Dear Verbling community! I'm happy to present myself as a candidate for teaching you. My name is Maria and I'm a language instructor from St. Petersburg (Russia). Since 2016 I've been living and working in Riga (Latvia). I've been teaching Russian for foreigners, and also English and German for Russians since 2009. I started as a tutor for kids and students. Then I continued giving private lessons for adults, developing my own programms and materials. After gaining enough experience in individual lessons I proceeded with group lessons. I was employed by 3 language schools is St. Petersburg, and now I've been employed by 3 language centers in Riga as a freelancer. I work with groups, individual students and corporate clients. Moreover, I give private on-line lessons, both for foreigners and Russians.At my lessons I focuse on developing speaking and communication skills, overcoming the language barrier and mastering the "living" language. I mainly rely on the student's needs and requests and build the programm, acoording to those. I try to apply games and creative tasks into the learning process, as well as large discussions and dialogues. My students often tell me, that our lessons are never boring and they benefit a lot from them. Although, I got my university education in the field of Public Relations, I've managed to gain a various practical pedagogical experience through the years of teaching. I hope that my skills and credentials would be a good match for your needs.