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Helen M.

44 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks Ukrainian, Russian, French
  • Master's degree in French language and literature from Donetsk National University
  • 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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Sheila
Continue to enjoy Russian with Helen. She has patience and breaks down the language so that it's understandable and easier to grasp.
Kerry
Milo liked her French lesson very much. Thank you Helen!
Sheila
Lessons continue to go well. Learning more each week. Helen continues to be patient with me, guiding me along.
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Tatiana D.

82 Reviews
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Starting at $39
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches students 7 to 70
  • Master Degree in Teaching Russian&English from Saint Petersburg University
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Tatiana D.

82 Reviews
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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 20 years to students of all ages.
Our lessons will be fun and you will learn a lot!
See you soon!

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 19 years and always have loved helping my students of all ages. I went to Saint Petersburg University and earned Mast

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Daniella
one of the best instructor i have ever met
Robert H.
Awesome lesson. Can't wait for the next one.
Robert H.
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Roman N.

74 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Korean, French, English, Russian
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Roman N.

74 Reviews
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*****Your progress begins as you are reading this intro*****

There are three simple things you need to know about my tutoring program: 

1 Making the right choice requires two things. First, collect the info:  Watch my videos, read my profile and my reviews.  I provide a well structured curriculum,    various sets of input and comprehensible grammar sheets which are all included.  Second, try a few classes and see if you get the feeling "I like this guy and I trust he can help" because YES: chemistry is important since it creates a special bond that will help us achieve our goals.
2 Always record your sessions so you can stay focused during your interaction with the teacher because that’s when the real learning is happening. After you can watch it and take notes. This approach has proved itself as the most efficient way to improve retention. All those tons of material will be well organized in your notebook and in your head. It’s like you are creating your own textbook which ...

About Roman

*****Your progress begins as you are reading this intro***** There are three simple things you need to know about my tutoring program:  1 Making the right choice requires two things. First, collect the info:  Watch my videos, read my profile and my reviews.  I provide a well structured cur

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Gina V.
Awesome… Roman had a good method, I will continue with him
William
Yeah, there are still a lot to learn and a lot of questions to ask, apparently, because it has only been my 4th class with him as of now. Well, we'll get there.
Jes D.
Sa technique est la meilleure !
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Aksana P.

52 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Polish, Ukrainian, English, Belarusian, Russian, Serbian-Croatian
  • Teaches students 12 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 Rus

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Christopher
Very patient and reasonable professional and kind
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Barbara
Aksana is always cheerful and well-organized. She speaks English well, and and is patient with mistakes. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to improve in Russian.
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Zhao Yang L.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, Russian, English
  • Awarded First Song Contest for Russian and Chinese singers from Song Contest Winner
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Zhao Yang L.

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I am a native Russian speaker and love utilizing my knowledge of Russian language, history, and culture to help people to learn Russian language.At my lessons, I have creativity and do my best to build an exciting and interesting learning experience. In practice I utilize interactive teaching methods and activities to motivate students to learn and communicate in a foreign language. I often use visual aids, such as software tools or videos and make students feel that learning a foreign language is fun and interesting. I believe culture is a crucial concept in language teaching, in a certain sense language learning is culture learning. So my lessons always include a basic cultural section where I introduce culture and customs to the students.

About Zhao Yang

Hi! 你好!Привет! My name is Evgeniya (Zhao Yang)! I am multilingual and I specialize in tutoring Mandarin Chinese, Russian and ESL. You have a genuine interest in learning Mandarin or Russian, you would love to explore the language, to learn more about the culture, people, histo

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Koneda
Zhao Yang is the perfect teacher. She is attentative, patient, thorough, encouraging, and extremely informative. I am so glad that I chose to learn from her. She assessed my knowledge of Mandarin in the very first lesson.

The lessons are tailored to my interests and learning style. Not every teacher has the ability to teach in a way that caters to an individual's learning needs and abilities. Having this ability makes Zhao Yang (feichang hao!) great! Each session, she reviews what was taught in the previous lesson and homework given. She also gives me a game plan on what I should practice as well as tools that I'll need to help me practice. I feel more and more confident after each lesson. I really appreciate Zhao Yang!!!
Nathan G.
Zhao is an excellent teacher. She is patient and really understands how to present the material in a way that is easy to learn. I highly recommend!
Stephanie
Evgeniya is an amazing Russian teacher! I am an English speaker, and I live in a place where Russian is widely spoken. I have tried a few times to learn Russian, and this is the first time that I am optimistic that I will progress in learning to be more conversational. I would recommend this class to anyone!
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Aliaksandra P.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, French, English, Russian, Belarusian
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French, English, Italian) from Minsk State Linguistic University (Republic of Belarus)
  • Teaching since 2001
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Aliaksandra P.

25 Reviews
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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 Bela

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Kateryna
we enjoy our italian lessons with Aliaksandra! Such a great teacher! Italian is one of the most beautiful languages.
Alexis R.
Very happy with my first lesson. Looking forward to the next one!
Madelaine S.
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Average Cost of Russian Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Russian lessons is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $42 and $84 per hour.
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"Anna is patient and great with my 8 year old on her first lesson."
Zoe
Took Russian lessons from Anna C.
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"Aksana is a great teacher. I am learning Russian to connect better with my future in-laws and they are so impressed by how much I have learned in such a short time! She is very patient but also challenges me to grow. Highly recommend!"
Hannah Pomfret
Took Russian lessons from Aksana P.
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"Excellent! My student said "mom, when is next lesson?" .
LOVE the approach, great instructor.
Very happy!
Will continue with lessons.
Thank you! Roman!"
James
Took Russian lessons from Roman N.
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"Polina is really patent, helpful and has a great approach to students as a teacher. She has a great view on learning and the material used was well blended and easy to understand.
I had to improve my Russian skills for work and business reason. Just after a few sessions I felt already more confident with my language skills both verbally and in writing.
I highly recommend her as your Russian teacher as she is one of a kind with unique abilities to get you up to speed in no time."
Tibor
Took Russian lessons from Polina L.
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"My first Russian lesson with Anna was great. She was very patient with me, and went at my pace, which is much appreciated. I like that she introduced the idea of learning a bit about Russian culture, and she sent me an article which I look forward to reading."
Nina
Took Russian lessons from Anna E.
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"Her class is really engaging and helpful for my Russian studies at UCLA. She not only helped us mastering the materials taught in class, but also expanded our vocabulary. We always talk about interesting things and topics."
Yuanxi
Took Russian lessons from Anna N.
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"My first lesson was everything I could’ve hoped for and more. Anna is very clear, thorough, and patient. Can’t wait for the next lesson!"
Jen
Took Russian lessons from Anna C.
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"Victoria is a wonderful teacher with years of relevant training and experience. She makes learning into a fun, interactive experience for kids and/or adults. She is a native Russian speaker who is also proficient in English. This allows her to teach and explain concepts with ease depending on the student's language level. I highly recommend Victoria as a Russian or ESL teacher for kids and adults. She is disciplined, hardworking, professional and friendly."
Leah
Took Russian lessons from Victoria M.
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"she makes me feel at ease and pushes me to learn"
Edward kahn
Took Russian lessons from Aksana P.
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"Very helpful!! She is happy to work with my goals!"
Laina
Took Russian lessons from Marina K.
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Russian Language Classes Near You

The language of countless astronauts, authors, and composers, Russian is spoken throughout an expanse of land that stretches across continents. About 280 million people worldwide speak Russian and roughly 160 million are native speakers, meaning just under half of Russian speakers in the world speak it as a second language.

Learning a foreign language such as Russian can have a variety of mental benefits because the brain constantly forms new neural pathways as you study. These can improve your cognition, memory, and focus, no matter your age. On top of that, learning additional Eastern European languages (such as Ukrainian, Polish, and Czech) will be much easier after learning Russian.

Why Take Russian Lessons?

Any language contains more than just foreign sounds,

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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, including rich historical sites and insights into a wide range of lifestyles.

Taking Russian language classes 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. In addition to the travel benefits, taking Russian lessons can assist you in doing business with the world's sixth largest economy.

What You'll Learn in Russian Language Lessons

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

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

Your private tutor will also customize lessons based on your unique interests, whether you're learning for new career opportunities, enriching cultural experiences, or for getting in touch with your heritage. No matter what your language goals are, private Russian lessons are the fastest way to achieve them!

Sample Topics for Beginner Russian Language Lessons

If you have little or no experience with Russian, then beginner lessons are for you. Here, you'll build a strong foundation of skills that you can carry forward into more advanced classes. Your Russian teacher will help you stay motivated while giving you with a step-by-step approach to learning the fundamentals. You can expect to cover the following topics in your initial Russian lessons:

  • 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. At this stage, you’ll be ready to start making conversational connections with Russian speakers around you and online. 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. This is when you can start to explore the true subtleties of the language, which are a joy to learn! 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.

Every great goal is accomplished one step at a time. By taking online Russian lessons today, you’ll be unlocking a whole new world of language potential. Remember that you’ll start to experience some of the benefits of learning Russian well before you reach fluency!

Finding a Russian Teacher

When you're ready to start Russian language classes, 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 and 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. You can also send out an introductory message to a potential teacher, to make sure they are a good fit!

Online Russian lessons have made it possible for Russian enthusiasts from around the world to connect with native speakers in real time. With the click of a button, you can practice your conversational skills and build your vocabulary in a convenient and efficient way. Busy parents and kids also love the added scheduling flexibility that comes with online sessions!

Whether you choose to connect with a Russian teacher in-person or online, TakeLessons tutors will put you on the fast track to fluency!

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