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Helen M.

29 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks French, Russian, Ukrainian
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Master's degree in French language and literature from Donetsk National University
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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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Michael T.
Very good Russian teacher, patient with my busy work schedule.
Chris E.
My first lesson was great. She is understanding and easy to work with. I look forward to more lessons!
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Roman N.

71 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Russian, English, French, Korean, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2010
  • International Commerce from The institute of International Studies. Academy of Paris.
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Roman N.

71 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

*****Before you sign up***** There are three simple things you need to know about my tutoring program. 1. As soon as I have YOUR ATTENTION your progress is guaranteed. 2. Learning a new language has been a LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE for many and I will do my best for creating this kind of expe

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Jes D.
Sa technique est la meilleure !
Stephanie C.
I feel more comfortable looking and learning Russian. also looking at the Cyrillic writing.
May D.
He is great!!! Very clear instruction!
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Yulia B.

11 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks Russian, english
  • Master of Music, Percussion Performance from DePaul School of Music
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Yulia B.

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My students can expect learning something new and useful every lesson in a positive and productive environment.

I am a native Russian speaker with an extensive teaching experience.
I welcome students of all ages to learn or improve their Russian.
As a foreigner, I know exactly how the language learning process works and can deliver my knowledge in clear and accessible manner.
In addition to the language skills, my students can expect acquiring cultural knowledge, i.e. movies, literature, music , and traditions.

About Yulia

I am a professional percussionist, active performer and enthusiastic educator. I have been teaching for 10 years and is currently available to teach private lessons. I teach a variety of disciplines : Percussion, Drum Set, Keyboard percussion (Marimba, xylophone, vibraphone), Music theory and Ear T

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Very patient.
Maha Abboud
She was great
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Tatiana D.

73 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 7 to 70
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Tatiana D.

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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 17 years to students of all ages.
I am sure you will not be bored. 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 17 years and always have loved helping my students of all ages. I went to Saint Petersburg University and earned Master degree i

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Luca
My kids have been taking lessons with Tatiana for the past 3 weeks. They love it! I was a bit worried because, in the past, they always rebelled against continuing Russian lessons with almost all the other teachers.
So far so good. Tatiana is incredibly patient and positive. Kids love their language sessions, and I love seeing the results. Thank you, Tatiana!
Alexandra
My daughter really loved her lesson! She was inspired to practice more!
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Aliaksandra P.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Belarusian, Russian, English, French, Italian
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French, English, Italian) from Minsk State Linguistic University (Republic of Belarus)
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Aliaksandra P.

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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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Mary Grace
Madame is incredible! We will definitely be continuing!
Mary Grace G.
Wonderful instructor; my daughter and I loved it. Can't wait for our next lesson.
Paul
Great instructor!! Has an in depth understanding of the language and a positive attitude.
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Aksana P.

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

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"So much fun! Loved learning with Roman! Look forward to more lessons."
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Took Russian lessons from Roman N.
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"marina is great patient , understanding and very friendly and flexible , is very fun lesson"
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Took Russian lessons from Marina K.
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"My two children took their first lesson with Valentina. She was very organized and pleasant. I liked the her materials. The kids liked this lesson."
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Took Russian lessons from Valentina K.
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"Excellent instructor, great first lesson"
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Took Russian lessons from Anna C.
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"Very efficient, smart, nurturing and thorough!"
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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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"Excellent first course! Perfectly tailored to my professional needs."
Mathias
Took Russian lessons from Anna C.
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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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"She is the best instructor ever! And I've had many over my lifetime. I wish I had started lessons with her weeks ago!"
Mark
Took Russian lessons from Anna C.
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"Valentina is an excellent teacher: very knowledgeable and articulate."
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Took Russian lessons from Valentina K.
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