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Michael

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Privet! Hallo! Hello! Salut! ¡Hola! I am a native Russian, born in Rostov-na-Don, and grew up speaking Russian as my native language. After being adopted and coming to the states, I quickly mastered English. I am currently in the process of being a certified free-lance sign language interpreter. I began my Spanish, French, and German studies since the 8th grade and I have never looked back. I knew at a very young age that I would want a career and life centered in the complexity and beauty of languages.

Languages are my passion and I am constantly driven to discover new words, slang terminology, and expressions as they are relevant to specific formal and social situations. My dream career is to work as a translator/interpreter at the United Nations one day and I believe that becoming a Varsity Tutor will give me solid skills and training to achieve that goal. In my personal and professional opinion, I believe fluency is acquired at different levels and specific situations, however, in order to be considered fluent in a foreign language, one must be able to read, write, speak, and comprehend most if not all aspects of everyday speech including formal and informal circumstances.

I have a strong passion to teach and apply languages beyond the classroom and see a language thrive through music, videos, journals. Alongside a welcoming personality, and keen sense of professionalism. It would be a privilege to work as a tutor for any prospective student who wishes to strengthen their linguistic skills. Spasibo! Danke! Thank You! ¡Gracias! Merci!

Michael’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Collin County Community College District - Associate in Arts, Education K-12

Hobbies

Music, Tennis, Running, Traveling, Watching foreign films, News & Politics

Tutoring Subjects

American Sign Language

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

Conversational French

Conversational Spanish

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

French

High School English

Languages

Literature

Reading

Russian

Spanish

Spanish 1

Writing