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About Annika O.

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South Boston, VA
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Russian teacher with 20+ years experience teaching and tutoring Russian. The goal is for students to be able to actively use the language and not be afraid to experiment. The focus is on meaningful conversation and reading authentic texts. Classes are creative, fun and held to 95% in the target language.

About Annika
My first tutoring experience took place in first grade when I was asked to assist a newly arrived Vietnamese girl with her English. I myself had learned English when I first came to the United States at three years of age and could relate well to some of the issues the newcomer was facing.

A true global nomad, I have lived in Germany, the U.S., Mexico and Russia and have traveled extensively. Starting with English and German, and eventually Spanish, French and Russian, I have been instructing students since 1989 in various countries of a variety of ages in a multitude of informal and formal settings.

In 1990, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies from George Mason University. In 1995, I completed my Masters Degree in Secondary Education/Teaching English as a Second Language. After one year of working in a public school
setting, I began teaching privately and on a freelance basis for a number of private companies and language schools, and the government.
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Joseph January 17, 2017
· German · Online
Annika is a native German who is totally bilingual (English) and can explain complex concepts well in either language. The instruction approach is fast paced but understandable. So far, an excellent experience.
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Joseph January 17, 2017
· German · Online
Annika is a native German who is totally bilingual (English) and can explain complex concepts well in either language. The instruction approach is fast paced but understandable. So far, an excellent experience.
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Brenda January 8, 2016
· German · Online
I'm attempting the impossible - learning a new language! Annika makes the impossible feel possible. She is a really great teacher, has excellent suggestions for how to move forward. I like the text we work from, too. I highly recommend learning a new language from Annika!
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About Yulia B.

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Chicago, IL

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My students can expect learning something new and useful every lesson in a positive and productive environment.

I am a native Russian speaker with an extensive teaching experience.
I welcome students of all ages to learn or improve their Russian.
As a foreigner, I know exactly how the language learning process works and can deliver my knowledge in clear and accessible manner.
In addition to the language skills, my students can expect acquiring cultural knowledge, i.e. movies, literature, music , and traditions.

About Yulia
Hello everyone!
I am a professional percussionist, active performer and enthusiastic educator. I have been teaching since 2010 and is currently available to teach private lessons. I teach a variety of disciplines : Percussion, Drum Set, Keyboard percussion (Marimba, xylophone, vibraphone), Music theory and Ear Training as well as Russian language. My classes are always very productive and my students learn the skills needed to succeed in their studies.

I received Bachelors of Music in Percussion performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University in 2015 and Masters Degree in Percussion Performance at the DePaul School of Music in 2018. I look forward to helping my new students achieve their goals.
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Coleman M. May 24, 2018
· Russian · Online
Yulia is great! I was a little disorganized and Yulia proposed accommodations with ease.
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Sara M. May 22, 2018
· Russian · Online
Wonderful , knowledgeable, enthusiastic and patient teacher
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Amelia A. October 10, 2017
· Drum · Online
Great experience - my daughter really liked her first lesson, and came away enthusiastic. You can’t ask for much better.
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Yulia B.

Chicago, IL 60622
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About Sergey K.

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Schenectady, NY

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I can teach you how to speak basic conversational russian

About Sergey
I am multitalented. At a young age I mastered the Art of Photography that was taught to me by my grandpa and Chess. I was born in Belarus and I am a native Russian Speaker.

After substitute teaching then getting my first teacher job in NY I have started to work on my business and been very successful at it. I teach nearly 150,000 students and do free lance photography for pay part time.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Education
B.A in History Major & Political Science Minor at Siena College
Master Degree in Education from College of St Rose

Teaching Certification
NYS certified Social Studies & Special Education Teacher.

Experience
Special Ed Teacher, Tutoring and Substitute teacher

Entrepreneurship
Photography self taught and experienced event photographer. Online tutorials business teacher that teachers others how to st
art your own business and be an entrepreneur.

Specialties
Event Photography, Chess, Tae Kwon Do, eBay, Etsy and Fiverr
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Anita May 9, 2019
· Russian · Online
I was getting ready for a trip with my friends to tour all over in Russia this Summer and I found Sergey and he taught me a great deal of what I will need to communicate enough to get a round in Russia...
He is an excellent teacher Thank you Sergey for your great help in teaching me I know this will be a trip to remember thanks to you...
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Patti C. September 30, 2018
· Photography · Online
Terrible experience. Couldn't connect online, 20 minutes after start time called him and he tried to assist, but ended up doing a "phone lesson" which consisted of a question and answer time where I had to come up with my own questions. To conclude we were told to go out and take some pictures on our own and learn from experimenting on our own taking pictures of all kinds of things. We could then download them, send to him, and he could critique.
Not what I expected. Not necessarily his fault, but Going to ask for refund
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Janet T. May 25, 2018
· Photography · In home
when I made an appointment, I asked if Sergey was familiar with my camera and they said yes. It seemed new to him. But after talking about my fijifilm x100F, I am returning the camera. So overall I did like Sergey and look forward to my next Hour
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Sergey K.

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About Anya K.

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I am a Russian native speaker with teaching experience specializing in beginner/intermediate students. Thinking about learning Russian from the very beginning or improving your current level? Students have different goals in mind when they want to learn Russian, and I will be happy to assist you with reaching them fast!

About Anya
My name is Anya, and I am a Russian teacher. I am a native speaker. I came to United States several years ago. I got my bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska and I am currently working towards getting my Masters degree.

Being exposed to Russian culture, traditions, and literature since I was born, I am fascinated by people who are willing to put their time and effort in learning this great language.

I have been teaching Russian for a few years, and majority of my classes are based on learning basic communication, grammar, and reading through the use of one-on-one conversations and interactive exercises. You will learn vocabulary and proper pronunciation/spelling.

You should not be afraid of making mistakes at the beginning! You will improve your communication/writing/reading skills much quicker if you get comfortabl
e making them.

I have always had passion for learning different languages, and will be happy to share that passion with you!
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Marco April 8, 2018
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Anya is a amazing teacher! I have been struggling with this language before I started learning Russian with her and since then my path in learning has been smooth and productive! I highly recommend this teacher and can guarantee that you will love working with her!
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Rachel April 7, 2018
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I wanted to focus on speaking and pronunciation. I didn't have much experience in learning other languages before. i improved fast and the classes are fun. I eventually traveled to another country and was able to use the russian that i learned in real life situations.
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Lyn April 5, 2018
· Russian · Online
Anya is an amazing instructor. I have never learned another language before and she was willing to take the time to help me learn. I highly recommend taking her!
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About Anna E.

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New York, NY
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Interactive lessons to help you speak with more confidence. A blend of culture and language to integrate the learning within the context.

If you are in New York we can visit Russian stores and events to have a more immersive experience. If you are interested in music we will add this as our subject to learn the language. If literature is your passion we can work on small stories or larger works of literature and discuss particular use of words and expressions.

The classes are tailored to your needs. Please tell me why you are learning the language in your introduction.

About Anna
Teaching is a joy and I love to share my knowledge and love for learning. Join me for interactive and engaging lessons. We will learn through games and active, hands-on approach.
You will learn not by memorizing, but through experience and practice.
I have been teaching for the past 10 years and have experience with private and group classes. I have taught kids and adults as well.
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Smita R. September 16, 2019
· ESL · Online
Miss Anna is a right teacher for me. She helped me a lot to expand vocabulary
and improve my conversation skills.
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Susanne A. July 22, 2019
· ESL · In studio
Anna was helping my 11 year old improve his verbal skills while we were on vacation for 5 weeks in NYC. Instead of sitting in a class room the lessons were spent at different places in the city and Anna prepared interesting themes for every lesson that let my son both practice speaking a lot as well as hear many interesting stories of NYC. In addition to being a great teacher Anna is also an excellent guide.
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Prakash G. July 12, 2019
· Russian · Online
I enjoyed my first lesson with Anna. She is a very good teacher. She understood my goals and structured the class in the right format. I look forward to having fluent conversations in Russian by the end of these sessions.
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Anna E.

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About Sergey T.

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Chicago, IL
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Students will achieve their goals to speak Russian. You will be led step by step and that will go the easy way. Nothing is impossible so are the foreign languages. Make the first step and I'll do the rest.

About Sergey
As I speak two languages English and Russian, I can teach both. Russian is my native language, so students can learn Russian from the native speaker. And that is the best way to learn foreign languages. I've been teaching Russian since 2010 and I use my own method, which is not like in boring books. Students have to get what they need to fill the gaps and go further. Who goes, he reaches the destination.
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Jordon B. December 29, 2018
· Russian · In studio
Sergey has many different methods of learning the Russian language and It allows you to have fun in the process! He is definitely a great and knowledgable teacher!
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Sergey T.

Chicago, IL 60641
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About Tatiana D.

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Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Getting ready for your trip to Russia and want to learn how to get around with a knowledge of basic Russian?
Looking to improving your Russian skills and reaching to a higher proficiency level?
Preparing for IB exam? Or simply want to take on one of the challenging languages to have a real sense of accomplishment?
You are in a right place!

I am a native Russian speaker born and raised in Moscow. I graduated from Moscow Pedagogical University and received my Master's degree in Russian and French Languages and Literature from Portland State University. I have an Oregon teaching license and am certified to teach both French and Russian. For the past 25 years I have been traveling the world and working as a French and Russian teacher in international schools in Germany, Pakistan, Belgium, Egypt and Kuwait. I taught all levels of French (including AP and IB French) as well as tutoring IB Russian. In my 8+ years of teaching IB ...

About Tatiana
About me
I am a native Russian speaker born and raised in Moscow. Currently I live in in the USA in the state of Oregon. I have been interested in languages since I was a child. I have discovered the beauty of French language and since then never stop loving it! My personal interests are in Russian and French culture, literature, music, songs, films and art. A knowledge of Russian, French and English give me a full access to all these areas of interest in the original language. I would love to share my expertise with you!

Education
- Bachelor degree in French from Moscow State Pedagogical
University
- Masters of French and Russian language and literature from
Portland Start University
- Oregon Secondary Teaching Certification

Experience
- In my professional life I have worked with Russian Opera

singers in preparation for performance in French operas
- Have worked as a French-Russian translator for the European
Union
- Taught French at the Moscow State Conservatory
- Tutored US diplomats in Russian
- Was a French and Russian instructor at Portland State
University
For the past 25 years I have worked as a French teacher in international schools in Pakistan, Kuwait, Egypt, Germany and Belgium. I taught all levels of French (including AP and IB French) as well as tutoring an IB Russian. In my 8 +years of teaching IB French and Russian, I have never had a student score below a five, with the vast majority earning an exam grade of six or seven.

Languages Russian - native speaker
French - fluent
English - fluent
Spanish - conversational

I have studied and learned several languages so I know what it’s like to learn a language, what difficulties, challenges and obstacles you encounter and, how to overcame them. I can teach you some tricks to learning languages that can shorten your journey to fluency, and help you feel a sense of achievement as you reach your potential.

Whether your goal is to learn important phrases for an upcoming trip, prepare for an important school exam, or to develop language proficiency join me for an exciting journey of learning languages and cultures in a challenging but welcoming, warm and non-stressful environment.

Добро пожаловать! Bienvenue!
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Tatiana D.

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About Anna L.

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Lake Mary, FL
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Hello, my name is Anna, I’m a native Russian speaking person) I’ve been living in USA for 6 years, and fluently can speak English, that would help our learning process. To be honest with you I don’t hold a degree in Russian and I also might be not the best academically correct teacher, I don’t have an fabulous experience in teaching Russian and I don’t have a super smart teaching methods, but I do have a sense of humor and I know that our time of learning will be super productive and you will forget about time) I had a great experience of teaching how to communicate with Russian person, how to pronounce the words correctly, how to joke with Russians and the most importantly how to curse, just kidding, because I also can teach kids) Moreover, we will learn how to understand Russian abracadabra letters and how to read)
Russian language is beautiful and I feel lucky to be its representative

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Russian teachers are fun!)
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Conrad S. September 7, 2019
· Ballroom Dance · In home
Excellent instructor!! Great ability to teach!
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Aliceann W. June 17, 2019
· Ballroom Dance · Online
We are complete novices for ballroom dancing-- Anna was wonderfully helpful in connecting prior to the lesson and preparing to help us get the most out of the hour that we booked. She is energetic, vivacious and has a highly effective teaching style. she is able to break the dance down with cues and rhythms that are easy to grasp and remember. We will definitely go back to her for another lesson.
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Victoria May 24, 2019
· Ballroom Dance · In studio
I used to dance back in Russia for a couple years but I forgot everything since then. I’m glad I found Anna who speaks not only my language but also Russian. Just for a couple classes I refreshed my abilities and decided to go further with Anna and this is my favorite thing to do on earth for now.
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About Lia I.

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Glenview, IL
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Hello there! Привет!
I am Russian and I can help you improve your language. I would like to help you with pronunciation, listening and speaking.
In my lessons we will talk about everything, replenish vocabulary (including slang), transform complex Russian sounds, and break the language barrier.

About Lia
I am a cheerful person with a good sense of humor. And I can eysy find an individual approach of different kinds of people.
So do not be shy and let's try!
Russian is not as difficult as it sounds
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Lia I.

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About Traci M.

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Mount Pleasant, SC
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Здравствуйте!

My name is Traci and I have been studying advanced Russian for 6 years. I graduated from the Defense Language institute in Monterey California, and went on to work as a Russian translator in the military for 5 years.

I have a strong understanding of Russian culture and history as well as highly proficient reading, speaking and listening skills. I have about 3 years of tutoring experience and would love to help you further your career in languages!

About Traci
Hello!

I am a Russian Linguist with 6 years of experience using the language. I graduated from the Russian program at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. After graduation, I went on to work as a Russian translator in the military, where I utilized the language on a daily basis for 5 years.

I have worked with native speakers for a long time and have a great understanding of Russian culture and history as well.

Learning a language presents many challenges, which differ from person to person. As a native English speaker who is now fluent in another language, I have a great understanding of how to explain concepts in a way easiest for the learner to comprehend.

After 3 years of tutoring experience, I would love to help you further your Russian Language skills!
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Traci M.

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$32 / 30-min

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