- Teaches students:
- Ages 2+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I am a San Francisco-based Russian language and diction tutor with more than 8 years of experience. I have a background in linguistics and speak four languages, I know very well how the language learning process works and I can share all my tips and techniques with you. At my classes, I mix and match modern teaching methods and always try to share vibrant, real-life aspects of the language with my students throughout the learning process. We use a lot of authentic materials that are sufficiently challenging but immersive, relevant and interesting. I work with students of all ages. I even have experience in teaching classes for 2-5-year-old kids.
I love digging into the origins of the Russian language, the grammar, the punctuation and other technical aspects that can be fascinating for language-lovers. I help develop good practice habits that enable you to maximize your learning experience and achieve your goals faster.
In addition to the language skills, my students can expect to acquire cultural knowledge. I have worked as theatre interpreter and I would love to share my knowledge of Russian theatre, music and drama.
I have certificates of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language from the two most acclaimed linguistic universities in Russia: Moscow State University and Moscow State Linguistic University. I also have a BA cum laude in Linguistics and Translation; I am a professional interpreter and translator to/from English and Spanish.
For the past 6 years, apart from teaching the Russian language, I have worked as a theatre interpreter in Moscow and supported international productions as a Russian diction coach and interpreter in the UK, Spain and Hong Kong.
Provided bilingual interpretation services through all stages of the production process
Amazing Teacher! She is always so well prepared and the lessons are fun and informative. Thank you Lilia!
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The lessons I took with Lilia did wonders for my pronounciation and grammar. She’s a wonderful teacher. I would recommend her to anyone studying the Russian language. Thanks again!
Russian classes with Lily is a fantastic experience, her enthusiasm and ability to explain things in detail are incredible, yet her main focus is on fluent communication. She also has many tips and suggestions to make language learning fun and effective, so now I feel more confident in my learning efforts. Thanks Lily!+ Read More
The best educator possible! A star!
I am an opera singer. Lily worked with me privately when I needed help with a recital preparation. She is a phenomenal teacher - attentive, professional, very thorough. I would surely recommend her to anyone interested in coaching or language lessons.