Irina is a great tutor. I worked with her on upper-level conversation in preparation for a trip to Russia, and I hope to work with her again upon my return. She provides excellent instruction of Russian grammar and colloquialisms, and she is always encouraging and patient. Her deep knowledge of Russian literature and culture sets her apart from other instructors I have worked with in the past. It was a real joy to discuss topics with such a knowledgeable teacher, from contemporary Russian culture to 19th and 20th-century literature. Our lessons were customized to the exact topics I wished to cover. I highly recommend her!
Katherine Z. from Oakland, CA
"Effective Russian Language Tutor (all ages, levels, and skills)"
I am a native Russian speaker with a PhD in Russian Language and Literature. I have over 20 years of in-depth teaching experience. I teach all ages and all levels students, individually and in groups.
During our lessons you will improve all major language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Your home assignments will include watching videos or listening to audio related to the story, doing written exercises, some supplementary reading. You will also be challenged to use ever... ... More
"Music Mastery Lessons: Bass Guitar and All Other Instruments "
Music theory is incorporated into lessons and coaching as needed. Chord structure, key signatures, time signatures, scales, soloing techniques, sightreading and more are used to make learning and playing easier. ... More
"Surfer Tutor for You"
NB: When school is in session I will only accept students within 10 miles of Alameda.
I am a high school English teacher and an avid surfer. Back when I was in graduate school, I started working as a professional tutor, and found I really loved it. I enjoy collaborating with students one-on-one to develop a customized plan to meet a goal. I have helped students in Algebra, Geometry, French, Latin, English, and both ACT and SAT prep. Having been a student myself, I strive to organize ... ... More
I received my BA in Public Relations at American University in Washington, D.C. in 2009 and received my MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2016.
As current Root Division Studio Artist, I teach art and digital photography in their Youth Education Program in San Francisco, CA. Prior to this, I've had years of experience being a Teaching Assistant for undergraduate analog photography courses.
My work has been shown at the de Young Museum and I was recently selecte... ... More
My son was struggling in French. Jana created a safe, friendly, warm environment where he could ask questions, feel okay about the things he did not understand, accept suggestions on how to improve his study habits and actually decide that French is "not so bad." He may even continue studying it. I will use Jana for sure if he does -- but not wait so long to start!!
Dianne C. from Oakland, CA
"Personalized French lessons for all ages and levels"
I began learning French at age 13 and have a near-native level. I studied French throughout high school and received a score of 5 on the AP French exam. I have worked with elementary and middle school students and with adults of varying levels, including total beginners who are preparing to travel to France. ... More
We appreciate Gigi's patient and understanding in tutoring my son today. She created an environment where my son was able to understand and work on problems with Gigi. We look forward to having Gigi work with my son.
Sam W. from Alameda, CA
"Certified, Experienced ESL/English and Spanish Tutor"
My friends nicknamed me the Grammar Queen because I understand and can explain English grammar in an understandable way.
My former coworkers put me in charge of reviewing their marketing materials to make sure they were grammatically correct and without errors. ... More