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Tatiana V.

Torrance, CA

$40/hour

Tutor of RUSSIAN, SPANISH, and ENGLISH

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 31 ratings
Excellent instructor!
— Mihaela, Tarzana, CA on 4/9/17

$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 at every lesson. I help students of all ages and abilities.

Depending on your needs, I ordinarily give a diagnostic lesson to identify your specific pronunciation, grammar or other errors. 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

"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:
ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
IELTS,
Reading,
SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, IELTS,
SAT Reading, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS,
Russian,
Spanish,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary

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 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 taught IELTS preparation courses in Australia at Monash, RMIT, and Swinburne Universities. I designed and implemented teaching/learning resources for those courses in class at the same places. I sat the test myself and scored 8.5 out of 9. I obtained Bachelor and two Masters Degrees in Teaching English as a Foreign and an Additional language to Speakers of other languages, and in Linguistics.

Reading

I have been teaching reading as a major and/or minor skill for over 25 years now at different educational settings and geographical locations. I have scored 100% on all my reading tests, such as College, SAT, etc. in the US. I am a reliable, knowledgeable, and fun tutor to improve your reading skills.

Russian

I am a fully qualified native Russian teacher, with a Bachelor degree in teaching English, Russian and Spanish who has been teaching Russian for 10 years to speakers of other languages than Russian. I have developed numerous learning programs for children and adults. I am currently working on Russian text-books for foreigners and web based interactive programs for learning Russian. I am a registered Russian literature translator as well. I have been a developer of the Russian language programs and tests and an examiner of the Russian language tests for government organizations in Australia, references for which I can easily provide. If you need references from my other previous Russian teaching positions, I am more than happy to provide them.

Spanish

I hold a Bachelor's Degree in teaching Spanish and Spanish Linguistics. I have been teaching Spanish for over 10 years. I am currently looking into obtaining my Master's Degree of Arts in Spanish. I am a passionate, caring, reliable and fun teacher!

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)

Excellent instructor!

Tatiana's patience and love of teaching is palpable. I am very much looking forward to my next lesson. I highly recommend her to anyone interested in learning a new language.

— Mihaela, Tarzana, CA on 4/9/17

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.