Do you want to learn to read, write, or speak Russian
? As an experienced Russian language
tutor, interpreter, and translator I would be happy to work with you to achieve your goals. Whether you are a beginner or looking to further develop skills you have alread, I can help you to take the next step to further your education.
I am a native Russian speaker and have been a student of English
for many years. I am knowledgeable of grammatical differences and similarities between Russian and English. As a native speaker, I am able to give context to students about various Russian idioms which don't directly translate to English. With a strong knowledge of both English and Russian grammar
conventions, I am able to anticipate and specifically teach to prevent common grammatical mistakes. I am college educated in the former Soviet Union as well as in the US, and I have a broad vocabulary
with good awareness of syllabic inflection conventions. I also have kept my skills up to date through a variety of linguistic work including translation and interpreting as a certified professional.
My teaching style is inclusive of various mediums including traditional lecture, conversation, PowerPoint
presentations, visual aids, reading
assignments, video, and audio aides. My teaching style is also flexible depending on students' individual needs. For example, I might recommend a specific film
, instructional video, or book for study based on a student's knowledge/skill level. I also believe it is important to tailor my approach to each student based on individual learning styles. I believe it is important to challenge students through hands-on application and extended conversation, but also to step back and take time to examine content more academically to facilitate the most comprehensive learning.