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Tutor profile: Alina S.

Alina S.
Trilingual Accent Reduction Coach and ESL Instructor


About Alina

About Alina
Hello! My name is Alina and I am a New Yorker with a passion for languages. In my free time I love to hike, write poetry, and bike. I'm looking forward to meeting you! Let me know if there are any specific interests that you would like me to incorporate into our lessons.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
Hello my name is Alina and I am a passionate language learner and teacher. I was raised as a bilingual with my primary languages both being Russian and English. Growing up in a multicultural family made me passionate about languages and different cultures. I first began teaching English in a primary school in France in the region of Franche-Comté. I am currently working as a language assistant in three schools in the region Rhône-Alpes. I have my Bachelor's in Speech-Language Pathology and French from the State University of New York at New...
SUNY - New Paltz
French Language and Literature
Bachelor's Degree
2016 - 2020
SUNY - New Paltz
Speech and Hearing Science
Bachelor's Degree
2016 - 2020

Work Experience

Work Experience
Self-Employed, Accent Reduction Instructor
2020 - Present
-Tailoring lesson to meet the client's accent by completing multiple diagnostics and assessing their accent. -Creating lesson plans to target students accent with specific emphasis on intonation work and specific phoneme work.
Académie de Lyon, English Language Assistant
2020 - Present
Teaching English to primary level students in France through the use of Realia, TPR, and an integration of American culture into each lesson. -Creating interactive lessons that help students communicate effectively in everyday situations. -Working in small groups with instructors to help increase their competence in English and execute long pedagogical projects in their classrooms (i.e. teaching a geography lesson in English, learning class commands in English, performing mental calculations in English).
VipKid, ESL Instructor
2020 - 2020
-Teaching English to Chinese children from the ages of five to twelve through English language immersion learning -Tailoring each lesson to the child's needs while fulfilling the lesson objectives -Engaging students in an online environment through the use of teaching strategies (e.g. TPR)


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