Anna Novikova
Los Angeles, CA
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Anna Novikova

Anna N.

Los Angeles, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been teaching Russian for more than 20 years for native speakers and foreigners. I am a highly skilled language teacher, I am able to apply variety of resources and instructional techniques. I have all tools for teaching Russian: textbooks, worksheets, games and more. I currently teach Russian at the Renaissance School of Arts and Sciences.

About Anna N.

I'm patient , reliable, desire to achieve my students' goals, and persevere to reach those goals.


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13 Reviews
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Anna is a fantastic Russian tutor! She is very friendly, incredibly kind, and knows everything from the nuances of Russian grammar to cultural topics.

Posted Jun 5, 2020
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Very knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. It's abundantly clear that she has a plethora of experience with teaching the Russian language.

Posted Jun 4, 2020
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Anna is a simply fantastic instructor of Russian. She has a plethora of resources at her disposal that she uses to great effect to help her students. We use a textbook in my class at the university, but Anna is able to supplement the textbook materials and explanations with her own materials. She is extremely patient and professional. I like that she really makes an effort to speak Russian all the time with students - even if we don't quite catch everything, it definitely helps to train our ears. She is extremely flexible and willing to work with students on whatever they think is the most pressing topic. Anna really revolutionized my own study of Russian and I am very grateful to her for all of her hard work.

Posted Jun 2, 2020
Marjorie A.
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I will write a review later.

Posted Aug 13, 2019
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Anna is fantastic. If you are deciding on a teacher your search is over! She is great!

Posted Apr 11, 2019
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It would be a truism to say that Anna is a great instructor, and she is. It is such a great experience to learn Russian with a native speaker, especially one who has seen so much. Her ability to explain the intricacies of the language in both English and Russian is invaluable. Her understanding of Russian grammar, combined with her ability to explain it in English creates a clear learning experience. I highly recommend her.

Posted Jul 9, 2018
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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!

Posted Jul 6, 2018
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Anna is a truly fantastic teacher who clearly loves what she does. Her enthusiasm and professionalism always inspire me as a student. I have had the pleasure of learning Russian with Anna for over a year now and can attest to the positive effect her lessons have had on my Russian proficiency. She always answers every question I have clearly and efficiently and provides helpful examples that reinforce the material we covered. During our discussions, Anna also explains elements of Russian culture and traditions which any serious student of Russian should know. Anna has helped me improve my conversational Russian, understanding of idioms and jargon, as well as professional and academic writing.

Anna shines as an outstanding teacher of Russian. She is engaging, very interesting to talk to and has a wonderful sense of humor. Anyone interested in improving their Russian proficiency should work with Anna!

Posted Jul 6, 2018
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Anna Novikova is one of the most affable and interesting instructors I have ever had, making Russian, which is normally a difficult and intimidating subject, something to look forward to every week. Personally, I would recomend tutoring sessions for the conversations alone, but she also is a very intelligent woman and competent instructor, and your understanding of Russian is sure to improve with her.

Posted Jul 5, 2018
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Anna is an enthusiastic, encouraging, and an inspiring teacher! Her lessons are engaging and delivered with respect. Her students would add that Anna is ready with a smile, a kind word or two, and adds a splash of humor to their time together.

Posted Mar 16, 2016
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A great instructor. Trained in linguistics in Russia and very personable. What's most important is that she has multiple teaching methodologies and adapted to how I learned best.

Posted Mar 13, 2016
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Anna is one of the few Russian teachers that I have been happy with. She is very willing to help others learn her native language and always has a great enthusiasm. She has been my conversation tutor now for three months and I always leave confident in my Russian skills and definitely learn new colloquial and every day phrases/expressions.

Posted Mar 13, 2016
Mikhial G.
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My son loves his lessons with Anna! She was really able to interest him in the subject and I already see a nice progress.

Posted Jan 25, 2016

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Russian Instructor
Oct 2019 - Present

University of California, Los Angeles

Helping UCLA students learn Russian through the UCLA Russian Flagship program.

Russian Flagship tutor
Dec 2015 - Present

World Language and Literature Department Portland State University

Work as a Russian Flagship tutor. Provide private, supplementary instruction in Russian through conversations.

Russian Instructor
Jan 2014 - Present

Renaissance School of Arts & Sciences

Responsible for preparing and delivering lectures to 12 middle school students on speech, writing and the cultural aspects of the Russian language. Maintained class records, grades, attendance and examinations results.  Increased class size by 40% through meeting students and parents together prior to the trimester  Decreased absenteeism by 30% via daily one on one meetings with students and setting goals  Increased average grades earned by 50% using Russian language newspapers and magazines

Russian Tutor
Feb 1994 - Feb 2013


Helped students of Advanced Russian in preparing for the tests and Unified State Exam.

Director of Juvenile Division
Feb 1994 - Oct 2011

Russian Federation Department of Transportation

Responsible for supervising 60+ specialists overseeing youth criminal activities including court appearances, citizen meetings/complaints, prevention of crime and working with parents and youthful offenders. Key contact with law enforcement, courts and city council in developing strategies and laws to combat crime. Promoted from Lead Specialist position in only 4 years (average promotion is 8 years)

Language Teacher
Sep 1986 - Jun 1994

Russian Public School

Taught students of various levels of grammar, phonetics, and cultural speech for the German, Russian, and English languages using a variety of resources and instructional techniques to accommodate all learning styles. Prepare classroom curriculum and materials for classroom activities. Established and enforce classroom rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order.


MS in Legal Studies
Jun 2009 - Nov 2011

Baikal National University of Economics and Law

MA in Linguistics
Sep 1981 - Jun 1986

Eurasian Institute of Linguistics



Professional Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Methodology in Language Teaching
Aug 1992

Department of Education

Teacher of the Year
Feb 1991

Department of Education

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