I am a graduate of New York University. I received my Master of Science degree in Global Affairs with a focus on International Relations Future. During my academic years as well as after graduation, I have travelled extensively to different parts of the world as I believe that the best way to open up and become a better person is by experiencing the different cultures. I have always been passionate about learning different languages. Languages include history and culture so they always go along hand in hand. Languages have always been my passion and I discovered that passion at a very young age. I speak English, French, Spanish, Russian and Armenian fluently (as well as reading, writing and grammar) and I had already mastered all of them at the age of 15. However, I never stopped to put in additional work to strengthen my skills. I spent a semester abroad in Argentina where I mastered my language skills. Later on after graduating with my bachelor's degree I worked at the United Nations where all the languages were a strong skill to communicate with the offices across the globe. I believe that languages are one of the strongest skills that connect and bring people closer from different parts of the world, and it is never too late to learn a new language. Speaking of bringing people closer, my husband is French and and when we met he did not speak English and we were communicating only in French. We have lived quite some time in Lyon, France (highly recommend visiting) where I perfected my French even more. Having been a student of learning a language from scratch before, my approach of teaching a language is to be as clear and as simple as possible from the point of view of a new student and encouraging them to fully embrace the language along with its history and its culture as they are all interconnected. I have tutored previously my school classmates in different subject matters including languages. Additionally I have been teaching international/ballroom dancing to beginner groups, children and wedding couples. I got into languages because I was very curious about the beautiful songs that I would dance to but no necessarily know what they were talking about. I am very excited to teach and share my expertise and experiences with any of the subject matters that students might be interested in whether languages or dancing.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: The City College of New York CUNY - Bachelor in Arts, International Relations
Graduate Degree: New York University - Master of Science, International Relations
My hobbies are ballroom/international Latin dancing. I got first place in Metropolitan Dance Championship Pro-Am Open Gold Level in 2019 with my dance partner. My other hobbies include travelling, hiking, reading, soccer and fashion.