Tatiana Zakharova

Tatiana Z.

Long Beach, CA

About Tatiana Z.

Tatiana teaches: Ages 18 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 1995
Last sign in: Yesterday


I am a former German professor from Russia who currently lives in America and tutors full time now Russian and German.

I provide a variety of activities for my lessons so you will never get bored. For example, I will use games, interactive conversational lessons, fun warm up tasks, case studies, and even riddles. We will use authentic materials as well. You will learn conversational skills, formal writing skills, and test taking strategies all in a fun manner.

I have a background as as an experienced lecturer, teacher, and tutor in the field of linguistics (general linguistics, history of linguistics, psycolinguistics, social linguistics, gender studies). Since defending my dissertation, I have continued to do research in gender studies in the field of virtual communication and digital text, especially non-verbal communication, social networks and gender-specific communication. However, I have found that my true passion is helping students in one-on-one lessons.

Photos and Videos

Amazing Moscow illumination in winter


Sep 1995 - Oct 2014

1995-2000Assistant Professor German and English , Moscow Engineering Physics Institute/MEPhI· Conducted seminars· Created lessons plans· Provided remedial education for struggling students· Created and conducted both written and oral final exams
2000-2014Associate Professor German, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute/MEPhI· Lectured· Created lesson plans· Created and conducted both written and oral final exams· Created study guides


Master of Art(Teaching of German), Master of Art (Teaching of German as a Foreign Language), PhD (Russian Philology, Germanic Languages)
Jul 1990 - Jun 2009
Moscow State Linguistic University, Moscow State University of International Relationaship, Gooethe Institute (Munich)
M.A., Ph.D.
Sep 1995 - Apr 2006
Moscow State Linguistic University

Languages Spoken

Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


2007-2009Certificate of German as a Second Language, Goethe-Institut and University of Kassel: Teaching of German Language as a foreign language in theory and practice
Jun 2009
Moscow State Linguistic University

Ph.D. in Germanic Languages
Apr 2006
Moscow State Linguistic University

Master of Arts in German Education
Jul 1995
Moscow State Linguistic University

14 Reviews on Tatiana Z.

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Carmen Jun 2, 2017
· Russian · Online In our first lesson we practiced the alphabet. I am a total beginner so that's where we had to start.
Carol Mar 17, 2017
· German · Online Lots of fun and very interesting.
Mehrnaz Jan 21, 2017
· German · Online Tatiana is a wonderful teacher. I look forward to our next lesson.
Amanda P. Dec 29, 2016
· German · Online Very fun and makes learning easy. I would definitely recommend this instructor to anyone looking to learn German!
Christopher D. Nov 9, 2016
· German · Online After just one lesson I can tell Tatiana is going to be a wonderful teacher. I can't wait until the next lesson!
Keren Oct 19, 2016
· German · Online Tatiana met my expectations admirably. I thoroughly recommend her for students of all competencies.
Lewis Oct 11, 2016
· German · Online Great instructor!
She is nice, smart and uses many different methods of teaching.
I had a good grasp of the German language. I had never taped into the language before and I had a good experience with Tatiana.
Oh, and she has the best price around as well,
Thanks Tatiana!
daiana D. Oct 10, 2016
· German · Online Tatiana is great! I am so happy to have found Tatiana as a teacher. Within a short period of working with her, I have learned a lot! I have learned several grammar concepts as well as a chunk of vocabulary. Tatiana is very encouraging during lessons and easy to understand.
I would highly recommend her to anyone of any age level!
Sammy Sep 23, 2016
· German · Online Tatiana was wonderful! Looking forward to her next lesson. My daughter said "she's really cool". That says a lot coming from a teenager.
Diane B. Sep 10, 2016
· · In home Very professional and fun!
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