George Washington University (Russian)
University of Kansas (Master's)
Hello potential students! Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a professional instructor of Russian language and literature with teaching experience in both state and private universities. For the past three years I have dedicated myself to teaching Russian and Ukrainian language courses to university students of varying levels and backgrounds. My responsibilities have ranged from assisting other instructors to designing and developing my own course materials and evaluation methods. At the University of Kansas, I ran the Ukrainian language program and did the same for the University of Pittsburgh’s Summer Language Institute. I have also taught first- and second-year Russian language courses and served as a Russian tutor during my undergraduate studies. Currently, I am an adjunct professor at a local private university in DC, where I teach Russian language and literature courses.
While my current job focuses on teaching in a classroom, I have been tutoring for many years. I love tutoring because it gives me a chance to better understand the student's individual needs and goals, which allows me to develop a personalized plan of study for them. My teaching philosophy is student-focused, meaning that I want the student to control the pace of the course and use me as a resource to help guide them toward achieving their goals. I am not just a drill-based teacher. I like to include cultural aspects in my language teaching so that the student is able to be fully engaged with the language and develop a deeper understanding not only of the grammar and vocabulary, but of the meaning and history behind it.
In 2015 I received my Master's degree in Slavic Languages, Literatures, & Cultures. I also have a Bachelor's degree in Russian Language & Literature. I have been studying Slavic languages for over eight years and have three years of university-level teaching experience. In addition to my academic qualifications, I also lived, studied, and worked in Russia for two years, which has given me a deep understanding of Russian culture. While abroad, I was also ACTFL Level 3 "Professional Working Proficiency" certified in Russian, which means I have achieved a high level of fluency in the language.
If you have read my profile and believe that I am the teacher for you, send me a message! I have a highly flexible schedule and am confident that I can help you achieve your language goals. Hello potential students! Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a professional instructor of Russian language and literature with teaching experience in both state and private universities. For the past three years I have dedicated myself to teaching Russian and Ukrainian language courses to university students of varying levels and backgrounds.
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I have a Master's degree in Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and three years of university-level Russian language teaching experience. I have taught courses at the University of Kansas, University of Pittsburgh, and George Washington University. I am currently an adjunct professor in the Russian department at GWU and I work with students in classroom and one-on-one settings on a regular basis. As a tutor, my goal is to identify and address the student's individual needs. I want them to set their own goals and use me as a resource to guide them toward achieving those goals.