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Irina L.

Oakland, CA

$60/hr

Effective Russian Language Tutor (all ages, levels, and skills)

Usually responds in about 5 hours

Effective Russian Language Tutor (all ages, levels, and skills)

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I am a native Russian speaker with a PhD in Russian Language and Literature. I have over 20 years of in-depth teaching experience. I teach all ages and all levels students, individually and in groups.

During our lessons you will improve all major language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Your home assignments will include watching videos or listening to audio related to the story, doing written exercises, some supplementary reading. You will also be challenged to use everyday Russian to communicate in different circumstances (choice of situations is negotiable).

Testimonials

"A great tutor!"

- Katherine, Oakland, CA on 8/11/13

"Absolutely Solid!"

- Lou, San Rafael, CA on 5/8/14

"A caring and very competent teacher"

- Darrell, Oakland, CA on 1/4/14
Irina replied on 1/6/2014

Thank you, Darrell! The kind words you have written keep me stay in the profession and feel needed. I really appreciate it!

"Professional and experienced tutor."

- Roman, San Francisco, CA on 11/27/13

"Creative and Disciplined"

- Mira, Ross, CA on 11/6/13
English:
English, Grammar
Language:
Russian
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Homeschool:
English
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Russian

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Russian

Native Russian speaker with over 20 years of in-depth experience in teaching English to Russian students and Russian to native and non-native Russian speakers of all ages. PhD in Russian language and Literature (Russia, 2004); Fulbright 2009 – 2010 Faculty Development grantee at Berkeley Language Center, UC Berkeley. Member of CATESOL (Californian Teachers of English to Students of Other Languages), NATE (National Association of Teachers of English, Russia), NAAL (National Association of Applied Linguistics, Russia). More than 40 scientific and scientific-methodological articles on linguistics and education, 5 textbooks for students of Economics, 9 textbooks reviews, several articles on Linguistic Nature of Humor and more general burning issues on problems of philanthropy in Russian magazines and newspapers; more than 50 local and international conferences, seminars and webinars attended and organized, around 700 academic hours of refresher pedagogical training.
I mostly use module system for teaching Russian language and Literature, e.g. Short stories for children by Leo Tolstoy - 1 module consisting of 5 lessons (1 story per lesson, developing reading, wrriting, speaking and listening skills, watching videos, home assignments are a must). Number of lessons in a module is negotiable, as well as choice of authors. Skype sessions are possible.

A great tutor! — Irina is a great tutor. I worked with her on upper-level conversation in preparation for a trip to Russia, and I hope to work with her again upon my return. She provides excellent instruction of Russian grammar and colloquialisms, and she is always encouraging and patient. Her deep knowledge of Russian literature and culture sets her apart from other instructors I have worked with in the past. ...

— Katherine, Oakland, CA on 8/11/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Group rates: $50 pp for 2-3 SS; $40 pp for 4-5 SS; $30 pp after 5 SS in the group. Multiple hour rates: $110 for 120 minutes individual class; multiple hour rate for groups are negotiable.

Travel policy

Irina will travel within 30 miles of Oakland, CA 94605.


About Irina

I am a native Russian speaker with a PhD in Russian Language and Literature. I have over 20 years of in-depth teaching experience. I teach all ages and all levels students, individually and in groups.

During our lessons you will improve all major language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Your home assignments will include watching videos or listening to audio related to the story, doing written exercises, some supplementary reading. You will also be challenged to use everyday Russian to communicate in different circumstances (choice of situations is negotiable).

Testimonials

"A great tutor!"

- Katherine, Oakland, CA on 8/11/13

"Absolutely Solid!"

- Lou, San Rafael, CA on 5/8/14

"A caring and very competent teacher"

- Darrell, Oakland, CA on 1/4/14
Irina replied on 1/6/2014

Thank you, Darrell! The kind words you have written keep me stay in the profession and feel needed. I really appreciate it!

"Professional and experienced tutor."

- Roman, San Francisco, CA on 11/27/13

"Creative and Disciplined"

- Mira, Ross, CA on 11/6/13
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Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Group rates: $50 pp for 2-3 SS; $40 pp for 4-5 SS; $30 pp after 5 SS in the group. Multiple hour rates: $110 for 120 minutes individual class; multiple hour rate for groups are negotiable.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Oakland, CA 94605

Irina’s Subjects

English:
English, Grammar
Language:
Russian
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Homeschool:
English
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Russian

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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