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Charlotte - Prof academic english - Somerville
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  • (2 reviews)
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Celeste
« Charlotte is an incredibly patient and knowledgeable instructor. Her... More »
C
Celeste
« Charlotte is an incredibly patient and knowledgeable instructor. Her command of the English language is remarkable as well as her ability to explain confusing concepts. She has helped improve my writing abilities (and confidence) in the few short months we’ve worked together, and I would highly recommend Charlotte for anyone looking to improve their writing skills! »
$25/h
1st lesson free!
Verified profile and diploma
Response Time 5h
Lessons offered by Charlotte
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • English literature
  • Comparative literature
Levels
  • All Levels

Oxford grad with 7 years of teaching experience gives academic English lessons in Boston

Methodology

My primary aim as a teacher is to make lessons fun and inspiring. I use a wide range of materials - literary, visual, audio - to help students get excited about language and its possibilities. I promote critical and creative thinking at all stages of the learning process, and aim to provide students with tools they can use throughout their academic lives and beyond.

I can help you with:
- Middle school, High school, or College English
- Creative writing
- Academic writing at any level
- Improving your English proficiency as a non-native speaker
- Writing and speaking English in a professional context

Background

Born in Australia, raised in New York, and educated at Oxford and Harvard, I am an experienced teacher with a passion for writing and literature. As a result, I am committed to helping students at all levels develop a love for language and attain their full potential.

My teaching approach has been honed over seven years’ work in different countries – most recently Russia, where I taught English at one of St Petersburg’s most selective state schools. Though currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Architecture, I continue to write, translate, and edit professionally. I am well-equipped to help students write with rigor and subtlety at a high academic level.

More about me: I hold a BA (First Class) in English and Modern Languages (Russian) from Oxford University, and am currently studying for my Master of Architecture degree at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. When I'm not teaching, writing, or designing, my personal interests include Russian literature, theater, and all kinds of art.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $25/h

Details

If travel is necessary outside the range of Boston public transit, I request reimbursement for taxi fees.

Lessons offered by Charlotte
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • English literature
  • Comparative literature
Levels
  • All Levels

Charlotte's resume

Education

2020-present Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Master of Architecture I
2014-2015 Russian State Institute of Performing Arts
Directing for Theatre, A.A. Praudin Studio
2012-2016 University of Oxford, New College
BA First Class, English and Modern Languages (Russian)

Work

2019-present | Freelance translation and editing
Recent work includes:
Kalinina, K. “The Chariot of Orgoiton”, Department of Scientific Restoration and
Conservation, State Hermitage Museum (2021)
Abyzov, A. “Synthesis of manganese titanate and its precursors from xerogel”,
Ceramics International 46 (2020): 1990-2001.
Multiple authors, Orthodox Saint Petersburg: Churches, Monasteries, Sacred
Treasures, Bronze Horseman Publishers (2020)
Kangaspuro, L. “Social inclusion of female ex-prisoners. The Russian experience.”
Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki (2019)
Kangaspuro, L. “Prison Rehabilitation. The Finnish Experience.” Aleksanteri Institute,
University of Helsinki (2019)
Ng, P. “Circular Insurance: Resilience Risk in Speculative Urbanism”, Strelka Institute
(2019)

2020-2021 | CO-G, (concealed information)
Composition of website texts for Boston-based architectural firm

2019-2020 | Saint Petersburg Classical Gymnasium, (concealed information)
English language teacher

2019-2020 | Syg.ma, (concealed information)
Selection and editing of texts for Russian independent media platform. Graphic
design of Instagram posts.

2018-2019 | Herzen University International School, (concealed information)
English language and literature teacher. Development of Film curriculum for IB
Diploma Program certification. IB Middle Years Program personal project advisor.

2018 | Melbourne Theatre Company, (concealed information)
Assistant Director. Wild, by Mike Bartlett. Director, Dean Bryant.

2016-2017 | The Wooster Group, (concealed information)
Technical Intern. The B-Side, The Town Hall Affair, A Pink Chair.

2013-2016 | Oxford Nightline, (concealed information)
Trainer, group leader, and volunteer for university mental health listening service

2016-present | Freelance theatre director and designer
Recent work includes:
Woe, Wit, and Media, adapted from Woe from Wit by Alexander Griboedov; “Tochka
Dostupa” Theatre Festival VI, Saint Petersburg, Russia (2020)
Rose Island, an installation-play in three parts; Kartograficheskiy teatr, Saint
Petersburg, Russia (2019)
Elective Affinities, adapted from the novel by J.W. von Goethe; Kartograficheskiy
teatr, Saint Petersburg, Russia (2018)
Dickinson’s Room, adapted from the poetry and prose of Emily Dickinson; Adelaide
Fringe Festival, Australia (2018); Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scotland (2017)
The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Bad Neighbour Theatre, New York,
USA (2017)
Measure for Measure, by William Shakespeare; Bad Neighbour Theatre, New York,
USA (2016)

Awards:

Harvard University Graduate School of Design: Faculty Nominated Work (First Year Core Studio;
Fall, 2020; Spring, 2021)

University of Oxford: First Class Honours in final year examinations (2016), Distinction in use of
spoken Russian (2016), Academic scholarship for performance in first year examinations (2013-
2016), Year Abroad Essay Prize (2015), multiple Book Prizes for performance in interim
examinations (2012-2016)

Additional skills:

Experienced user of Mac, Windows, Microsoft Office, social media, Skype, Zoom. Adobe Creative
Suite. Final Cut Pro. Rhinoceros. AutoCAD.
Languages: English (native), Russian (fluent), French (intermediate), German (beginner)

The 2 reviews on Charlotte
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

2 recommendations

C
Celeste

Charlotte is an incredibly patient and knowledgeable instructor. Her command of the English language is remarkable as well as her ability to explain confusing concepts. She has helped improve my writing abilities (and confidence) in the few short months we’ve worked together, and I would highly recommend Charlotte for anyone looking to improve their writing skills!

H
Harriet

Charlotte is an accomplished tutor. She is a native English speaker with excellent written skills. She speaks fluent Russian and has a near native grasp of the language, both written and spoken. She is a charming, patient and encouraging tutor.

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