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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