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Natalya M.

Lansing, MI

$35/hour

Amazing Tutor! English/Study Skills/Reading/Writing/SAT Prep/ESL Tests

In-person lessons
200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/1/16
4.9 average from 28 ratings
Excellent Instructor
— Howard, Haslett, MI on 1/11/16

$35/Hour


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June 1974
English, Psychology
Bachelor of Arts degree completed
Graduate Coursework

Education

June 1974 (English, Psychology)

Bachelor of Arts degree completed (Graduate Coursework)

About Natalya

1-to-1 tutoring is a very powerful dynamic to improve your performance & skills! Why am I your best choice?
-- I am an effective learning communicator & teach you how to break things down into smaller steps.
-- I tutor English; Reading; Writing; Study Skills; SAT Test Prep; ESL Test Prep to help you today & in future!
-- I have over 15 years of tutoring experience with K-12 & adult students of all ages & diverse backgrounds.
My qualifications:
-- 10 years of substitute teaching; 25 years as a freelance writer; & a Bachelor's degree in Religion and Psychology from Concordia University.
-- I teach you how to tackle the challenges you face! I focus on what YOU need to learn and your learning style. I coach with patience and enthusiasm. Working together we will achieve your goals!
-- Former students and their parents tell me that the strong skills and increased confidence I have helped them build are huge great advantage in their ongoing studies and future career pursuits.
I guarantee that your confidence will increase & your skills will improve, so that with hard work and persistent effort, you can do anything you want to do!
1-to-1 tutoring is a very powerful dynamic to improve your performance & skills! Why am I your best choice?
-- I am an effective learning communicator & teach you how to break things down into smaller steps.
-- I tutor English; Reading; Writing; Study Skills; SAT Test Prep; ESL Test Prep to help you today & in future!
-- I have
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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required

$35 per hour. If there are two students in your family needing tutoring (either together or separately), rates are $25 per hour per student.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Lansing, MI 48910
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent Instructor"

- Howard, Haslett, MI on 1/11/16

"Wonderful tutor"

- Donna, New York, NY on 1/31/13
Language:
IELTS
History:
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Spelling,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

No matter what your skills are now, I will ensure that you get through this important exam with ease and confidence! We will work together in each session to improve your writing ability, which of course includes reading & comprehension as well. Many successful students tell me I am their best tutor!

ACT Reading

Reading and comprehension skills are essential for your scholastic success. My years of experience will help you get there! No matter what your skills are now, I will ensure that you get through this important exam with ease and confidence! I work with my students to focus on both their strengths and weaknesses, and we develop your abilities in each and every session. Not only that, many successful students tell me I am their best tutor because I make learning fun!

English

You need good English skills to be a success in life. Years of experience as a professional writer combined with my exceptional tutoring skills will get you where you need to be!

Grammar

Good communication skills start with good grammar. I can promise to make your tutoring sessions fun and rewarding! How many other tutors can do that?

IELTS

As a freelance writer for many years, as well as being a world traveler, I have also been an English tutor to many university, high school, & adult foreign students for the past 8 years. (I live in a city with a large university population, including over 8,000 foreign students.) In addition to tutoring English conversation, I have tutored students in IELTS & TOFEL test prep. I start by having the student do a practice test that we review thoroughly, & identify both weaknesses & strengths. We go over every aspect of the test, & I teach specific strategies for tackling each part of the IELTS. I have also tutored essay writing for years, & have developed an easy formula for structuring essays. Every one of my foreign students was successful in passing their tests & increased their scores, & felt more confident & relaxed because of their improved English skills. I even continued tutoring some of my ESL students in preparing for job interviews, many of whom got the job they were seeking! I really love working with foreign students!

Proofreading

Proofreading is essential when developing good writing skills. I will teach you to go beyond spell checker so that all your written work is polished and professional!

Reading

You will go far in life with good reading skills. Working with me will be fun, rewarding and will absolutely improve your reading and comprehension skills!

SAT Reading

THE NEW SAT ENGLISH TEST is very challenging!
There are VERY SPECIFIC STRATEGIES for how to do the Reading portion of the SAT. I will prepare you for what to expect on the test, & teach you: 1) how to read and work with the material in the passages; 2) how to tackle multiple choice questions. I will coach you diligently so you can reach your goals!

SAT Writing

THE NEW SAT ENGLISH TEST is very challenging!
There are VERY SPECIFIC STRATEGIES for how to do the WRITING portion of the SAT.
I will prepare you for what to expect on the test, & teach you: 1) how to read & understand the prompt and work with the material in the passages; 2) how to create & organize ideas for your essay.
My exceptional tutoring style and extensive experience as a professional writer ensure that you will achieve your scholastic goals!

Spelling

No matter how difficult you may find it, spelling can be mastered. We will go beyond spellchecker and take your spelling skills to a whole new level!

Study Skills

Developing good study skills is like learning to ride a bike. Once you know how to do it, you never forget. And once you know HOW to approach projects & exams, you have mastered more than 50% of the challenge of acquiring good grades. I will teach you: how to develop organization skills; absorb & retain new information; effective reading & concentration techniques, & how to research & filter valuable information. These skills are critical to success in school, essential for acquiring good grades, & useful for learning throughout one's life. I will make learning enjoyable & rewarding; together we can achieve your goals!

Vocabulary

I will make learning and developing vocabulary skills a rewarding and successful experience. I can promise that every tutoring session will improve your skills!

Writing

There are specific strategies for how to write a great essay. My experience as a professional writer combined with exceptional tutoring skills will help you develop excellent communication and writing skills. You may even decide you love writing!

June 1974
English, Psychology
Bachelor of Arts degree completed
Graduate Coursework

Education

June 1974 (English, Psychology)

Bachelor of Arts degree completed (Graduate Coursework)

Excellent Instructor

Natalya has been an excellent instructor and has helped our son both in his overall reading comprehension (He won student of the month in English) and in his SAT preparation. She is patient and has provided our son with not only English skills but, perhaps more importantly, self confidence.

— Howard, Haslett, MI on 1/11/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

$35 per hour. If there are two students in your family needing tutoring (either together or separately), rates are $25 per hour per student.

Travel policy

Natalya will travel within 10 miles of Lansing, MI 48910.