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: Today

Overview

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

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

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 Spoken

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

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6 Reviews on Tatiana Z.

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Sammy Sep 23, 2016
German · Online
Verified Student
Tatiana was wonderful! Looking forward to her next lesson. My daughter said "she's really cool". That says a lot coming from a teenager.
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Diane B. Sep 10, 2016
In home
Verified Student
Very professional and fun!
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Yao Aug 29, 2016
German · Online
Verified Student
She is very patient and knowledge and I enjoyed the first German lesson with her a lot:) Highly recommended for serious German learners!
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Silvia Jun 14, 2016
German · In studio
Verified Student
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.
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Harry S. Apr 26, 2016
German · Online
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
Lesson was great. I look forward to learning German