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Winona State University, BS in Teaching Foreign Languages (Spanisg, German, ELL,Russian)
Winona State University, M.A. in Literature and Compositon (Master's)
I have a 10 year language teaching experience. Languages are my passion. I am good at accommodating different proficiency levels; so no matter where you are at, I will meet you there and take you to your next level. Spanish is the primary language that I tutor in. I take in different age groups: from kids to adults. I have taught at a High school as well as University levels; I am comfortable with any age group. I have a 10 year language teaching experience. Languages are my passion. I am good at accommodating different proficiency levels; so no matter where you are at, I will meet you there and take you to your next level. Spanish is the… Read more
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Currently, most of my teaching load shifted in this direction. I enjoy immensely working with diverse students. In return, I give them the gift of speaking English. I use a direct method whenever I can, unless I work with true newcomers.
Origianlly, I came to this country from a town that has deep German roots. Before WWII, it was called Koenigsberg. The city that could boast seeing Schiller, Immanuel Kant, and Otto von Bismark walking its streets. German was part of my life starting from 5th grade on. German was my major at Kaliningrad State University as well as Winona State University. While in Koenigsberg, I also had to serve as a translator/interpreter at the Biology department, where my father worked as a Dean, helping him with student exchange groups visiting between Koenigsberg and Cologne.
I am a native Russian. My first 5-year-bachelors degree is from Kaliningrad State University, Kaliningrad, Russia, where I studied Pedagogy and majored in English and German. I had a one year teaching experience at a High School there prior to coming to Minnesota in 1995. Since then, I taught Russian to adults in Minneapolis, MN, for a couple of years at Bukvar Russian school. My son was attending the school there on the weekends and I volunteered to teach adults that signed up for classes.
I have B.S. degree in teaching Spanish, German and ELL from WSU, Winona, MN.I have teaching licences for Spanish, German and ELL in two states: Wisconsin and Minnesota. Every other semester I teach a section of Spanish 101 at WSU here in town as an adjunct instructor.
Prior to coming to the US, I had to take the TOEFL myself. That was my first experience. I also helped a number of international students to get ready for theirs. I have a solid background in English grammar and reading comprehension.
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