Anna Chernysheva

Anna C.

New York, NY
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Lesson Details



Anna delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+

Teaching since:
January 2010

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":

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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Russian language teacher
Jun 2011 - Present
Language Exchange


Simultaneous and Consecutive Translation
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Teaching Russian as a foreign language to children
Jun 2017
Moscow State University


The Crystal Arrow
May 2011
Russian National Competition of Young Journalists

Photos & Videos

Photo by Anna C.

Photo by Anna C.

Photo by Anna C.


25 Reviews

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Bryant S. Mar 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. Mar 14, 2019
Russian · In home

Best Russian teacher ever!

Zoe A. Oct 27, 2018
Russian · Online

Anna is patient and great with my 8 year old on her first lesson.

Jen Sep 27, 2018
Russian · In home

My first lesson was everything I could’ve hoped for and more. Anna is very clear, thorough, and patient. Can’t wait for the next lesson!

Bryant S. Sep 22, 2018
Russian · Online

I’m avery new beginner and it was my first lesson she was patient and informative it was an amazing lesson and I’m excited for the next one

Mathias K. Sep 1, 2018
Russian · In home

Excellent first course! Perfectly tailored to my professional needs.

Jordan Jun 26, 2018
Russian · Online

Excellent instructor, great first lesson

Daniel A. Jun 10, 2018
Russian · Online

Makes lessons appropriate to the age and level.

Dorothea May 29, 2018
English · In home

Anna, is a very good teacher with loads of patience. My mom is very satisfied with her. We will keep her on!

Connor May 12, 2018
Russian · Online

Very helpful!

alan Dec 28, 2017
English · In home

Amazing :)

Mark L. Oct 25, 2017
Russian · Online

She is the best instructor ever! And I've had many over my lifetime. I wish I had started lessons with her weeks ago!

Yasmin K. Sep 1, 2017
English · In studio

smart - quick -prepared - made it easy for me to understand

Вера Jun 2, 2016
Russian · Online

All good !
Looking forward to the next lesson

Shiro Apr 5, 2016
Russian · In home

Spoke more Russian during our first lesson than I have in a conversation! Anna is professional and dedicated. Looking forward to the rest of our lessons.

Amanda Apr 3, 2016
Russian · In studio

I have been taking private lessons with Anna weekly for one year. She has taught me Russian from a complete beginner level. I've taken a number of language classes in the past (for other languages) and it's clear that Anna is an outstanding teacher. She is clear and gives excellent explanations, and is well-prepared for each class. She's also able to give requested ad-hoc lessons whenever I have specific questions, even without preparation. I would highly recommend Anna as a Russian teacher, whether you're in-person or online. I do both types of lessons with her and she is highly effective through both mediums. Last but not least, she's a great pleasure to be around, as a person!

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Jerry Mar 31, 2016
Russian · In home

Lessons with Anna were excellent. She has the ability to bridge the language gap AND the cultural gap rendering her lessons relevant and invaluable. Anna is a complete joy to work with and I look forward to continuing my lessons with her at some point in the future.

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Elektra G. Mar 27, 2016
Russian · In home

I have had the joy of learning Russian with Anna for more than three years. Through Anna's highly skilled teaching methods, motivation, and inspiration, I have moved from a complete beginner level to a level of advanced proficiency.

In addition to being exceptionally knowledgeable in the field of foreign languages and language teaching, Anna is extremely professional, compassionate, and patient. She is a teacher who sincerely cares about her students, and is determined to ensure their understanding of all material she introduces, including complex aspects of grammar and language usage. It is clear to see that she prepares every lesson with consideration and purpose, and dedicates a tremendous effort to making lessons interesting and fun.

In our lessons, Anna strongly emphasizes conversation and listening comprehension, as well as the thorough reading and analysis of demanding literary and scientific texts. She strives to create a familiarity with the Russian language which plays a fundamental role in achieving fluency. Anna's outstanding teaching methods and remarkable perseverance make seemingly impossible to understand grammar rules, as well as the structure and nuances of Russian easy to grasp and to apply to speech and writing.

It is a gift to be able to have a teacher like Anna. She is without question one of the most talented teachers I have ever met, and she has my highest recommendation to prospective students of Russian.

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Michelle B. Mar 26, 2016
Russian · In home

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.

Ilya Dec 7, 2015
English · In home

everything was great...I recommend)

Abhishek B. Nov 24, 2015
English · In home

That's the best decision I took yesterday, to signup for Russian lessons from Anna.

Franklin J C. Jul 30, 2015
Russian · In home

Excellent. Courteous. Professional. I was and am well-pleased with Anna and her instruction. Highest recommendation following lesson #1.

AUDREY G. Mar 10, 2015
Russian · In studio

Anna and I worked together for several years as I studied Russian. Her lessons are always clear, interactive, fun and helpful. She incorporates classic literature, films, music and pop culture into her lessons so the students are learning not just language, but also culture and history. Every lesson with Anna opened my eyes to something new. Many teachers only teach grammar, but Anna takes a holistic approach and helps students with pronunciation, high-frequency phrases, colloquial language, listening practice, and much more. I highly recommend her. Russian is a difficult language and Anna is the ideal teacher to help you tackle it!

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Robert D. Jan 17, 2015
Russian · In studio

I have been working with Anna for several years now, and I can honestly say you're not going to find a better teacher! I've had tutors prior to working with her, but her ability to blend academic knowledge with practical language usage is amazing! She's always well organized, and gives sincere thought to each lesson. That said, she is also has the ability to be flexible, and adjust the speed, direction, goal of the lesson as it's needed, in real time. You won't be disappointed!

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Joseph M. Jan 17, 2015
Russian · Online

I have been Anna's student for more than two years. She is the absolute best teacher of Russian that I have ever had.
Anna is very organized, punctual and focused. She tailors our lessons exactly to my level. She understands what I know, don't know and what I need to work on.
Anna keeps our classes interesting. She introduces poems, videos, songs and supplementary materials to our lessons.
I highly recommend Anna to you if you are serious about learning Russian.

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