Isabela Dunklin

Isabela D.

Fort George G Meade, MD
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Romanian is my native language. I excelled in school and college every time when tested, and continue to do so almost three decades after graduating high school. My education at the Academy of Police "Alexandru Ioan Cuza", Faculty of Law, a public entity in Bucharest, Romania, has the Romanian grammar and literature among its core prerequisites for accession to this institution next to history and a foreign language.
In the USA I earned a MBA in International Business which propelled my career in the US Coast Guard which relies on my polyglot skills including Romanian for translations of documents and live interpretations during international events.
I am also a Certified Interpreter in Romanian with the US Defense Language Institute Monterrey, California.
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Isabela delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I'm an enthusiastic learner even after 19 years of formal education (two Masters, one Bachelor) earned on two continents continued by US military education in various forms, and formally tested student who needed to document skills that were not formally captured on paper (like the foreign languages I know).

I love interacting with people and pass on my knowledge from five visited continents, instill love for learning and continuous curiosity for any subject out there. Nothing is impossible when you set your mind to it. Failing once doesn't mean that you'll never win (proof in my athletic years and life ever since); determination, hard work, self-motivation and a good supporting system can bring to reality even the most insignificant dreams that we believe may not come true, and especially those in which we passionately trust.

I believe in breaking down a goal into objectives, assigning tasks to each one of them, and then sticking to achieve them.

I'm a Certified Instructor with the Department of Homeland Security. My hobbies include practicing foreign languages by speaking them, learning about cultures and slangs, etymology, watching foreign movies, traveling internationally, taking photos, reading (a lot), carefully planning with room for error and impulsive decisions (to take the boredom out of things), meeting with life long friends, drawing, painting, and spending time outdoors for inspiration.

I'm elated at the opportunity of brainstorming with you and giving you tools to be an independent learner.

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Supervisor Policy Analyst
Dec 2014 - Jan 2018
US Naval Forces Central Command, Fifth Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces

Develop, coordinate, communicate and assist in the implementation of Commander, US Naval Forces, Central Command's NAVCENT theater strategies to achieve the commander's long-range strategic vision in support of National Security and USCENTCOM guidance.

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Aug 2010 - Dec 2014
US Navy Europe, US Navy Africa, Sixth Fleet

Assigned to the Assessments Department to support operations in Europe and Africa. Traveled to area of responsibility to conferences, various organizational events, military exercises including afloat on US Navy's ships.


MBA International Business
Jan 2003 - Jan 2005
Florida Metropolitan University
European Master in Law
Sep 1995 - Jul 2000
Faculty of Law within the Academy of Police "Alexandru Ioan Cuza"


Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Certificate of Completion Modern Hebrew
Jul 2015
eTeacher Group

Level 1/ 30 hours

Certified Linguist in Portuguese
Apr 2009
Defense Language Institute

Formal testing by the DLI in Monterrey, California

Certified Interpreter in Romanian
Nov 2006
Defense Language Institute

Formal testing by the DLI in Monterrey, California

Certified Interpreter in Spanish
Sep 2006
Defense Language Institute

Formal testing by the DLI in Monterrey, California

Certified Interpreter in Italian
Sep 2006
Defense Language Institute

Formal testing by the DLI in Monterrey, California

Certified Interpreter in French
Aug 2006
Defense Language Institute

Formal testing by the DLI in Monterrey, California


"Spirit of Excellence"
Sep 2012
United States Coast Guard (USCG) Training Center Yorktown, Virginia
Commissioned Officer
May 2009
United States Coast Guard (USCG)
Meritorious Team Commendation
Feb 2009
US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Meritorious Team Commendation
Aug 2008
US Coast Guard Auxiliary
Meritorious Team Commendation
Mar 2008
US Coast Guard
Letter of Commendation
Sep 2007
US Navy
Presidential Unit Citation
Apr 2006
US Coast Guard
National Defense Service Medal
Sep 2003
US Navy


US Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association
Apr 2005

To provide services to, and promote fellowship among, the Alumni of the Coast Guard Academy. We raise funds to provide "margins of excellence" support to the Corps of Cadets, the Academy, and the Coast Guard in order to preserve the traditions and enhance the reputation of the Coast Guard Academy.

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Photos & Videos

Self-introduction to my potential and future students
Snapshot with Dallas Cowboy van from Texas.

The perks of the job in Middle East on French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle; she can carry 28–40 aircrafts.

Poppy flowers, acrylic on canvas.

Jogging in Paris, France.

Strolling in London, UK.
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15 Reviews

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Linda T. Nov 19, 2018
English · Online

Excellent teacher, great mentor, exceeding the expectation.

Michael M. Nov 19, 2018
Romanian · Online

She is a fantastic teacher and will structure your program based on your needs and learning style. She makes learning a lot of fun so it doesnt seem like work. She knows 5 languages so i might have to learn more than just romanian.

Kate Nov 19, 2018
Italian · Online

Isabela is a delightful person, and I enjoy taking her Italian lessons! She is very patient and really makes sure you learn the correct pronunciation.

Stella V. Nov 18, 2018
French · Online

Very good and friendly. She understands the level of the student and delivers the lessons based on that

Elizabeth Nov 18, 2018
Romanian · Online

Isabela is wonderful! She jumped right in & really learned about my specific situation so she could best make the lessons helpful to my own progress.

Karla O. Nov 8, 2018
English · Online

Isabela is a great teacher with a dynamic class and she gives a lot of tools so you can achieve your goal.

Michael M. Nov 6, 2018
Romanian · Online

She is a fantasic teacher. Funny and engaging. Makes learning a lot easier.

Stella Nov 4, 2018
French · Online

She is very friendly and she takes effort to make aure that the pronunciation is accurate.

Vera Nov 4, 2018
French · Online

Linda T. Nov 4, 2018
English · Online

Elizabeth Nov 1, 2018
Italian · Online

Isabela was a wonderful instructor to have during the short time I was able to interact with her! She goes out of her way to reach out to you and develop a plan for you to learn. Additionally, she also teaches the culture and offers advice on how not to get swindled as you travel! I definitely recommend her!

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Kate Oct 23, 2018
Italian · Online

Isabela dives right in to the language, providing immediate conversational Italian. Rapid pace, so take notes and keep up!

Kate Oct 22, 2018
Italian · Online

I am enjoying this! Thanks!

Peyton Oct 15, 2018

I love the work she does and how she understands how to teach without making it so I’m confused i understand her perfectly and love working with her

Elizabeth G. Sep 28, 2018
Painting · In home

Isabela is a great teacher who truly has a passion for art. She took the time to share helpful tips and stories of her own experiences with our group of twelve, and did so in a fun and energetic manner. She managed to keep us all engaged and was a delight to have in our office. I would highly recommend Isabela!

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