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Arina

Arina

Dedicated educator qualified in the UK and Australia. Passionate about working with youth and adult learners. Strong commitment to individual development of each student through fostering positive learning experiences. Effective communicator across cultures and age groups. Taught in Sydney, Australia; Krakow, Poland; London, UK; and Far East of Russia.

Tutoring Experience

English tutor (2016 – current)
• Teaching students according to the UK National curriculum in English: English programmes of study – key stages 1, 2 and 3
• Preparing students for 10 Plus Exam – Entry into Year 6 in highly competitive UK independent schools
• Teaching how to write and analyse various text types according to NSW English K-10 Syllabus
• Working with students towards achieving a high Band in NAPLAN Reading, Writing and Language Conventions in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9
• Preparing students for the Selective High School Placement Test in NSW – Reading and Writing
• Preparing students for ICAS English Assessment
• Mentoring students on how to build relationships with peers at school and how to work cooperatively with peers and teachers
• Communicating with parents to provide them with an update on their child's progress

Academic writing tutor (2016 – current)
• Teaching academic writing to undergraduate and postgraduate students who specialise in Linguistics, Psychology, Primary and Secondary Education, English language and literature, Fine Art, Interior design, Business and Marketing
• Teaching the practical techniques of effective note-taking and active listening
• Teaching research skills (including how to reference accurately in APA, Chicago and Harvard) and time management skills

EFL - English as a Foreign Language tutor (2005 – current)
• Analysing individual needs of every student and creating a learning program to meet their needs
• Teaching ESP-EAP to Psychology, Education, Business students studying either a Bachelor or Master's degree at an Australian or British university
• Teaching General English and Business English using the integrative approach
• Assisting students in integrating into Australian and British cultures by providing systematic practice of speaking in various social scenarios
• Teaching IELTS Academic and General, TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic and B2 First for the purposes of studying or working abroad and immigrating to an English-speaking country
• Consistently providing students with homework and extensive feedback on their speaking and writing skills
• Teaching English speaking, writing, reading and listening to primary school students using the Total Physical Response approach in combination with art and craft techniques
• Teaching English writing, literary and poetry analysis to secondary school students who study in an Australian or British school and whose mother tongue is not English

Art tutor (2016 – current)
• Drawing: pencil, charcoal, ink
• Painting: watercolour, acrylic and mixed media
• Sculpture: clay and mixed media
• Art history and theory
• Edexcel A Level Art and Design
• AQA GCSE Art and Design
• NSW Visual Arts Years 7 – 10 Syllabus
• NSW Visual Arts Stage 6 Syllabus – Year 11 and 12 exams
• VCE Art Study Design – Year 11 and 12 exams
• QCAA Visual Art General Senior Syllabus – Year 11 and 12 Art exams
• National Curriculum in England: art and design (Key stage 1, 2 and 3)
• Portfolio for university entry
• Portfolio for a job application

Russian as a Foreign Language tutor (2011 – current)
• General Russian
• Business Russian
• Russian for very young learners (5 – 6 years old)
• Russian for young learners (7 – 12 years old)
• Russian for adolescent Learners (12 – 17 years old)
• Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Russian (1RU0)
• The Test of Russian as a Foreign Language (TORFL)

EFL Teacher
International House London, Ellesmere, UK (July - August 2019)
• Taught EFL to 8 - 9 and 14 - 15 years old; taught art to 13 - 17 years old
• In collaboration with colleagues, developed learning resources based on a communicative approach
• Incorporated game-based learning strategies to engage students of all levels of English
• Created highly immersive environment where students worked in small teams, pairs and individually
• Using the theory of multiple intelligences, organised project-based learning

Casual Teacher
NSW Department of Education, Sydney, Australia (July 2017 - July 2018)
• Taught Levels 1- 3 (Intensive English Centre) and Year 7-12 (High School), and Special Education classes
• Taught English, history, art and drama classes

Classroom Teacher
Chatswood Intensive English Centre, Sydney, Australia (October - December 2017)
• Designed learning programs suitable for students aged 12 - 18
• Taught art, ESL, ICT and music
• Elaborated schemes for formative and summative assessments based on the Intensive English Program Curriculum Framework (Secondary) that balanced structure and flexibility to ensure every student could succeed

Russian Language Teacher
BigWorld Pty Ltd - Wargaming.net (August 2013 - September 2017)
• Developed a program for beginners and intermediate level learners
• Used audio-visual material to accelerate learning and to create the experience of cultural and linguistic immersion
• Created online quizzes, videos and presentations to encourage students to study independently
• Organised cultural events

Tutoring Approach

Every student is unique, so should be the way of learning. I use a variety of learning techniques to suit the needs of every student.

Over the years, I have accumulated a large data base of resources: both digital and physical, and I am always in the process of creating new resources.

Learning happens through all modes: visual, auditory, reading and writing, and kinesthetic. I incorporate all modes of learning into my lessons so that each student can explore new material in an immersive way.

Rates
30 minutes (under 8 y.o.): £25| 5 lessons: £115 | 10 lessons: £225
45 minutes: £35| 5 lessons: £165 | 10 lessons £315
60 minutes: £45 | 5 lessons: £210 | 10 lessons: £400
90 minutes: £60 | 5 lessons: £285 | 10 lessons: £540
120 minutes: £80 | 5 lessons: £380 | 10 lessons: £720

LanguagesEnglish (British), Russian
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

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Qualifications

Australian Catholic University 2015PGCEGraduate Diploma in Education
University of New South Wales2014BachelorsBachelor of Fine Arts
TAFE NSW St George2012CollegeDiploma in Fine Arts
International House London2019ProfessionalCambridge English Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)

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