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Aleksander R.

6 Reviews
Staten Island, NY
Starting at $67
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • MBA in Accounting from Pace University
  • Teaching since 2006
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Aleksander R.

6 Reviews
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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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Chris
Great teacher
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!

Matthew
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Tatiana Z.

39 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $22
  • Speaks German, Russian, English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Tatiana Z.

39 Reviews
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I have a Ph.D. in Philology and am a native Russian speaker born in Moscow - the capital of Russia. Therefore, I can apply my knowledge of language methodologies to teach Russian. Also, I have tutored foreign students in Russian for many years already.

Russian is my native language and it is one of the most beautiful, amazing languages in the world; it is the language of great writers and poets, actors and artists, philosophers and scientists, musicians and humanists. Besides teaching I held lectures in theory of language, history of language, psycholinguistic, and sociolinguistics.

About Tatiana

I am a former German professor from Russia who currently lives in America and tutors full time now Russian and German. I provide a variety of activities for my lessons so you will never get bored. For example, I will use games, interactive conversational lessons, fun warm up tasks, case studies,

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Karina
Tatiana is amazing! I really would never trade her for the world. She is patient, nonjudgmental, knowledgeable, thorough, clear, and just overall great. If it weren’t for her I would’ve quit a long time ago. I highly recommend her. You won’t be disappointed. Danke schön Tatiana!!
Annabel J.
I've been studying Russian with Tatiana for close to six months now at two lessons per week. From the very beginning, it's been an immensely fruitful and deeply enjoyable experience -- I feel my progress in the language is palpable (and I was a total beginner at 23). Our lessons are fun, and the homework assignments (most often, textbook exercises and reading responses to Russian-language films) challenging (though never to the point of being stressful). A huge bonus is that our textbook is online and free. I've been deliriously happy with my experience, and cannot recommend Tatiana enough. 
Sasha T.
My daughter has been very happy with Tatiana’s lessons
She continues to be enthusiastic about learning from this teacher 😊

Julia S.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2018
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Julia S.

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Easy to follow. Provided by native speaker

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Mane A.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, English, Russian, Armenian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Mane A.

2 Reviews
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Russian is my second language which I speak since early childhood. Known as one of the most difficult languages in the world, Russian has a complex grammar and pronunciation. As a linguist I try to make my classes easy, simple and enjoyable both for kids and adults.

About Mane

I am a multilingual teacher and translator. Born in Armenia, I got my bachelors degree in Spanish and English, and after graduating moved to Beijing, China. During my years in China, I studied mandarin and started my teaching career. I have more than 8 years of teaching experience both kids and ad

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Jared W.
great teacher!
Ricardo Espericueta
she checks all the boxes as an instructor, professional punctual, understanding, and patient .
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Aksana P.

49 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Russian, Belarusian, Serbian-Croatian, English, Ukrainian, Polish
  • Ph.D. in Russian Language and Literature from Immanuel Kant State University of Russia (Kaliningrad State University), Russia
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Aksana P.

49 Reviews
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Online Russian Teacher

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.

Tatiana D.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Russian, French, English
  • Teaching since 1988
  • Teaches students 7 to 70
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Tatiana D.

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Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Getting ready for your trip to Russia and want to learn how to get around with a knowledge of basic Russian?
Looking to improving your Russian skills and reaching to a higher proficiency level?
Preparing for IB exam? Or simply want to take on one of the challenging languages to have a real sense of accomplishment?
You are in a right place!

I am a native Russian speaker born and raised in Moscow. I graduated from Moscow Pedagogical University and received my Master's degree in Russian and French Languages and Literature from Portland State University. I have an Oregon teaching license and am certified to teach both French and Russian. For the past 25 years I have been traveling the world and working as a French and Russian teacher in international schools in Germany, Pakistan, Belgium, Egypt and Kuwait. I taught all levels of French (including AP and IB French) as well as tutoring IB Russian. In my 8+ years of teaching IB ...

About Tatiana

About me I am a native Russian speaker born and raised in Moscow. Currently I live in in the USA in the state of Oregon. I have been interested in languages since I was a child. I have discovered the beauty of French language and since then never stop loving it! My personal interests are in Russia

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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 $59. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $89 per hour.
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"I have had a wonderful experience working with Aksana to learn Russian and highly recommend her as a tutor. We have been working together for the last 5 weeks and I can really see the progress. I look forward to working with her in the coming months!"
Amy
Took Russian lessons from Aksana P.
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"Wonderful first impression - our lesson was serious, yet conversational. There were moments of fun and also lecture. I will be back."
Austin
Took Russian lessons from Aliaksandra P.
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"Polina was a lot of fun and was amazing with a lesson plan to start our session and everything. Looking forward to our next class together for sure."
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Took Russian lessons from Polina L.
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"I have had the opportunity to study both Russian and French with Roman, and found his grasp of the material and his teaching style to both be excellent. I recommend Roman very highly!"
Jim
Took Russian lessons from Roman N.
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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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"Tatiana is amazing! She always encourages me to write something in Russian each lesson. We often read Russian short stories. She is very patient with me in terms of speaking in Russian. She also tries to be efficient so students can get the most out of each class."
Sally
Took Russian lessons from Tatiana Z.
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"We took lessons from Marina through skype for our two children. The focus was on developing more fluent reading and writing skills. Marina offered a variety of frequently changing activities to keep my children engaged throughout each lesson and the course of the study."
Amy
Took Russian lessons from Marina K.
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"Aksana is a wonderful Russian teacher! She is very knowledgeable not only in the spoken language but also in etymology, culture, and linguistics. She works with the pace of the student and is always flexible. Lessons with her are fun and informative! I can now read, write, understand and speak conversational Russian."
Neil
Took Russian lessons from Aksana P.
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"All good !
Looking forward to the next lesson"
Вера
Took Russian lessons from Anna C.
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"Very knowledgeable and effective instructor!"
Dennis
Took Russian lessons from Polina L.
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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 popul

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ation 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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