Meticulous French and Russian tutor teaches both to young people and adults from home
- Kingston upon Hull
- By webcam
1st lesson free!
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I care about my students’ interests, success, and confidence. I enjoy teaching languages because from my point of view it equals to getting people closer to a foreign culture and this is what languages learners are looking for. I am a friendly and easy-going person with a sense of humour this is why I think that I am suitable for private tutor’s role. I frequently meet people who are curious about both French and Russian culture.
My first lessons are the lessons where I teach basics: greetings, for example how to introduce yourself, how to ask information, how to say you do not understand something, and of course what France and/or Russian is known for because when one learns a language one learns its culture.
For those who already have a more advanced level I prepare exercices of association of ideas which are meant to be a bit more playful, or it can be the a translation of a text that I wrote myself about the topics we approached. I can also ask the student to write his or her opinion about a topic in particular after watching a video or reading a content we both chose in advance.
Written comprehension -French
Vocabulary - French
Written expression - French
I am a French native speaker with Russian and Tunisian backgrounds who lived in France or 'the country of Voltaire and Hugo' for eighteen years. I was brought to France at the age of seven by my family and I started to learn the ‘langage de l’amour’ (language of love as they call it in France) both through primary school and my family, and I grew up in three different towns close to Paris.
As a curious person eager to discover new cultures I used to spend half of my time on learning both English and Spanish either through books or music when I was a teenager. I studied Russian and English at high school and university. After graduating with a Bachelor's in Foreign Languages - English and Russian I obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Translation from English into French. Studies were almost my only chance to preserve my knowledge in Russian as much as I could. I always thought that the languages(es) one speaks is part of one’s identity.
When I started my Bachelor’s degree I realised that I wanted to become a French language teacher abroad and I was considering moving to England. I decided to spend a year in England as an Erasmus student to improve my English.
After graduation in 2017 I worked as a private English tutor in France for one year; it consisted in helping secondary school pupils with their homework and making them practice verbal expression in English. My pupils used to be shy but they were willing to overcome their struggles. Indeed, several schools in France do not make learners work on their listening and verbal expression enough. At the end of each lesson I always made my pupils watch short videos from British TV programmes where people express themselves using simple vocabulary and I asked them to tell me with their own words what they understood from it. After a few months I was happy to notice that their understanding improved. In 2018, I went back to England to do my Master’s in Translation from English into French. During my Master’s I volunteered once a week as a French and Russian tutor at university. Both French and Russian drop-ins consisted in one-to-one sessions to make learners practice their verbal expression. My two teaching experiences allowed me to gain both decent verbal communication skills and confidence.
Although I have a teaching experience some of my previous jobs were unrelated to teaching or foreign languages. For example, during my Bachelor’s degree I did a traineeship in Legal Translation from Russian into French. During my Master’s degree I worked as a French-English medical interpreter.
Perfect! Macha has lots of patience and is very encouraging
Perfect! Good pace, polite and understandable. A very enjoyable experience with decent support and guidance.
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I've had some lessons with Macha and found them very informative, interesting, and engaging. I would highly recommend her teaching and find the price of the lesson worth it.
I have known Ms Brahim-Olenko for over five years, as teacher of translation classes (Russian to French) which she has taken with me as part of her Modern Languages degree (English and Russian).
I have always found her to be a thoroughly conscientious, hard-working, articulate and affable young woman. I have been delighted to follow her personal and intellectual progress over the past three and a half years, and I am convinced she has the ability and dedication necessary to pursue a career as a language teacher. I therefore have no hesitation on recommending her to you.
Dr Graham ROBERTS BA MBA Phil FHEA
Je connais les qualités d'enseignant de Macha depuis de nombreuses années. Très bonne pédagogue, Macha est soucieuse de la qualité de ses enseignements et s'efforce de créer un environnement propice à l'apprentissage. Sachant que ses élèves n'apprennent pas tous de la même façon, elle adapte ses enseignements selon les besoins de chacun (visuel, auditif, kinésique, etc).
Je la recommande les yeux fermés !!!
Macha is very attentive and she was patient with me when I practiced my French speaking.
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