(This greeting, spoken with a particular intonation, should be familiar to some of you.)
ChristoTechne is the name of the tutoring business I just registered. My own name is Rali. Christo is the name of my father, and “techne” is a Greek word which loosely translates as “art.” I am almost done designing my website (this has been my mantra for three days now), but really, the website is practically ready to go, and I am just playing with it a little longer.
ChristoTechne’s present focus is on teaching dead languages to interested growing- and grown-ups. It sounds macabre but with me as your guide it won’t be. I have other plans about the business as well and will resort to divulging them after some more percolation. (OK, eventually I want to engage children from the inner cities but have no idea yet how to do it. Feel free to advise.)
I am a transplant (from Bulgaria, via Japan). The San Francisco Bay Area has been my home since 1993. UC Berkeley claims me as an alumna. My teaching experience spans over continents and centuries.
The picture on the right also appears on my soon-to-be-published website, where you will find information about my take on teaching, the lessons I offer, specials, and other such things. This blog will serve as a supplement to the website. When I figure out how, I will integrate them. Stay tuned.