Max Khutorsky
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Max Khutorsky

Max K.

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I am a senior at Florida State University majoring in, well Russian of course. As a heritage speaker I have been speaking Russian since I could talk, even before English. Having taken dozens of Russian classes at all levels, I have had experiences with teachers ranging from tedious to very pleasurable as has every college student so I know how to create a learning environment that maximizes the student's comfortability, and therefore their potential. The most important thing when it comes to learning a new language is your relationship with your teacher as students are a lot more likely to learn more when they aren't nervous to ask questions and communicate freely with their teacher. This can be hard to do even with a good teacher in large classrooms which is why a 1-on-1 environment is so constructive especially when learning a new language. From the first Russian class I took at my university I have witnessed my colleagues struggle with basic concepts in the field to no fault of their own. There are things that students just can not learn without having the background knowledge that comes with being a heritage speaker. I had the necessary credentials and knowledge to teach lower level Russian after just my first semester and now after three full years I not only have the credentials, but the experience of being both student and teacher that I will use to create the perfect environment to learn the Russian language.

About Max K.

I am a 21 year old senior at the Florida State University majoring in Russian. I have tutored my friends and colleagues before and wanted to offer my services to a wider range of people interested in learning the language as I have the credentials to conduct lessons and now I have the time. Having been a student for many years, I know exactly the type of environment that a student would prefer and having been a teacher/tutor for some time I am familiar with how to make the lessons run as frictionless as possible. I started tutoring because I saw how mainstream tutoring was run and I wasn't a fan. Mostly high-end services just drill the subject into you until you've memorized it. Effective or not, students don't tend to look forward to those types of lessons and that takes away the whole point. 1-on-1 lessons have so much potential to be enjoyable environments in which the student isn't afraid to speak up. I've always stressed the importance of building a comfortable environment and I see that as my primary focus. Lessons should be a back and forth conversation instead of solely consisting of the teacher asking questions and the student answering them. Tutoring isn't something that should be seen as an agenda that follows a textbook and only focuses on grinding out questions and lessons. In my mindset, healthy and friendly interactions lead to a lot more work being covered and that is what I stream to accomplish. If that sounds like an experience that interests you then feel free to send me a question.

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Education

Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics
Aug 2017 - Present

Florida State University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Russian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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