Hello everyone! My name's Helga. I'm an experienced professional Russian teacher, teacher trainer, psycholinguist, educational psychologist and a PhD student. I have a B.A. in Interpreting and Translation (graduated with honors), two Master's Degrees (in Pedagogy and Educational Sciences of Sapienza University of Rome and Educational Psychology of Moscow City Psychological-Pedagogical University) and a Certificate in Teaching via Skype. I've been teaching languages for more than 5 years. I've taught a variety of students in schools, universities and language centers. Now I'm working as an online teacher on Verbling and obtaining my doctorate degree in Sapienza University of Rome. I teach students of all ages and levels including absolute beginners. My proficiency level in English is advanced.
My professional lessons are always structured. In each class, we take a certain lexical and grammar topic related to the topic of the previous lesson and practice it developing different types of skills with emphasis on speaking. I don't believe in the power of written grammar exercises. I provide interesting audio and video files, as well as exciting games for my students instead. I conducted research on using role plays in the language learning process that showed that, while playing students are so concentrated on the rules of the game and winning it that they use language without embarrassment, this is sometimes difficult to achieve in ordinary sessions. I don't prepare students for tests or examinations as I'm sure that these evaluation instruments have nothing to do with actually using the language.
Dear students, please reschedule sessions with at least 24 hours notice. Thank you for understanding!
I'm looking forward to meeting you! С нетерпением жду встречи!