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Helen M.

45 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks Ukrainian, Russian, French
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Master's degree in French language and literature from Donetsk National University
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Helen M.

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I am in love with teaching languages. Being a Russian native speaker, I can help students to understand this subject deeper and to concentrate more on speaking practice which is very important in learning language. I've been teaching Russian as a second language for more than 10 years.

About Helen

Hi, there! My name is Helen and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2009 and have loved helping my students to speak a new language, to successfully pass their exams, and to increase their language confidence. I grew up in Eastern Ukraine and I earned a Master’s

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Emily
Excellent introduction! Very helpful and pleasant. Excited to keep working with her!
Sheila
Continue to enjoy Russian with Helen. She has patience and breaks down the language so that it's understandable and easier to grasp.
Kerry
Milo liked her French lesson very much. Thank you Helen!
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Tatiana D.

82 Reviews
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Starting at $39
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches students 7 to 70
  • Master Degree in Teaching Russian&English from Saint Petersburg University
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Tatiana D.

82 Reviews
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Our lessons will be customized to reach your goals as soon as possible. I am a native Russian who lives in the USA. So I will be able to explain to you nuances of Russian language and cultural differences as well. You will learn how to speak as a native Russian!
I have been teaching Russian for 20 years to students of all ages.
Our lessons will be fun and you will learn a lot!
See you soon!

About Tatiana

Hello! Здравствуйте! I look forward to help you reach your goals as soon as possible! I am from Saint Petersburg, Russia. I have been teaching private lessons for 19 years and always have loved helping my students of all ages. I went to Saint Petersburg University and earned Mast

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Daniella
one of the best instructor i have ever met
Robert H.
Awesome lesson. Can't wait for the next one.
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Aliaksandra P.

25 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, French, English, Russian, Belarusian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2001
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Aliaksandra P.

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I am a native speaker and I will try to do my best to improve your Russian to reach the native speaker level as soon as possible.

About Aliaksandra

Hi, there! My name is Aliaksandra and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2001 and have loved helping my students communicate in the language they want, make new foreign friends, and travel and study abroad. I went to Minsk State Linguistic University (Republic of Bela

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Kateryna
we enjoy our italian lessons with Aliaksandra! Such a great teacher! Italian is one of the most beautiful languages.
Alexis R.
Very happy with my first lesson. Looking forward to the next one!
Madelaine S.
Awesome.
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Roman N.

75 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Korean, French, English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 14 and up
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Roman N.

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*****Your progress begins as you are reading this intro*****

There are three simple things you need to know about my tutoring program: 

1 Making the right choice requires two things. First, collect the info:  Watch my videos, read my profile and my reviews.  I provide a well structured curriculum,    various sets of input and comprehensible grammar sheets which are all included.  Second, try a few classes and see if you get the feeling "I like this guy and I trust he can help" because YES: chemistry is important since it creates a special bond that will help us achieve our goals.
2 Always record your sessions so you can stay focused during your interaction with the teacher because that’s when the real learning is happening. After you can watch it and take notes. This approach has proved itself as the most efficient way to improve retention. All those tons of material will be well organized in your notebook and in your head. It’s like you are creating your own textbook which ...

About Roman

*****Your progress begins as you are reading this intro***** There are three simple things you need to know about my tutoring program:  1 Making the right choice requires two things. First, collect the info:  Watch my videos, read my profile and my reviews.  I provide a well structured cur

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Mario
High quality learning
Gina V.
Awesome… Roman had a good method, I will continue with him
William
Yeah, there are still a lot to learn and a lot of questions to ask, apparently, because it has only been my 4th class with him as of now. Well, we'll get there.
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Zhao Yang L.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, Russian, English
  • Awarded First Song Contest for Russian and Chinese singers from Song Contest Winner
  • Bachelor of Arts: Theory and methods of teaching foreign languages and cultures from Moscow City Teacher Training University
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Zhao Yang L.

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I am a native Russian speaker and love utilizing my knowledge of Russian language, history, and culture to help people to learn Russian language.At my lessons, I have creativity and do my best to build an exciting and interesting learning experience. In practice I utilize interactive teaching methods and activities to motivate students to learn and communicate in a foreign language. I often use visual aids, such as software tools or videos and make students feel that learning a foreign language is fun and interesting. I believe culture is a crucial concept in language teaching, in a certain sense language learning is culture learning. So my lessons always include a basic cultural section where I introduce culture and customs to the students.

About Zhao Yang

Hi! 你好!Привет! My name is Evgeniya (Zhao Yang)! I am multilingual and I specialize in tutoring Mandarin Chinese, Russian and ESL. You have a genuine interest in learning Mandarin or Russian, you would love to explore the language, to learn more about the culture, people, histo

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Koneda
Zhao Yang is the perfect teacher. She is attentative, patient, thorough, encouraging, and extremely informative. I am so glad that I chose to learn from her. She assessed my knowledge of Mandarin in the very first lesson.

The lessons are tailored to my interests and learning style. Not every teacher has the ability to teach in a way that caters to an individual's learning needs and abilities. Having this ability makes Zhao Yang (feichang hao!) great! Each session, she reviews what was taught in the previous lesson and homework given. She also gives me a game plan on what I should practice as well as tools that I'll need to help me practice. I feel more and more confident after each lesson. I really appreciate Zhao Yang!!!
Nathan G.
Zhao is an excellent teacher. She is patient and really understands how to present the material in a way that is easy to learn. I highly recommend!
Stephanie
Evgeniya is an amazing Russian teacher! I am an English speaker, and I live in a place where Russian is widely spoken. I have tried a few times to learn Russian, and this is the first time that I am optimistic that I will progress in learning to be more conversational. I would recommend this class to anyone!
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Yulia B.

29 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
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Yulia B.

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My students can expect learning something new and useful every lesson in a positive and productive environment.

I am a native Russian speaker with an extensive teaching experience.
I welcome students of all ages to learn or improve their Russian.
As a foreigner, I know exactly how the language learning process works and can deliver my knowledge in clear and accessible manner.
In addition to the language skills, my students can expect acquiring cultural knowledge, i.e. movies, literature, music , and traditions.

About Yulia

Yulia joined the TakeLessons teacher's team in 2015. She is an active performer and an enthusiastic educator. Born in Chelyabinsk, Russia, Yulia received a Bachelor of Music performance degree from the Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts in 2015 and a Master’s Degree in Pe

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Rikka T.
Initially I was hesitant to do on-line, but Yulia had the materials and the expertise to get our daughter started learning mallets for band class in middle school. Our daughter really looked forward to her lessons. Yulia engaged with our daughter in a very fun and still professional way. Lessons were well-planned and they included a plan of practice for our daughter leading up to her next lesson. We are thankful that we found such a great teacher through TakeLessons!
Leslie H.
First lesson was informational. Looking foward to next lesson
Annika
Yulia is energetic and so welcoming! I had a ton of fun in our first lesson and I can’t wait for the rest of our lessons!

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing Russian teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream Russian teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Russian Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Russian lessons is $60. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $42 and $75 per hour.
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$32 average
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$46 average
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$60 average

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Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

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"Valentina is an excellent teacher: very knowledgeable and articulate."
Tom
Took Russian lessons from Valentina K.
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"Anna is patient and great with my 8 year old on her first lesson."
Zoe
Took Russian lessons from Anna C.
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"I have had the opportunity to study both Russian and French with Roman, and found his grasp of the material and his teaching style to both be excellent. I recommend Roman very highly!"
Jim
Took Russian lessons from Roman N.
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"Aksana takes timeto explain and very patient with me to perfect pronunciation."
William
Took Russian lessons from Aksana P.
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"So it’s been 6 months since I started learning Russian with Anna and I never knew I could learn so much. She’s a very talented, and professional teacher. Her lessons are interesting, and informative making you always want to learn more. I’ve never tried to learn a language but with her if you show her you want to learn and you’re dedicated she’ll take your weaknesses and make them strengths but also make your strengths even stronger. I couldn’t imagine learning as well from anyone else. I needed to learn the Russian language for my travels and I know her classes will have me more than prepared. I Definitely would recommend Anna as the best choice for anyone ready to start their Russian journey."
Bryant
Took Russian lessons from Anna C.
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"enjoyed meeting Aksana and she seems to be an easy instructor, I am hoping I can learn from her quickly"
Joseph
Took Russian lessons from Aksana P.
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"Can’t say enough good things about Victoria! She is tutoring my kids via zoom and it has been great. She is helping them with Russian and while I can’t be patient enough to teach them (I’m also Russian) she has lots of it and really enjoy spending time with them. I hear them laugh and talk in Russian and my kids really love her and her lessons. While it is so fun for the kids, the lessons are very structured and packed with new knowledge. We will be continuing our lessons with her!"
Rada
Took Russian lessons from Victoria M.
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"I will write a review later."
Marjorie
Took Russian lessons from Anna N.
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"If you want a teacher who is:
- competent, patient (yet not lenient), who corrects you without making you feel insecure, will great a personalized curriculum, and where you will notice steady progress, I strongly recommend Aksana.

I speak 5 languages. And I think she really has the best approach to teaching Russian.
Another thing I really love about Aksana is that she has a real life teacher training as well as a degree She will ne able to relate what you talk about to littérature and culture in a very knowledgeable way. Which, I find very important on the end of any language teacher if they want their students to be completely fluent.

6 lessons in I have noticed a difference. And our classes are getting even more tailored as she starts to notice what I can do naturally/easily - and what I struggle with."
Dina
Took Russian lessons from Aksana P.
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"Very knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. It's abundantly clear that she has a plethora of experience with teaching the Russian language."
Tyler
Took Russian lessons from Anna N.
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Russian Language Classes Near You

The language of countless astronauts, authors, and composers, Russian is spoken throughout an expanse of land that stretches across continents. About 280 million people worldwide speak Russian and roughly 160 million are native speakers, meaning just under half of Russian speakers in the world speak it as a second language.

If you’ve always wanted to learn this language, then what are you waiting for? When you sign up for our Russian language lessons, you’ll receive the instruction you need to work your way toward fluency. Our certified Russian tutors will provide you with the guidance, support, and motivation to learn Russian before you know it. What’s more, we offer both in-person and online lessons, so you can learn

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Why Take Russian Lessons?

Perhaps the most obvious reason for taking Russian lessons is that you’ll learn how to read, write, and speak in this language. This can open up so many opportunities for you, as you can have conversations with native speakers, engage in business opportunities, and travel to Russian-speaking cities with ease. When you are fluent in Russian, you’ll also find that you can more easily connect with the culture and learn more about Russian history, art, music, and more.

But learning Russian can also have a lot of mental benefits, too. Studies suggest that learning another language can help:

  • Improve your cognitive abilities
  • Encourage creativity
  • Enhance your memory and focus
  • Improve your multitasking skills
  • Slow cognitive decline

Whether you have dreams of traveling to Russia or simply want to challenge yourself to learn a new language, sign up for Russian lessons near you today!

What You'll Learn in Russian Language Lessons

Have you ever taken a class where you’ve found yourself bored because you already know the material? Or maybe you’ve taken a class where the teacher is moving too quickly for you to ask questions. Sometimes, taking a group class just isn’t conducive to you or your needs.

That’s where private lessons can help. Here at TakeLessons, your lessons are specifically catered to you. For example, if you’re taking Russian lessons for beginners, you will likely need to go at a slower pace than a more advanced student. You’ll want to spend more time focusing on the building blocks that will help you move toward more complex concepts. But on the other hand, if you already know some Russian, you’ll probably want to breeze through some material and focus on certain topics that interest you most.

When you take private lessons, your Russian tutor will determine your current skills and ask about your goals to customize your lesson plans.

Sample Topics for Beginner Russian Language Lessons

You can expect to cover the following topics in your initial Russian lessons for beginners:

  • Reading, writing, and pronouncing the Cyrillic alphabet
  • Vowels, consonants, soft sign, and hard sign
  • Genders
  • Pronouns and essential vocabulary
  • Singular and plural forms -Introduction to grammar, nouns, adjectives, and verbs
  • Forming questions

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Russian Lessons

By the end of intermediate lessons, you'll likely have studied the following topics:

  • Verb conjugations
  • Complex sentence structures
  • Pronunciation rules and accent marks
  • Noun and adjective declensions
  • Long and short form adjectives
  • Conversation skills
  • Reading and listening comprehension

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Russian Lessons

In advanced lessons, you may work on the following topics:

  • Colloquialisms and idiomatic language
  • Advanced writing assignments
  • Accent reduction
  • Cultural understanding

Finding a Russian Teacher

Are you ready to find a Russian tutor near you? Well, you’re in luck. Here at TakeLessons, we feature a listing of the best certified Russian tutors. We invite you to browse our inventory until you find your perfect match. Our teacher profiles provide information about their background, experience, rates, and availability. You can also read reviews or ask our student counselors for help narrowing down your choices.

Once you’ve decided on your ideal tutor, you’ll be well on your way to mastering this language. Sign up for online or in-person Russian lessons near you today, and don’t forget to take advantage of our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!

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