Valentina L.

Valentina L.

Alexandria, VA
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About

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

Teaching since:
January 2000

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.

Experience

Russian and Czech language intructor
Jun 2016 - Present
Dictyon Languages Services

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.

Accomplishments:
• 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.

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Education

TESOL
Jan 2016 - Present
Arizona State University
Bachelor Degree
Jan 2005 - Jun 2009
Charles University

Languages

Czech
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Professional Proficiency
Russian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Theories of Second Language Acquisition
May 2016
Coursera

Lesson Design and Assessment
Mar 2016
Coursera

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2 Reviews

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Robin Jul 16, 2016
Russian · In studio

Wonderful teacher. Very thorough. Patient and encouraging! Highly recommended.

Bill Greer Oct 28, 2015
Russian · In studio

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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