French and Russian Tutor
French and Russian Tutor
Throughout my academic experiences I have had numerous opportunities to share my knowledge with each one helping me develop a tool set of an efficient educator. One of my first teaching experiences was in my home country, Belarus, when I taught and tutored English at the Minsk State linguistic University for 4 years. During that time I practiced my organizational and educational skills working at a children`s activities center as a counselor. Also, I have gone through continuous pedagogical...
Throughout my academic experiences I have had numerous opportunities to share my knowledge with each one helping me develop a tool set of an efficient educator. One of my first teaching experiences was in my home country, Belarus, when I taught and tutored English at the Minsk State linguistic University for 4 years. During that time I practiced my organizational and educational skills working at a children`s activities center as a counselor. Also, I have gone through continuous pedagogical practice, which included giving individual English lessons as well as teaching English in class. I learned how to organize a safe leaning environment, welcome a student`s individuality, and how to encourage and interest students to participate in the process of learning using different teaching techniques.
While I was working on my Associate's Degree at Bellevue College, I worked as a tutor of French for the college, assisting my students in all levels of French. I planned carefully each individual tutorial, emphasizing phonetic, grammar and lexical skills. I analyzed and assessed students' levels, individual talents, abilities, and individual learning styles in order to better suit students' learning needs.
While attaining my Bachelor's in French and Linguistics at Western Washington University I continued tutoring French and began tutoring Russian for a total of three years. This time I taught French to elementary school kids, thus, I faced shorter attention spans and since I could not change the material, all I could do was change kids' involvement with it. Therefore, I planned their sessions in meaningful blocks, followed by singing French songs, playing active games, playing memory games, and exploring aspects of French culture by simply exploring the world.
The pedagogical training that I received while completing my Master’s Degree in French and Francophone studies has deepened my commitment to teaching excellence, leadership and motivation. I have always worked to design my teaching to be relevant to students’ interests as well as reflect the current issues of global community. Having taught both at university and school levels enriched my teaching experience and permitted me to implement various strategies for motivating students’ engagement. The interdisciplinary approach that I apply in my classroom promotes the opportunities to use language in problem-solving tasks which creates a solid foundation that my students can apply in logical and creative ways in real-world situations. I am excited about bringing cultures together in my classroom, which I accomplish through interactive activities and essential digital media and communication technologies. I consider it the best tool to balance out the rigorous fundamental language concepts and foster student learning. I also organize events outside of the classroom, such as film screenings and conversation groups, in order to increase students’ communicative proficiency and enrich it with cultural knowledge.
Additionally, I tutored Russian at Western Washington University to students introducing and explaining diverse cultures of Russian speaking countries, as well as focusing on student`s pronunciation, grammar and lexical skills.
A dedicated teacher!
I can honestly say Hanna is a well-versed instructor. I love her practical approach to language teaching that you don't experience in large group classes. Hanna has helped me immensely with my pronunciation, and with my confidence in speaking French. She does a great job individualizing her instruction and lessons to meet your needs, and push your abilities to the next level. She also has a way of making complicated subjects seem simple. Anyone would be lucky to study from her. I can't recommend her enough.Emily, 7 lessons with Hanna
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
Hanna, knows her material, and is willing to go at my pace. Demonstrates excellent teaching ability. Very happy to find such great tutor, definitely recommend her.Robinson, 2 lessons with Hanna
Hana help my daughter with french grammar and with better understanding of all the lesson content. She helped her become more productive in her class. This session helped her to become more comfortable in the class.Jana, 7 lessons with Hanna
Really fun and helpful!! I plan to continue lessons. Pushes me to learn even more. Very happy with first lesson!! Always had a smile on her face.Connor, 1 lesson with Hanna
Hanna easily assesses the students level of language skills and puts together an excellent plan of learning exercises. She incorporates cultural real world lesson plans along with appropriate study materials. She is patient well spoken and adapts easily to students of all ages including adults!!! I highly recommend Hanna!! You will not be disappointed!Frank, 3 lessons with Hanna
We couldn't be happier!
We have had four tutoring sessions with Hanna so far and we couldn't be happier! Hanna is easy to communicate with. She always responds promptly to my emails and she makes it easy to schedule our sessions with her. My daughter already feels more confident with her French. She has a long way to go, so we will be tutoring with Hanna for a long time to come, including over the summer. Hanna is encouraging and already has a good understanding of my daughter's strengths and how she can help her where she is struggling. It says a lot when a 13 year old looks forward to her time with her tutor! I highly recommend Hanna!Shari, 7 lessons with Hanna
Very patient and easy to reach if something comes up.
I have not experienced private tutoring before so I was unsure what to expect. I selected Russian language tutoring. Hanna was has been very easy to reach and communicate with to set up the tutoring. She has always been prompt, prepared and found a good location to tutor in. She was very accommodating one day when I was running late. The lessons are easy to understand, plenty of visual aids, handouts, follows a clear path to learning and growth of skill. She is easy to work with, patient and quickly corrects errors as building a good foundation is so important. I highly recommend this tutor.David, 20 lessons with Hanna