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Annika V.

Germantown, MD

$45/hour

Multilingual Language Teacher/Translator - German/ESL/Spanish/Russian

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$45/Hour


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George Mason University
Russian Studies
George Mason University
MEd
University of Mainz, Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften Germersheim Germany
Graduate Coursework

Education

George Mason University (Russian Studies)

George Mason University (MEd)

University of Mainz, Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften Germersheim Germany (Graduate Coursework)

About Annika

My first tutoring experience took place in first grade when I was asked to assist a newly arrived Vietnamese girl with her English. I myself had learned English when I came to the United States at three years of age and could relate well to some of the issues the newcomer was facing. Perhaps genes played a bit of a role as well as my maternal grandfather had been a teacher in post-war Germany.

Since then, I have tutored and taught foreign languages in a multitude of informal and formal settings, and in various countries. Starting with English and German, and eventually Spanish, French, and Russian, I have enjoyed instructing students of a variety of ages for many years.

In 1990, I complete my bachelor of arts in Russian Studies from George Mason University. In 1993, I returned to the States from a short sojourn in Europe to complete my master's degree in secondary education with a focus on teaching English as a Second Language. After one year of working in a public school setting, I began teaching privately and on a freelance basis for a number of private companies and language schools and the government.

I am also an experienced, freelance translator and interpreter. For the past 20 years, I have worked with a variety of clients, including LanguageOne, Willis Inc., Kyoto News Agency, GEO Centers, MELCO Painting, the German Embassy Washington D.C., Ludwig & Robinson PLLC, Verbalink and a variety of other private clients.
My first tutoring experience took place in first grade when I was asked to assist a newly arrived Vietnamese girl with her English. I myself had learned English when I came to the United States at three years of age and could relate well to some of the issues the newcomer was facing. Perhaps genes played a bit of a role as well as my maternal Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Special pricing for a block of 10 lessons - 10% discount

Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Germantown, MD 20874
Math:
Microsoft Excel
English:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French, German,
Russian,
Spanish,
TOEFL
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ESL/ESOL

I have a Master's degree (1996) in Secondary Education and Teaching English as a Second Language from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. I was certified to teach ESL in Virginia in 1996. I have taught ESL to non-native English speakers from a variety of countries and backgrounds as well as TOEFL preparation.

German

I am a native German speaker, completely bilingual in German and English, and have more than 20 years experience teaching German.

Russian

I have a bachelor's degree in Russian language and area studies. I have been speaking Russian since 1990, have Russian relatives and recently received a 3/2+ (speaking/reading) score on the ILR proficiency scale.

Spanish

I lived in Mexico City for 4 years as a teenager and had 2-3 years of almost only Spanish instruction in school there. I am nearly fluent in Spanish and have kept up my Spanish skills since then by taking courses back in high school and college, by tutoring and teaching Spanish, and by translating.

George Mason University
Russian Studies
George Mason University
MEd
University of Mainz, Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften Germersheim Germany
Graduate Coursework

Education

George Mason University (Russian Studies)

George Mason University (MEd)

University of Mainz, Angewandte Sprachwissenschaften Germersheim Germany (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Special pricing for a block of 10 lessons - 10% discount

Travel policy

Annika will travel within 0 miles of Germantown, MD 20874.