- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Getting ready for your trip to Russia and want to learn how to get around with a knowledge of basic Russian?
Looking to improving your Russian skills and reaching to a higher proficiency level?
Preparing for IB exam? Or simply want to take on one of the challenging languages to have a real sense of accomplishment?
You are in a right place!
I am a native Russian speaker born and raised in Moscow. I graduated from Moscow Pedagogical University and received my Master's degree in Russian and French Languages and Literature from Portland State University. I have an Oregon teaching license and am certified to teach both French and Russian. For the past 25 years I have been traveling the world and working as a French and Russian teacher in international schools in Germany, Pakistan, Belgium, Egypt and Kuwait. I taught all levels of French (including AP and IB French) as well as tutoring 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.
I am passionate about teaching and this passion comes out in each of my lessons. I work hard to create lessons that are challenging, yet meaningful and fun-filled. Whatever your goals are, I will help you reach them by providing you with a personalized learning plan and interactive, engaging and effective lessons. In each lesson, I will help you learn and master your language skills using different teaching methods, incorporating technologies and media sources, in an environment that is relaxed yet challenging. Learning can be fun!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 7 to 70
- Teaching since:
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!
- Bachelor degree in French from Moscow State Pedagogical
- Masters of French and Russian language and literature from
Portland Start University
- Oregon Secondary Teaching Certification
- 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
- Taught French at the Moscow State Conservatory
- Tutored US diplomats in Russian
- Was a French and Russian instructor at Portland State
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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French and Russian