Karina Otaryan

Karina O.

Encino, CA

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Karina delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
September 1993

I am a professional with strong educational background, passion for teaching, great enthusiasm, and more than twenty years of extensive experience teaching ESL and EFL to students of various age groups and cultural backgrounds, I can deliver confidence, passion, and knowledge to enable each student to reach his or her full potential.
I have BA degree in Bilingual Education and MA Degree in Linguistics/TESL, and I am able to design a curriculum that fits every student's personal needs, learning style, age and personality. I love working with people, and truly enjoy the process of teaching and tutoring. My lessons are always lively, interesting, interactive, and highly efficient!


Academic ESL Teacher
Sep 2014 - Present
ELS Intensive English Program Cal Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks

Develop and teach a wide range of classes for all levels with focus on speaking, grammar, vocabulary, listening, lecture note-taking, phonics, reading and writing skills.
Give formative and summative feedback on students' performance.
Design assessment based on students' language needs.
Conduct oral and written placement evaluation.

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ESL Teacher; Master Teacher Assstant; Master Teacher
Mar 2014 - Sep 2014
LA ORT College

Developed and taught comprehensive basic, intermediate and advanced level lessons targeting four main language skills.
Analyzed students' performances and held teacher-student conferences.
Administered tests, quizzes and evaluations.
Fostered a classroom environment conductive to learning and promoting excellent student engagement and student-teacher interaction.
Developed and presented teacher training workshops.
Created vocational and ESL lab curricula.
Conducted orientation and training for incoming teachers.

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Master of Arts, Linguistics/TESL
Sep 2010 - May 2014
California State University Northridge


English, Russian, Armenian
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Teacher of the Year
Nov 2004
Center of Intensive Methods of Teaching Foreigh Languages
Most Creative Project
Jan 2001
Kitaygorodskaya Language School

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