Tatiana DeWolf

Tatiana D.

Bend, OR
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French

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Levels taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Are you looking for a teacher who is experienced, passionate, creative, hardworking, supportive and caring? Who can connect with students, build and maintain personal relationships?

Are you looking for a certified professional educator who knows how to work with you in order to meet your specific needs, to make you feel motivated and to master your language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing?

Whatever your goals are, I will help you reach them by providing you with a personalized learning plan and interactive, engaging and effective lessons.

I am an experienced language teacher and have been teaching professionally for more then 25 years. I teach all levels of French and Russian and during my career I have taught students of different ages and various nationalities.
In my teaching
• I design each lesson based on your immediate and practical needs, your individual learning style, as well as your interests and goals.
• I apply all of the latest language tools, instructional techniques and methods to help you reach your language goals.
• You will learn through a variety of language and cultural activities with meaningful tasks and real-life scenarios to make learning real and relevant
• You will enjoy learning a language using technologies, authentic materials, internet resources such as videos, songs, movies and cartoons, vocabulary and grammar games, Podcasts etc.
• Learning can be fun!
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About

Tatiana delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7 to 70

Teaching since:
1988

About me
I am a native Russian speaker born and raised in Moscow. Currently I live in in the USA in the state of Oregon. I have been interested in languages since I was a child. I have discovered the beauty of French language and since then never stop loving it! My personal interests are in Russian and French culture, literature, music, songs, films and art. A knowledge of Russian, French and English give me a full access to all these areas of interest in the original language. I would love to share my expertise with you!

Education
- Bachelor degree in French from Moscow State Pedagogical
University
- Masters of French and Russian language and literature from
Portland Start University
- Oregon Secondary Teaching Certification

Experience
- In my professional life I have worked with Russian Opera
singers in preparation for performance in French operas
- Have worked as a French-Russian translator for the European
Union
- Taught French at the Moscow State Conservatory
- Tutored US diplomats in Russian
- Was a French and Russian instructor at Portland State
University
For the past 25 years I have worked as a French teacher in international schools in Pakistan, Kuwait, Egypt, Germany and Belgium. I taught all levels of French (including AP and IB French) as well as tutoring an IB Russian. In my 8 +years of teaching IB French and Russian, I have never had a student score below a five, with the vast majority earning an exam grade of six or seven.

Languages Russian - native speaker
French - fluent
English - fluent
Spanish - conversational

I have studied and learned several languages so I know what it’s like to learn a language, what difficulties, challenges and obstacles you encounter and, how to overcame them. I can teach you some tricks to learning languages that can shorten your journey to fluency, and help you feel a sense of achievement as you reach your potential.

Whether your goal is to learn important phrases for an upcoming trip, prepare for an important school exam, or to develop language proficiency join me for an exciting journey of learning languages and cultures in a challenging but welcoming, warm and non-stressful environment.

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Experience

French teacher, IB French teacher
Aug 2011 - Jul 2017
International school of Ulm in Germany

French teacher
Aug 2006 - Jul 2011
Cairo American college in Egypt

IB Russian tutor
Aug 2003 - Jul 2006
Antwerpen International school in Belguim

French and Spanish teacher
Aug 2000 - Jul 2003
American school of Kuwait in Kuwait

French and Russian Lecturer
Sep 1999 - Jun 2000
Portland State University

French teacher. AP French teacher
Aug 1993 - Jul 1999
Karachi American school in Pakistan

French Instractor
Sep 1988 - Jul 1991
Moscow State Conservatory

Education

Master of Arts in French and Russian Language and Literature
Sep 2000 - Jun 2001
Portland State University
Bachelor degree in French language
Sep 1976 - Jun 1981
Moscow State Pedagogical University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Russian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Teacher License
Aug 2002
Teacher Standards and Practice Commission

French and Russian

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