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Lessons offered by Maria
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  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
Taught subjects
  • Russian
  • All Levels

Qualified and experienced language teacher offering German, Russian and Hungarian in Oxford.


I give one-to-one and group lessons in Oxford. I teach both adults and children of all ages. All levels are welcome in German/Hungarian and beginners+ in Russian. I focus on speaking, listening, grammar and pronunciation. Writing is usually homework.


I am a language teacher with 25 years of experience. I also teach ESOL (English for foreigners). I have prepared many students for A level and ESOL exams. All of them have passed so far. I work in adult education.


Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £27/h


Students have to pay in advance for 5 lessons (5 hours). If they do not attend or if they cancel within 24 hours, they cannot have a make-up lesson.

Lessons offered by Maria
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
Taught subjects
  • Russian
  • All Levels

Maria's CV


Personal Profile
A highly qualified teacher of German, Russian (QTS) and English (Trinity Diploma) with considerable experience of undertaking teaching, translation interpretation and administration work in England and Hungary. Hardworking, reliable and flexible to work well unsupervised and as part of a team. Meticulous, detailed and precise in application to work. Thoroughly enjoys teaching adults as well as secondary school children of all ages.

Skills and Abilities
● Fluent in English, German and Hungarian, Higher Intermediate in Russian, Pre-Intermediate in Spanish
● Highly developed interpersonal skills
● Excellent communication skills
● Strong oral and written presentation skills
● Very good administrative skills and attention to detail
● Finely-tuned organisational skills
● Good problem-solving ability

Employment History
I have often had several part-time teaching posts running concurrently; hence you will observe some overlapping and ‘duplicate’ dates.

2016 – Present time, Prestige Network. Casual interpreter (freelance)

2008 – Present time, Abingdon & Witney College (transferred from Oxfordshire County Council). Hourly paid adult tutor of German and ESOL

2007 – Present time, Cactus Language School. Teacher of German and Russian (freelance)

Mar 2018 – Nov 2018, Part-time German teacher at BMW Oxford (freelance)

2016 – 2018, Part-time Chess tutor in Oxford for Chess in Schools and Communities (freelance)

2012 – 2015, Kaplan International Colleges (Oxford). EFL teacher

2008 – 2009, Berlitz Language Centre (Oxford). Teacher of Hungarian

2006 – 2008, St Andrew’s Christian Bookshop (Oxford). Shop assistant

Jan 2006 – Jul 2006 and 2003 – 2004, Harris Enterprises Security Services Ltd. Part-time security guard (Oxfordshire)

2004 – 2005, “Mozaik Danube Bend” Language School (Szentendre,
Hungary). Teacher of English and German

{Prior to 2004: I held various teaching positions and I also did some security work – a full list of these positions is available, should you need it.}

Education and Qualifications:
2015 – 2017, LT&D, Witney. Trinity Diploma course

Jan – Mar 10, Oxford and Cherwell Valley College. CELTA course

2003 – 2004, Oxford School of English. Proficiency English course

2002 – 2003, The London Skills Institute. Advanced English course

Jun – Jul 1999, University of Innsbruck (Austria).
Scholarship studies of Business German

Jul – Aug 1998, University of Bonn (Germany).
Scholarship studies of Press German and Methodology

1994 – 1996, ‘Janus Pannonius’ University, Pecs (Hungary).
Secondary school teacher of German Language and Literature (MA)

1993-1994, University of Salzburg (Austria).
Scholarship studies of German Youth Literature

1989 – 1993, Teachers’ Training College, Szeged (Hungary).
Primary school teacher of German and Russian (BA with Good Honours)

Jul – Aug 1990, College of Pinkafeld (Austria).
Scholarship studies of German Language and Literature

Jan – Jun 1990, ‘Karl Liebknecht’ Teachers’ Training College, Brandenburg (Germany), Scholarship studies of German Language, Literature, Geography, History, Phonetics and Methodology

Personal Information and Skills:
Dual citizenship: British and Hungarian
I have a good working knowledge of the standard Microsoft Office packages.

I am a very keen chess player. I play for my local club and for Oxfordshire.
I enjoy playing the piano and the guitar for my own satisfaction.
I also like reading, swimming, travelling and learning foreign languages as well as writing poems and tales. I am currently improving my Russian and learning Spanish. I have had two volumes of poetry published in Hungary and a short story published in Oxford.

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