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My name is Yelena, and I am a Russian native speaker. I have been teaching (Russian Language, Russian Literature and English) for about 15 years in St. Petersburg, Russia. In the US I have had 6 years of experience in teaching Russian Language of all levels from Elementary to Advance, Literature of the 19th and 20th century in translation, Russian Culture and Scoiety, Film, and Folklore. Actually, in my family I am the third generation of teachers: my grandparents plus my parents plus me, so this activity is somehow in my blood. I also have a lot of experience in tutoring. I look forward to working with you.
I am from st. Petersburg, Russia and have a PHD in Russian Literature from the research Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkinsky Dom) of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
I have been teaching for about 15 years while living in Russia: Russian Language, Russian Literature as well as English Language(from Elementary to Intermediate levels), so I have a lot of experience in teaching both my own native language and a foreign language as a second language. To improve my teaching skills I have attended a number of special courses and seminars. After having moved to the US I continued to teach, and worked as a Russian instructor/lecturer in a number of universities and colleges in St. Louis, MO and in NC.
When I teach I always try to include elements of Russian culture and history into my lessons, because I believe that it is impossible to learn a foreign language without understanding national mentality of the people who created that language.
An amazing teacher! — Yelena explains everything very, very well and very clearly. She is clearly an expert at both the subject and at teaching - and exceeded my every expectation for the lesson. She is very patient and is brilliant at what she does. Not only explains grammar and word formations and notes on contemporary and colloquial use, but she also makes it very interesting by relating interesting cultural notes a ...
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