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Cold Spring, MN

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Tanya W. Russian language ; ESL for Russian speakers.

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Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University, Russia
Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University, Russia
Master's

Education

Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University, Russia

Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University, Russia (Master's)

About Tan

I am a native Russian speaker with an MA in foreign language teaching, earned in Russia. I have 15 years of experience teaching English, German and Russian as a Second Language in Russia and 5 years of experience of teaching ESL at Adult Basic Education and non-profit ESL programs in Minnesota.

My experience include, but not limited to: one-on-one speaking and grammar tutoring, language test preparation tutoring, small and large group teaching, college classroom teaching, kindergarten through high-school classroom teaching, writing tutoring through internet correspondence (correction of mistakes with explanation and examples), pronunciation tutoring/accent reduction.


My teaching and tutoring methods always depend on the students goals and language proficiency level. Having had various experiences in teaching foreign languages I am well familiar with professional methods and ways. In my opinion effective language lessons should be fun, easy to understand and at the same time should be fast paced, have enough learning material and useful relevant language practice. They should also give some information about culture, history, politics and/or art (depending on the student's personal interests). Most important is that they should be based on the student's language proficiency and personal intersts.

As a language professional I always try to connect and compare foreign language grammar with the student's native one. I can give you an example:
Is there a difference in meaning between these two sentences:
1. A hunter killed a tiger.
2. A tiger killed a hunter.
Of course there is! Well, in Russian language changing positions of words in a sentence like this one will not change the meaning of a sentence. Do you want to know why and how it works? We can talk about that. Once it makes sense it is not really difficult to remember.

Unless a student has a goal to review a specific language learning area (grammar, reading) I believe in teaching elements of reading, grammar and speaking in every lesson instead of teaching only grammar or only reading/speaking.

So, let us have fun learning Russia language together!
I am a native Russian speaker with an MA in foreign language teaching, earned in Russia. I have 15 years of experience teaching English, German and Russian as a Second Language in Russia and 5 years of experience of teaching ESL at Adult Basic Education and non-profit ESL programs in Minnesota.

My experience include, but not limited
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Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Cold Spring, MN 56320
In-person lessons
Language:
Russian

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I am a native Russian speaker with an MA in foreign language teaching that I earned in Russia. I have 15 years of experience teaching English, German and Russian as a Second Language in Russia and 5 years of teaching ESL to adults in Minnesota.

Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University, Russia
Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University, Russia
Master's

Education

Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University, Russia

Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University, Russia (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tan will travel within 20 miles of Cold Spring, MN 56320.