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Svetlana passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Svetlana delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+

Teaching since:
2000

Hi my name is Svetlana, born and raised in Saint-Petersburg, Russia where I completed my BA in English Linguistics and PhD in Adult Pedagogy from the oldest School of Education in the country and gained a Diploma in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language over a career enhancement program at Saint-Petersburg State University. I taught both English as a foreign language and Russian as a Foreign Language at a college level as an associate professor and as a private tutor to corporate and individual clients as well for one 18 years now. In 2015 I relocated to the US to validate my education and professional experience intentionally at first as an MA and now a PhD student at the University of New Mexico. At the UNM I have been tutoring Russian, ESL (English as a Second Language), and writing for 3. Academic year of 2017/2018 I spent teaching Middle School ELA (English Language Arts) at Democracy Prep, a Charter Public School Network at their Agassi Campus in Las Vegas.
I quickly establish rapport with the students that I teach regardless of the subject that I teach and my students' age and always tackle their educational goals and interests during my teaching sessions. My students, as well as colleagues, and supervisors characterize me as a professional, responsible, and knowledgeable educator, as well as relatable and easy-going person.

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Experience

Student Manager
Aug 2018 - Present
University of New Mexico

ELA Middle school teacher
Aug 2017 - Jul 2018
Democracy Prep at Agassi Campus

Asssociate pofessor of English
Nov 2013 - Nov 2017
Herzen State Pedagogical Univerity of Russia

Russian and ESL Tutor
Sep 2016 - May 2017
University of New Mexico

TESOL Trainer
Aug 2016 - Sep 2016
International TEFL Training Institute

Business English Instructor
Sep 2006 - Jul 2016
J'n'J, Woldwide Clinical Tials, Novo Nordisk

Education

PhD in TESOL
Aug 2018 - Present
University of New Mexico
MA in TESOL
Aug 2015 - Jul 2017
University of New Mexico
Diploma in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language, RFL Methodology and Pedagogy
Sep 2012 - Feb 2013
Saint-Petersburg State University
PhD in Adult Pedagogy
Sep 2004 - Jun 2009
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia
BA in English Linguistics
Sep 1999 - May 2004
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Russian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

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Me on Democracy Prep website. 2017/2018 Academic Year

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Me defending my MA thesis at UNM on education and mentoring. (Summer 2017)

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