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About Sergey V.

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Brooklyn, NY
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i can speak and read fluently, i can write but not on a professional level

About Sergey
Hello. My name is Sergey. I'm from Brooklyn, New York. I am a NASM certified personal trainer, i have been training and teaching over 10 years. I'm currently a professional powerlifter, but i also do body weight training, bodybuilding, strongman and weightlifting. I also breakdance even though i no longer do it professionally, i still teach it. I also do martial arts, nowadays mostly bag work and nun chucks training. i have a lot of experience and knowledge and have done a lot of different types of trainings over the years and have made a lot of progress, so i know the best way to train you. I don't judge so don't be shy, i'll work with you no matter in what shape you're at or what experience, we all start somewhere. it's all about consistency and dedication!
subjects that i offer: body weight training, weight loss circuit training, circ
uit training, bodybuilding, powerlifting, strength and conditioning, strongman, basic gymnastics (cartwheels, handstands, splits, hand balancing, muscle ups), Stretching sessions, breakdance lessons, gaming training sessions (PS4 only)
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Heather C. September 24, 2017
· Gymnastics · Online
Wow Sergey is really great at this! My daughter just turned 5 and is still practicing her headstands against the wall hours later. Sergey's advice to have her 'help' me practice MY stretching is a double win and making her more willing to do her pushups and splits too. We are really looking forward to the next class already. Thank you so much for all the advice and feeback post class too, Sergey!
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kaylee September 9, 2015
· Gymnastics · In home
my dad said that i could only do gymnastics if there was one in stamford and i guess that there is you sound likea really good teacher and itlooks likeother people like you so im going to tell my dad about you and see if i can do it
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Sarah Newton July 14, 2015
· Flexibility Training · Online
It was a great lesson and Sergey speant way more time with me than what he needed to. He is very knowledgable about exercise and very flexible.
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Sergey V.

Brooklyn, NY 11224
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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.

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 Russian tutor. Now I live in NYC and teach Russian as a foreign language in CUNY.

    I teach the Russian language from the very beginning - elementary, basic level - to higher levels.
  The most important goal of my classes is that you enjoy our meetings by keeping interest and feeling the progress.
  Individual approach to each student is the key point to the success. We study the vocabulary, grammar, and situations related to the student's current activities. As a result all my students successfully use the learned skills for their professiona
l or private life.
  During my lessons, I'm trying to reach the best balance between speaking, listening, grammar, conversation and other aspects of the language.
  I can help you understand the system of the Russian language, so that you were not limited by phrases that you learn during the lesson, but could make your own sentences, paragraphs, express your thoughts in different ways.
  We will pay enough attention to grammar, pronunciation, reading and speaking.
  I will explain to you the way Russians talk in their everyday life because some Russian foundations and manners differ from American ones.
  As your personal instructor, I'm going to give you honest feedback on your strengths and weaknesses and design a curriculum that fits your needs.
  I'll be happy to help you learn the Russian language. Feel free to contact me and ask any questions.
  Thank you for your interest - I look forward to seeing you in my classes!

Policy: All changes in the schedule (except emergencies) should be made 24 hours before the lesson, otherwise the lesson will be marked as missed.
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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!
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Aksana P.

Brooklyn, NY 11230
(29)
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$35 / 30-min

About Anna C.

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New York, NY
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Do you need the magic pill that will help you speak Russian? The recipe is here. I am a highly qualified Russian language teacher with a degree in linguistics/teaching and more than five years of experience. I have developed several teaching methods, which I use during my classes. Together we will establish clear objectives for our lessons and will work on your grammar proficiency, listening and speaking skills, and accent neutrality.

About Anna
Do you need the magic pill that will help you speak the language? The recipe is here. If you do the assignments I give you (no need to search for any extra materials), I can assure you that soon you will be able to speak and understand.

I am a highly qualified NYC-based Russian and English language teacher with a degree in linguistics/teaching and more than five years of experience. During the years of my teaching practice, I have developed several teaching methods, which I use in my classes. Together we will establish clear objectives for our lessons and will work on your grammar proficiency, listening and speaking skills, and accent neutrality.

I am a strict teacher :) Seriously. You have a goal and I am here to help you get there, whether it is to be able to negotiate with your business partners, speak to your family members or
read "War and Peace" in original. I will work hard to help you reach it, but I expect you to fulfill your part of a deal.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them here using the "Ask a question" button. If you have already decided that you need to speak Russian or English, do not postpone it for another day, month or year. Click the green button and let's do it.
I am looking forward to starting our language journey!

P.S. You can see me in action on my YouTube channel "Anna Cher: Russian from the Heart": https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3r_jGuhcb7D48Vh0pakNcA

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Some technical aspects:

- All materials are provided and included into the price of a lesson

- Recommended frequency of lessons: minimum of 2 times per week (duration of each lesson – 1-1.5h). Learning a language is like going to the gym: to get the muscles, you have to practice regularly.

- If you would like to have a class at a specific time and it is not available in my calendar, please send me a message. I may be able to change some things around and accommodate your request.

- I try to be flexible and modify my schedule based on your needs. But please be considerate and let me know 24 hours in advance if you need to reschedule or cancel a class.

Thank you!
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Bryant S. March 18, 2019
· Russian · Online
So it’s been 6 months since I started learning Russian with Anna and I never knew I could learn so much. She’s a very talented, and professional teacher. Her lessons are interesting, and informative making you always want to learn more. I’ve never tried to learn a language but with her if you show her you want to learn and you’re dedicated she’ll take your weaknesses and make them strengths but also make your strengths even stronger. I couldn’t imagine learning as well from anyone else. I needed to learn the Russian language for my travels and I know her classes will have me more than prepared. I Definitely would recommend Anna as the best choice for anyone ready to start their Russian journey.
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Bujee B. March 14, 2019
· Russian · In home
Best Russian teacher ever!
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Zoe A. October 27, 2018
· Russian · Online
Anna is patient and great with my 8 year old on her first lesson.
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Anna C.

New York, NY 10001
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$50 / 45-min

About Karina K.

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I am a native speaker of Russian and Ukrainian languages.

About Karina
I am a certified teacher of English, Russian and French languages with 10 years of experience. During my university years, I had been living in the United Kingdom in 2004 and 2006. I have been teaching students from all over the world. During many years of teaching, I made up a lot of seminars, practical lessons, interactive exercises, slideshows with different tasks in order to help students start speaking fluently and promptly understand English and French-speaking people. I have got my Master's degree in Applied Linguistics in 2007 and started my teaching career in the same year. Since then teaching became not just my job but my passion. I am fond of learning and applying new techniques and approaches in teaching foreign languages to students of all ages and different levels. My primary goal is to make my tutorials interesting and effe
ctive in order to develop practical skills in speaking and understanding foreign languages that will last a lifetime. In August 2017 I became a CELTA certified teacher of English/ESL. I welcome new students!!!
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Swee T. September 13, 2018
· French · Online
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Paula D. June 15, 2018
· French · Online
Karina was very informative, instructive, and patient with me as her student, We were only able to work together for a short time, but I definitely would choose to work with her again!;
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Paula D. May 4, 2018
· French · Online
Karina was very informative and knowledgeable about the subject and patient with me as her student. I learned a lot in my first French lesson, and I remembered things I had known before.
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Karina K.

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About 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, history...

But you are struggling with learning Russian/ Mandarin Chinese on your own. You need a guide who will help you and step by step will go with you toward your goals, support you in your language learning journey. You are most likely looking for the right course/ program/ teacher for you or your kid and don't know what to choose, I know it's so overwhelming! Don't wonder around for too long, make a decision and go for your dream.

About me

I have five years of experience with one-on-one online teaching as well as teaching in a classroom setti
ng. I have taught Mandarin Chinese to students aged 6 -18 at a Chinese Language Specialty School in Moscow and to sophomore, junior students, adults (I had a student who was 78 years old learning Chinese), I also have experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds within the business world (Tech companies, fashion industry, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Center and more). I prepare my students for each level of Chinese proficiency qualifications (YCT, HSK).

I am Russian and I teach Russian as well. I started teaching Russian 3 years ago, I absolutely enjoy the process of sharing my knowledge with students. Russian is such a beautiful language with a great history. I truly admire people who decided to learn Russian, I do my best to share my passion for the language with my clients.

I believe that when you learn a new language, you see the world through that language. Learning a language is not only about the language, it involves human communication, a
sharing of ideas, culture, travelling, history, arts, personal and professional development. So my lessons always include a basic cultural section where I introduce culture and customs to the students or any other topic the learner interested in.

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 always use visual aids, such as software tools or videos and make students feel that learning a foreign language is fun and interesting.

I am happy that my passion for learning foreign languages became my profession. Teaching foreign languages for me is a Never-Ending Professional Development Journey. It’s a profession that allows me to be creative, work with a variety of different people, travel all over the world and inspire students not only academically but personally as well.

Are you looking for a DIFFERENT type of service that can help you successfully learn Mandarin Chinese/ Russian and get better results?

Are you looking for the most efficient, fast and effective way to learn Mandarin Chinese or Russian or improve your language skills and finally get the specific results you need?

Trust, You are in the right place!

I offer online Mandarin Chinese Language/ Russian Coaching service for passionate, driven and ambitious learners like you, who are eager to learn Mandarin Chinese/ Russian and get an invaluable insight into culture and thinking!

How my service is different?
- tailor-made sessions
- learn real language you need
- brain-based teaching (I understand how the brain likes to learn)
- explain things clearly and effectively in a fun and memorable way
- "live" the language approach
- no boring texts and page by page approach
- learn smarter, not harder

I am ready to assist you, are you ready to start?
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Finghín April 8, 2019
· Russian · Online
I'm a shy guy so when I went in for my first lesson I was really scared but my teacher was really kind and five minutes in I had completely forgotten that I was scared, and I learned so much. I went from knowing a very basic introduction to being able to ask for something, and knowing more words and it would take me ages to list off everything I've learned. Amazing teacher!
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Temy September 25, 2018
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Great Mandarin Chinese tutor, 100% recommended! It was very easy to get started, flexible and you become an effective communicator in a short period of time! From day 1 I started learning stuff that I could use in real life, within months I am now having full conversations in Chinese, because I was learning the language I needed and topics I would normally talk about. Classes were so enjoyable and worth it!
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Charles D. July 31, 2017
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Very happy with the first lesson. This is exactly what I need. Looking forward to the next classes.
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About Liudmila I.

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Trenton, NJ

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Russian language is the fifth most widely spoken languages in the world. It’s a very beautiful and rich language.
Russian literature counts a huge number of great works (Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Tolstoy, Turgenev). Speaking Russian you will be able to read them in original.
If you want to learn a second language – it should become your new habit, possibly for the rest of your life. Of course, it does not mean that you’ll only be able to speak Russian after a few years, no. Most probably, after a few dedicated months you’ll be able to hold a simple conversation and understand a lot of what you hear.
I am a native Russian speaker. I am musician . I'll be happy to learn Russian with you.

About Liudmila
I am a very experienced harpist, holding over 20 years of experience. I have performed in over 4,000 concerts and have had the privilege of performing as the Principal Harpist at St. Petersburg Opera Theatre and Mariinsky Theatre in Russia. I also hold a Master’s degree in Harp from the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia.

1988-1992 St.Petersburg Conservatory Symphony Orchestra SPb, Russia
St.Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra SPb, Russia
1992-1998 Mariinsky (Kirov) Ballet and Opera House SPb, Russia
1999-2017 The St.Petersburg Chamber Opera SPb, Russia

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1988-1992 Music School for gifted children, piano
1992- 1994 High special music schoo
l of the St.Petersburg State Conservatory
1995-present Private Instruction in Harp, Piano
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Barb July 7, 2019
· Harp · Online
I am having so much fun! She is patient and very kind!
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Diva S. April 10, 2019
· Harp · Online
My daughter had a first lesson yesterday and was very comfortable. She enjoyed the lesson
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Barb March 2, 2019
· Harp · Online
Love her!!
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Liudmila I.

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$25 / 30-min

About Aleksander R.

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Staten Island, NY
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Добро пожаловать!

Russian language spoken by over 250 million people. It is a beautiful language that grew and developed as loyal companion to the unique Russian culture. It's development was shaped with by some of the best writers and poets in the world, such as Pushkin and Tolstoy.

I believe that teaching a language without a well integrated cultural component is akin to crime, as doing so will deprive the student of opportunity of obtaining a gateway to understanding Russian culture... and perhaps a "mysterious Russian soul."

Unlike other subjects, where a curriculum is closely followed, Russian lessons are vibrant and are designed to promote fluency in conversation reading and writing. Poetry, videos and music are are integrated into the lesson plan - making learning efficient and fun.

About Aleksander
Dear Student:
I am am an Instructor with over 10 years of experience helping students learn and do well on their tests. By utilizing unique teaching methodology, I approach each student's needs and learning styles individually and develop customized lesson plan.

To date, 100% of my students passed their exams with 90% and above.

Please reach out to learn more. I look forward to working with you.
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Marina Grekova June 5, 2018
· SAT · In home
Aleksander helped my son prepare for Regents Exams in Math (Algebra, Geometry and Trig.), English and SAT. The results were spectacular. He graduated high school with 98% average in Math and English. He scored above 1500 on the SAT and was accepted into a school of his choice with a scholarship. Aleksander guided us through with college application process, helped fill out FAFSA, and helped my son select a major he is happy with. Great instructor! Great person!
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Samantha June 4, 2018
· Accounting · In home
Alex helped me with my College English/Writing and Accounting courses. His lessons were vigorous, but fun and very engaging. Thanks to him my grade went from C to A.

I was so happy with the progress that I asked him to tutor my niece in high school math. Again, he surpassed all expectations. She ended up having one of the highest grades in her class.

I wholeheartedly recommend him!
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Tony June 1, 2018
· Russian · In studio
Aleks has been my Russian teacher for several years now, and I highly recommend him. He is patient and perceptive. He never lets me get away with anything, but he never lets me feel incompetent. He adapts to my strengths and weaknesses, and I always feel he is going with me.
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Aleksander R.

Staten Island, NY 10312
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$67 / 60-min

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 within the context.

If you are in New York we can visit Russian stores and events to have a more immersive experience. If you are interested in music we will add this as our subject to learn the language. If literature is your passion we can work on small stories or larger works of literature and discuss particular use of words and expressions.

The classes are tailored to your needs. Please tell me why you are learning the language in your introduction.

About Anna
Teaching is a joy and I love to share my knowledge and love for learning. Join me for interactive and engaging lessons. We will learn through games and active, hands-on approach.
You will learn not by memorizing, but through experience and practice.
I have been teaching for the past 10 years and have experience with private and group classes. I have taught kids and adults as well.
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Susanne A. July 22, 2019
· ESL · In studio
Anna was helping my 11 year old improve his verbal skills while we were on vacation for 5 weeks in NYC. Instead of sitting in a class room the lessons were spent at different places in the city and Anna prepared interesting themes for every lesson that let my son both practice speaking a lot as well as hear many interesting stories of NYC. In addition to being a great teacher Anna is also an excellent guide.
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Prakash G. July 12, 2019
· Russian · Online
I enjoyed my first lesson with Anna. She is a very good teacher. She understood my goals and structured the class in the right format. I look forward to having fluent conversations in Russian by the end of these sessions.
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Lynn June 1, 2019
· English · Online
We had good lesson today. Thank you Ms. Anna
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Anna E.

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About Irina D.

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Herndon, VA

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Levels taught: beginner, intermediate, advanced.

Russian is my native language, and I can help you with anything from learning the alphabet, to grammar, pronunciation and more advanced skills. In order to make the learning process as informative and interesting as possible, primarily for students, a modern teacher must use additional materials at the lesson. Of course, my materials contain a sufficient amount of learning aids that contribute to a more productive and meaningful assimilation of the new theoretical material. From my experience I can promise you - in a few lessons you will be able to maintain the simplest dialogue and read short stories.

About Irina
I am a classically-trained and educated Cellist with deep experience playing with Symphony Orchestra’s, Chamber Orchestra’s, Ensemble’s, Quartets, and Solo. I began my musical education at the age of ten, have played for 21 years, and have fourteen years of formal musical education. I specialize in classical music, and can play any musical style required. I am a Legal Permanent Resident of the United States.

I am a patient and sociable person who loves to teach. I am enthusiastic about my work, and am always thrilled to see the success of my students and share in their success. I was born in Uzbekistan in a Russian family. I graduated from the Music Conservatory of Uzbekistan with a degree in stringed instruments, as well as from the University of Foreign Languages with a degree in English, I am a classically-trained and educated C
ellist with deep experience playing with Symphony Orchestra’s, Chamber Orchestra’s, Ensemble’s, Quartets, and Solo. Currently I am working in Loudoun symphony orchestra and Pro Arte chamber orchestras. I have been teaching both Russian and English to children and adults since 2012.
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Paul D. August 8, 2019
· Cello · In home
I am coming to the cello as a brand new beginner. I have play around with some fretted instruments, ukulele, banjo, etc. But Irina was super at getting me relaxed, focused on basics and encouraging me with small, but important mechanics and technical details. I have taken other music lessons like sax, so could compare. I totally enjoyed the start of my cello training.
Oh, btw, I'm retired and over 65!!!
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About Andrew S.

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Born, raised and educated (MS) in Russia, I am a professional linguist and a Russian native in my twenty sixth year in the United States.

My professional experience includes work for a major news agency back in Russia, several companies in Israel and a law firm in New York, not to mention a number of Russian-language periodicals both in Israel and in the United States.

Twelve years ago I started to work for the UN Headquarters in New York as a contract Russian translator for its Russian Verbatim Service at the DGACM - Department of General Assembly and Conference Management, - and this is where I feel, and am, most confident, comfortable and at my very best. However, I am also a trained educator with experience as Adjunct Professor at the St. Peter's University (Russian Studies Program) in Jersey City, NJ, as well as private tutor.

About Andrew
Born, raised and educated (MS) in Russia, I am a professional linguist and a Russian native in my twenty sixth year in the United States.

My professional experience includes work for a major news agency back in Russia, several companies in Israel and a law firm in New York, not to mention a number of Russian-language periodicals both in Israel and in the United States.

Twelve years ago I started to work for the UN Headquarters in New York as a contract Russian translator for its Russian Verbatim Service at the DGACM - Department of General Assembly and Conference Management, - and this is where I feel, and am, most confident, comfortable and at my very best. However, I am also a trained educator with experience as Adjunct Professor at the St. Peter's University (Russian Studies Program) in Jersey City, NJ, as well as private tutor.
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Andrew S.

East Orange, NJ 07018
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$42 / 30-min

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