About Daria D.

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Daria teaches: Ages 7 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2004
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

Hi! My name is Daria. I live in the always sunny and beautiful Los Angeles, California, and work full-time as a multilingual translator, language specialist and educator. Thanks to my unique multinational heritage, I grew up multilingual (German, Czech and Russian) and received my education in Worms (Germany), Prague (Czech Republic), Moscow (Russia) and Claremont (USA). I received my Abitur diploma with highest distinction from Eleonoren-Gymnasium Worms (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) and my Bachelor's degree from Pomona College (ranked first out of all undergraduate colleges and universities in the US by Forbes and fourth by US News & World Report). Not only do I love speaking and teaching German, Russian, Czech and English but I am also very interested in learning about other cultures and languages. I firmly believe that the best teacher is a lifelong eager learner.

I have been teaching German, Czech, Russian and ESL for over 10 years as an in-person and online instructor in a variety of settings in Europe and the US. Besides working in language schools, I have taught in elementary school, high school and college settings as well as in companies, retirement homes and museums. As a result, I have extensive experience working with students of all ages, language levels, goals and abilities. All my language lessons take place exclusively online, and I take pride in using the most engaging learning tools and providing my students with the latest didactic materials (you won’t need to buy textbooks) while offering a variety of course types that suit my students’ wide-ranging goals and interests. For example, I have helped many students perfect their German reading and writing skills before they leave for study abroad programs in Germany. I have taught numerous company employees to confidently communicate in Russian with their overseas colleagues. After achieving perfect TOEFL and IELTS scores, my international ESL students have gone on to attend some of the best universities and colleges in the United States, including Princeton, Yale and Pomona College. My Czech language students tremendously enjoy the rich insights they gain during our lessons into the language and culture of the Czech Republic. Start your lessons now – the sooner you begin learning, the sooner you'll achieve your goals and become fluent. I can't wait to meet you! :)

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Languages Spoken

Czech
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Limited Proficiency
German
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Russian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

eLearning Guild
Mar 2016

The eLearning Guild is the oldest and most trusted source of information, networking, and community for eLearning professionals. As a member-driven organization, the Guild produces conferences, online events, online and blended training courses, eBooks, white papers, research reports, and Learning Solutions Magazine—all devoted to the idea that the people who know the most about making eLearning successful are the people who produce eLearning every day in corporate, government, and academic settings. Our goal is to create a place where eLearning professionals can share their knowledge, expertise, and ideas to build a better industry—and better learning experiences—for everyone.

38 Reviews on Daria D.

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Gary Mar 7, 2017
Verified Student · German · Online
Great first lesson!
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Jiemin Zhao Feb 27, 2017
Verified Student · German · Online
She is an excellent teacher and very kind. I really enjoy the lessons!
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Aline S. Feb 23, 2017
· Russian · Online
I enjoy my lessons with Daria very much. She is very professional, caring and loves what she does. I am so pleased with how much I have learned in such a small amount of time!
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Mario C. Nov 17, 2016
Verified Student · German · Online
Great first lesson! I am looking forward to my next one :)
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Stacy Oct 27, 2016
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Daria was great! She was very good at assessing my level and giving me appropriate exercises, She had different challenging exercises every time, she also kept me engaged between visits with homework, that was not too overbearing. She was very patient with questions as well. Great experience! Would recommend!
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Alyssa R. Oct 10, 2016
· Russian · Online
I took Russian with Daria and learned really a lot. I wish I had more time to continue through it, however I am planning to come back. The best schedule, as you can have your lesson after work and we do a lot of talking and learning new words which is perfect to improve my conversation skills. She also gives weekly homework (newspaper articles, movies and book excerpts) which is a very fun and helpful way to use individual time.
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Carly W. Sep 26, 2016
· German · Online
I took German intermediate level last semester with Daria and it was great! She is a German native and made class interactive and fun. I built a strong foundation and am excited to take more advanced classes with her this semester as I continue to expand my German language skills even further.
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Maggie Johnson Aug 30, 2016
Verified Student · German · Online
Daria is a great instructor. She works at your pace and helps you reach your personal language learning goals. I'd recommend her to any potential student!
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Lynn Jun 9, 2016
Verified Student · German · Online
I'm really enjoying my lessons with Daria -- she has figured out very quickly where I am in the language and has crafted the work around my weak areas. Highly recommend her!
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Lynn May 27, 2016
· German · Online
I enjoyed my first lesson with Daria and look forward to many more!
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