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Olga

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I am an experienced educator with a passion for teaching. I have graduated from Bard College with a BA in Cognitive Psychology. I have 10 years of experience teaching in various settings as well as various age groups ranging from 6 years old to college age students. I was a university professor in South Korea where I taught at the Immersion English Language Institute of the Far East University for 2 years. While there I taught my students English as well as prepared them for a global Workforce. In the past I have used my psychology degree to tutor elementary school students with learning disabilities such as ADD / ADHD and dyslexia. My intervention helped them improve their grades from Ds to A's and B's. Throughout the process I communicate clearly and frequently with the parents.


As a university professor in South Korea I taught English to classes of 20 students or more. I developed my own curriculum, wrote my own lesson plans and assessment tools and performed classroom management. While there is no substitute for school I find that learning one-on-one or in small groups can be more effective. I can individualize the lesson plans to the specific needs of my students. And watching those students quickly overcome material that was previously challenging is the greatest satisfaction a teacher can get. In tutoring session I can achieve what I can’t do in a classroom: I can perfectly customize my teaching to the needs of the student. Throughout the process I communicate clearly and frequently with the parents.


I try to cultivate in my students a love of learning for the sake of learning. Of course there are always those difficult days when a student is tired or would do anything other than homework. To maintain interest and motivation I keep my lessons fun, interesting and exciting. I convey information in a simple and clear fashion, set learning goals that are within reach and I make sure to praise them when they do reach those goals. Ultimately, the best way to motivate a student is by listening to them and gaining their trust.

Olga’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Bard College - Current Undergrad, Psychology

Hobbies

Reading, writing, cooking and traveling.

Tutoring Subjects

Adult ESL/ELL

American Literature

Clinical Psychology

College Application Essays

College English

College Level American Literature

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

Math

Other

Social Sciences

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization