Roman Nam

Roman N.

San Diego, CA

About Roman N.

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Roman teaches: Ages 9 and up
Teaching since: February 2010
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*****Before you sign up*****

There are three simple things you need to know about my tutoring program.
1. I always expect more from my students because I have observed and documented all general traits and phases of language development during my classes and yes, you can always do better than you think you can.
2. My classes go beyond standard delivery of grammar and vocabulary. I bring my students to understanding of how a particular language works as a communication tool and how it can be enhanced.
3. Progress, feeling of accomplishment and remarkable results are just as important and desirable for me as for you therefore I do my best as a teacher for helping you to do your best as a student which should not be a problem if you have made the decision: "I will be proficient in this language!"

*****My Students*****

For over 6 years of professional experience as Russian/French/ESL teacher, I have worked with all types of students with different learning styles and various goals: taught within U.S. public education institutions, provided private classes for children and adults, developed and implemented individualized syllabus for diplomats, high rank executives at multinational companies, employees of U.S. Embassy and Department of State.

Thanks to all my students, current and former, I am now confident that every individual, willing to learn one of the languages I teach, without a doubt, has everything it takes to succeed when the right approach is applied during the learning process and that is when your classes are comprehensible, interesting and engaging.

*****Program features*****

It is one on one program, thouroughtly personalized and organized according to your interests (general and professional), schedule, final goals, learning style and many other important elements to be taken into account.

Each session is 50 minutes.

Every session is prepared to reach a particular goal and structured in the way to have a maximum profit from "teacher - student" part of learning. Supporting materials are sent after each session: grammar notes, retention exercises, homework assignments, audio and video files as phonetic exercises and listening practice. The content of these materials is permanently tested and modified in order to achieve the best way to engage each individual student's language acquisition mechanisms.

Teacher's support 24/7.

Extra curricula content: idiomatic language components, cultural studies (traditions, history, literature, cinema and language related etymology), recommendations for independent language practice.

The way I see it, with each new student - there is a new process in my head that starts and constantly creates and improves techniques, ideas, method components, teaching style e.t.c for getting this particular student to do the best he or she can.


More recommendations can be provided upon request.

Photos and Videos

Started to learn Russian as personal challenge. Now, preparing for her 2 months trip to Russia! intellect#beauty#courage


French/Russian/ESL teacher

Nov 2012 - Present
Private Corporation

Preparation of effective language programs: Modeling efficient structures to provide comprehensible input and set of instructional techniques to support internalization of foreign language; Selection and formation of curriculum content based on thorough study of student’s interests, objectives and learning preferences in order to maximize motivational and engagement level; Specialized in government test preparation (FSI, ILR, DLPT) and designing private courses for high rank executives.
• Selected to create and implement individualized syllabus for Commercial Counselor at US Embassy, preparing for his assignment in Moscow, with a goal to progress from beginner to functional (Basic +), which was largely overpassed, according to the final test results, demonstrating that the student achieved intermediate level of proficiency.
• Developed short term intensive courses focused on test taking strategies and test content for employees of Department of State. For all students, the expected test results were achieved or overpassed.
• Elaborated flexible and efficient syllabus for Berlitz clients who are unable to follow classes at school locations and accordingly to regular schedule. Majority of these students showed high level of satisfaction with the classes by consequent reenrollment.

French/ESL teacher

Mar 2010 - Present
Self - employed. Private lessons.

Provided tutoring in conversational French and English, academic assistance and professional tutoring for young people and adults.

French language teacher

Nov 2010 - Apr 2011
Hudson Bergen College of Technology

Mission, exercised during attendance of the program “school for teachers” organized by Hudson County Schools of Technology for enhancing teaching skills in the field of inclusive education, which involved elaborating and implementing a wide range of curriculum, using innovative and creative thinking in order to provide a comfortable studying atmosphere where pedagogical goals can meet individual needs of each learner.

General manager

Jun 2005 - Dec 2009
9SILL, Real Estate and Development Firm Moscow

General Manager
Launched and coordinated firm’s first major investment projects in Europe and China
Established collaboration with firm’s foreign partners, oversaw contract revisions and selected and trained personnel for operating in a multinational business environment
Modernized and integrated efficient audit framework models in accounting department
Served as company’s liaison to governmental and other public entities in Moscow
Presented paper on program development for a $150 million project—one of the firm’s largest—to Moscow’s Minister of Commerce during intra-governmental commission meeting
Led research on critical issues in retail market development; wrote in-depth analytical report, findings from which formed the core of an official government report


International Commerce

Sep 2000 - Aug 2004
The institute of International Studies. Academy of Paris.

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


MTEL French

Oct 2014
Massachusetts test for teachers

Test for obtaining licensure for teaching in public schools in Massachusetts.

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40 Reviews on Roman N.

Cindy B. Jan 8, 2017
French · Online
Verified Student
Kimberly W. Dec 5, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
Very thorough
Julie Nov 26, 2016
French · Online
Roman is fantastic to work with-- he "hacks" grammar rules, he presents the information in a challanging, yet fun way. He's always punctual and is flexible with diverse schedules. If you're considering learning a new language, Roman is well worth the investment.
Lynnann Nov 23, 2016
Russian · Online
Roman is a great instructor all around. I appreciate his diverse teaching methods including instructor-student conversation, flashcards, audio and video of basic conversations, karaoke to Russian songs, and more. I also benefited from his ability to simplify (what is to me as a native English speaker) unusual grammatical functions found in Russian through the use of tables and charts.
Kimberly W. Oct 30, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
Tasie Oct 2, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
He is the best. Information is presented in a very organized format
Courtney C. Sep 18, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
I love the way Roman structures his lessons and breaks down the material. Each lesson builds upon the information learned from the prior lesson.
Rachael Sep 13, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
After one lesson I am already feeling more confident and experienced in my French!
Karim Sep 8, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
Great instructor, gives useful homework, very easy going and keeps the learning experience relaxed.
Malcolm D. Aug 23, 2016
French · Online
Verified Student
I am extremely glad that I signed up for online lessons with Roman. After studying 5 sessions with Roman, I feel confident that I am on my way to learning French. I can speak a little French and also form basic sentences with the correct grammar. The pace of the class is also good. Learning a language as an adult has its own challenges. Roman is patient and as an excellent instructor does not make you feel uncomfortable during the learning process. If you have doubts whether you can learn French online with Roman , I hope this review helps you in making a better decision.
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