My great love for the wonders of languages began at a very early age in my native Saint Petersburg, Russia. A passion for learning and different cultures inspired me to study English as a child. When English truly became my second native language, I discovered a great love for romance languages, graduating with a degree in French and a minor in Italian from University of California, Los Angeles. For over ten years, I have had the amazing experience of teaching and tutoring English, Russian, French, and Italian and truly enjoy and treasure each unique experience, from being a private tutor to teaching a class. As an enrichment teacher, I had the wonderful and invaluable experience of creating and teaching the first Russian, French, and Italian language classes in elementary schools in Oxnard, and as an instructor in French and Italian in the Ventura College Community Education Program. I always continue to grow and nourish my passion for languages and teaching, as a translator and through countless resources. With dedication and easygoing approach to learning and connecting language to our unique joys and interests, I truly look forward to helping us discover or rediscover the immense world of languages.
Next to languages, my greatest passions are music and flamenco dance.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Los Angeles - Bachelor in Arts, French - Minor in Italian
Flamenco dance and world music