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Justyna B.

Great Neck, NY

$20/hour

Language tutor, passionate about teaching

$20/Hour


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About Justyna

I have a profound knowledge of French, Greek, Latin, and Polish languages. I constantly enrich this by reading literature and scientific articles, writing posts and essays, listening to a variety of videos and discussing with native speakers. (Conversation doesn't apply to Latin.) And finally, I am in love with doing grammar exercises. They seem to be my kind of sudoku.

I firmly believe that one truly learns a language when they are about to teach it. That is when they are about to demonstrate their skills, the ability to transmit knowledge, which is by no means the same as possessing it, and aid the learner in acquiring the foreign language. It is during this process that a language can be acquired well as this leads to the ability to better demonstrate the different subtle differences among words and structures.

People would describe me as being calm, patient and demanding, yet flexible. I love helping students discover things for themselves. I always try to apply newly acquired techniques during my lessons. I possess a lot of materials in the form of power point presentations, word documents, books, articles, videos, etc.

As far as my qualifications in Polish are concerned, I am a native speaker of the language. I attended polish elementary and junior high school, and quite recently I acquired a certificate of proficiency in the language (level C2). As for Greek, I am also a native speaker. Additionally, I attended a Greek senior high school and university (faculty of pedagogics and literature), during which I attended additional teaching and methodology seminars. French has always been my passion. That's why I attended courses leading to DALF C2, taking it 2 years ago. Ancient Greek was more of an obligation in senior high school, but passion at university. I had studied A.G. for 7-8 years in total. Latin was studied both in senior high school and at university, 6 years in total.

Generally, during my studies, as well as after graduation, I have participated in many face-to-face and on-line seminars concerning teaching, methodology and dyslexia - learning difficulties. Apart from that, I study a lot on these subjects with the view to improve myself. Plus I have a 10-year experience in teaching, during which I have successfully prepared a few candidates for the IELTS and DELF B1 exams, to name a few.

I am passionate about teaching. I devote a lot of time to preparing lessons and do my best to meet my student's individual needs.
I have a profound knowledge of French, Greek, Latin, and Polish languages. I constantly enrich this by reading literature and scientific articles, writing posts and essays, listening to a variety of videos and discussing with native speakers. (Conversation doesn't apply to Latin.) And finally, I am in love with doing grammar exercises. They seem Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Great Neck, NY 11023
English:
IELTS
Test Preparation:
IELTS
Language:
French,
Greek,
IELTS, Latin,
Polish
History:
Classics,
European History

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Classics

I graduated from a Greek university (faculty of pedagogics) where I followed a chain of courses/lessons on ancient Greek and Latin. During those lessons I had the opportunity to read and learn about:
(historians) Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon
(philosophers) Plato, Aristotle
(epic poet) Homer
(tragedians) Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides
(comic) Aristophanes
(orators) Demosthenes, Isocrates
plus grammar and syntax.

As for Latin, I had the opportunity to read and learn about:
(orator) Cicero
(poets) Vergil, Ovid (my favourite), Catullus and Horace, plus grammar and syntax.

French

I have been studying French for 10 years and teaching it for another 2 (since 2014 when I passed DALF C2). I studied pedagogics and, nowadays, I frequently attend seminars and trainings related to methodology and teaching.

I possess a lot of personal materials (books, notes, power point presentations, etc.) which I enrich and send to my students in order to present/revise a topic. I like to use authentic materials as they usually match better the needs/interests of my students as well as bringing real life materials closer to them. I have been teaching online for approximately 2 years, both adults and children.

Greek

I have lived in Greece for more than 25 years. I attended Greek junior and senior high school. I went on to graduate from a Greek university, faculty of pedagogy. During university, I had lessons about/of the Greek language, both ancient and modern, literature, history and philosophy. I have been teaching the Greek language (modern and ancient) to both children and adults, and as a foreign language for nearly 10 years.

Latin

I studied Latin in senior high school for 2 years. I graduated from a Greek university where I studied pedagogics. During that time I took additional 4 courses in Latin. I studied grammar, syntax and Literature (Ovid, Cicero and Horace among others). I have a 5-year experience in teaching Latin. I am passionate about my job and I ensure that the lessons are plain and simple, friendly and stress-less. I encourage my students to ask questions no matter how many times or how "weird" they may seem.

Polish

I am a native speaker of Polish. I attended a Polish primary and secondary school. I regularly travel to Poland. I own a lot of Polish books which can be used for teaching foreigners. So far I have taught a few Greeks how to speak some basic Polish.

I am passionate about my job and I ensure that the lessons are plain and simple, friendly and stress-less. I encourage my students to ask questions no matter how many times or how "weird" they may seem.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $20.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Justyna will travel within 40 miles of Great Neck, NY 11023.