Iya N. - World Language Tutor

Cal Tech Iya N. Tutors California Institute of Technology Students in Pasadena, CA
$60 / hr
Marysville, OH
25 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
I am a 2012 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. My goals as a tutor are to ensure a better understanding of foreign language skills and future development in overall language proficiency.

I was only eight years old when I emigrated from St. Petersburg, Russia, to Cleveland, Ohio. Immediately upon my arrival, I was put in school where I was forced to speak English not only in an academic setting but also for conversational purposes. As such a young child, English came a lot easier...
My daughter enjoyed her first lesson with Iya. Though it was only 45 minutes, my daughter picked it up quite easily and is ready for her next lesson. Thank you!
- Rachael W. from Columbus, OH
Iya does a very nice job of engaging with our daughter and helping her to speak conversational English. She does a good job.
- John C. from Kenton, OH
Rather than just overseeing "busy, grunt work" or requiring the memorization of word tables, Iya is more interested in the actual APPLICATION of the language. She challenges your conversational and listening skills by directly engaging in discussions with you. She is quick to correct you as you speak, which allows you to clearly see where your mistakes are and how to fix them. In our meeting, she noticed some patterns of mistakes in my grammar as I spoke, and together we addressed them, allowing me to move forward. Also, as your discussion progressed into new topics, Iya really helps you expand your vocabulary. Overall, Iya is very smart and kind, she creates a safe, productive learning environment where mistakes aren't looked at as "mess ups", but rather opportunities to improve and learn. She has a genuine interest in the student she is tutoring, and actively pushes and challenges them while remaining patient and helpful. With me in the classroom, I could pass a grammar test, yet couldn't hold my own in an actual conversation without freezing up. I loved the language but couldn't practically use it. Iya really worked with me on this, not only sharpening my grammar and vocabulary while speaking, but also helping to provide me with a new-found confidence. I am grateful to Iya for all her effort and help in making me a more well-rounded student.
- Alec H. from Plain City, OH
Iya is very patient. She explains everything very well and identifies quickly where you may be struggling and helps you there. Excellent tutor.
- Jason S. from Columbus, OH
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