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English

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Native speaker of Russian with a near-native proficiency in English. Balanced diet of grammar focus and fluency building. Communicative approach, based on your interests, portfolio, meaningful tasks, and real-life scenarios. Looking forward to working with you!
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About

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

Teaching since:
2006

Hi, my name is Maryna!
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I'm from Crimea. I've been living in the USA for over 10 years, which helped me develop a near-native proficiency in English.
This is very helpful when it comes to grammar explanations and helping my students understand the subtleties of meaning.
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I'm a full-time educator. I learn about latest language-learning tools and methodologies on a daily basis. I have a degree in teaching foreign languages, and I started teaching over a decade ago. I have taught intensive professional courses and I have developed textbooks.
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I specialize in adult learners of Russian and English, as well as my 5 year-old son, who is learning both:)
I study several foreign languages myself, so I have endless empathy for my students' efforts and successes.
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I will taylor our classes to your needs and interests.
You can sign up for 30-, 45-, 60-, and 90-minute lessons.
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30-minute sessions are a new option.
Here is why I added this option:
- They could be done in the chitchat format to maintaint and improve your conversational skills.
- They could be conducted in a Q&A format, if you need specific questions answered.
- They are essencial if you need help with a self-study plan and periodical feedback on your self-study progress.
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Please, feel free to send me a message if you have any questions. I'm looking forward to working with you!
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Maryna


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Привет, меня зовут Марина!
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Я из Крыма. Я живу в США уже больше 10 лет, и за это время мне удалось заговорить по-английски почти в совершенстве. Это очень облегчает объяснения грамматики и нюансов в значении слов.
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Я постоянно вращаюсь в сфере образования и стараюсь одной из первых узнавать о новых инструментах и методологиях преподавания. У меня красный диплом и больше 10 лет опыта в области изучения и преподавания иностранных языков. Я преподавала профессиональные курсы и разрабатывала учебники.
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Сейчас я специализируюсь на преподавании русского и английского языков взрослым, а так же моему пятилетнему сыну, который учит оба языка:)
Также я сама изучаю несколько иностранных языков, поэтому ратую и радуюсь за успехи своих студентов, как за свои собственные.
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Я разработаю программу для вас на основе ваших нужд и интересов.
Вы можете выбрать уроки по 30, 45, 60 или 90 минут.
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Я недавно добавила 30-минутные уроки. И вот почему:
- Они могут проводиться в формате непринуждённой беседы, если вы хотите поддерживать и постепенно повышать свои разговорные навыки.
- Они могут иметь формат "вопрос-ответ", если вы ищите ответы на конкретные вопросы.
- Они могут быть полезны, если вам нужна помощь, чтобы правильно организовать своё самообучение и получать периодическую оценку своего прогресса и рекомендации преподавателя.
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Не стесняйтесь написать мне, если у вас есть какие-либо вопросы. С нетерпением жду ваших сообщений!
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Марина

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Experience

Russian Language and Culture Instructor
Jan 2009 - Present
Teacher Training, Curriculum Development

Private classes, materials tailored to each student's needs.

Teacher of English as a Foreign Language
Jan 2006 - Present
Private Classes

Private classes. Individual approach. Materials tailored to each student's needs.

Преподаватель английского языка
Jan 2006 - Present
Частные уроки

Частные уроки английского для русскоговорящей аудитории. Индивидуальный подход.

Education

Instructor of French as a Foreign Language
Sep 2003 - May 2008
Taurida National University
Instructor of Latin
Sep 2003 - May 2008
Taurida National University
Instructor of English as a Foreign Language
Sep 2003 - May 2008
Taurida National University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Professional Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency
Russian
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Ukrainian
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Gamification in Education
Apr 2017
Gamification of Language Learning

Photos & Videos

Meet my favorite student! My son, Nikolai:)

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I’m from Crimea, Ukraine/Russia.

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I’ve been living and teaching in the USA for 10 years.
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22 Reviews

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Olga Apr 1, 2019
English · Online

Марина, Вы прекрасный учитель! С вами очень приятно работать! Потому что Вы очень хороший человек , и я многому с вами учусь, особенно по урокам в Скайпе! 😃
Рада быть в вашей команде 😀

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Daniel Mar 31, 2019
Russian · Online

Maryna is an outstanding and talented professional, with an extraordinary ability for teaching and communicating with her pupils. She owns a vast culture -apart from being a consummated polyglot -which allows her to talk and explain all kind of subjects and to be easily understood by her pupils. I have been studying Russian with her, and I must admit that my level improved significantly since I met her. I highly recommend her to all those who wish to learn or improve their English or Russian. You will not regret it!

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Mark Mar 31, 2019
Russian · Online

I have had numerous skype video Russian lessons from Maryna she tries to teach people a language the way they might naturally learn one as a native speaker , via conversation intersperesed with discussion of grammar rules when appropriate. I Also like her WhatsApp group which combines native Russian speakers learning English with English ( an interesting variety including native and. Non-native speakers from various spots on the globe) speakers learning Russian so that all can learn from each other. Maryna has a lot of experience learning various languages and teaching and this knowledge of the language learning process manifests itself in her teaching style.

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Yoni O. Feb 20, 2019
Russian · Online

Manal Nov 19, 2018
English · Online

Thank you so much for your help it was a good experience ❤️

Justin Papreck Nov 18, 2018
Russian · Online

Maryna is very good at integrating conversation with subtle changes to start working on different cases, but in such a way that it is overwhelming or even obvious that she is doing so. She is great at teaching Russian and is very passionate about helping others achieve their linguistic goals. I've enjoyed working with her and have gained a lot of insight to the structure of the Russian Language as well as gained confidence with my speaking and writing abilities. Her approach to incidental teaching provides a very natural learning environment that I think is critical for people who are finding it daunting to learn such a beautiful but complicated language. :) I highly recommend her!

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Irina Oct 9, 2018
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Талантливый и неординарный преподаватель Марина👍, спасибо ей за внимание к особенностям знаний языка каждого учащегося. Обучение интересное, комфортное, уже через 2 недели почувствовала результат! Пробуйте обязательно и новый язык незаметно появится в вашей жизни.

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Christopher Oct 8, 2018
Russian · Online

Maryna is the best Russian instructor that I have had since graduating from college, and I must say that her teaching methods are better than many of the Russian instructors that I had in college. She manages to carefully and clearly explain Russian grammar concepts to her students and she also makes studying Russian so interesting and so much fun. I would highly recommend Maryna to anyone who is interesting in learning Russian for the first time or who already knows some Russian and wants to review and reinforce what they have already learned.

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Katarina Oct 2, 2018
Russian · Online

If you want to learn Russian, Maryna is always a good choice. I am with her and few other students from US in online course.

My progress after 3 months was appreciated by my russian friends already. Thanks to her, I not only sit and laugh when the others do. I can communicate on different topics, as the topics we go through are very up to date. We not only write and read, but speak as well. Yeah! And get corrections on the propper grammar as well as pronaunciation.

I am very busy 43 yo women, with no time left for visiting language school. Online studying with Maryna is the only way how to learn and improve. I have tried it by myself, but you know how these kind of “projects” end. We all have so called dead parts during our working days / on weekend, and I have decided to dedicate them to learning russian.

If you hessitate, pls don´t. After my last meeting with my russian friends, I feel being more alive :) I can listen to YouTube discussions in russian too. Watch russian movies. I gave already bought a russian magazine :)

I have learn’ t a little 30 years ago ... and thus forgotten A LOT. Now I can write, read and communicate :)

Пока! Удачи :)

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Mark Oct 2, 2018
Russian · Online

The thing I like the best about lessons with Maryna is that she provides an immersive language experience. Of course, we use English when I need clarity and complete understanding but usually we spend most of our time in Russian, explaining Russian language concepts in Russian. Lessons are tailored for your level of comfort with Russian - and if you are willing to stretch beyond your comfort zone, Maryna will support and encourage you.

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Sveta Oct 1, 2018
English · Online

Marina is very friendly, easygoing, hardworking, enthusiastic, purposeful, thorough and supportive person. She is also a creative, tactful and patient teacher. It's always very interesting, lively and easy to communicate with her! She helps me improve my conversational English every day!

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Mike Sep 30, 2018
Russian · Online

I’ve had at least 5 really good Russian-native teachers. Marina is, by far, the very best I’ve encountered. I think it’s important for a teacher of a foreign language to be able to explain the nuances of that language in the student’s native language. Marina has mastered American English, and her explanations have been invaluable to me as a Native American English speaker. She is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and it’s obvious she loves teaching and genuinely cares about her students. I can not recommend her highly enough!

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Olya May 3, 2018
Russian · Online

Maryna is an excellent instructor! Knowledgeable, attentive to details, creative. She can clearly explain any grammar topic. She is also very patient and supportive with her students. And you love technology, you won't find a better teacher! Highly recommend!

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Ben Jones Apr 30, 2018
Russian · Online

Very professional teacher, very passionate, and very charismatic!! I was particularly impressed by her understanding of grammar in Russian, and ability to explain it from the view point of a non native speaker

Irina Apr 30, 2018
English · Online

I am Marina’s ESL student, and have been for a few months now. She is very organized and meticulous, her classes are very productive and her teaching techniques are very effective. She explains the material both in English and Russian, which helps me a great deal to understand, memorize and feel it. I am absolutely happy with her as my tutor, and very thankful to her.

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Evgeniya Apr 29, 2018
Russian · Online

Maryna is my colleague and since I have been working with her at the Russian section teaching Russian language and culture, I have heard only the best things about her from our students as well as other teachers. Her contribution to the success of her students and the Russian section overall is tremendous! We are still using her amazing grammar as well as reading and speaking materials which she developed and shared with the students and her colleagues.
She is always full of creative and useful ideas about methods of teaching, and her passion for teaching Russian is obvious to everyone on a daily basis! Students love her enthusiasm, sincere care and support in learning this challenging language. She is an expert at developing new methods, special drills, fun exercises and providing her students with all best and necessary materials and resources. And of course she is an excellent communicator and lecturer who would explain even the trickiest parts of language with ease and comprehensively.
Sometimes I wish I was her student myself!

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Diogo Apr 29, 2018
Russian · Online

I really enjoyed the lessons and I found them very helpful in a way that they clarified many many doubts I had on the matter, which alone with be very difficult for me to find the answers by myself.

Branden Mar 21, 2018
Russian · Online

Very knowledgeable and willing to design lessons suited to best meet your needs. I was trying to reach a certain score on a proficiency exam, which I recently did after finishing my tutoring with Maryna. She also provides flexible hours and can meet you in person or conduct tutoring solely online depending on your schedule. If you are looking to develop your Russian language skills I highly recommend tutoring with Maryna.

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Karina Mar 12, 2018
English · Online

I love the way you teach, l like how you focus on little details to make me improve my pronunciation, and help me to find out my mistakes.

Anna Mar 11, 2018
Russian · In studio

I have worked with Maryna and she is an amazing instructor. She tailors teaching to her students and it seems that she creates materials for each one of her students every time! She is very organized, patient and supporting. If you are still looking for a teacher... this is it! You found her!

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Anya Mar 11, 2018
English · Online

Maryna is a very knowledgeable teacher who is willing to listen and help. Her feedback is always helpful.

Mason Jan 28, 2018
Russian · Online

Maryna is prepared to teach and help you with what you need to learn, when you need to learn it by and how you wish to learn it.

She has experience teaching language, and it shows.

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