About Tatiana D.

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Tatiana teaches: Ages 6 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: October 2002
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Hello! Здравствуйте! My name is Tatiana. I am from Saint Petersburg, Russia. I have been teaching private lessons for 13 years and always have loved helping my students of all ages.

I went to Saint Petersburg University and earned Master degree in teaching. 11 years ago I got married and moved to the USA.

My Russian lessons are always individual and usually include:

New vocabulary
Reading practice
Conversation practice
Grammar explanations

The lesson times are flexible. In other words,

You choose the time.
You choose the day.
You choose how often you want to have a lesson

Based on my experience, after a few lessons with me you will be able to read some words, count numbers, use common phrases to ask for help and direction.

I'm very friendly and I look forward to help you reach your goals! See you soon!

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Private teacher since 2002

Oct 2002 - Present
Teaching Russian and English


Master Degree in Teaching Russian&English

Sep 1997 - Jun 2002
Saint Petersburg University

Master Degree in Economics

Sep 1981 - Jun 1986
Saint Petersburg University of the Economics

Languages Spoken


Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certification in teaching children

Aug 2004
Saint Petersburg University

Certified teacher in Russian and English

Aug 2002
Saint Petersburg University

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32 Reviews on Tatiana D.

Joshua Sep 25, 2016
Russian · Online
Verified Student
Very informative and a good mix of leading and letting me lead the session.
Amy Sep 16, 2016
Russian · Online
Verified Student
My nine year old enjoys taking lessons with Tatiana. She is patient with him when he asks questions.
Angela V. Sep 14, 2016
Russian · Online
Verified Student
The lessons with Tatiana have been great! There isn't anything negative I could say about them. I was surprised to find that online courses via video chat were actually very conducive to learning! Tatiana is a great teacher too, she will engage in conversation and when I'm stuck on a word or idea I don't know, she is very proactive about helping me form the sentences and ideas I'm trying to express.
Michael Aug 29, 2016
Russian · Online
Verified Student
I'm very pleased with the first lesson with Tatiana! She is patient. She made the lesson interesting and entertaining.The lesson was a positive experience and I look forward to the next!
Liliia S. Aug 28, 2016
Russian · Online
Verified Student
Really liked our first lesson! I liked the approach, the connection was great. I see great benefits for my kids to learn Russian!Looking forward to the next lessons!
Sofia F. Aug 9, 2016
Russian · Online
Verified Student
My daughter liked her first lesson and will definitely continue learning with Tatiana.
Brian Haynes Aug 5, 2016
Russian · Online
Verified Student
Tanya is a wonderful teacher. She has a great command of Russian and of English as well. She has helped me to advance in my Russian significantly. She is very accommodating and works with me on schedule. She goes above and beyond and really desires to help me to learn and be successful.
Alisa Jul 7, 2016
Russian · Online
Verified Student
First lesson was good - Tanya is very professional. Showed good patience too during tech issues on our end
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Alexandra Jun 16, 2016
Russian · Online
Verified Student
Learned a lot in today's lesson. I appreciate the homework she gives me and how easy going and educational each lesson is. I'm definitely remembering things easier as each week goes on and gaining more understanding of the language.
Krizia C. Jun 15, 2016
Russian · Online
Verified Student
What a delightful experience! Great teacher! Looking forward to many more lessons!