the book " Easy Russian." I do my best to help my students of all ages and walks of life achieve their goals.
I am a professional, experienced, qualified, and knowledgeable tutor who strives for excellence, and success of the students.
I try to be flexible with time. I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy. However, I can do makeup classes.
While I can offer a quiet and comfortable study space at my place, I am happy to travel to another location or meet you on Skype or Wyzant whiteboard. I will provide you with worksheets, pens, and pencils, and will guide you through your learning with respect, care, and support!

I look forward to helping you achieve your goals! I know that learning a foreign language can be challenging, but I want to help you make it a fun and rewarding experience!
My love for teaching comes from my childhood. I have always wanted to help students/people realize their own potential and see their results improved, and their success achieved through learning experiences, in particular. I specialize in teaching Russian, Spanish and English. I hold a Bachelor's degree in teaching English/Russian/Spanish, and a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group lessons hourly rate as above, regardless of the number of students. Discounts possible with more lessons.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Torrance, CA 90503
Background Check: Passed

"Incredible teacher who is propelling me to my goals"

- Scott, Culver City, CA on 6/2/17

"Great tutor."

- Kimberly, Manhattan Beach, CA on 5/15/17

"Excellent instructor!"

- Mihaela, Tarzana, CA on 4/9/17

"Kind, patient and helpful tutor!"

- Clarissa, Paramount, CA on 4/3/17

"Personable and fun tutor"

- Victoria, Hermosa Beach, CA on 1/9/17
Tatiana replied on 1/11/2017

Thank you, Victoria! Much appreciated.

English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
IELTS,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
IELTS
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS,
Reading,
Russian,
Spanish,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I have taught English at secondary schools, language centers, technical colleges, and universities in many countries. I have helped many students, whose English is not their first language, to improve their English language skills and succeed in their studies and professional life. I have developed numerous English language programs to address my students' needs. I am a reliable, inspiring, patient, and good fun teacher who will be more than happy to help, encourage and motivate you. I am capable of teaching English for all levels, and all skill areas.

Grammar

I have taught English grammar for more than 20 years now at different educational settings, such as colleges, secondary schools, language centers, and universities. I am more than capable to help you with your English grammar based on your needs analysis and level. I am a reliable, professional, patient, and good-fun teacher who will assist you with Grammar through communicative and fun activities. I can easily incorporate grammar activities in your listening, speaking, reading and writing activities. I will be your best English grammar teacher!

IELTS

I am a fully qualified and experienced TESOL teacher/educator with more than 20 years experience in teaching English in various settings, and at different places in the world. I am a former IELTS examiner and test preparation workshops instructor. I have a Bachelor's and a Master's Degrees in TESOL and Applied Linguistics. I have prepared a good number of students for the IELTS test.

Reading

I have been teaching reading as a major and/or minor skill for over 25 years at different educational settings and geographical locations. I love reading and I am passionate about it, I myself can read in three languages quite successfully and can help you achieve your goals in reading. I can teach little children, teenagers, and college students the beauty of reading and vocabulary learning.

Russian

I am a fully qualified native Russian teacher, with a Bachelor's degree in teaching Russian. I have been teaching Russian for over 10 years. I have developed numerous learning programs for children and adults. I am currently working on Russian textbooks and web-based interactive programs for children. I am a registered Russian literature translator and I love Russian literature and history. I have developed many Russian programs and tests. I strive to make each of my student's learning unique and unforgettable by creating personalized lessons and, thus, ensuring my students' gradual success. I look forward to working with you!

Spanish

I hold a Bachelor's Degree in teaching Spanish and Spanish Linguistics. I have been teaching Spanish for over 10 years. I am passionate about Spanish. I can easily help college and middle/high school students with their Spanish language needs. I am a passionate, caring, reliable and fun teacher! I strive to provide a positive and fun environment for my students. I pride myself on making each of my student's learning personalized, relevant, interesting, and fun. I look forward to working with you!

Irkutsk Linguistic University of Foreign Languages, Bachelor of Education
teacher of English, Spanish, and Russian
Monash and Melbourne University, Australia, Master of Linguistics and TESOL
Master's

Education

Irkutsk Linguistic University of Foreign Languages, Bachelor of Education (teacher of English, Spanish, and Russian)

Monash and Melbourne University, Australia, Master of Linguistics and TESOL (Master's)

Incredible teacher who is propelling me to my goals

Tatiyana is a kind and patient person, even when I've struggled greatly with the Russian language, but she never fails to move our lessons forward in a way that I learn very quickly and have real useful grammar, words, and phrases. Она отличная учительница! (She's a great teacher!)

— Scott, Culver City, CA on 6/2/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group lessons hourly rate as above, regardless of the number of students. Discounts possible with more lessons.

Travel policy

Tatiana will travel within 40 miles of Torrance, CA 90503.