UNIVERSITY, HALIFAX, NS
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Translations and Interpretation
in Canada (1999)
interpreter Romanian- English
Teaching College Nova Scotia, Canada
Teacher in NS
Teaching College in Halifax, NS, Canada
University of Languages, Bucharest, Romania
Romanian language and literature
University of Languages, Bucharest
Romanian- English specialization
University of Languages
Romanian language and literature
Major in Romanian (1982)
Information about Laura
I`m native Romanian, professor of Romanian language and EFL with accreditation at University of Philology in Bucharest, Romania .
Also I`m a certified teacher, ESL tutor for immigrants and translator/interpreter in NS, Canada.
My Romanian and EFL/ESL lessons will help to learn the languages or improve through conversation, reading, listening and writing they will tailor you to express clearly in social, business, situations, academic or travel purposes.
Regarding my teaching techniques, I provide plenty of materials for conversation, grammar, Romanian traditions trying to cater my learners` goals and interests, offering constant feedbacks through homework corrections and explanations.Our lessons on Skype will offer instant dialogues,vocabulary and expressions clarifications whenever will be necessary.
I`m an enthusiast and reliable teacher , love very much tutoring on line and have a flexible work schedule according to the clients` interests.
I look forward to hearing from you.
References from one of my learners who can be also be contacted directly if you can consider me for tutoring Romanian:
I work as a software engineer at an international institutional bank. I have a busy schedule and my
clients are in the US, UK and Asia.
I have attempted to learn Romanian for several years. However the nearest Berlitz school does not
have a Romanian instructor. The local universities do not teach Romanian. I tried an English-Romanian
language interchange with a doctoral student in Moldova and I was dismayed by her lack of
commitment. I tried an online instructor with 20 years of experience but his style was too disorganized
for me. Over the years and on my own, I had developed a general idea of Romanian grammar and a
very basic vocabulary. But, having no resources other than RIV international and various online
dictionaries, I never really progressed.
I had practically given up on learning Romanian when I found Laura. We live 2,300 km away from
each other so we use Skype for the lessons. Using Skype permits me the flexibility to schedule lessons
based on my work schedule and to have the lessons wherever I am. Another advantage of using
Skype is that automatically, at the end of the lesson, I have a log of our instant messages-new
vocabulary, expressions and clarifications-that I can refer to after the lesson. Because of the video
calls, I feel like I am in the same room with her.
There is no rote memorization. We converse about whatever comes to our minds and, in the process,
she points out any grammatical mistakes or relevant vocabulary. But, that is not all there is to our
Laura provides plenty of exercises that she tailors to strengthen my weak points and to give a
general understanding of Romanian culture. In the eleven months that I have been studying with
Laura, I have learned about Dacian history, the Roman Conquest, Orthodox Christianity, Romanian
traditions and current Romanian affairs. We have covered poetry, short stories, newspaper articles and
YouTube videos on numerous subjects. She caters to my interests. For example, on my saint`s day, she
sent me an article about Saint Andronic. (I did not even know there was a Saint Andronic.) She knows I
like symbolic poetry and literature so we have read Ana Blandiana and Dan Puric`s work. I wrote for
her a tutorial on Microsoft Windows 8 in Romanian.
My studies with Laura have been both interesting and enriching though it is also hard work and
requires a commitment on my part. Laura gives me constant feedback. I love that she can explain why
something is done a certain way in Romanian. I appreciate that she is frank in her assessment of my
I can now read a Romanian newspapers, understand news broadcasts and have an intelligent
conversation in Romanian. While I have more to learn, I have surpassed my expectations after only
eleven months thanks to Laura
Melbourne, Florida, USA
Availability: -Teaching on line/ Skype in in the morning and afternoon according to the clients` availability( Atlantic Time Zone)
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: Certified teacher/ tutor of English and Romanian, with accreditation of teaching ESL in Nova Scotia, Canada and Romania is interested in teaching on line/ Skype.
I have extensive experience of teaching both in Romania and Canada, as well teaching on line to foreign professionals, preparations for exams ( IELTS, baccalaureat), business purposes.
I`m committed to my work, use modern teaching techniques for on line learning, prepare lessons that are customized to the students` individual needs.
Feedback For Laura (18)
Laura is a fantastic tutor. Professional, patient, computer savvy, very helpful and lovely as a person. I always look forward to my next lesson and hopefully in the future I will not be as busy as I am now and I will be able to book more lessons and more often. Highly recommended! Joanna
I had three excellent Romanian lessons with Laura so far. She puts in a lot of effort into the lesson plans and is also happy to stay after the lesson to make sure all the content is covered. She is approachable and helpful throughout the week. Her lessons are great value for money and I highly recommend her as a tutor!
Laura is a fantastic Romanian tutor who is excellent at tailoring each lesson to your individual needs and level. I would definitely recommend Laura as a tutor!
Laura is a fantastic tutor, she is very generous with her time and delivers excellent, engaging lessons. She takes time to make sure you are comfortable with the pace of lessons and provides extra material every week for revision. I highly recommend Laura as a Romanian tutor.
I have only had a few Romanian lessons with Laura so far but I love them and I`m excited to continue on with them! The lessons she creates are extremely helpful and very well done, she tailors them to your own needs and skill level. I`m already learning so much, she`s a fantastic teacher and very accommodating!
Wouldn`t hesitate to recommend Laura.
Before booking lessons with Laura, I was so nervous to speak but after only a handful, this is much less of an issue. Laura has been really thorough with pronunciation corrections after I mentioned this was something I would like to focus on and so patient, encouraging me to continue practicing in areas I most need it should I wish to.
I really appreciate the time and effort Laura must put into creating the resources we work from, always sent ahead of time alongside an audio file and after the lesson follows the edited version. I`v found this incredibly helpful.
After our lessons I always feel so motivated to continue and encouraged by my progress - I think this is a really special quality in a tutor.
10/10. Mulț;;umesc Laura! :)
I am taking Romanian lessons with Laura for a few weeks now and I am impressed by her professionalism. She is always well prepared for the lessons, sends me lesson summariea straight after our video conf and is very adaptable to my schedule and the topics I want to touch upon during the lessons
I`ve been learning with Laura over the past month and really enjoy our sessions. I`ve never been a natural learner of languages, but her style and method of teaching are great. Laura works with you at a pace that is comfortable for you and enables you to pick up Romanian in a very natural way. Having just been to Romania on holiday, I was actually amazed at how many of her lessons came back to me and how much more I understood the language.
A very professional and experience instructor.
A very nice lady, a generous spirited teacher who really seems invested in helping her students. Her experience shows in the way she adapts to your needs, dislikes and learning style.
I am really enjoying my lessons with Laura. Laura is encouraging and makes the lessons fun and enjoyable.
I am a beginner in Romanian, but already, after just a few lessons, I feel like I am able to speak and write about basic topics.
Laura`s lessons are well paced and she integrates grammar well, so that it comes up naturally and the focus still feels like it is conversational and useful.
Laura provides lessons with audio in advance, which enable me to prepare for the lesson and to make the most out of the contact time we have.
Her lessons are also well presented and colourful, which makes it easier for me to remember the key concepts.
I feel I have learnt a lot of Romanian in a short time and I am very glad to have found Laura!
Laura is a really fantastic tutor! Makes a difficult subject easy and fun to learn. Very good value for money also. Well worth getting in touch with.
I am really enjoying my lessons with Laura. She is a lovely person and her teaching style is very clear and flexible and if we start deviating from the lesson plan she is happy to touch on other topics to help clarify before moving back on track. The homework that is set is very helpful also. Our lessons seem to go by very quickly and already I have seen progress in my Romanian, both conversationally and in my understanding of certain grammatical structures. Prior to my lessons with Laura I had a fair grasp of the language but was still very much at the beginner level and I would recommend her to anyone wishing to learn Romanian regardless of their level.
Jim, 29 from England.
Very good teacher
Hi Laura is a great teacher.
She provides the lesson a week in advance with an audio too, teaching at the pace that suits your needs. She takes a personal interest in her student. Choice laura as your tutors for she is excellent.
Laura is extremely well organised and well versed in tutoring. I was completely lost in my search to learn Romanian and Laura has offered much needed structure to my approach. I`m confident anyone working with Laura will be as please as I am.
Well after studying Romanian with Laura for 18 months what progress have I made ? I started unable to speak any Romanian. Romanian is not the easiest of languages to learn and I do not have a natural aptitude for languages, but I have had lessons each week for 18 months. While I am not fluent I can hold a conversation and make myself understood with native Romanian speakers, as well as being able to write some of the language. When I visited Romania last year I managed to travel to various cities using the language skills I have learnt. Outside of the larger towns and cities the ability to communicate in the local language was a huge plus.
I think when I initially started I had doubts about Skype and how effective it might be, my only previous language learning experience being in face to face groups at language schools. However it has to be said that Skype for me has proved an effective learning medium, it is easy to fit lessons in around my working commitments and the ability to have a typed record of the lesson makes reviewing work much easier. This coupled with the excellent study material that Laura provides in advance of a lesson, gives a wealth of material for revision.
I still have a long way to go in my Romanian studies, but after 18 months I can strongly recommend Laura as a tutor.
I wanted to learn Romanian and after unsuccessfully trying various DVD`s and Language software I decided to find a professional tutor. I found Laura through Tutor Hunt and our lessons are via Skype.
As a beginner the task of learning Romanian seemed a little daunting, but I feel I have made good progress in a short period of time thanks to Laura`s tuition. Laura`s lessons are well prepared before hand and can be tailored to the particular topic I want to learn. Laura emails the lesson content and also links to other Web resources for Romanian Language and Culture.
I found Skype to work well and it has the added bonus of saving a transcri pt of the lesson.
If you want to learn or improve your Romanian I can recommend Laura.