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George M.

Cary, NC

$25/hour

Experienced teacher of English and Russian

4.9 average from 31 ratings
Very professional, patient and flexible tutor!
— Olga, Apex, NC on 6/21/16

$25/Hour


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UNC Chapel Hill
Russian and Economic
UNC Charlotte
MBA

Education

UNC Chapel Hill (Russian and Economic)

UNC Charlotte (MBA)

About George

For the last 16 years, I have lived in Moscow, Russia teaching English to Russians. In that time I have become very adept at teaching and very knowledgeable about language(especially English and Russian).
My strong backgound in language with 4 years of Latin, 3 years of French and 16 years of teaching English as a foreign language in Moscow Russia, meeting IH-London standards with annual observations for continual improvement in my teaching enable me to give you high quality English lessons.

My diploma in Russian language, 14 weeks of immersion in the Russian language in Vermont and 6 weeks of living in the Soviet Union in Leningrad gave me a very strong basis in Russian language which I built on and practised for the 16 years I lived in Moscow.

I love teaching for two main reasons: 1) because I love spending time on language and understanding it more deeply and seeing all the relations between languages, both in vocabulary and logic, and seeing the way different cultures view things in life their unique way and how it is reflected in their language. 2) because seeing people grow, learn and be able to do something that previously they were completely unable to do is something amazing and magic to me.To see someone go from understanding nothing as I speak to them in the language I am teaching them to being able to understand and produce in it 45 minutes later is amazing!

My strongest assets are: 1) my deep knowledge and natural talent for seeing the logic within language and between languages-this greatly helps the students understand and remember vocabulary better and understand the logic of the grammar. 2) I have spent more than 16 years abroad communicating with non-English speakers. 3) I really enjoy working with people and that is reflected in the atmosphere and attitude in the lessons.

If you need beginning grammar, vocabulary and simple practise, or you need to practise fluency in speech and listening with grammar and word choice correction or anything in between contact me for interesting lessons bringing your English up to whatever level you need or desire. We can meet at your convenience anywhere in the Raleigh area, including Durham and especially Cary. Looking forward to teaching you!
For the last 16 years, I have lived in Moscow, Russia teaching English to Russians. In that time I have become very adept at teaching and very knowledgeable about language(especially English and Russian).
My strong backgound in language with 4 years of Latin, 3 years of French and 16 years of teaching English as a foreign language in Moscow
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Price assumes at least 1 and a half hours for lesson and a minimum of 2 lessons per week.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Cary, NC 27511

"Very professional, patient and flexible tutor!"

- Olga, Apex, NC on 6/21/16

"Knowledgeable, flexible and friendly tutor"

- Gaelle, Cary, NC on 11/9/16

"Great first lesson!"

- Micah, Fayetteville, NC on 8/17/16

"Excellent tutor!"

- Lester, Warrensburg, MO on 6/4/16
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Russian

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ESL/ESOL

I am a native English speaker, being American. I have taught ESL in Moscow for the last 15 years with a CELTA (Cambridge English Language Teaching Award). I taught for a branch of IH-London and our teaching standards had to be up to IH-London standards. We had annual observations by a director of studies in our school, which had about 130 teachers. I passed all observations with satisfactory or above. With my vast experience, learning several languages(4 years of Latin, 3 years of French, a diploma in Russian, and learning languages such as Spanish and German just for fun) I understand language, especially Indoeuropean languages, deeply and understand acquisition of language(the knowledge, thinking, related vocabulary between languages, etc.) very well. In Moscow I had a lot of private students, which is basically tutoring. And I still have 3 private students in Moscow that have Skype lessons with me each week.

Russian

I have a B.A. in Russian language from a very good university-U.N.C. Chapel Hill. During my studies there I went through 2 immersion programs of living in Russian language-14 weeks at Norwich University's Summer Russian program and 6 weeks of living and studying Russian with Professors from Leningrad University in Leningrad during the soviet period. I speak Russian fluently now as I have lived in Moscow for the last 15 years. And as for teaching I know teaching methodology very well because I have a CELTA teaching degree in ESL and have been doing it for more than 15 years. I also understand language and the learning of it very well because I studied Latin for 4 years, French for 3 years and have learned spanish and German and others just for fun on my own.

UNC Chapel Hill
Russian and Economic
UNC Charlotte
MBA

Education

UNC Chapel Hill (Russian and Economic)

UNC Charlotte (MBA)

Very professional, patient and flexible tutor!

George is an experienced teacher--strong in language. For my lessons, i needed help in specific areas such as answering interview questions and help making my resume persuasive for potential employers. George worked with me on both of these areas and helped me improve well. During the lessons he also taught me a lot of useful grammar, especially verb tenses in a way that books and general lesso

— Olga, Apex, NC on 6/21/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Price assumes at least 1 and a half hours for lesson and a minimum of 2 lessons per week.

Travel policy

George will travel within 15 miles of Cary, NC 27511.