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Lydia Russian Language, Culture, Cooking, Sewing

Lydia Russian Language, Culture, Cooking, Sewing

$42/hour

  • 86 hours tutoring

  • Hagerstown, MD 21740

About Lydia


Bio

I was raised speaking Russian and English, and immersed in the Slavic culture. I studied abroad, and graduated top of my class in the Germanic-Slavic Dept. of my university when I received my BA in Russian Language & Literature. I traveled the world extensively taking professionals for educational credit, and specialized in the former USSR. I have been to Moscow alone approximately seventy-four times.

I love teaching, especially Russian language, culture, and cooking and feel that by...

I was raised speaking Russian and English, and immersed in the Slavic culture. I studied abroad, and graduated top of my class in the Germanic-Slavic Dept. of my university when I received my BA in Russian Language & Literature. I traveled the world extensively taking professionals for educational credit, and specialized in the former USSR. I have been to Moscow alone approximately seventy-four times.

I love teaching, especially Russian language, culture, and cooking and feel that by understanding language and culture we can better understand our worldwide neighbors. When we do this the world becomes a smaller place, and we can look at one another with more understanding. I have taught Russian privately and publicly for over thirty years. I currently teach adjunct and lifelong learning at a local university and have taught at two local community colleges, and in other venues. I have taught in NY, MD, and WV.

I specialize in helping to develop pronunciation, as communication and comprehension are essential to language learning. I feel that the student should not compete with other students, but only with themselves. When learning a new language, we learn through our mistakes, and I find it essential that my students take comfort in knowing that anyone can learn Russian. Also, unless there is some handicap, I guarantee my students will speak in complete sentences within minutes. My classes are very interactive and I incorporate interesting short cultural videos into my classes. One cannot learn a language without learning about the culture. I help to bring this to life.

My cancellation policy is 24 hours, and my scheduling is flexible.

As a self-taught mixed-media artist for 29 years, I also teach sewing and other art forms.
I look forward to teaching you through WyzAnt, and helping to bridge the cultural gap between the Slavic culture and ours.


Education

SUNY at Stony Brook
Russian

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $42
  • Rate details: 10% discount off 2nd hour onward for multiple hr. lessons. Discounts for group rates. Please inquire. Cancellations made within 24 hrs. will incur 1/2 the hourly rate charge.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I received by BA in Russian Language and Literature, and was ESL certified along with receiving my foreign language teacher certification.
Russian

Russian

I received my BA, with foreign language teacher certification, and have been teaching Russian privately and publicly for over 30 years. I teach adjunct at Shepherd University, Blue Ridge CTC, and have taught at Hagerstown Community College, and at other venues. I have extensive worldwide travel experience, having specialized in the former USSR, and have been to Moscow alone approximately 74 times. I was raised speaking Russian and English.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have already been qualified in this area as I taught GED for five years in the state sponsored SPOKES program in West Virginia. Most of our students were at a 2-6 grade school level. I have taught elementary school students through college.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a B.A. In Russian Language & Literature with Foreign Language Teacher Certification & ESL Certification. I graduated with a 4.0 and the Russian Award for the Germanic-Slavic Dept. at SUNY at Stony Brook, which is in the top 2% of universities in the world. I taught GED and Life Skills, and ESL with the SPOKES program in WV for 5 years, with many successes in students receiving their GED. I taught test taking, note taking, organizational study skills, and study strategies to mostly young adults, as well as Social Studies, English/Reading & Writing Skills, Science, and Mathematics. Because of the modules that I taught in Life Skills, I had successes in students starting businesses, getting jobs, and taught modules on Self-Esteem, Time Management, Money Management, and other efficiency and organizational tools and subjects for work, study, and home management. Motivational videos, tools, and discussions were a constant responsibility in my teaching.

English

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I received by BA in Russian Language and Literature, and was ESL certified along with receiving my foreign language teacher certification.

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I received by BA in Russian Language and Literature, and was ESL certified along with receiving my foreign language teacher certification.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a B.A. In Russian Language & Literature with Foreign Language Teacher Certification & ESL Certification. I graduated with a 4.0 and the Russian Award for the Germanic-Slavic Dept. at SUNY at Stony Brook, which is in the top 2% of universities in the world. I taught GED and Life Skills, and ESL with the SPOKES program in WV for 5 years, with many successes in students receiving their GED. I taught test taking, note taking, organizational study skills, and study strategies to mostly young adults, as well as Social Studies, English/Reading & Writing Skills, Science, and Mathematics. Because of the modules that I taught in Life Skills, I had successes in students starting businesses, getting jobs, and taught modules on Self-Esteem, Time Management, Money Management, and other efficiency and organizational tools and subjects for work, study, and home management. Motivational videos, tools, and discussions were a constant responsibility in my teaching.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I received by BA in Russian Language and Literature, and was ESL certified along with receiving my foreign language teacher certification.
Russian

Russian

I received my BA, with foreign language teacher certification, and have been teaching Russian privately and publicly for over 30 years. I teach adjunct at Shepherd University, Blue Ridge CTC, and have taught at Hagerstown Community College, and at other venues. I have extensive worldwide travel experience, having specialized in the former USSR, and have been to Moscow alone approximately 74 times. I was raised speaking Russian and English.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I received by BA in Russian Language and Literature, and was ESL certified along with receiving my foreign language teacher certification.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a B.A. In Russian Language & Literature with Foreign Language Teacher Certification & ESL Certification. I graduated with a 4.0 and the Russian Award for the Germanic-Slavic Dept. at SUNY at Stony Brook, which is in the top 2% of universities in the world. I taught GED and Life Skills, and ESL with the SPOKES program in WV for 5 years, with many successes in students receiving their GED. I taught test taking, note taking, organizational study skills, and study strategies to mostly young adults, as well as Social Studies, English/Reading & Writing Skills, Science, and Mathematics. Because of the modules that I taught in Life Skills, I had successes in students starting businesses, getting jobs, and taught modules on Self-Esteem, Time Management, Money Management, and other efficiency and organizational tools and subjects for work, study, and home management. Motivational videos, tools, and discussions were a constant responsibility in my teaching.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I received by BA in Russian Language and Literature, and was ESL certified along with receiving my foreign language teacher certification.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a B.A. In Russian Language & Literature with Foreign Language Teacher Certification & ESL Certification. I graduated with a 4.0 and the Russian Award for the Germanic-Slavic Dept. at SUNY at Stony Brook, which is in the top 2% of universities in the world. I taught GED and Life Skills, and ESL with the SPOKES program in WV for 5 years, with many successes in students receiving their GED. I taught test taking, note taking, organizational study skills, and study strategies to mostly young adults, as well as Social Studies, English/Reading & Writing Skills, Science, and Mathematics. Because of the modules that I taught in Life Skills, I had successes in students starting businesses, getting jobs, and taught modules on Self-Esteem, Time Management, Money Management, and other efficiency and organizational tools and subjects for work, study, and home management. Motivational videos, tools, and discussions were a constant responsibility in my teaching.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a B.A. In Russian Language & Literature with Foreign Language Teacher Certification & ESL Certification. I graduated with a 4.0 and the Russian Award for the Germanic-Slavic Dept. at SUNY at Stony Brook, which is in the top 2% of universities in the world. I taught GED and Life Skills, and ESL with the SPOKES program in WV for 5 years, with many successes in students receiving their GED. I taught test taking, note taking, organizational study skills, and study strategies to mostly young adults, as well as Social Studies, English/Reading & Writing Skills, Science, and Mathematics. Because of the modules that I taught in Life Skills, I had successes in students starting businesses, getting jobs, and taught modules on Self-Esteem, Time Management, Money Management, and other efficiency and organizational tools and subjects for work, study, and home management. Motivational videos, tools, and discussions were a constant responsibility in my teaching.

Sports/Recreation

Cooking,

Cooking

I have taught Russian Cooking at Hagerstown Community College and Blue Ridge CTC. I have put on parties for 50-70 people for many years, cooking and baking my own from scratch food. I am writing a cultural art cookbook. I specialize in Russian and Byelorussian cooking, soups, sauces, and baking.
Sewing

Sewing

I have been sewing for about 51 years. I own several sewing machines for over 40 years. I am a mixed-media artist who has made and sold one of a kind needle sculpted dolls in cloth in the 1990's, and continue to sew items for sale. I hand sew and machine sew, and can make just about anything if I see how it is made.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I received by BA in Russian Language and Literature, and was ESL certified along with receiving my foreign language teacher certification.
Russian,

Russian

I received my BA, with foreign language teacher certification, and have been teaching Russian privately and publicly for over 30 years. I teach adjunct at Shepherd University, Blue Ridge CTC, and have taught at Hagerstown Community College, and at other venues. I have extensive worldwide travel experience, having specialized in the former USSR, and have been to Moscow alone approximately 74 times. I was raised speaking Russian and English.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a B.A. In Russian Language & Literature with Foreign Language Teacher Certification & ESL Certification. I graduated with a 4.0 and the Russian Award for the Germanic-Slavic Dept. at SUNY at Stony Brook, which is in the top 2% of universities in the world. I taught GED and Life Skills, and ESL with the SPOKES program in WV for 5 years, with many successes in students receiving their GED. I taught test taking, note taking, organizational study skills, and study strategies to mostly young adults, as well as Social Studies, English/Reading & Writing Skills, Science, and Mathematics. Because of the modules that I taught in Life Skills, I had successes in students starting businesses, getting jobs, and taught modules on Self-Esteem, Time Management, Money Management, and other efficiency and organizational tools and subjects for work, study, and home management. Motivational videos, tools, and discussions were a constant responsibility in my teaching.

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Excellent Russian tutor

Lydia is an excellent Russian tutor. I have been very pleased with her overall knowledge as well as her ability to help me learn despite my personal challenges. She is patient and kind. She has made the challenge of learning a language both engaging and fun! I highly recommend her.

Michelle , 22 lessons with Lydia

Good First Meeting

Well it was the 1st initial meet regarding my daughter and things went good. I'm definitely interested to see how well things go and if my daughter shows progress...

TONY, 3 lessons with Lydia

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