Hello, my name's Russ. I'm a native English speaker and have been teaching English for 5 years online and face to face with students from all over the world, including Brazil, Romania, Spain, Greece, and Peru.
As a TEFL certified English teacher and seasoned private tutor, I can teach conversational English, grammar, reading, writing, and accent reduction. And as a passionate language learner, with knowledge of Spanish (advanced), French (upper basic), and Mandarin (basic), I know what it's like to tackle learning a new language and always cater lessons to the needs of you, the student, whether you want a structured lesson plan, a creative practice session, or help preparing for an assessment. We can spend a whole hour working on how to say "education" if that's what you need.
I love seeing how other people think about language, and teaching English is a way I can experience that every day while making a difference to people who need it.
Teach online and in-person, designing lessons for students learning English and Spanish as a second language. Also provide resume consultations for professionals who speak English as a second language.
2016 - 2018
Double Bass Coach
Tufts Youth Philharmonic - Medford, USA
Prepared weekly group lessons for high school bass students, focusing on musicianship, technique, and sight reading in classes of 2-4 students. Provided real time coaching and instruction to section basses during rehearsals and concerts.
2017 - 2017
Teaching Assistant for Discrete Mathematics
Tufts University - Medford, MA
Led office hours on a weekly basis to help students with homework and their questions. Graded student homework and provided individual feedback letting students know the specific areas they misunderstood and ways to improve.