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Regina G.

Glendale, CA
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Tess T.

Carmichael, CA
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Aksana P.

Brooklyn, NY
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Regina G.

Glendale, CA

As a native Russian speaker, I focus on the basics of the Russian grammar and alphabet. Once the student knows and understands the basics, I move on to the intermediate and advanced parts of the language and structure. If the student's primary goal is effective communication, the lessons will primarily be focused on communication and speaking skills. I teach all levels of the Russian language and am really excited to teach students of any age!

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Erica July 13, 2015
Russian · In studio
Regina is a wonderful Russian teacher! She goes out of her way to prepare challenging but accessible lessons, and she is patient and encouraging. I am impressed with how seriously she takes her job, her skill as a teacher, and her connection with me as a student.
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Ann D. January 6, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
We just switched teacher and absolutely thought Regina is wonderful with my 6 years old daughter. Regina is patience, took time out to assign home work but most importantly, Regina recognized where my daughter's trouble was to slow down and help her to improve in that area.

My daughter said she enjoyed your teaching. What a great way to start.

Thank you!
Ann
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Lara M. June 16, 2014
Classical Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Regina is very patient to beginners and will really take time teaching until she see progress. Being experienced with her craft, she knows children very well and their she works according to their capacity. I recommend her to parents with children just beginning with piano.
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Tess T.

Carmichael, CA

Customized Russian courses:
One-one-one preparation for OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) for (online, in-person, or through combination of both).
One-on-one preparation for PhD foreign language requirement: reading proficiency of the authentic academic articles in your field.
One-on-one or small group courses for your business or professional needs.

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Patrick M. August 5, 2014
Russian · In studio
I can't say enough good things about my time studying with Tess. I've been studying Russian off and on for the last 25 years, and I think she's the best instructor I've had. Tess is a patient and extremely knowledgeable instructor who applies sound pedagogical practices. Unlike many native speakers, she is thoroughly familiar with American English and American culture, so was able to easily relate concepts in terms I could understand. Most importantly, she makes language study fun!
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Aurora G. August 4, 2014
Russian · In home
I had the amazing opportunity to meet and be taught by Tess through Monterey Institute of International Studies' Russian Summer Intensive Language Program 2014. She was the substitute for our Russian teacher for a week and I really enjoyed her teaching methods!

Tess teaches in a natural way that significantly improves fluency by teaching vocabulary and grammar in a real life context. It allows you to learn complicated grammatical concepts in a natural way. She has great suggestions and information on how to support your brain in learning a language efficiently; which I highly appreciated her sharing. Tess is interested in your personal success in the language and prioritizes your individual need of specific vocabulary for your field of study. Tess is more than qualified to provide the support you need in your language of study.

I highly recommend Tess as a language teacher!



(My qualifications for this review: I have experience of being both teacher and student of foreign languages. I am a certified TEFL/ESL teacher and I have 6 years cumulative experience of learning 2 foreign languages: Russian & Spanish.)
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Juan C. August 4, 2014
Russian · Online
It is with great pleasure that I write this recommendation for Tess. She is a highly accomplished translator, educator, and mentor whose skills and expertise lie in having a deep, intricate knowledge and understanding of Latin American and Russian culture. As Tess' Russian language student and as a professional with experience working overseas, I hold her in very high regard. She is one of the most conscientious educators I know and she offers considerable value for her students when it comes to language instruction given her experience teaching at the prestigious Monterey Institute of International Studies and her work for the US State Department in Uzbekistan . Not only do hold her in high regard professionally, but am very privileged to call her a friend. For these reasons, it is with great pleasure that I recommend Tess.
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Aksana P.

Brooklyn, NY

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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Kathy August 10, 2015
Russian · Online
Aksana is an excellent teacher. Her knowledge of the Russian language and culture are very strong. She can answer any question about language. Her lessons are very helpful for me.
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Trinity D. August 8, 2015
Russian · Online
Verified Student
Mrs. Aksana is a wonderful instructor! I would gladly recommend her to anyone wanting to enhance their Russian knowledge. She is very interactive and really gives you a complete understanding of the language. I have been meeting with Aksana for a few months now and I started off at the beginner level. I can really see an improvement in my understanding of Russian at this point in my studies. If you are looking to be fluent in the Russian language, Aksana would be a great instructor for you!
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Marilyn G. February 25, 2015
Russian · In studio
Verified Student
I love my Russian lessons with Aksana. I think that Aksana is an excellent teacher and I would highly recommend her to someone trying to learn a new language.

Yulia P.

Rockville, MD
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Melody C.

Orlando, FL
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Ksenia P.

North Miami Beach, FL
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Yulia P.

Rockville, MD

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.
Visit my website to know more about me: www.yuliapetrachuk.com

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Misha L. January 28, 2015
Opera Voice · In studio
Yulia is a very professional, capable, and patient teacher, who produces results. She has a deep knowledge of the fundamentals of singing and what is takes to build a solid foundation of a vocal technique. Furthermore, she is able to demonstrate and reinforce important points with her own voice and that helps a lot. I definitely recommend Yulia as a voice teacher!!
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Melody C.

Orlando, FL

Want to study Russian?

I lived in Russia for four years, and studied Russian with a tutor at the Khakassia State University in Abakan, Russia in 2008-2009. I earned a Certificate of Russian Language Proficiency, and was able to get a temporary residency permit for living in Russia. I can speak, read, and understand conversational Russian at an advanced-intermediate level, well enough to be comfortable living or traveling in Russia alone.

I can get you started in Russian for only $15 per half hour lesson.

I can teach you:
-the Russian alphabet
-phrases for simple conversation
-useful vocabulary words
-basic Russian grammar

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Aeron S. June 13, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Our son's first lesson went well. We look forward to more.
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Ksenia P.

North Miami Beach, FL

I was born and raised in Russia. I have graduated with an English Degree from a Russian Pedagogy College. I communicate, write and read proficiently in my native language. I'm confident in my teaching skills and I have taught Russian successfully. I'm a teacher, listener, and counselor. I'm paraprofessional educator who facilitates the learning process of students. I aim for a student to become more independent in his/her studying.

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Gary D. August 27, 2015
Russian · Online
Verified Student
Ksenia was very patient with me as I went through our lesson. She was very nice to me and I am looking forward to our next lesson.
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Diana R. August 10, 2015
Russian · In studio
Verified Student
Very good teacher, makes class fun.
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Tammy P. August 9, 2015
ESL · Online
Verified Student
Our daughter took online ESL lessons from Ksenia and she was wonderful. She made the lessons fun, while keeping our daughter on track. We would not hesitate to recommend Ksenia as a teacher and hope to be able to use her again in the future.

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