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  • Russian
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  • GCSE
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  • A Level
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  • Adult education
  • MBA
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French and Russian Tutor with over 10 years of teaching experience and near-native fluency

Methodology

I take my cues from my students and cater my lessons to their needs. My lessons are informative, fun, and richly woven with cultural knowledge and personal stories that enhance the lesson when needed. I strive to teach in a way that is energetic and engaging.

Experience

I have a degree in French an Russian from Dickinson College (2004), lived in Russia 3 years (2001, 2004, and 2012), as well as in France for a year (2002). My advanced degree is in Russian, as I completed 6 years in a M.A./Ph.D. program in Slavic studies at U.C. Berkeley. I have taught intensive Russian courses for U.C. Berkeley, and I am experienced as a private tutor of Russian in French. I have over 10 years of classroom experience.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £25/h

Details

Full rate charged if lesson is not canceled before 24 hours of the scheduled time/date.

Lessons offered by Lucas
Individual
The lessons will be held
At the tutor's house
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Russian
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • MBA
  • A1
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

Lucas's CV

Lucas W. Stratton

Summary

 I am a passionate instructor of languages with professional proficiency in English, French, and Russian. I have had substantial experience living, studying, and teaching in the U.S. and abroad. My classroom is a dynamic environment where students learn to use language in a way that is personally relevant and culturally sensitive.

Highlights
 William J. Fulbright fellowship for study in Moscow, Russia (2004-2005)
 Michael B. Kline Fellowship for excellence in studies of French (2003)
 Upon graduating from Dickinson College, received The Marianna Bogojavlensky Prize in Russian,
The Caroline Kennedy French Literature Prize, and The James Fowler Rusling Prize,
given to one member of the senior class for excellence in Liberal Arts studies (2004)
 Diversity Leadership award, given by the Dean of Students and Office of Diversity Initiatives for undergraduate
accomplishments and contributions to the advancement of diversity education and service on campus (2004)
 Rated "Superior" speaker of Russian, American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (2012)
 Attended Habla Teacher Institute in Merida, Mexico (2015)
 College Board Workshop on AP French (2016)

Relevant Experience
Bentley School Instructor of French & English and
Lafayette, CA Associate to the Dean of Teaching and Learning
August 2012-August 2018
• Instructor of French 1, 2, 3 and the Advanced Seminar in French
o Designing and implementing multimedia French-language curriculum
• Associate to the Dean of Teaching and Learning
o Designing and conducting workshops on study skills and test-taking strategies
o Managing the school’s peer-tutoring program
o Serving as the liaison to the College Board and to A.C.T. and applying for test-taking accommodations on
behalf of students and parents
o Working one-on-one with students on organizational and executive functioning skills
• Advisor to students as part of Bentley School’s Advisory program (2013-present)
• Instructor of English
o Taught trimester-long seminar on Russian literature of the revolutionary period (2014) • Instructor of Russian language and culture
o Every year, I teach mini-term (2-week) courses on Russian language, culture, and society
• Chaperone to the People of Color Conference (P.O.C.C.) in Indianapolis (2014)
• Co-director of Spectrum, Bentley School’s Gay-Straight Alliance (2015-2016)
• Co-leader of student trip to Québec City and Montréal (2016)
• Berkeley World Language Project Professional Development on Project-Based Learning (2017)
Supervisor: Monique Geisler, World Languages Department Chair, (concealed information) (concealed information) x3240

Oxbridge Programs, The Boston Pre-College Experience Program Dean
Cambridge, MA June 20 – July 25, 2017
• Implemented student discipline and upheld program policies and regulations, attended to welfare of the student body, including both the emotional and physical well-being of the students
• Assisted with the planning and administration of program field trips
• Lived on-site at the dorm with students

Supervisor: Sarah Westerberg, Director, (concealed information)
University of California at Berkeley Graduate Student Instructor
Berkeley, CA August 2008- August 2012
• Instructor of Russian
o Taught the first three college-level semesters of Russian
o Duties included classroom preparation, holding weekly office hours for students, correction of homework,
maintenance of course-related site, and attendance of weekly Russian conversation group

Director & Co-teacher of U.C. Berkeley's Intensive Summer Russian Program (2008-2012)
o Constructed and administered intensive, immersive language curriculum o Organized culturally and linguistically relevant field trips and gatherings o Designed and administered oral and written exams
• Instructor of Reading and Composition courses (2008-2010)
o Taught general education courses providing undergraduates with a basic research and writing skills
Supervisor: Lisa Little, (concealed information) (concealed information)

Education
University of California, Berkeley, CA
GPA: 4.0
ABD, May 2012
Advanced to Ph.D. Candidacy, May 2010
Master's Degree, May 2008
Slavic languages and literatures
 Pre-Doctoral Humanities Fellowship (2006-2008)
 Course improvement grant from the Berkeley Office for Graduate Instructors (2008)
 Berkeley Language Center grant for development of instructional website (2011)
 Summer workshop in conducting Oral Proficiency Interviews, Middlebury College (2011)
 Dean’s normative time dissertation fellowship for research in Moscow (2011-2012) Ø
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
GPA: 3.9
 Accepted as a Benjamin Rush Scholar (2000)
 E. Harold and Florence Fellowship (2001)
 Dana Scholarship (2001)
 Mary Dickinson Club Scholarship (2002 & 2003)

Other awards/ distinctions:
Bachelor's Degree, May 2004
French and Russian languages and literatures
Summa Cum Laude
 Dobro Slovo, National Slavic Honors Society (2004)
 Pi Delta Phi, Société d’honneur française (2004)
 Phi Betta Kappa (2004)
 1st place, American Council for Teachers of Russian annual essay contest (2004)

Other Relevant experience
Language Resources Translator and Instructor of Russian
Richmond, VA
• Preparation and teaching of private, student-catered courses in Russian
• Translation of Russian-language documents into English Supervisor: Micol Hammack, (concealed information) (concealed information)

Dickinson College French Department
Carlisle, PA 17013
January 2006 – July 2006
Teaching Assistant
August 2003- May 2004
• Assisted French-language professor with various organization tasks, monitored students and provided French- language help during classroom exercises
Supervisor: Catherine Beaudry, Ph.D., (concealed information) (concealed information)

Study abroad Experience:
 Moscow, Russia: 2001-2002 Academic year, 2004-2005 Academic year (Fulbright fellowship), February-May 2012 (Dissertation research)
 Toulouse, France: 2002 Fall semester
Professional Publications:
“The Button and the Barricade: Bridges in St. Petersburg and Paris” and Translation of Grigory’s Kaganov’s postscript, both in Petersburg/Petersburg, Ed. Olga Matich, Wisconsin UP, 2010.

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