Tatiana Zakharova

Tatiana Z.

Long Beach, CA
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About

Tatiana delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 1995

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.

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Experience

Professor
Sep 1995 - Oct 2014
MEPhI

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

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Education

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

English
Professional Proficiency
German
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Russian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

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

Photos & Videos

Amazing Moscow illumination in winter

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Christmas mood in Munich

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Enjoying the Alps from the balcony

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Rome for ever!

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I adore Prague!

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another one sunset in St.Petersburg

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15 Reviews

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Gala Nedialkova Oct 2, 2017
German · Online

Very good very interesting exactly what I was looking for

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 H. 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!

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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!

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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!

Yao Aug 29, 2016
German · Online

She is very patient and knowledge and I enjoyed the first German lesson with her a lot:) Highly recommended for serious German learners!

Silvia Jun 14, 2016
German · In studio

Tatiana is a great instructor. She created a plan best-suited to my ability level, and has been very patient and encouraging throughout. I would recommend her to anyone looking to learn German at any level.

Harry S. Apr 26, 2016
German · Online

I enjoyed my first lesson very much! Tatiana made a big effort to figure out my German level and led the conversation in such a way that I could learn as we talked. She was very complimentary, offered to help above the call of duty, and feels like she already is a friend! It will be fun and a great help to me to continue with the lessons!

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Denise H. Mar 3, 2016
German · In studio

Lesson was great. I look forward to learning German

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