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Irina K.

Vancouver, WA

$40/hour

Language learning through conversation!

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Aarhus University
Linguistics
Aarhus University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Aarhus University (Linguistics)

Aarhus University (Graduate Coursework)

About Irina

Hi! My name is Irina.
My academic background is in linguistics and the classical languages, and I love grammar and literature.

"What?! Irina, you love grammar?"
I do. Once you stop looking at it as dry pieces of information you have to memorize and start seeing it as the invisible framework that holds up all our interactions, I genuinely think it's hard not to get excited about it.

There's more to language than grammar, of course. There's reading and writing and analyzing literature, watching videos on Youtube, and holding conversations with friends and foes alike. I think all these things are important to achieve a full understanding of a language.

My personal linguistic background is that I grew up in a two-language household (Danish and Russian) on the Danish peninsula Jutland. Now have a little three-language (Danish, Russian and English) household of my own in Vancouver, Washington.

I have experience teaching Russian, Danish and English to adults in small classroom settings and one-on-one.
I also have experience in tutoring high school students in analyzing texts and using what they find in them to write solidly structured, grammatically correct essays in English and Danish, as well as in preparing and structuring oral presentations.

My background in linguistics means I have in-depth understanding of how people use language to communicate and how we store what we learn. My background in the classical languages have provided me with a strong understanding of rule grammar. Combined, that means an approach that values both formal and informal use of language based on context.

For English-specific qualifications, I studied high-level English in secondary school, took my Bachelor's degree in an English-language program, and have studied in the United States, as well.

I've taken the TOEFL test myself, and I know what it's like to learn a second language. I also know that it's possible to achieve complete fluency!

I've studied classical philology and I genuinely think grammar is very exciting.

I'd love to talk to you. I truly believe that learning happens in conversation. If you choose to have that conversation with me, I promise that it will be pleasant, easy-going, and very educational.

I ALSO TUTOR DANISH!
Hi! My name is Irina.
My academic background is in linguistics and the classical languages, and I love grammar and literature.

"What?! Irina, you love grammar?"
I do. Once you stop looking at it as dry
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Vancouver, WA 98661
In-person lessons
English:
English, TOEFL
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
Latin, TOEFL

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Aarhus University
Linguistics
Aarhus University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Aarhus University (Linguistics)

Aarhus University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Irina will travel within 5 miles of Vancouver, WA 98661.