About me & how I can help you...
I am a native Russian a graduate (M.A.) from Pedagogical University in Latvia, now living near Torquay, Torbay, Devon. I am a linguist, a teacher of Russian and Russian Literature and English in a secondary school, registered with General Teaching Council.
When I moved to England for my further professional development I appreciated the opportunity to complete various courses and to become a certified teacher of ESOL and a Maths tutor up to a GCSE level. I am a certified teacher of French for Beginners and I can deliver the subject to KS2 pupils and help them with their first new language experience.
One of my varied hobbies is etymology (the origin of words), and I enjoy sharing this linguistic experience with people who are passionate about learning new languages. My tutoring sessions are tailored to meet the needs of an individual learner, and include creative approaches, intensive classes and individualized learning plans.
"Tatyana was excellent with all the students. She came across well, even in the canteen and was very adaptable."
...KS3 and KS4 teams, Central Devon Personalised Learning Centre, Sowton, Exeter.
Russian Language Lessons...
If you would like to learn Russian with a native speaker and familiarize yourself with the unique and remarkable Russian culture, I am here for you! I am a teacher of Russian and Russian Literature with more than 15 years of teaching experience.
You'll learn to understand and use everyday expressions and basic phrases. You will learn how to greet, introduce, ask and answer questions, express your ideas and share your feelings in Russian. You will also learn some basic facts about Russia, Russian customs and traditions including some traditional cooking, beautiful Russian folk songs, popular idioms and fascinating Russian superstitions.
I help learners to understand different aspects of Russian including conversational language that includes some jargon. Your course in Russian will be tailor-made for your own personal needs.
ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). Individual or small group tuition...
I am a certified Teacher of English for Foreign Students (TEFL) and I enjoy delivering the subject successfully and with full commitment to students who decide to sit their English exams or who just want to start learning a new language. Please contact me to discuss how I can help you with your English.
More advanced learners develop their skills and expand their vocabulary through watching the extracts from popular films, listening to the radio programmes and learning more complex grammar structures as well as doing translation or participating in debates.
My methods are adapted to the needs of students of different ages, interests and abilities.
Russian/English Translation Service...
I have a broad experience in the area of translation and am confident that I can offer a professional, high quality service. I provide a translating service (including live synchronic translation) in different fields such as business, medicine, aviation, timber, agriculture and agronomy.
I am familiar with technical translations of electrical equipment installation and business correspondence, CVs, emails, job applications etc. My preference is translation of literary works (short stories, books, poems, etc.) which may assist me in my long term aim to work as a certified translator and a professional linguist. However, I am always eager to help translating for various purposes and can also offer a proof reading and correction service for existing electronic translations of poor quality.
I have considerable experience in KS3 and KS4 Maths teaching in English schools. I can deliver intensive exam preparation and can teach the subject effectively applying some traditional European methods for teaching Algebra and Geometry up to GCSE level.
Always being a keen learner myself, I enjoy sharing my experience with others. I like to show ways to 'befriend' Maths and to prove that negative feelings about mathematics can be overcome easily!
I hold Maths teachers in high regard. Long ago my Maths teacher said, "If you are good at Maths you can be good at anything else." Well, I still think she was right!
Contact details & Charges...
Lessons at my home in Kingskerswell or online sessions are very reasonable, based on £16 per hour.
Lessons at your home will involve additional travel costs.
I can travel to areas in and around Torquay, Paignton, Newton Abbot, Teignmouth and Torbay. Group lessons can be much reduced for each student.
You can call or text me on 07783 512122
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