Zina grew up trilingual and had already lived on three continents by the age of nine. Her love of languages and passion for teaching them was nurtured in grade school where she simultaneously studied and tutored students in French and Spanish. She went on to do her university studies in Paris at l”ecole du Louvre, earning a degree in Art History. With over 20 years experience tutoring and teaching languages in private schools in the Washington DC area and abroad, Zina continues to indulge her lifelong enthusiasm for sharing the gift of language with her students.
“Language is inherently expansive; it expands our minds, perspectives, interests and understanding, giving us the opportunity to experience authentic engagement. It is the bridge we cross to other people with their rich history, heritage and culture, thereby enriching us exponentially. “
When not taking advantage of the myriad cultural events and superb restaurants of our great city, Zina enjoys reading, cooking, treasure hunting, swimming, yoga and traveling.