Valentina L.

Valentina L.

Alexandria, VA

About Valentina L.

Valentina teaches: Ages 18 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2000
Last sign in: Within two months


Russian and Czech languages instructor with 12-year experience in education and professional training.
Significant experience applying teaching skills and methodologies in one-on one and small group classes.
Works effectively with wide range of cultures and personalities.

I have been teaching one-on-one classes in DC leading language schools, such as Diplomatic Language Services and ICA Languages.


Foreign Language Instructor

May 2014 - Present
Diplomatic Language Services

Teach languages, politics and socio-economics of the region to US State Department diplomats and other adult professionals using proficiency-oriented methods. Classes are one-on-one instruction.
Employ various materials to support communicative language teaching including books, realia, and internet sources.
Incorporate various technologies into the classroom and for homework assignments including use of podcasts, TV programs and DLI language training materials.
Promote “Beyond the Classroom” learning by encouraging students to participate in school Czech mingling sessions and cultural activities and advising students about meet-up groups, activities at various embassies, and other opportunities to practice language extemporaneously.

• 100% of students met or exceeded their final learning objectives when tested on final examination.
• Described as a “patient, organized and tenacious” in a student evaluation.



Jan 2016 - Present
Arizona State University

Bachelor Degree

Jan 2005 - Jun 2009
Charles University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency
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2 Reviews on Valentina L.

Robin Jul 16, 2016
Russian · In studio
Verified Student
Wonderful teacher. Very thorough. Patient and encouraging! Highly recommended.
Bill Greer Oct 28, 2015
Russian · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent first lesson. Valentina was very patient but persistent in staying in Russian as much as feasible. I knew a little bit from decades ago and she helped me find the way forward again without embarrassment. I look forward to the next lessons.
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