Anna Novikova

Anna N.

Portland, OR
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Russian

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.
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About

Anna passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Anna delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
September 1986

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

Experience

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

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Russian Tutor
Feb 1994 - Feb 2013
Self-employee

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)

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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.

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Education

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

Languages

English
Professional Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Russian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Methodology in Language Teaching
Aug 1992
Department of Education
Teacher of the Year
Feb 1991
Department of Education

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Parker Jul 9, 2018
Russian · In studio

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.

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Hope Jul 6, 2018
Russian · In studio

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!

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C Jul 6, 2018
Russian · In studio

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!

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Brandon Jul 5, 2018
Russian · In studio

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.

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Sally Mar 16, 2016
Russian · In studio

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.

Justin Mar 13, 2016
Russian · In studio

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.

Tyler Mar 13, 2016
Russian · In studio

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.

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Mikhial G. Jan 25, 2016
Russian · Online

My son loves his lessons with Anna! She was really able to interest him in the subject and I already see a nice progress.

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