My first tutoring experience took place in first grade when I was asked to assist a newly arrived Vietnamese girl with her English. I myself had learned English when I first came to the United States at three years of age and could relate well to some of the issues the newcomer was facing.
A true global nomad, I have lived in Germany, the U.S., Mexico and Russia and have traveled extensively. Starting with English and German, and eventually Spanish, French and Russian, I have been instructing students since 1989 in various countries of a variety of ages in a multitude of informal and formal settings.
In 1990, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies from George Mason University. In 1995, I completed my Masters Degree in Secondary Education/Teaching English as a Second Language. After one year of working in a public school setting, I began teaching privately and on a freelance basis for a number of private companies and language schools, and the government.
Customized small group and one-on-one language classes in German and Spanish. Also available: ESL, Russian and French.
Intensive German instruction for U.S. Diplomats including lesson planning, assessment and curriculum development.
Managed translation projects and taught language classes in German, Spanish, ESL and Russian. Student assessment and level evaluation. Completed translations. Headed and developed curriculum for the German department.
Teaching Certification for the State of Virginia
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