Location: Gaithersburg MD USA

Tutoring and Homework Help

Expertise: Foreign Language
Subjects: Russian

Lidia K. of Gaithersburg MD USA Tutor Profile

Tutor Personal Information

Name: Lidia K.
Gender: Female   Age: 51-65
Tutoring Style and/or Experience

• 29 years of experience teaching Russian as the first language
• 17 years of classroom experience teaching Russian as a foreign language to adult English-speaking students
• Proficiency in addressing four learning skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
• Extensive experience in developing proficiency-based language training to meet ILR standards for each skill level
• Equivalent to an ILR level (2+) English speaking skills to effectively explain phonology, morphology, semantics, complex syntactic structures, the function of Russian language in communication pragmatics in any appropriate proficiency level combinations
• Corporate Speech Pathology in Russian language: accent modification, speech and voice therapy, enhanced pronunciation
• American Council AP Russian Exam certified course instruction
• Full knowledge of culture and current usage of Russian language
• Curriculum and lesson planning
• Classroom management for diverse populations
• Locating and selecting suitable authentic materials
• Student motivation
• Creative learning strategies
• Fostering positive atmosphere in a classroom
• Thematic study techniques
• Instructional design
• Performance assessments
• Effective time management
• Strong collaboration and communication skills

Teacher Mission Statement

My mission as an educator is:

• To be responsible for instructing topics within assigned subject matter area to every my students
• Prepare and manage course material for assigned blocks of instruction; and conduct classroom instruction
• Provide teaching and counseling to students to assist them in successful course completion
• Design lessons plans based on the recognized teaching technique – “Zone of proximate Development” (ZPD)
• Provide learning expertise to support the development and conduct of teaching, and provide training assistance for designing courses and training support materials and tests
• Design, develop and deliver course materials for subject matter areas assigned which includes reviewing existing course materials; identifying, defining and developing new specific topics of instruction; and identifying changes that need to be made to existing course
• Determine necessary facilities, equipment, and instructional materials required to support teaching programs
• Assess and analyze course evaluations submitted by students
• Create new courses from concept to final design
• Employ a variety of methods and techniques to ensure students with different learning styles meet all instructional objectives
• Consults with experts to validate the effectiveness of teaching
• Revise course program when necessary to keep the materials current and accurate
• To be an active participant at training conferences and meetings
• Ensure that my learning materials is consistent with 5 teaching learning standarts and meet general guidelines for adult learning theory and practice

Tutoring Fee and Tutors Availability

Grades Tutored: Pre-K / Kindergarten, Elementary, Junior High School, High School, College, Graduate
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Contract Availability: Long Term or Open-Ended Tutoring Commitments.
Tutoring Rates: $50.00 to $75.00
Sliding Scale: This tutor offers a sliding scale for students with economic hardships.

Tutor Background

Time Spent Tutoring: More than 10 years
Students Tutored: More than 50
Special/Focus Groups: Gifted/Talented,Home Schooling,Physical Disabilities,Learning Disabilities
Educational Level: Masters
Major: Russain Language
School: Moscow State Pedagogical University
Awards 2011 - "The Best Intensive Foreign Language Course" (ACTFL,NFLC)

2011 - received an award “for exceptional achievement and service to the Department of World Languages and Philosophy and to students of Montgomery College”
Teacher Certification: Yes, Certified as a Teacher