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Compare hundreds of teachers based on the criteria that matter to you, including background checks, age and experience.

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When you've found the perfect match, schedule your lessons online using the teacher's real-time availability.

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Your teacher will welcome you with a personalized curriculum to meet your specific goals and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.

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Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

What if your dream teacher is on the other side of the country? No problem. You can meet with your teacher online using a webcam on your computer.

Average Cost of Russian Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Russian lessons is $56. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $23 and $126 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$32 average
$70
45-min $20
 
$137 average
$300
60-min $23
 
$56 average
$126

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute Russian lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute Russian lessons are -144% less expensive at $137, and 30-minute lessons cost 43% less at $32.

Curious how much Russian lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best Russian teachers .

Russian Lesson Reviews from Students

Students are raving about their Russian instructors on TakeLessons. Check out some of these recent reviews.

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Popular Russian instructors

Helen M.

Denver, CO

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Olga C.

San Mateo, CA

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Aksana P.

Brooklyn, NY

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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.

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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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Whitney D. December 13, 2018
· Russian · In home
Helen is an excellent teacher!

About Olga C.

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San Mateo, CA
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I teach Russian diction for singers as well as appreciation of Russian art and folk music and literacy. I also have great experience in teaching Russian to kids using textbooks and materials approved in schools in Russia.

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Shannon April 22, 2019
· Singing · Online
Did not have session
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Jill R. January 12, 2019
· Singing · In studio
Learning a lot. Started not knowing how to sing and now I can carry a tune!
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KC December 25, 2018
· Vocal Training · In studio
Ultimate professional who has a great voice herself.

About Aksana P.

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Brooklyn, NY
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I've been teaching Russian language for 19 years.

I offer Russian Language lessons/classes:
Reading,
Writing,
Grammar,
Conversation
Language development,
Pronunciation,
Social Language Use.

My lessons are based on dialogue and discussions. I have found this strategy extremely effective and beneficial in developing strong instructor-to-students relationships.

I think it is very important to study the Russian language in close connection with Russian culture. I try to choose topics that interest the students, help them feel comfortable and lower their anxiety about making mistakes.

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Ali V. June 13, 2019
· Russian · Online
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Crystal March 23, 2019
· Russian · Online
Aksana is the Best! She is the most patient teacher I have worked with. I feel very lucky to work with her not only because she has such a vast knowledge of Russian language/culture/history, but she knows and can utilize many teaching techniques. Want to learn or brush up on your Russian? Pick Aksana.
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Grace March 20, 2019
· Russian · Online
I was a Russian minor in college, and Aksana is still one of the best Russian instructors I have ever had. I have learned and improved so much in just the few short months I have taken her lessons. She is funny, kinda, and keeps me accountable. Highly recommend!

Yulia P.

Washington, DC

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Artem K.

Los Angeles, CA

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Anna E.

New York, NY

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About Yulia P.

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Washington, DC
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I will help you with correct pronunciation (especially in singing) and construction of your phrases. I don’t have any degree in teaching the Russian language, but I am native Russian speaker and can help you to start to learn the language or just refresh your knowledges of the language. I teach at my apt in Washington DC, but have flexibility to work in alternate locations or online. I charge travel fee $20.

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Carlo November 18, 2016
· Opera Voice · In home
Yulia is an amazing teacher and great singer. She is very passionate about teaching and my sessions with her are fun and very educational. She is quick to pinpoint issues and rectifying them using different techniques to attain correct voice. For a complete novice in singing, I have learned a lot in a very short period, thank you Yulia. I highly recommend her.
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Dmitry May 21, 2016
· Classical Voice · In studio
I worked with Yulia to improve my vocal technique and coach my Russian repertoire. Yulia knows about technique and music more then many known teachers! She helped me a lot and I would definitely recommend her as a vocal instructor if you are just starting to sing or if you are an advanced singer.
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Bradley B. April 30, 2016
· · Online
Excellent instruction, very patient

About Artem K.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Привет! Russian is my first language and it has a very special place in my heart. I love it for its emotional charge and incredible poetic expression.
After many years of helping my friends who study classical voice, I found new interesting and simpler ways to teach this language

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Joseph G. April 20, 2019
· Violin · Online
Not only is Artem a world class violinist but also a very nice person who will make you look forward to the next lesson.
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Elizabeth C. October 14, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Artem is extremely professional, positive and great MAESTRO!! In the short time I have been with Artem he has taught me valuable foundation techniques. I highly recommend Artem for students who are serious about fine musician techniques and being world class artists!
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Jamie W. June 6, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Artem is an excellent teacher. He provides the perfect balance of explanations, demonstrations and expectations for at-home practice. Thank you so much!

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 with the context.

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Evelyn June 1, 2019
· English · Online
We had good lesson today. Thank you Ms. Anna
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Isabel Rodriguez April 5, 2019
· English · In studio
Before I met Anna my writing skill was not that much good. Her teaching style is the best way to learn. She encourages me to write more and share her knowledge. I really learned a lot from her. Anna is a disciplined professional. She's a dedicated trainer, very patient and offers great techniques and great advice. Anna is a warm and caring person.

Why TakeLessons?

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Russian Lessons

Do you want to take Russian lessons with the perfect teacher near you? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private Russian lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ teacher - whether in-home, studio, or online - accelerates your progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every student's chances of becoming a fluent user of the Russian language. Private tutoring makes learning easy, it's more affordable than you might think, and it's the most impactful way to improve your skills for beginner or advanced learners.

Our Russian tutors work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. They can teach you the origins of the Russian language, in addition to the vocabulary, the grammar, the punctuation, the consonants, the vowels, allophones, sentence structures, gender differences, accent reduction, and other technical aspects. Learn about and experience the physical, social, and emotional benefits of learning Russian.

Russian is classified as a Category 4 language (meaning it's one of the hardest languages to master for English speakers), and it takes up to 30 weeks, or 750 hours, of deliberate practice to gain General Professional Fluency. A private tutor can help keep you focused, committed, and motivated, not to mention their ability to help you overcome any language hurdles you have trouble with.

Your tutor offers you expert language learning techniques and tips, and helps you develop good practice habits, so that you can maximize your learning experience, and achieve your goals faster. Learning Russian is extremely useful in the United States, it helps with career prospects, educational development, business opportunities, and personal relationships. Become a better Russian speaker, reader, writer, and communicator.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, our private teachers come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find the perfect match for your interest and skill level. Each instructor's specialties are listed in their profile, along with details about their background check, photos, student feedback, and lesson availability.

Students taking online Russian classes benefit from greater convenience, enjoy better rates, and can choose from a wider selection of teachers nationwide. If you've ever taken any foreign language classes over Skype, you'll love using our interactive TakeLessons Classroom.

We guarantee a personalized experience that will make you glad you took up private lessons. In fact, we are so committed to your happiness that we offer all new customers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first lesson.

Alternative Language Lesson Methods:
Russian Apps and Books

For independent language learners, downloading popular language apps - free and premium - or checking out Russian books from the library are excellent options. They cost less overall than private lessons, and allow you to learn at your own pace, on your own time, and the topics of your own choosing. The downside is that you don't have personal instruction for the times you need to overcome any challenging obstacles. Learning with a partner or a teacher gives you the personal interaction you need to verbally practice and attempt the language.

Russia Travel & Immersion

If you're considering study-abroad programs in Russia, Baltic countries, or in other parts of Europe, work relocation, international business opportunities, or general travel as a means to learning Russian, immersing yourself and interacting with locals is a surefire way to accelerate your learning. Reading signs, menus, and local newspaper magazines while abroad could expose you to all kinds of spontaneous subjects. Conversing with or having to ask native speakers for directions or recommendations forces you to proactively apply your lessons. The downside is that many students, professionals, and travelers don't feel as confident in taking this approach. Not knowing the basics of the language could backfire on you, and lead to poor decision making. If you learn basic conversation and the most popular phrases for traveling, then you can combine this knowledge with immersion and return home a more fluent speaker.

Group Classes

Taking small group classes to learn a new language is another good way to acquire basic language skills, immediate feedback, and human interaction. It combines both passive and active learning. A professional instructor leading the class can keep the agenda tight and ensure each student gets the chance to participate, and get their questions answered. It can also be more affordable than private 1-on-1 lessons. Find local group classes near you by doing a quick Google search, or better yet, sign up for TakeLessons Live, the new and affordable way to learn languages, and to learn how to play musical instruments in small groups of 5-8. You pay a flat monthly or annual fee, and get unlimited access to hundreds of classes online every month. Perfect for beginners.

At TakeLessons, we understand every student is different, and that the best way to learn any language is to try a combination of various learning techniques. Try all of the above, find out what works best for you, and then study hard and smart. It's only a matter of time before you achieve your goals.

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