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Helen M.

29 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks French, Russian, Ukrainian
  • Teaches students 6 to 70
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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.

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

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It was superb (Отлично). I got a good teacher.
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Roman N.

71 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Russian, English, French, Korean, Spanish
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Roman N.

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There are three simple things you need to know about my tutoring program.
1. As soon as I have YOUR ATTENTION your progress is guaranteed.
2. Learning a new language has been a LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE for many and I will do my best for creating this kind of experience for you!
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About Roman

*****Before you sign up***** There are three simple things you need to know about my tutoring program. 1. As soon as I have YOUR ATTENTION your progress is guaranteed. 2. Learning a new language has been a LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE for many and I will do my best for creating this kind of expe

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Stephanie C.
I feel more comfortable looking and learning Russian. also looking at the Cyrillic writing.
May D.
He is great!!! Very clear instruction!
Alex B.
i would have never thought that i would ever be able to learn a language until i had first class with Roman! it has been a great experience, i have learned so much since i started! i was completely new to Russian which was scary in itself but i have gain so much confidence working with him! every class is very productive and fun. i cant wait to see what the future holds working with him. highly recommended!
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Yulia B.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Russian, english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master of Music, Percussion Performance from DePaul School of Music
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Yulia B.

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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

I am a professional percussionist, active performer and enthusiastic educator. I have been teaching for 10 years 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 T

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Danielle Guilmette
Yulia is a devoted, persistent, and an encouraging teacher. Yulia has taught me for 3 years and I am very thankful to have her teach me. She is a teacher that will think of ways to help her students during and outside lessons. When teaching, she will give many examples and tricks to help you understand. As a college student, I was very thankful she would find times to work with me. Yulia has been very supportive in helping me succeed and I highly recommend her.
Arin C.
Yulia is excellent at taking it up a notch from the very first lesson. I have been playing for a few years at a couple different churches, and she completely changed my thoughts on technique from the get go!
Alan
Yulia is amazing! She taught my son, a beginner who had only played at School of Rock previously, basic technique, reading music, rhythm, and really got him started on the right path. With her kind, friendly, patient teaching style, he was immediately comfortable and learned quickly. With her guidance, 3 years later he is doing great things in high school! Yulia is an absolute gem — a professional who is also a great teacher. We would give her 6 or 7 stars if we could!!
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Tatiana D.

73 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Master Degree in Teaching Russian&English from Saint Petersburg University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tatiana D.

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Our lessons will be customized to reach your goals as soon as possible. I am a native Russian who lives in the USA. So I will be able to explain to you nuances of Russian language and cultural differences as well. You will learn how to speak as a native Russian!
I have been teaching Russian for 17 years to students of all ages.
I am sure you will not be bored. Our lessons will be fun and you will learn a lot!
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About Tatiana

Hello! Здравствуйте! I look forward to help you reach your goals as soon as possible! I am from Saint Petersburg, Russia. I have been teaching private lessons for 17 years and always have loved helping my students of all ages. I went to Saint Petersburg University and earned Master degree i

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Alexandra
My daughter really loved her lesson! She was inspired to practice more!
Jessica W.
Tatiana is an excellent teacher, and taught me colors and their gendered pronunciations!
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Aliaksandra P.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Belarusian, Russian, English, French, Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Aliaksandra P.

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I am a native speaker and I will try to do my best to improve your Russian to reach the native speaker level as soon as possible.

About Aliaksandra

Hi, there! My name is Aliaksandra and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2001 and have loved helping my students communicate in the language they want, make new foreign friends, and travel and study abroad. I went to Minsk State Linguistic University (Republic of Bel

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Paul
Great instructor!! Has an in depth understanding of the language and a positive attitude.
Tina S.
Bravo
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Aksana P.

49 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Russian, Belarusian, Serbian-Croatian, English, Ukrainian, Polish
  • Teaches students 10 to 80
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Aksana P.

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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.

About Aksana

PhD. in Russian Language and Literature, Immanuel Kant State University of Russia (Kaliningrad State University), Russia, 2002 Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Russian and Belarusian Languages and Literature (Diploma with honors), Belarusian State University, Belarus, 1995. I am a native Russia

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Steven
First impression was wonderful - very knowledgeable and pleasant - I am glad I picked her 😊
Dina T.
The lesson with Aksana was just great! She has a very clear pronounciation and explains problems very efficiently. I'm looking forward to my next lesson with her.
Dina
Susana
Aksana is amazing! She is super patient and knowledgeable and she has taught me so much in so little time. I’m impressed with how much I have learned in only 5 classes. I will continue classes with her so I can become fluent in Russian.

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

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Is your dream Russian teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Russian Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Russian lessons is $58. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $34 and $89 per hour.
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"Taking weekly lessons at the high-intermediate level - Tatiana is a fantastic teacher - very good explanations of grammatical concepts and nuances of vocabulary/language - I've noticed great progress in my Russian since starting a few months ago."
Elizabeth
Took Russian lessons from Tatiana Z.
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"marina is great patient , understanding and very friendly and flexible , is very fun lesson"
Mo
Took Russian lessons from Marina K.
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"Galina was awesome!! She was able to teach both of my kids more in half an hour than I was able to teach them in 8 years. Even though I speak Russian fluently. One of them things!!!"
Anastasia
Took Russian lessons from Galina C.
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"In our first lesson we practiced the alphabet. I am a total beginner so that's where we had to start."
Carmen
Took Russian lessons from Tatiana Z.
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"These lessons are very helpful. She's a great teacher."
James
Took Russian lessons from Valentina K.
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"Valentina was an excellent instructor for my first Russian lesson! She is professional, knowledgeable, patient, and very helpful. I am looking forward to future lessons."
Joe
Took Russian lessons from Valentina K.
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"Very nice and very patient!!"
MADELINE
Took Russian lessons from Valentina K.
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"Anna is an awesome tutor - she knows how to get even the shyest of students talking and feeling comfortable. She finds all sorts of ways to incorporate media sources, such as books or videos, into lessons that bring Russian culture to the session. She has a great sense of humor and is skilled at helping students of all levels. Sessions with Anna are sure to provide a great boost to your Russian abilities!"
Hope
Took Russian lessons from Anna N.
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"I have been taking on-line lessons on and off for several months with this great Russian teacher. I did have some basic knowledge of Russian at the time. My teacher, Alexandra, has been great. She allowed me to go at my own pace and review material, if needed. I work in the medical field, and I received material and assignments related to this area, which was helpful..The most productive part of the the lessons were the times spent on conversing back and forth.

Having lessons on-line does take some self discipline, especially if you are working full time. However, it does encourage regular review of Russian so that you are ready for the next lesson. Alexandra is a GREAT teacher!!"
Wendy
Took Russian lessons from Alexandra A.
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"Great session with Polina as always."
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Took Russian lessons from Polina L.
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Russian Classes Near You

The language of astronauts, literature, and composers, Russian is spoken throughout an expanse of land that stretches across continents. About 280 million people worldwide speak Russian. Roughly 160 million are native speakers, meaning just under half learned Russian as a second language.

Learning a foreign language like Russian makes you smarter because the brain constantly forms new neural pathways as you study. These improve your cognition, memory, and focus. After you learn Russian, studying additional Eastern European languages (such as Ukrainian, Polish, and Czech) will be easy.

But Why Learn to Speak Russian, Specifically?

Any language contains more than just foreign sounds, vocabulary, and grammar rules - it encompasses an entire culture. As you become acquainted with the unique cadences of the Russian language, you'll experience the culture, art, and music in a new way. 

You'll also connect with people on a deeper level, and maybe understand your own heritage more intimately if you come from a Russian background. Plus, learning Russian opens you up to everything the largest country in the world has to offer. 

Learning Russian opens the door to easily exploring cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg, spending idyllic days by the Caspian Sea, or traversing Eastern Europe and Asia on the Trans-Siberian Railroad and doing business with the world's sixth largest economy. 

What You'll Learn in Russian Language Classes Near You

Students who study Russian with private tutors are at a great advantage. They learn faster thanks to personalized curriculum and direct feedback, which teachers of larger classes simply can't provide. 

While taking Russian language classes near you, you'll learn a new alphabet, be introduced to Russian grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation, and more. Since teachers customize lesson content to meet their students' needs, Russian lessons for kids will differ greatly from Russian classes for adults. 

Your private tutor will also customize lessons based on your unique interests, whether you're learning for new career opportunities, enriching cultural experiences, or to get in touch with your heritage.

Sample Topics in Russian for Beginners

If you have little or no experience with Russian, then beginner lessons are for you. You'll build a strong foundation of skills that you can carry forward into more advanced classes. During beginner Russian lessons, you'll study some of the following, basic topics.

  • Reading, writing, and pronouncing the Cyrillic alphabet
  • Vowels, consonants, soft sign, and hard sign
  • Genders
  • Pronouns and essential vocabulary
  • Singular and plural forms
  • Introduction to grammar, nouns, adjectives, and verbs
  • Forming questions 

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Russian Lessons

Intermediate lessons with your Russian teacher will build upon the basics as you reach near-fluency. By the end of intermediate lessons, you'll likely have studied the following topics.

  • Verb conjugations
  • Complex sentence structures
  • Pronunciation rules and accent marks
  • Noun and adjective declensions
  • Long and short form adjectives
  • Conversation skills
  • Reading and listening comprehension

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Russian Lessons

Advanced Russian lessons aim to improve your skills to a stronger level of proficiency. Lessons should increase your comfort while conversing, reading, and writing in Russian. In advanced lessons, you may work on the following topics.

  • Colloquialisms and idiomatic language
  • Advanced writing assignments
  • Accent reduction
  • Cultural understanding

How long will it take you to learn Russian? The time required to achieve fluency depends on the individual student, their study time, and the frequency of lessons. The Foreign Service Institute lists Russian as a Category IV language, meaning it has significant cultural and linguistic differences from English. 

On average, fluency in Russian requires about 44 weeks (1100 hours) of study for an English speaker. Don't let this intimidate you! When you learn to speak Russian with a private tutor, your teacher will help you overcome challenges more easily. Your private Russian teacher will improve your focus and motivation, helping you learn faster.

Finding a Russian Tutor Near You

When you're ready to start Russian classes near you, a quick search on our site will simplify the process of finding a teacher. Our directory will lead you to a vast selection of Russian tutors with a variety of qualifications, education, professional experience, and different teaching methods. Plus, each of our approved instructors has passed a complete background check.

When browsing our list of Russian tutors, you'll find many reviews written by students just like you. Reading through these comments, plus your prospective teacher's resume, will help you select the best tutor for you but if you need additional help, you can always reach out to one of our friendly Student Counselors. 

Be sure to consider your schedule and choose a teacher who can accommodate your needs. If you prefer, online classes facilitated by live video chat might be the best option for you. However you choose to learn Russian, working with a TakeLessons tutor will put you on the fast track to fluency!

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