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Thomas H.

Havertown, PA

$50/hour

Russian language tutor – Columbia University

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Haverford College (Prestigious LIberal Arts School)
Columbia University
Master's
Columbia University
Enrolled

Education

Haverford College (Prestigious LIberal Arts School)

Columbia University (Master's)

Columbia University (Enrolled)

About Thomas

I began studying Russian during my sophomore year at nearby Bryn Mawr College Russian department. My professor believed in as full immersion as possible from the start – something I would recommend to my students, too. It probably helped that my classes were early in the morning and that I bicycled to campus from my dorm in Ardmore, arriving fresh for classes every weekday. Most summers in college I attended Russian language school: sophomore year – at Bryn Mawr; junior year – the Pushkin Institute in Moscow. The chairman of the department at Bryn Mawr also employed me to write a computer program to train first- and second-year students in Russian grammar. After graduation, under Gorbachev, I led a students' cycling exchange between the US and the USSR, seeing Moscow, Leningrad, the Crimea, Georgia, and places in between up close. I also met my first wife in Moscow during this time, before entering Columbia University to study for a Ph.D. in political science and Russian studies.

My current topic of research is "Alternative Medicine in Russia".

Like my professor at Bryn Mawr, I believe that Russian can and should be approach as a language that can be learned systematically, not through rote memorization. Also, I think as much culture should be presented in teaching as possible, making the subject come alive for the student. Given my background, I can provide this.
I began studying Russian during my sophomore year at nearby Bryn Mawr College Russian department. My professor believed in as full immersion as possible from the start – something I would recommend to my students, too. It probably helped that my classes were early in the morning and that I bicycled to campus from my dorm in Ardmore, arriving fresh Read more

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1 hour notice required
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Travels within 5 miles of Havertown, PA 19083
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Haverford College (Prestigious LIberal Arts School)
Columbia University
Master's
Columbia University
Enrolled

Education

Haverford College (Prestigious LIberal Arts School)

Columbia University (Master's)

Columbia University (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 5 miles of Havertown, PA 19083.