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Valentina K.

Blair, NE

$25/hour

Creative German and Russian Tutor

5.0 average from 9 ratings
Motivated, knowledgeable, and patient
— David, Hoschton, GA on 10/14/16

$25/Hour


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University of Foreign Languages, Moldova
German

Education

University of Foreign Languages, Moldova (German)

About Valentina

Hello, my name is Valentina. I'm a Russian and German teacher.

German

I specialize in teaching German at the High School level. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in German and spent a year working and studying in Munich, Germany. I then found work in a private school and instructed over one hundred students. I have since continued tutoring individually specializing with online lessons.

My goal is to improve my students’ language skill through conversation and I push my students to speak German from the first lesson. I believe this helps students gain fluency and lose their fear of making mistakes while speaking. No one can be perfect in a month but the student needs to be comfortable enough with grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation so that they can communicate in German and improve through conversation and dialog.

My youngest students were 6 years old and I have also taught older students. I enjoy working with children and am fascinated by how quickly young students can learn and grasp languages. Especially when learning is incorporated in a game where a student can passively learn to use new vocabulary as a tool to win a game among others. I am very grateful for all my students and the wide variety of experiences that I have had interacting with them.

Russian

I am an experienced language teacher. My experience is teaching German as a second or third language to Russian and Romanian speakers, but since I am a native Russian speaker I can use what I have learned teaching German to teach Russian.

My teaching philosophy is to learn through practice. Everyone makes mistakes and part of learning a new language is overcoming the fear of making mistakes and being willing to work through errors to convey an idea or thought. People learn a language best when they use it as a tool to achieve a goal.

Recently I started teaching Russian to English speakers using the book" The Voices" and also I have practice teaching Russian to German speaking children.

I enjoy working with children but also find it rewarding to work with motivated adults. I am looking forward to working with you.
Hello, my name is Valentina. I'm a Russian and German teacher.

German

I specialize in teaching German at the High School level. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in German and spent a year working and studying in Munich, Germany. I then found work in a private school and instructed over one hundred students. I have since
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rates for multiple students is the same as the rate for a single student.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Blair, NE 68008

"Motivated, knowledgeable, and patient"

- David, Hoschton, GA on 10/14/16

"Clear and precise"

- Kimberly, Newport News, VA on 9/28/16
Language:
German,
Russian

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German

I have instructed over one hundred students in private German courses. I routinely exceeded student retention expectations. In a period of eight months, my efforts doubled the number of students enrolled in the German language program, through my professional and effective teaching.

Russian

I am a native Russian speaker and I have studied Russian since elementary school. I graduated from Chishinau university, where 40% of the courses are taught in Russian including Russian grammar and literature. I have taught private courses as a German teacher, to Russian speakers, and therefore I have experience explaining Russian grammar and conversation. I have a deep appreciation for Russia’s literary heritage and am constantly reading classic Russian texts.

I have experience teaching online Russian language to English students. My materials are adapted to English speakers and my beginner students are excited and able to engage in Russian small talk within 6-8 lessons. My lessons are efficient, well planned and productive.

I’ll teach you spelling and grammar rules, I’ll extend you vocabulary and we will always be practicing and reviewing previously learned material. I help encourage my students to study Russian. With me you will smoothly move from a beginner to more advanced. I create a low stress and efficient learning environment.

University of Foreign Languages, Moldova
German

Education

University of Foreign Languages, Moldova (German)

Motivated, knowledgeable, and patient

I have enjoyed working with Valentina on my Russian and my German. She is always encouraging during the whole lesson, is friendly, and is one of if not the best teacher I've had so far! She has a lot of study aids to help me learn the languages visually as well as audibly. I hope a lot of people decide to give Valentina a try at teaching them a new language! I can not say much more to describe how

— David, Hoschton, GA on 10/14/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rates for multiple students is the same as the rate for a single student.

Travel policy

Valentina will travel within 30 miles of Blair, NE 68008.