Victoria Pirumova

Victoria P.

San Francisco, CA
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Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
As a native English speaker, I am all too familiar with the process of learning Mandarin for the first time. I lived in China 4 years, and I have a great passion in teaching Mandarin. My students have gone on to HSK level 4. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to write some characters and as time goes on you'll be able to pronounce sentences.

I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
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Victoria delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 70 and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2010

Thank you for your interest in taking lessons with me.

I am from Moscow, Russia. I've been teaching classes in schools, universities and companies and private lessons since 2010. I have enjoyed helping thousands of people improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing. I've worked with a wide range of people — students, immigrants, and professionals.

I hold a Ph.D. degree with all Honors and Privileges from Top 5 Universities in China and Specialist Diploma with Honors of Moscow State Law Academy (Moscow, Russia).

I'm an energetic and patient person, and my teaching is fun, flexible. I am a member of a teaching association with a huge database of materials, so I am always prepared with exercises and activities that are exactly what you need to improve your skills.

- Recommended frequency of lessons: minimum of 2 times per week (duration of each lesson – 1-1.5h).

- Please be considerate and let me know 24 hours in advance if you need to reschedule or cancel a class.

I would be happy to answer any questions. Please send me a message today!

I'm looking forward to meeting you and helping you improve your language skills!

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Tutor (Russian, Mandarin)
Jan 2010 - Present
Kowloon Language School

Director of Legal Department
Jul 2013 - Jul 2014

Lecturer / Teacher
Jul 2012 - Jul 2013
Zhongan University of Economics and Law (China)


Jan 2015 - Jul 2016
San Francisco State University (USA)
Legal System of P.R.China
Sep 2009 - Jul 2012
Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (Wuhan, China)
Legal System of Russia
Sep 2004 - Jul 2009
Moscow State Law Academy (Moscow, Russia)


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


UK Legal System
Jun 2014
BPP Law School


Best Speaker
Mar 2012
Hong-Kong University
Best Speaker
Feb 2012
Macau University
Best Oralist
Jan 2012
Beijing Foreign Studies University
Best Speaker
Nov 2011
Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court


Linguistic Society of America
Jan 2015

The Linguistic Society of America (LSA) was founded in 1924 to advance the scientific study of language. LSA plays a critical role in supporting and disseminating linguistic scholarship both to professional linguists and to the general public.

12 Reviews

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Rebecca Oct 22, 2017
Russian · In studio

For about a year I took private lessons to learn Russian. One hour a day, twice a week with assignments in between. Victoria is a native speaker and her knowledge and expertise were amazing.

If Victoria felt comfortable she would travel to you and teach you in your own home. I learned a lot in that period of time and wish I could take more lessons, but I relocated. I still take one class a week via Skype with Victoria.

Thank you Victoria!

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Elizabeth Sep 11, 2017
TOEFL · In home

Специалистом мы очень довольны. Виктория интересно преподносит материал, наша дочка с удовольствием занимается. Репетитор пунктуальная и ответственная, к дочери относится доброжелательно. Дочь изучает английский язык для увеличения своих языковых навыков и каждый раз рассказывает эмоционально о занятиях, ей очень нравится заниматься с репетитором. Педагог проявила себя с лучшей стороны, у меня к ней нет нареканий, она подходит нам и личностными, и профессиональными качествами.

Translation via Google: We are very satisfied with the specialist. Victoria is interesting in presenting the material, our daughter is pleased to do. The tutor is punctual and responsible, she treats her daughter kindly. The daughter learns English to increase her language skills and every time she tells emotionally about classes, she likes to do with the tutor. The teacher showed herself on the best side, I have no complaints against her, she is suitable for us both personal and professional qualities.

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Mark Sep 9, 2017
Russian · In home

Victoria is very professional. She provided excellent materials. Also, she has an excellent command of English and was able to discern nuance and detail. I highly recommend her for any level.

Kristin Sep 9, 2017
Russian · In studio

I really enjoy my lessons with Victoria. She is a great tutor. She knows your needs, and you will learn quickly! I look forward to our next class with Victoria.

Melanie Sep 7, 2017
Russian · Online

I found Victoria on yelp when I was in need of a Russian tutor for my daughter. It's been such a great experience for our family I decided to get lessons too. Victoria is very professional and we're excited to continue to learn with her.

Laura B. Sep 6, 2017
Chinese · In home

Love taking Mandarin classes with Victoria. She makes the whole learning process interesting and fun. I enjoy the book she has suggested. I would recommend Victoria to any student!

Donna Sep 6, 2017
Chinese · In home

My name is Donna and I recently started taking private Mandarin lessons with Victoria, and I can't say enough good things about her!

It's been many years since I first studied Mandarin and I really wanted to get back into it. Victoria has been kind, encouraging and patient with me. The lessons are fun and crafted to meet my own personal needs. For example, we've spent the past few weeks studying things that will specifically help me on my trip to China next month.

I highly recommend studying with Victoria. She's been an amazing teacher!

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Mary Ann Sep 5, 2017
Russian · In studio

I have wanted to learn Russian for the longest time, and I tried many different programs/apps (including Duolingo), but with no luck. I felt frustrated, overwhelmed, and stuck. I finally realized that if I was serious about actually communicating with others in Russian, I needed a class.

Victoria and TheClaremontsTutors have been my answer! Victoria (she owns the school and teaches Russian) is a lovely teacher. She is incredibly patient and creates an environment that really supports the learning process. What I love is that she emphasizes conversation, so during lessons you don't spend the whole time conjugating verbs or memorizing vocabulary, but actually communicating in Russian. She does assign exercises you can do at home to help reinforce what you learn in class, but for the most part you really are learning to speak (and listen!) in Russian. Also, the class rates were extremely reasonable and the group classes were small, so you get a lot of individualized instruction.

After almost three months of weekly classes, I felt like I have made a lot of progress learning and communicating in Russian, and I gave Victoria and TheClaremontsTutors all of the credit.

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Nurdzhan Sep 4, 2017
Russian · In studio

I learned about Victoria's Russian language classes online, and met her at a convenient coffee shop for a discussion of my goals. Victoria designed a 10 week lesson plan for me with a private 2 hour lesson each week. We focused on basic conversational tools that were applicable for a tourist visiting Moscow since I had a trip planned.

Victoria's lesson plans are customized for each student, and she is a very good teacher. She is patient, but also pushes you to study and practice so that you can reach your potential. Also, there is no substitute for a native speaker - who also shares insight into the rich Russian culture and I was very pleased with the results.

I would highly recommend Victoria for anyone wanting to learn the Russian language.

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Nancy Aug 28, 2017
Chinese · In studio

We love Victoria! My granddaughter has been taking lessons with Victoria three days a week for the last year. I can really tell being here has helped her blossom and she's learned so much!

My granddaughter loves Victoria and is always bummed when it's time to leave for the day. She has learned so much! At the end of the day Victoria gives you a paper filled out with how the study went.

We genuinely love this Victoria's teaching style!

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Daniel Aug 28, 2017
Russian · In home

When I moved to San Francisco I wanted to improve my Russian language. I'm so happy that I found Victoria. I was supposed to study only for two months, but decided to continue my studies. The location (near Golden Gate Park) is very convenient and the building is nice. The classes are great, you can learn grammar, new and challenging vocabulary, practice reading comprehension and speaking.

Victoria is always very nice and well prepared.

If you are a student of the advanced levels, Victoria can connect you with volunteer and internship opportunities so you can practice your Russian in the real world and gain experience. Thanks to her I had the opportunity to make an internship with JCCSF, a program from the non profit organization, and I'm really happy and thankful.

I highly recommend Victoria!

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Angela Aug 28, 2017
Chinese · In home

Victoria is really engaged me into learning Mandarin which is the most important thing when learning a new language. She is an enthusiastic and motivated teacher who is eager to explain things thoroughly and answer your questions. She is very friendly, professional and patient.

I've been through more than 20 classes and it has been a pleasure every time. I highly recommend her to other people.

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