Jelena Popovic : English

Jelena Popovic
Subject : English
Native : English
Serbia and Montenegro
(47) Lessons
100%      
(9) Reviews
Last class : 5 days
2 days ago
Offline
45 Min : $21.56 / £16.66 / €19.72
Trial: FREE

Hello, my name is Jelena Popovic and I'm 24 years old and currently living in Serbia and Montenegro. I am a native English speaker and teach English, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since July 2016. I can speak the following languages fluently: English, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

Hello, my name is Hellena and I come from Serbia. Since I am a bilingual person and I am lucky enough to be a native speaker of two languages - Serbian and English - being able to help my students as much as possible with more than just one language is something I consider to be my greatest ability!

I am a person with many interests, some of which are sports, music, literature, traveling, animals etc. But my greatest passion of all is definitely teaching, which is why I have already spent several years teaching students of all levels of knowledge and why I love my profession more and more every day. My goal is to help as many people learn and improve the desired language, or simply enjoy a relaxed conversation. I am looking forward to meeting all of the students and assist them in achieving their goals with my knowledge, experience and good will.

Qualifications & Experience

I have graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, English Language and Literature Department and I have successfully passed the Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages course, and along with that, being a native English speaker makes me fully qualified to teach English both as a foreign and as a second language. As far as my working experience is concerned, so far I have worked as a high-school English teacher for one semester, I have been working as a private English tutor for over five years now and my two-year online teaching experience can be measured in hundreds of satisfied students.

I am looking forward to helping as many students as possible improve their language skills.

Teaching Approach

The most important thing in learning a foreign language is motivation, and the easiest way to be motivated is to have fun learning. This is the reason why conducting fun and interesting classes is my top priority. If the students feel comfortable in classes, they will also feel comfortable learning the language. Also, since every language is more than just grammar and rules, I highly recommend that conversation should be the primary method of learning or practicing a language, because it is the closest to real-life situations - if you want to communicate in any language, merely knowing the rules will not be so helpful, but the habit of forming sentences spontaneously surely will.

In my lessons, students can, but do not have to, be the ones who decide on the topic of the lesson. I will be more than happy to discuss or just listen about the students' interests, experiences, hobbies etc. Of course, if grammar is the point the students want to work on, I will be very glad to help with that as well. I am a teacher with whom you can improve your writing, reading, listening or speaking skills while having fun, so I am looking forward to helping you with any aspect of English, Serbian, Bosnian or Croatian you want me to.


Detailed Profile in Serbian

About me

Zdravo, ja sam Jelena i dolazim iz Srbije. Cilj mi je da pomognem što više ljudi da nauče, provežbaju ili usavrše engleski, srpski, hrvatski ili bosanski jezik. Svojom najvećom prednošću u ovom polju smatram to što sam bilingvalna osoba, odnosno to što su mi i engleski i srpski maternji jezici. Što se tiče mojih interesovanja, veoma su raznovrsna: volim putovanja, životinje, muziku, naročito sport i uživam u učenju novih stvari i upoznavanju novih ljudi kojima svojim znanjem i iskustvom mogu da pomognem da unaprede svoje znanje jezika, a samim tim i sebe. Predavanje engleskog jezika najveća mi je strast, te sam s toga već do sada imala puno različitih iskustava u radu sa učenicima svih uzrasta i svih nivoa znanja. Nadam se da ću imati prilike da sarađujem sa što više ljudi i učinim da što većem broju njih učenje jezika ne bude samo obaveza, već i zadovoljstvo.

Qualifications & Experience

Diplomirala sam na Filozofskom fakultetu u Nišu, Departmanu za anglistiku, i uspešno položila predmet Metodika nastave engleskog jezika, što me čini kvalifikovanim predavačem engleskog jezika. Što se tiče radnog iskustva, jedan semestar provela sam radeći u srednjoj školi kao nastavnik engleskog jezika, već pet godina držim privatne časove engleskog, a takođe i već par godina engleski predajem preko interneta i do sada mi je iskustvo sa učenicima fenomenalno. Nadam se da ću svoje radno iskustvo imati prilike da proširim i sa učenicima ovde.

Teaching Approach

Da bi se bilo šta uradilo efikasno, potrebno je imati motivaciju za to. A najbolji način da se motivacija dobije jeste uživanje u tome što se radi. Iz ovog razloga, prioritet mi je da se na mojim časovima učenici pre svega osećaju prijatno, da im čas bude zabavan, jer to je jedini način da učenje bude stoprocentno efikasno. Takođe, svaki jezik je mnogo više od gramatike i pravila, te stoga smatram da je najefikasniji način da se bilo koji jezik nauči ili usavrši - konverzacija - što je i moja primarna metoda u nastavi. Živa komunikacija je najbliža situacijama iz stvarnog života i ukoliko samo znate gramatička pravila, to Vam neće biti od naročite pomoći; dok sa druge strane, ukoliko imate naviku da spontano formirate rečenice i sagovorniku tako prenosite značenje koje želite, konverzacija će biti uspešna. Učenici mogu, ali i ne moraju, da budu ti koji odlučuju šta će biti tema časa: biće mi drago da slušam ili diskutujem o različitim iskustvima, interesovanjima, hobijima, vestima itd. Ali naravno, ukoliko je nečiji cilj rad na gramatici, biću i više nego srećna da u tome pomognem. Tip sam predavača sa kojim možete unaprediti svoje veštine pisanja, čitanja, slušanja ili govora stranog jezika, dok se pritom zabavljate, tako da se unapred radujem prilici da pomognem sa bilo kojim aspektom engleskog, srpskog, hrvatskog ili bosanskog jezika.


My last class was :
5 days ago.

 
29 Mar 2017
By : Zimilev
Subject : English 

Thank you for the introduction session

 
17 Mar 2017
By : dmarsik
Subject : English 

Jelena is a great teacher and the lessons are very interesting and useful.

 
07 Mar 2017
By : Opasan M
Subject : English 

Very positive and interesting teacher, definitely recommended!

 
21 Feb 2017
By : ivdie
Subject : English 

Highly recommended.

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