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Anna N.

20 Reviews
Santa Monica, CA
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian, German, English
  • Teaching since 1986
  • MA in Linguistics from Eurasian Institute of Linguistics
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Anna N.

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I've been teaching Russian for more than 20 years for native speakers and foreigners. I am a highly skilled language teacher, I am able to apply variety of resources and instructional techniques. I have all tools for teaching Russian: textbooks, worksheets, games and more. I currently teach Russian at the Renaissance School of Arts and Sciences.

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I've been teaching Russian for more than 20 years for native speakers and foreigners. I am a highly skilled language teacher, I am able to apply a variety of resources and instructional techniques. I have all the tools for teaching Russian: textbooks, worksheets, games and more. I currently teach Ru

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Juliet
I feel very lucky to have had Anna as my tutor at UCLA for Elementary Russian. Going into the program, I knew no Russian at all, and Anna helped me to feel comfortable asking questions. She explained grammatical concepts in a way that was easy to understand and her use of gestures with certain words really helped me remember vocabulary words and pronunciation. Anna also provided numerous resources for studying Russian outside of lessons and had wonderful recommendations for Russian YouTube videos. Thank you Anna!
Jorge
Anna was my tutor at UCLA for my first year of Russian. She used a variety of resources and authentic texts which made tutoring fun and different each time. She gave us exciting insights into culture while also practicing speaking and specific grammar exercises. I would definitely recommend her for first year learners! She's the best in town
Nihal
I had Anna as my Russian tutor at UCLA for just over a year, and visited her session for an hour every week. She is incredibly friendly and personable, and goes above and beyond to support her students. During tuition, she would help us both with keeping up with the course content and with exploring the language outside of it. Learning Russian can be daunting for students who have no cultural or linguistic background in it, but Anna's demeanor and approach helped me a lot with developing confidence and building on my strengths. Meeting weekly with Anna is one of the things that I will truly miss once out of the Russian department.
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Daniel M.

112 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, Russian
  • Teaches students 7 to 60
  • Awarded 2nd position in the Open Chess District Tournament from Municipalidad de San Miguel
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Daniel M.

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I have a Russian wife, and currently living in Russia. I took a course and I have learned all the basic concepts, that I can teach you to start mastering the language.

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I love teaching, I can teach you at where you at and take you where you need to be. I only need a student with the desire to learn and to practice. I like to help students realize they have the intelligence and ability to solve the problems on their own, they just need the right direction. Nothin

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Shikar M.
My son enjoyed the class .
Miguel Quicana
The best teacher.
Joseph
Awesome! Helped with identifying my area for improvement and has given me a great foundation to work on. :)
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Yekaterina K.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, English
  • Piano Preformance from Music School #3 of Semey, Kazakhstan, USSR
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Yekaterina K.

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My name is Yekaterina. I am a native Russian speaker. I've been teaching Spanish, English and Russian to adults and children for many years. I am also a classical pianist, singer and professional educator. I received my degree in piano performance and pedagogy in 1992, and have been teaching since then. I have lived (and taught) all over the world, and I love what I do.
I speak and write fluently in English and Spanish, but as a native Russian speaker, I had to learn English and Spanish (as well as Portuguese, French, Italian and Mandarin) languages from the ground up, just like my students, so I understand very well the challenges of learning a language. I have structured a specific approach that incorporates tricks and shortcuts. Little things you can do to bring the language into your everyday life... these little things that accumulate and make the whole experience of learning a language much easier and more natural. I consider myself a language ...

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Hello future students :-) I was born and raised in Soviet Union, where I studied piano since I was 5 years old. I love teaching, and have extensive experience teaching not only music, but a variety of other subjects -- I successfully homeschooled my own 3 children for many years, one of them bein

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Michael
Very good! Looking forward to more!
Daniel I.
Katya is incredibly insightful and knowledgeable about music, harmony and composition. Very much looking forward to our next class!
Alexandr
Katya is a wery good teacher
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Joseph B.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $65
  • Speaks English, Russian, Ukranian
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joseph B.

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Teaching conversation and translation at native and highest levels. I am a native speaker of the Russian language, a professional musician with perfect pitch and thus no accent in my speaking. I am also equally fluent in English and have been hosting radio programs spanning over 10 years. I have given talks in both languages internationally and have been published by Carol Publishing as well as Genet Publishing in newspapers, on line, in print both soft and hard cover available in Barns and Noble, Amazon and anywhere fine books are sold.

If you are learning to speak in the Russian language or if you are improving your skills, if you are a singer working on enunciation and the feeling of the language for writing, speaking or singing - you have come to the right place. My family of professional musicians have helped orchestras and choir in the production of Alexander Nevsky on the big screen in concert of the Eastman Theater that to this day continues to illicit fond memories ...

About Joseph

~ Teaching beginners to professional students and coaching professionals for over 30 years. All levels and ages are welcome! ~ Hello my friends! I am an internationally respected concert pianist and composer who comes from a family of renowned musicians. I earned my degrees from the Julli

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Jeff
Joseph has a wealth of knowledge about speaking, listening, vocals, etc.

He created a welcoming environment in our online lessons that made it easy to be vulnerable and get right to working on new skills.

I highly recommend for others looking to better understand their voice and communication style, and learn to hone them.
Catherine K.
Joseph put us at ease immediately. Our first lesson included valuable information on how to warm up our voices, increase our range and protect our voices. We look forward to our next lesson.
Donna
I have been studying piano with Joseph for nearly five years. In that time, I’ve learned more about the piano and musical interpretation than I ever thought possible.

Joseph’s technical ‘short cuts’ are amazing! He illustrates ways for your hands and your mind to work that are tailor made for you. Learning from him is so fun it seems almost effortless.

The way Joseph teaches allows you to develop at your own pace. The atmosphere is always relaxed yet everything moves along quickly.

At the open classes I attend, his other students are progressing very rapidly too. After each class, we share our impressions. The mood is elated because it feels like we stepped back in time and into history.

Joseph often quotes inspired wisdom of his historic teachers in our lessons. He is a great inspiration on his own with great musical insights.

I’m playing Beethoven and Chopin works I never thought I could approach at this stage of study, with great depth of understanding. I now play with greater passion and skill, get compliments from everyone I play for, and no longer worry about playing in public.

I look forward to each and every lesson with Joseph. His encouragement and support makes learning so rewarding! Anyone who finds this musical treasure is a lucky person and I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Helen M.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks French, Russian, Ukrainian
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Master's degree in French language and literature from Donetsk National University
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Helen M.

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I am Russian native speaker. While working at Alliance Française I was tutoring French people in Russian language. I can help students to understand this subject deeper and to concentrate more on speaking practice which is very important in learning language.

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Hi, there! My name is Helen and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2009 and have loved helping my students to speak a new language, to successfully pass their exams, and to increase their language confidence. I went to National University of Donetsk (Ukraine) and

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Michael G.
Helen is a wonderful teacher who is fluent in everyday French. She has all the characteristics that make up a perfect instructor. She is patient, fearlessly willing to correct where needed, and understanding of a student's fear when having to discuss complex subjects in French. I would recommend her without reservation to both beginning and intermediate students.
James
Helen was wonderful!! She tailored an approach for me and took special requests for areas I was interested in. She was patient and helpful through out!!
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Olga D.

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  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2004
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Olga D.

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I'm a native Russian speaker born in the South of Russia. I will be happy not only to help you learn Russian but also to introduce you to Russian culture, teach you grammar and punctuation. We'll be working on writing, speaking, listening skills from the very beginning.
You'll also get a chance to speak to my Russian friends who currently live in Russia if you're interested!

I'm looking forward to meeting you!

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Do you need to catch up to a grade level or improve certain math skills? I'm here to help you! I have a Master's degree in pure mathematics with extensive tutoring experience and 4-year full-time teaching in a public school. Being certified in Math (6-12), I've taught different math subjects such as

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The average cost of 60-minute Russian lessons in Thousand Oaks is $58. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $89 per hour.
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"Very patient and nice. Knows her Russian."
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Took Russian lessons from Melody C.
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"Anna is an enthusiastic, encouraging, and an inspiring teacher! Her lessons are engaging and delivered with respect. Her students would add that Anna is ready with a smile, a kind word or two, and adds a splash of humor to their time together."
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Took Russian lessons from Anna N.
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"Best Russian teacher ever!"
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Took Russian lessons from Anna C.
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"I had Anna as my Russian tutor this year at UCLA. She is very friendly and she knows how to present topics in an interesting way. I enjoyed the sessions with her because there was always a time to converse a bit in Russian on various topics that we chose, which helped me to practice my oral skills. Anna always corrected my mistakes in a very kindly way. She also helped me to expand a lot my vocabulary in Russian and to understand better Russian grammar. I truly recommend Anna's lessons!"
Pierre
Took Russian lessons from Anna N.
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"Anna Novikova is one of the most affable and interesting instructors I have ever had, making Russian, which is normally a difficult and intimidating subject, something to look forward to every week. Personally, I would recomend tutoring sessions for the conversations alone, but she also is a very intelligent woman and competent instructor, and your understanding of Russian is sure to improve with her."
Brandon
Took Russian lessons from Anna N.
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"The lesson was fun and interesting I like my teacher very much))"
Stephen
Took Russian lessons from Aliaksandra P.
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"I have been taking private lessons with Anna weekly for one year. She has taught me Russian from a complete beginner level. I've taken a number of language classes in the past (for other languages) and it's clear that Anna is an outstanding teacher. She is clear and gives excellent explanations, and is well-prepared for each class. She's also able to give requested ad-hoc lessons whenever I have specific questions, even without preparation. I would highly recommend Anna as a Russian teacher, whether you're in-person or online. I do both types of lessons with her and she is highly effective through both mediums. Last but not least, she's a great pleasure to be around, as a person!"
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Took Russian lessons from Anna C.
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"I have been Anna's student for more than two years. She is the absolute best teacher of Russian that I have ever had.
Anna is very organized, punctual and focused. She tailors our lessons exactly to my level. She understands what I know, don't know and what I need to work on.
Anna keeps our classes interesting. She introduces poems, videos, songs and supplementary materials to our lessons.
I highly recommend Anna to you if you are serious about learning Russian."
Joseph
Took Russian lessons from Anna C.
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"Amazing!!! Thanks Roman. I look forward to my future in the Russian language"
Jordon
Took Russian lessons from Roman N.
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"My company does business in Russia so learning the language is important for me. I tried programs like Rosetta Stone but progress was slow and frustrating. Learning from a native speaker like Maria is the best way I have found. Being able to receive answers to questions quickly with explanations of the culture along with the language is invaluable. She works at my pace and tailors lessons to my needs. I am finally learning to speak, read and converse in Russian . This is the only real way to learn."
Mike
Took Russian lessons from Maria P.
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