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About Carina R.

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Jersey City, NJ

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About Carina
I love teaching all ages and levels because I enjoy seeing students learn and achieve personal, social or professional goals. Everybody can learn if I respect the student's needs, pace and learning style, and if I tap into his/ her interests and strengths. A comprehensive approach that includes speaking, reading, writing and listening is necessary, however I focus primarily on communication . I provide knowledge, fun, creativity and flexibility to guarantee a successful pleasant experience for all students.
I am a native from Argentina. I moved to the US in 1996, therefore I can relate to the feelings involved in learning a foreign language. I live a bilingual life raising my daughter who is 14 and my son who is 6 years old . I travel to Argentina once or twice a year. I teach conversational Spanish, SAT subject test in Spanish,
CLEP Spanish, AP Spanish language.
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Jake S. January 6, 2019
· Spanish · Online
My 13 yo son’s first lesson and he learned super useful tips. He really liked the lesson and he was skeptical about it!
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Johnny December 4, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
Today was a great first session! I already learned so much and the lesson was fun.
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Madison D. July 21, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Excellent instructor. Keeps the student engaged.
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Carina R.

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About Jodie M.

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Bondurant, IA
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About Jodie
My name is Jodie. I have been teaching since 1999 and my experience includes school classrooms, university, and private lessons. I have been teaching private lessons since 2003 and am currently available to teach lessons in person and online. I teach French and ESL. I am also qualified to teach English, writing, and comprehension as well as a few crafts. One of my current students was failing his French I class at high school three months ago when his mom contacted me, but he has now raised that grade to a B.

I received my training at the University of Northern Iowa in1998 where I received a BA and an MA in French. I later studied at the University of Angers, France, where I earned an MA in Teaching French as a Foreign Language. I lived in France for six years. I also taught English to French students. As an expert in my field, I
look forward to helping new students achieve their goals. I personalize lessons and courses to meet the individual student's needs.
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Jodie M.

Bondurant, IA 50035
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$25 / 30-min

About Norma J.

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Norwalk, CA

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We all live once in this lifetime, I believe that my way of choosing paths has made become a stronger person.
With handling my problems, I've become a great listener, and make solutions work. I dont just teach. I'm a good learner. I love to learn from people. That's how I am the instructor that I am.
Not everyone is a teacher. But when you do get there.
You're a good inspiration for all that's around you.
My question is, "if you weren't given/shown choices in life, then how can you know you are doing right or wrong?"
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Norma J.

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About Sergey T.

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Chicago, IL
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As I speak two languages English and Russian, I can teach both. Russian is my native language, so students can learn Russian from the native speaker. And that is the best way to learn foreign languages. I've been teaching Russian since 2010 and I use my own method, which is not like in boring books. Students have to get what they need to fill the gaps and go further. Who goes, he reaches the destination.
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Jordon B. December 29, 2018
· Russian · In studio
Sergey has many different methods of learning the Russian language and It allows you to have fun in the process! He is definitely a great and knowledgable teacher!
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Sergey T.

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About Marina R.

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Ankeny, IA
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Native Russian Speaker
Experienced at teaching Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Russian
If you are looking for a Russian teacher who will help you to master the language, and introduce you to the world of Russian literature, culture and history, you found one! I have more than 10 years teaching experience and enjoy working with the students of all ages.
I hold PhD from Moscow State Pedagogic University and Master's degree from Iowa State University, and have extensive experience teaching in Russia and in the United States. I have taught students of various ages and with different language skills, and enjoy working with children, school and college students, and working professionals. During the past ten years, I have worked with individual clients, small groups and led lectures fro 150+ students.
My students can expect to improve
week to week in their speaking and listening skills. Every student is unique and I spend considerable amount of time developing my lessons to make sure I meet individual needs and help my students understand Russian grammar, and start speaking after their first lesson. I teach students to understand and successfully interpret Russian culture and feel confident talking to native Russian speakers. I involve a variety of resources, such as video and audio materials including TV and radio shows, popular movies, traditional and modern Russian songs and a various reading materials. I can help any student to speak freely and understand native Russian speakers no matter what their native language is.

I strongly believe that staying updated about current research in the filed of language studies is critical for successful professional career. I regularly go to professional conferences for foreign language instructors to network with the colleagues nationwide and internationally and learn about latest research in the field of language studies. Since 2016, I have presented at three state and 4 national conferences and competed five research papers that summarize my experience.

My personal passion is contemporary Russian culture, art and music specifically. As a member of Des Moines Art Center, I like staying updated about latest develop menus in the art world and collaborate with local artists. I am also well-versed in contemporary and classic Russian literature, history and politics and would love to share my expertise with my students.
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Alyssa February 11, 2019
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Marina was my direct supervisor while I was a graduate assistant for the International Students and Scholars Office at Iowa State University, and she is one of the best supervisors I've ever had. Marina assigns you tasks and then let's you work on them without being micromanaged. She trusts you to complete the work she gives you, and she is very open with her communication, always having an open door policy, where you are free to voice your opinions and ideas. It was enjoyable having a supervisor who saw me as more like a colleague instead of a subordinate. I always knew I could come to her and my ideas would be taken seriously. I worked with Marina to revamp the curriculum for an orientation course for international students, where it was a pleasure learning from her in-depth pedagogical knowledge. Additionally, I worked with Marina in the classroom where she challenges her students because she knows what they are capable of achieving. Like her open door policy in work, she allows her students to come to her whenever they need assistance and she is always more than willing to work with students on questions they may have or in areas they need additional assistance. She is an extremely fair educator and sets high standards for her students, but scaffolds the learning to ensure every student, with the right work ethic, can reach their desired goals.
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Smita February 7, 2019
· Russian · In home
Marina has a wonderful rapport with the people of all ages, especially college students. Her greatest asset is her creativity, as she always made sure to engage me in the learning process in unique ways. Every lesson was fun and helped me to learn new material easily. Marina has a truly unique ability to connect with students from the first lesson. She had been very patient in dealing with my learning difficulties, and always answered questions professionally. While studying with Marina, I learnt that she is a team player who is always willing to address my needs. She is very detail oriented and can aptly manage overseeing individual performance. She is extremely organized , reliable and flexible to work with.
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Anna February 6, 2019
· Russian · In home
Marina is a highly dedicated, result-oriented language instructor who invests the best of her time and energy into finding an individualized approach to every student. In particular, she is very flexible and carefully considers each student’s language learning needs while developing her lessons and activities. As a result, her lessons and language materials are creative, interactive, very well designed, and are tailored to different students’ language levels and needs. Additionally, she carefully considers each student’s cultural background while developing her materials to ensure her lessons are culture-sensitive, and, at the same time, help students explore and navigate the unique cultural and social characteristics of different English-speaking countries.
On a personal level, Marina is very sociable, relatable, and accommodating. Her high energy, motivation and passion for teaching help students feel comfortable and eager to learn during her lessons. Being a bilingual herself, she is well aware of what difficulties language learners face and, leading by example, she helps students overcome those fears and view language learning as an exciting journey rather than a challenge.
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Marina R.

Ankeny, IA 50023
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About Sara S.

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Greenwich, CT
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I’m a Native Speaker with over 10 years experience with tutoring. I’ve taught adults as well as kids all ages, groups and one-on-one lessons. All lessons can be tailored to the student’s needs. My lessons are fun and dynamic, they integrate grammar, conversation and culture. Students learn the language through practical examples of daily life situations, that can be conveniently applied during a trip to Italy! We learn about Italian food recipies, music, and much more.
There’s no learning a language without understanding the culture and viceverse :)
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Sara S.

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