4th year, George Washington University (Russian Language and Literature)
After spending the past 11 months in St. Petersburg, Russia, I realized that my vocational aspiration is to be a Russian professor. I have a passion for the Russian language that I want to share with my students.
My goal for each session will be to engage students and allow them to explore their own interests, either related to Russia or via the Russian language. I believe the best learning takes place when both teacher and student are involved and on the same page. Therefore, before each lesson, I ask that the student provides me with a topic around which I will design the lesson.
While in Russia, I taught middle schoolers English. That experience was incredibly rewarding, as it directed me to my passion and provided me with invaluable experience about how to approach foreign language instruction. In my opinion, the key is unyielding patience.
I currently work as a Russian tutor for my university per recommendation of the head of the Russian Department. Before I went abroad, I volunteered as a tutor, and looking back, now recognize my inadequacies. These past shortcomings drive me to stay critical of myself in order to constantly improve.
In addition to tutoring, I am also taking a 6th year graduate-level Russian course at neighboring Georgetown University.
I am available weekends, Mondays and Fridays. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
I look forward to hearing from you and am excited to help you reach your Russian learning goals! After spending the past 11 months in St. Petersburg, Russia, I realized that my vocational aspiration is to be a Russian professor. I have a passion for the Russian language that I want to share with my students.
My goal for each session will be to engage students and allow them to explore their own interests, either related to Russia
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I am currently taking a 6th year Russian course as I work toward my major in Russian Language and Literature. Additionally, for 11 of the past 13 months I lived in St. Petersburg, Russia studying Russian and living with a Russian family. I taught English there and interacted with my own tutor weekly, whom I observed and learned from. Currently, I work as a Russian tutor at my university and did so two years ago before I went abroad.