My name is Alvina. I am a skillful and enthusiastic Armenian, Arabic, Hebrew and Russian teacher, an avid traveler and passionate educator. I've lived in Los Angeles for 3 years working as an interpreter and literary translator. I've enjoyed traveling and exploring the New World!
I hold BA and MA degrees in Arabic studies, a PhD in Linguistics, and graduated from the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden. I have taught Standard Arabic and Modern Hebrew, lectured on intercultural dialogue, grammatical tradition, linguistic historiography etc. and have published articles on Arabic and Jewish Studies, participated in many academic programs, conferences and research projects in Europe and Middle East.
My background spans almost 15 years of experience in planning, leading, and continually improving language programs to achieve significant language progression. By teaching students from a wide range of backgrounds and learning styles, I have improved my communication, creativity, and motivational skills.
Highlights of my qualifications include:
Creating individualized plans and programs to facilitate a targeted, personalized approach to educationâ¤
Employing a wide array of instructional techniques, and technological toolsâincluding hand-outs, presentations, videos, online activities, and foreign language laboratory assignmentsâto facilitate improved language abilities.
Using and implementing e-technologies in different settings.