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Popular Russian Teachers in New York, NY

Anna C.

26 Reviews
New York, NY
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Russian, English, Spanish, Greek
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Anna C.

26 Reviews
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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 lang

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nice and easy
Bryant S.
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.
Bujee B.
Best Russian teacher ever!

Aleksander R.

5 Reviews
Staten Island, NY
Starting at $67
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • MBA in Accounting from Pace University
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Aleksander R.

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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 pa

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Bea R Shemesh
Excellent teacher, very well-versed in subject matter!
Matthew
Aleksander was a pleasure to work with. On time, professional, and very knowledgeable about QuickBooks. He is a great teacher - I would recommend him to anyone that needs help with QuickBooks. Thanks Aleksander!

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Marina Grekova
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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Aliaksandra P.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Belarusian, Russian, English, French, Italian
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French, English, Italian) from Minsk State Linguistic University (Republic of Belarus)
  • Teaching since 2001
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Aliaksandra P.

19 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 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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Polina L.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Russian, Ukrainian
  • Master of Arts, Music Education from Kiev National University of Culture and Arts (Ukraine)
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Polina L.

13 Reviews
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I am a native Russian and Ukrainian speaker that lives in the US and now I'm offering Russian lessons! My background is teaching grammar and conversational Russian for beginners and advanced level students. Whatever is your goal - just to add some basics Russian knowledge or to train your Russian skills till fluent level - I will help you to achieve it with passion and fun approach!

About Polina

Hi there! My name is Polina. I'm a passionate and dedicated teacher who loves helping students to reach their goals. My style is personal, creative, and oriented on the student's specific needs. I'm looking forward to meet you!

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Zyshma
First lesson was amazing, very friendly and she is very educated in what type of taste I would like to acquire.
Balachandra
Antoine J.
We are learning conversational now...thanks!
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Max K.

Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics from Florida State University
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Max K.

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I am a senior at Florida State University majoring in, well Russian of course. As a heritage speaker I have been speaking Russian since I could talk, even before English. Having taken dozens of Russian classes at all levels, I have had experiences with teachers ranging from tedious to very pleasurable as has every college student so I know how to create a learning environment that maximizes the student's comfortability, and therefore their potential. The most important thing when it comes to learning a new language is your relationship with your teacher as students are a lot more likely to learn more when they aren't nervous to ask questions and communicate freely with their teacher. This can be hard to do even with a good teacher in large classrooms which is why a 1-on-1 environment is so constructive especially when learning a new language. From the first Russian class I took at my university I have witnessed my colleagues struggle with basic concepts in the field to no fault of ...

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I am a 21 year old senior at the Florida State University majoring in Russian. I have tutored my friends and colleagues before and wanted to offer my services to a wider range of people interested in learning the language as I have the credentials to conduct lessons and now I have the time. Having

Ekaterina Z.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $42
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Ekaterina Z.

1 Review
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Online Russian Teacher

Experienced tutor, I was born and raised in Russia. I currently hold a Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics from A russian University and a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from US University.
I will accommodate your schedule and your learning needs.

About Ekaterina

Experienced tutor, born and raised in Russia. I currently hold 2 Bachelor Degrees, in linguistics and biology. I have been tutoring for over 10 years and am ready to tailor to your learning needs.

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Jeffrey T.
I selected Ekaterina because she was local and had a designated studio in which to conduct the lessons. When I spoke to her, she was concerned about maintaining social distancing due to the Coronovirus concerns and offered online as an alternative. I specifically chose her because I did not want online lessons so she then agreed to meet outside at a park bench where 6 feet distance could be maintained. However, some days later, I was contacted by her that she changed her mind about meeting due to her health concerns. There was not enough time for me to get a refund because the TakeLessons staff was unavailable to assist. Unless the staff corrects this, she will get paid a lesson credit for a lesson not conducted, and I will be out a paid credit I did not receive. I am very disappointed and I hope she updates her profile to reflect her online-only restriction.

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Average Cost of Russian Lessons in New York, NY

The average cost of 60-minute Russian lessons in New York is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $44 and $89 per hour.
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"Roman is an extraordinary teacher. I was already bilingual and was therefore surprised and delighted to find that Roman was fluent—or very close to it—in several difficult languages. His near native grasp of English allowed Roman to guide me easily through the difficult early days of my instruction in Russian. Then, once I was comfortable with the basics, Roman’s method of teaching expanded to reveal qualities that are often lacking in language instruction. He was enterprising in the design of his lessons, patient when I stumbled and innovative when particular strategies did not work. Best of all, Roman went above and beyond my expectations by spending a tremendous amount of time tailoring the course of study to my particular learning habits. Roman is quite simply the best language teacher I have ever had."
Matt
Took Russian lessons from Roman N.
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"Galina was awesome!! In half an hour she was able to teach both of my kids more than I was able to teach them in 8 years. Even though I speak Russian fluently. One of the things!!!"
Catherine
Took Russian lessons from Galina C.
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"Excellent instructor, great first lesson"
Jordan
Took Russian lessons from Anna C.
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"Galina is an excellent instructor and also a lot of fun! I've really enjoyed my lessons and always leave with a lot more confidence in my progress in Russian. She really tailors the lessons to my skills and has been flexible as to what we study throughout each session. I highly recommend her as a teacher. We always have a great time and cover so much ground!"
David
Took Russian lessons from Galina C.
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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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"Thank you for teaching me how to express myself in Russian better. My ability to communicate with Russian native speakers improved significantly."
Maryna
Took Russian lessons from Marina K.
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"Thank you for teaching me to speak Russian. I've learned so much from you."
Ivan
Took Russian lessons from Marina K.
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"I have taken six lessons with Roman thus far and have been impressed by his conversational approach, his diagnosis of my strengths and weaknesses, and the quality of his prepared materials. I was looking for help in reinvigorating my study of a language in which I hadn't taken courses in years, and I've found it. Roman is strongly recommended."
Stephen
Took Russian lessons from Roman N.
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"Anna is very nice, and professional. She knows what she's doing and explains everything very well so you understand. Her confidence as a teacher is reassuring and makes you confident as well."
Michelle
Took Russian lessons from Anna C.
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"Valentina is very knowledgeable and patient - a really good teacher!"
Tom
Took Russian lessons from Valentina K.
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Do You Want to Learn Russian in NYC?

The official language of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Russian is the eighth most commonly spoken language in the world. It's also commonly spoken in Israel, Ukraine and Armenia. Learning such a widely used language has a host of benefits.

It can boost your confidence, give you the chance to meet new people and improve career prospects. Russian language classes in NYC will also make your travels easier and more enjoyable. Walls will come down when people see your interest in their language and culture!

Many Reasons to Learn Russian in NYC

Having the opportunity to study this language in New York City is something special. Russian isn't only spoken across the ocean - America has nearly 850,000 people fluent in Russian, and NYC holds the largest population of Russian speakers out of any US city.

Nearly eight percent of New York City’s population is Russian American. So with the help of our top-notch Russian tutors in NYC, you'll have an amazing chance to delve into the language and culture. You'll also be able to interact with your fellow New Yorkers who are already fluent in Russian.

Finding a Russian Tutor Near You

The best way to learn Russian is to get connected with one of our local teachers for one-on-one lessons. Our top-rated tutors have outstanding credentials. By searching our directory, you'll find many options, such as Aksana P. from Brooklyn who has taught Russian for 19 years.

Aksana P. has a PhD in Russian Language and Literature from Immanuel Kant State University. She enjoys teaching Russian through dialog and has experience with both children and adult students, many of which have given her five-star reviews.

Another excellent Russian tutor is Aleksander R. who holds an MBA and over 10 years of experience teaching individuals from age three and up, as well as those with special needs. Aleksander R. is located on Staten Island and enjoys integrating many cultural components into his lessons, including Russian literature.

If you’d rather work remotely with an online instructor, you'll find that we have more than 50 Russian tutors who offer virtual lessons. This gives you the option of working from the comfort of your home. Whichever Russian tutor in NYC you choose, you'll be set up for success with a unique curriculum designed to meet your needs.

Where to Take Russian Lessons in NYC

With tutors located in many parts of the city, you'll find a variety of locations to take Russian classes in NYC. There are over 1,700 parks and hundreds of cafés, such as Manon Café, that provide an inspirational setting for learning. Because of this, finding a location for your lessons that works for both you and your teacher will be easy.

If you’d like, our tutors can meet in your home for private lessons. You can also take a subway or bus, with the Empire State Building in the skyline, to your tutor's teaching studio. Have a busy work schedule? It doesn’t matter what time you choose to take Russian lessons in NYC as our teachers are flexible, and the Big Apple is always awake!

Getting Started with Russian Language Classes in NYC

There are a variety of local resources you can take advantage of when preparing for your first language lesson. For starters, the New York Public library has an outstanding selection that is helpful for learning Russian. You can also visit a local bookstore, like Strand Bookstore, to pick up some resources to keep on your own shelf.

Don’t forget to stock up on notebook and writing accessories to keep you organized while studying. Locals appreciate Village Stationery among other office supply stores. Keeping track of new vocabulary words, or questions you may have in between lessons, will help you learn Russian faster.

Practicing Your Russian Language Skills

When you’re ready to put your knowledge to use, the sky is the limit when it comes to immersing yourself in the Russian culture in NYC! As you probably know, Russian music, art and literary wonders are abundant. But if you’re feeling hungry, Tzarevna, on the Lower East Side, has rave reviews.

If you want to experience Russian cuisine at its best, the owners opened this restaurant to give New Yorkers an authentic Russian cultural experience. It could also be a good place to brush up on your menu-reading skills and converse with native speakers!

Looking for some inspiration? Stroll through the Nicholas Roerich Museum, located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. There, you can take in several Russian artists' remarkable abilities to capture nature on canvas. And don’t forget about Russian Heritage Month in NYC, or the local Russian American Heritage Ball!

Performing arts, food and folkloric dance are just a few of the many ways you can create a Russian immersion experience for yourself. Sign up for Russian lessons today and find out how everyday can become an exciting educational experience here in New York.

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