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Lydia A.

Hagerstown, MD

$42/hour

Lydia Russian Language, Culture, Cooking, Sewing

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SUNY at Stony Brook
Russian

Education

SUNY at Stony Brook (Russian)

About Lydia

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.
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

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.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Hagerstown, MD 21740
In-person lessons
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
GED
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Russian
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking,
Sewing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SUNY at Stony Brook
Russian

Education

SUNY at Stony Brook (Russian)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $42.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

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.

Travel policy

Lydia will travel within 25 miles of Hagerstown, MD 21740.