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Tanya K.

Teaneck, NJ

$70/hour

Tanya K -- Teaneck, New Jersey; but born in London, UK!

$70/Hour


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King's College, University of London
French and German

Education

King's College, University of London (French and German)

About Tanya

My love of teaching dates back to when I was a little girl of 10 teaching a 'pretend French class' In my bedroom in London! I recall having a chalkboard on my wall and teaching 'invisible' students. Throughout high school, I tutored fellow students in French and German as I loved foreign languages and helping others understand important linguistic concepts.
As a college student, I tutored high school and business people in French, German and English. After receiving my French and German degree summa cum laude in London, I chose to work in qualitative marketing research and use my languages to interview people In Europe as I am also a very inquisitive person!

In addition to conducting marketing research with all sorts of different people all over the world, I have tutored middle and high school students over the years. I love sharing my passion for foreign languages with others, and enabling them to feel confident about communicating in these languages. I am warm, encouraging and empathic and always try to help students remember material easily; providing a funny name/acronym is one method I enjoy using! Seeing a student suddenly understand how to use a verb in a sentence and begin to like the language makes my heart do a happy, little jig every time! Tutoring is also rewarding for me as I get to bond with my students and see how they flourish both on an academic and emotional level.

I have worked with students who have very poor English skills and use a variety of different books to enable them to gradually master the language. I also used to tutor Japanese bankers in the UK. I applied the skills I gained teaching French and German to the English language. I am also planning to participate in an intensive ESL course this summer at Columbia College.

I have a passion for these languages, and have had since I started studying them as a child. I spent hours learning all the grammar and vocabulary, and consequently know firsthand what some of the potential areas of difficulty are for students. I have the desire and the patience to explain each and every point carefully until my students 'get it.' I also spent a year in Strasbourg which is on the Franco-German border as part of my degree so I have truly immersed myself in the languages on a day-to-day level rather than just learning from books.

I am energetic, fun and patient, and want my students to feel comfortable and enjoy learning with me. I am available to teach either in person and/or online.
My love of teaching dates back to when I was a little girl of 10 teaching a 'pretend French class' In my bedroom in London! I recall having a chalkboard on my wall and teaching 'invisible' students. Throughout high school, I tutored fellow students in French and German as I loved foreign languages and helping others understand important linguistic Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Teaneck, NJ 07666
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, German

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King's College, University of London
French and German

Education

King's College, University of London (French and German)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tanya will travel within 5 miles of Teaneck, NJ 07666.