Hello. My name is Natalia, and I am currently studying Statistics, Mathematics and Earth Science at the University of Toronto.
Growing up in a large family of 6 with 3 younger siblings, I have always loved helping my parents take care of them. Cooking, cleaning, reading and passing on life lessons shared by my parents to them not only become extremely valuable experience but fostered a close bond between us. As they are currently aged 2, 8 and 14, I have gained experience with very different age categories, including understanding different needs and learning styles at each age and different child.
As a professional karate athlete, I also devote my time to teaching karate lessons to children aged 4-14, including students with various physical and mental barriers. Observing a child understand the material you're teaching is an incredibly gratifying feeling, and has left me with even more experience on dealing with a variety of learning styles, and methods of communication with children. Besides karate instruction, I am also currently a children's tutor with Tutor Doctor, working with children ranging from Grade 1 to Grade 12, travelling to children's homes to assist them in comprehending material and preparing for tests.
As I believe the key to a healthy life is healthy eating, sport, and laughter, I greatly enjoy sports like karate, badminton, archery, alpine skiing, cross country and volleyball. Together with my family, we are also a team of avid hikers, loving to explore North America coast-to-coast by car. I very much enjoy reading entrepreneur biographies and classic Russian novels (in Russian) by novelists such as Dostoevskiy, Pushkin and Bul'ichyev.
I am certified in CPR/AED and First Aid, Level HCP (Health Care Provider), as well as the Babysitting certification with the Canadian Red Cross. I am a trained Level 1 (Beginner) and 2 (Competition Introduction) instructor in karate with the National Canadian Coaching Program (NCCP), as well as a Level 1 (2014) and Level (2) black belt certification with the Japanese Karate Association (JKA) and the World Karate Federation (WKF) I have a valid G license (no restrictions) as well as no criminal record or offenses. High school and university transcripts are available upon request.
Raised in a family of 6, I have grown up taking care of my 3 younger siblings and caring for our home at the frequent absence of our parents.
I am comfortable with caring for children aged 0-14, and have a wide range of experience including cooking, cleaning, tutoring, engaging in activities, dressing and bathing.
Working as a karate instructor for 2 years, I am able to assess and discover various learning styles and abilities and develop individual strengths. Working 5 days a week with children aged 8-14, I am able to foster friendly connections and develop trust, which enables me to connect with the child and see their confidence within the activity thrive.
Additionally, working as a tutor with Tutor Doctor and as a freelance tutor in subjects like mathematics and English to my peers, I am able to focus on specific needs and adequately respond to changing environments and successfully lead students to a deeper understanding of course material.
I am certified in CRP/AED and First Aid with the Canadian Red Cross, Level HCP (Health Care Professional).
I am certified with the Japanese Karate Association (JKA) and the World Karate Federation (WKF) as a Nidan (Level 2) and Shodan (Level 1) Black Belt in Shotokan karate.
I am trained with the National Canadian Coaching Program (NCCP) in Level 1 (Beginner Coaching) and Level 2 (Competition Introduction) coaching programs, as well as the NCCP Making Ethical Decisions (MED) program.
Currently finishing first year studies in Computer Science, Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Toronto, I am planning to acquire an Honours Bachelor of Science degree by spring of 2022.
Graduating with honours (80 +) from Sir William Mulock Secondary School, I have acquired an Ontario Secondary School Diploma in June 2018.