I am a native Russian speaker with more that 20 years of experience in teaching English at the university level. I graduated from Volgograd Pedagogical University (Russia) in 1980 with the qualification - Teacher of English and German. In 1991 I graduated from the post graduate courses of St. Petersburg University (Russia) with an awarded scientific degree - Candidate of Pedagogical Science (PhD). My thesis was the study in the field of Motivation of Learning Foreign Languages and Methods of Teaching English. I have 29 publications more in the same field. Since 1994 until 2005 (the year I moved to the USA) I had been in the position of Assistant Professor in Volgograd universities working with 1-2 year students of different specialties.
I also have extensive experience in teaching adult students, being responsible for creating, staffing and monitoring the English program for the workers of Volgograd Tobacco Factory (Russia).
I had been working with school graduates as well helping them to get ready to pass an entrance exam in English at Technical University.
I was also providing 5 year old children with private lessons in English for them to be admitted into specialized English schools.
With my education and practical experience I am well prepared to be a tutor. I am really good at providing instructions in one-on-one settings, and I love tutoring.
My child loves studying with her.
My daughter says Natalia is very nice. She is patient and can make the material fun. Finally my daughter looks forward to her lessons, which is her least favorite subject. I highly recommend Natalia as a tutor.Sally, 24 lessons with Natalia