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About Helen M.

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Denver, CO

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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.

About Helen
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 earned a Master’s degree in French language and literature in 2010. I'm a patient and easy going person and my teaching methods always depend on student’s age and language needs. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Aaron August 14, 2019
· Russian · In studio
only the first lesson but I feel very comfortable with Helen and she's very patient. I hope to have many good lessons with her!
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Sophia and Niko S. June 10, 2019
· French · In home
Helen is patient, kind, knowledgable, and prompt. My kids and I all loved working with her. We highly recommend her!
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Sixue April 16, 2019
· Russian · Online
She has good teaching skill and personality. I'm a level 0 beginner. With her help, I feel no problem starting learning Russian.
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Helen M.

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About Roman N.

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San Diego, CA

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*****Before you sign up*****

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About Roman
*****Before you sign up*****

There are three simple things you need to know about my tutoring program.
1. Learning a foreign language is a part of your SELF DEVELOPMENT. Treat it as such.
2. I don't believe in "good or bad with languages" stereotype. If you really want to speak a new language I guarantee that my method will work for you.
3. All materials are created by me and edited by a group of talented language teachers and linguists. They are free and very useful no matter where, when and how you study Russian or French.

*****My Students*****

For over 7 years of professional experience as Russian/French/ESL teacher, I have worked with all types of students with different learning styles and various goals: taught within U.S. public education institutions, provided private classes for children and adults, developed and i
mplemented individualized syllabus for diplomats, high rank executives at multinational companies, employees of U.S. Embassy and Department of State.

Thanks to all my students, current and former, I am now confident that every individual, willing to learn one of the languages I teach, without a doubt, has everything it takes to succeed when the right approach is applied.

*****Program features*****

It is one on one program, thouroughtly personalized and organized according to your interests (general and professional), schedule, final goals, learning style and many other important elements to be taken into account.

Each session is 50 minutes.

Every session is prepared to reach a particular goal and structured in the way to have a maximum profit from "teacher - student" part of learning. Supporting materials are sent after each session: grammar notes, retention exercises, homework assignments, audio and video files as phonetic exercises and listening practice. The content of these materials is permanently tested and modified in order to achieve the best way to engage each individual student's language acquisition mechanisms.

Teacher's support 24/7.

Extra curricula content: idiomatic language components, cultural studies (traditions, history, literature, cinema and language related etymology), recommendations for independent language practice.

The way I see it, with each new student - there is a new process in my head that starts and constantly creates and improves techniques, ideas, method components, teaching style e.t.c for getting this particular student to do the best he or she can.

*****Recommendations*****

More recommendations can be provided upon request.
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Fiorella S. June 30, 2019
· French · Online
Very thorough and patient in helping my 10 yr old daughter with new language.

Thank you!
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Jorge June 19, 2019
· Russian · Online
Roman helped me understand the grammar better by using repetition and real life applications of when to say what. The material is given to you by Roman in great detail with his modules and it also helped me expand my vocabulary a substantial amount thanks to his methods. He helped me understand Russian better. Definitely recommend !!!
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Q June 18, 2019
· French · Online
I have been studied with Roman for years. He is caring, attentive and very passionate about teaching and sharing what he know. He is the best teacher ever!
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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 Maria P.

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Knoxville, TN

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Russian-born linguist Maria will help you with all of your Russian language needs. She is equally fluent in Russian and English. Whether it's tutorial help you need, translating assistance or just want to have fun learning a new language, Maria guarantees superb results. Большое спасибо и удачи с Bашим русским!

About Maria
Maria was born in Moscow, Russia. Her mother was a piano teacher and started Maria playing at 4. She studied at the legendary Moscow Conservatory with Victor Merzhanov. In the US, she won the Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition and debuted with the Symphony performing Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto. She earned her Bachelor's of Music at the University of Houston.

For her Master's, she studied organ at Rice University with the world-famous teacher Clyde Holloway. She won many national competitions, including Gruenstein Memorial Organ Competition in Chicago and San Antonio Pipe Organ Competition.

The Russian School of Playing has produced some of the world's greatest pianists. This method is fun and lays down the foundation for a relaxed way of playing, which gives confidence and technical security, while enabling one
to produce beautiful "singing" tone on the piano. This helps students of all ages to take their piano-playing to new heights.
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Mark July 1, 2019
· Piano · In studio
I throughly enjoy the lesson time spent with Maria as a beginner. She is an accomplished musician and transmits her passion for the piano to me as her student. She is kind and patient and totally focused on my comfort level and ensuring that I understand her approach to learning to play. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in starting with the basics and having the enthusiasm for learning that she has for teaching.
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Phillip April 13, 2019
· Classical Piano · In studio
Maria has been a joy to work with. She is kind, compassionate and patient. She is an amazing teacher and my lessons have been transformative. Every time I leave a session with Maria I am excited, rejuvenated and my skills are most certainly elevated. She makes music fun. She is also thorough and comprehensive and teaches excellent fundamentals. I would strongly recommend her to anyone interested in learning piano.
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David April 11, 2019
· Piano · Online
Having a wonderful time learning with Maria. I'm returning to the piano after a 20+ year hiatus, and after a couple months reacquainting my self with the piano I found Take Lessons. I chose Maria based on her experience and background. I'm excited to change not only my touch on the piano, but also in my approach to learning a new piece of music. Maria is very thorough in helping me dissect the music so I fully understand not just which keys to press, but how make music out of it. Thanks Maria!!
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Maria P.

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About Maryna A.

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Experienced teacher of Russian to adult professionals. Balanced diet of grammar focus and fluency building. Communicative approach, based on your interests, portfolio, meaningful tasks, and real-life scenarios. Looking forward to working with you! До встречи!

About Maryna
Hi, my name is Maryna!
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I'm from Crimea. I've been living in the USA for over 10 years, which helped me develop a near-native proficiency in English.
This is very helpful when it comes to grammar explanations and helping my students understand the subtleties of meaning.
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I'm a full-time educator. I learn about latest language-learning tools and methodologies on a daily basis. I have a degree in teaching foreign languages, and I started teaching over a decade ago. I have taught intensive professional courses and I have developed textbooks.
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I specialize in adult learners of Russian and English, as well as my 5 year-old son, who is learning both:)
I study several foreign languages myself, so I have endless empathy for my students' efforts and successes.
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I will taylor our classes to your needs and interests.
You can sign
up for 30-, 45-, 60-, and 90-minute lessons.
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30-minute sessions are a new option.
Here is why I added this option:
- They could be done in the chitchat format to maintaint and improve your conversational skills.
- They could be conducted in a Q&A format, if you need specific questions answered.
- They are essencial if you need help with a self-study plan and periodical feedback on your self-study progress.
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Please, feel free to send me a message if you have any questions. I'm looking forward to working with you!
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Maryna

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Привет, меня зовут Марина!
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Я из Крыма. Я живу в США уже больше 10 лет, и за это время мне удалось заговорить по-английски почти в совершенстве. Это очень облегчает объяснения грамматики и нюансов в значении слов.
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Я постоянно вращаюсь в сфере образования и стараюсь одной из первых узнавать о новых инструментах и методологиях преподавания. У меня красный диплом и больше 10 лет опыта в области изучения и преподавания иностранных языков. Я преподавала профессиональные курсы и разрабатывала учебники.
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Сейчас я специализируюсь на преподавании русского и английского языков взрослым, а так же моему пятилетнему сыну, который учит оба языка:)
Также я сама изучаю несколько иностранных языков, поэтому ратую и радуюсь за успехи своих студентов, как за свои собственные.
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Я разработаю программу для вас на основе ваших нужд и интересов.
Вы можете выбрать уроки по 30, 45, 60 или 90 минут.
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Я недавно добавила 30-минутные уроки. И вот почему:
- Они могут проводиться в формате непринуждённой беседы, если вы хотите поддерживать и постепенно повышать свои разговорные навыки.
- Они могут иметь формат "вопрос-ответ", если вы ищите ответы на конкретные вопросы.
- Они могут быть полезны, если вам нужна помощь, чтобы правильно организовать своё самообучение и получать периодическую оценку своего прогресса и рекомендации преподавателя.
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Не стесняйтесь написать мне, если у вас есть какие-либо вопросы. С нетерпением жду ваших сообщений!
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Марина
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Olga April 1, 2019
· English · Online
Марина, Вы прекрасный учитель! С вами очень приятно работать! Потому что Вы очень хороший человек , и я многому с вами учусь, особенно по урокам в Скайпе! 😃
Рада быть в вашей команде 😀
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Daniel March 31, 2019
· Russian · Online
Maryna is an outstanding and talented professional, with an extraordinary ability for teaching and communicating with her pupils. She owns a vast culture -apart from being a consummated polyglot -which allows her to talk and explain all kind of subjects and to be easily understood by her pupils. I have been studying Russian with her, and I must admit that my level improved significantly since I met her. I highly recommend her to all those who wish to learn or improve their English or Russian. You will not regret it!
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Mark March 31, 2019
· Russian · Online
I have had numerous skype video Russian lessons from Maryna she tries to teach people a language the way they might naturally learn one as a native speaker , via conversation intersperesed with discussion of grammar rules when appropriate. I Also like her WhatsApp group which combines native Russian speakers learning English with English ( an interesting variety including native and. Non-native speakers from various spots on the globe) speakers learning Russian so that all can learn from each other. Maryna has a lot of experience learning various languages and teaching and this knowledge of the language learning process manifests itself in her teaching style.
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Maryna A.

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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 Nataliia Z.

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Manassas, VA
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I'm from Kyiv, Ukraine and speak Ukrainian and Russian as my native languages. I'm able to help you navigate the language as well as the culture.

About Nataliia
Hi, I'm Nataliia and I'm from Ukraine. I live in Manassas, Virginia and would be happy to teach you Ukrainian or Russian.
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Nataliia Z.

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$30 / 30-min

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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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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Michael May 24, 2019
· Ballroom Dance · Online
It was great! We were trained for our first dance on our wedding. We did not expect ourselves to succeed!) She totally made this happen. From my understanding a few of our guests got the lessons as well. Can’t as for more. Thank you one more time!
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About Lena K.

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Lansing, MI
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Hello, friends!
Learn Russian with ease and fun, by immersing into history, jokes and easy to learn language structure. I have 40 years of experience to get you talking quickly and easily. I have taught students of different cultures beliefs and personalities, and would love to help you understand and communicate in Russian language as if it your native!

About Lena
Hello, Friends!
Would you like to understand Russian with ease and communicate in no time!? I am here to help you achieve your goals. Backed up by 40 years of teaching experience I will guide you through grammar, history and jokes to understand Russian culture and Russian language.
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Lena K.

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$17 / 30-min

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.

Glenview, IL 60026
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$34 / 30-min

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