Ksenia Smykovskaya

Ksenia S.

Allston, MA

About Ksenia S.

Ksenia teaches: Ages 18 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2011
Last sign in: 4 days ago


I have worked with people of different ages, nationalities and professions, teaching private and group lessons in the Institute of Humanitarian Development (Moscow, Russia) and the Center for East Asia Studies (Seville, Spain).

Moreover, I have taught various levels of Russian - from beginner to advanced - and led intensive courses and workshops on Russian films, literature, traditions, and food.

Photos and Videos

Russian cuisine workshop. Seville, Spain. 2015


Russian Language Teacher

Dec 2011 - Present
Private lessons

Russian Language Teacher

Oct 2014 - Jun 2016
Centro de Estudios de Asia Oriental (CEAO). Seville, Spain.

Russian Language Teacher

Oct 2011 - Apr 2012
Institute of Humanitarian Development. Moscow, Russia.

Latin Teacher (pedagogical training)

Feb 2009 - Apr 2009
Russian State University for the Humanities. Moscow, Russia.


Master in Translation and Interculturality (Máster Universitario en Traducción e Interculturalidad)

Oct 2013 - Dec 2014
University of Seville. Seville, Spain.

Professional course of Methods of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language

Sep 2011 - Dec 2011
Lomonosov Moscow State University. Moscow, Russia.

Professional retraining course of Translator/Interpreter in the Sphere of Professional Communication (English-Russian)

Oct 2010 - Jul 2011
Moscow Institute of Linguistics. Moscow, Russia.

5-years BA degree. Historian, Teacher of History

Sep 2004 - Sep 2009
Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH). Moscow, Russia.

Languages Spoken

Ancient Greek

Professional Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certified teacher in Russian as a Foreign Language

Dec 2011
Lomonosov Moscow State University. Moscow, Russia

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6 Reviews on Ksenia S.

Marc B. Oct 17, 2016
Russian · Online
Verified Student
Today was my first lesson with Ksenia.
She was excellent!
We covered a lot of material, she made it easy!
I looked forward to our next lesson!
Francisco Oct 12, 2016
Russian · In studio
Ksenia helped me to prepare for my trip to Russia. She explained me the alphabet and provided with a lot of essential phrases. Thanks!
Miriam Oct 12, 2016
Russian · In studio
Ksenia was my teacher during 2 years in Spain. She is a wonderful teacher with a fantastic personality. We were 5 in a group and Ksenia always paid a lot of attention to each of us. The lessons were very interesting, we enjoyed them a lot. We listened to Russian songs, watched videos and spoke a lot. She is so kind and patient and besides she knows a lot about Russian history and culture.
Sergio Oct 12, 2016
Russian · In studio
I am so happy I had Ksenia as a teacher. I love Russian literature and thanks to her I can read it in the original now. It was such a pleasure to have lessons with her during 3 years in Seville until she moved to the US. We read Chekhov’s short stories, Pushkin’s and Pasternak’s poems, etc. Just a superb teacher!
Paula Oct 10, 2016
Russian · In studio
Thank you, Ksenia! Your lessons are just awesome.
Jose Luis Oct 10, 2016
Russian · In studio
Ksenia is a great teacher! She was my teacher in Seville (Spain). Her lessons are always fun and very engaging. She is a real professional, knows how to organize her lessons, makes you feel at ease and explains difficult things very clearly. I was a complete beginner when I started my lessons with Ksenia, and in 2 years I learnt really a lot. So I can speak on a great variety of topics now, listen to Russian radio and even read newspapers. Besides, Ksenia is a very nice and polite person, she is very patient and always motivates you. I do recommend her!
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