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About

Aksana delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 14 to 80

Teaching since:
September 1995

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 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 professional 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 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 an 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!

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Experience

Adjunct Lecturer
Aug 2015 - Present
CUNY

Currently I teach course Elementary Russian at Hunter College.

Associate Professor
Sep 2003 - Dec 2012
Minsk State Linguistic University, Belarus

I designed and taught two graduate courses: Russian as a foreign language - oral and written speech practice, Russian Speech Etiquette.
I initiated, designed and introduced new courses in response to specific demands of the marketplace (e.g. a course on Strategies of communicative behavior in Russian, etc.)
Tutored and assisted students individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts

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Education

Ph.D. in Russian Language and Literature
Nov 1999 - Oct 2002
Immanuel Kant State University of Russia (Kaliningrad State University), Russia

Languages

Belarusian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Professional Proficiency
Russian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Serbian-Croatian
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate
Jun 2017
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

OPI Familiarization Workshop

13 Reviews

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Robin Davis Nov 21, 2017
Russian · Online

Extremely good lesson

Madison Oct 24, 2017
Russian · Online

Aksana is an amazing teacher. She is very patient with me when I do not understand something but she will work with me until I am able to grasp the concept. I am currently taking Russian classes at a University but Aksana has been the most valuable asset when it comes to being able to learn the language properly. She is able to clearly explain the rules of the language and it is obvious she is very knowledgeable pertaining to all subjects in Russian. Without Aksana I would not feel as comfortable with my ability to learn the language. Our weekly meetings have helped me to not only speak but understand the language and culture more. I have been with her for about 4 months but look forward to continuing my lessons throughout my college career! She not only helps me during our lessons but also provides me with many other resources to continue my studies. I am very thankful for all Aksana has done and continues to do for me! By far the best Russian teacher I have had.

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Christopher Oct 15, 2017
Russian · Online

Aksana is a wonderful instructor. She has true teaching credentials and is an expert linguist. Aksana is always on time, prepared, and has great language learning resources on hand. I have been getting instruction from Aksana for several months and have made significant improvements in my grammar and speaking abilities.

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Alex Z. Oct 7, 2017
Russian · Online

I just finished my first lesson, and I was very impressed. Aksana had me speaking Russian words within the first few minutes, and I'm looking forward to future lessons with her.

Joseph F. May 16, 2017
Russian · Online

enjoyed meeting Aksana and she seems to be an easy instructor, I am hoping I can learn from her quickly

Dominique L. Apr 26, 2017
Russian · Online

Aksana is a fabulous teacher! Extremely knowledgeable and resourceful. I am making great progress thanks to Aksana's explanations and materials that we review together. I enjoy my weekly lessons which I always find relaxing and interesting after a long day at work. I highly recommend Aksana as a Russian teacher.

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Nicole Oct 8, 2016
Russian · Online

Excellent! Very positive and enthusiastic to help her student learn but learn correctly and she makes it fun!

Laina Mar 16, 2016
Russian · Online

Aksana, is flexible with me and my crazy schedule. She's really helping with the Russian language!

Kathy Aug 10, 2015
Russian · Online

Aksana is an excellent teacher. Her knowledge of the Russian language and culture are very strong. She can answer any question about language. Her lessons are very helpful for me.

Trinity D. Aug 8, 2015
Russian · Online

Mrs. Aksana is a wonderful instructor! I would gladly recommend her to anyone wanting to enhance their Russian knowledge. She is very interactive and really gives you a complete understanding of the language. I have been meeting with Aksana for a few months now and I started off at the beginner level. I can really see an improvement in my understanding of Russian at this point in my studies. If you are looking to be fluent in the Russian language, Aksana would be a great instructor for you!

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Marilyn G. Feb 25, 2015
Russian · In studio

I love my Russian lessons with Aksana. I think that Aksana is an excellent teacher and I would highly recommend her to someone trying to learn a new language.

Amy S. Feb 24, 2015
Russian · Online

*Amendment to my original - meant to have 5 stars! :)
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!

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Amy S. Feb 20, 2015
Russian · Online

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!

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