11 Russian lessons
Juliya paces her lessons well and is very attentive and receptive about if/when any confusion or questions arise. She is such a magnificent teacher, in fact, that in less than ten Russian lessons I've already learned the following:
The Russian alphabet, to count up to the thousands, read/write basic Russian, and to carry basic conversation - which is very impressive considering that I had little to know knowledge of the Russian language prior to our lessons!
1 Russian lesson
She's a really well-organized teacher who also loves Russian literature, and she recommended the Living Language Russian set to me, which is going to be very helpful. She also recommended The Master and the Margarita, which I'm very excited to read. She teaches from the Living Language series, and it was very motivating to hear about her other students' success with the Russian language.
59 Russian lessons
Sometimes I left after a two hour session feeling as if I had been hit by a train, but because of it I picked up on Russian extremely quickly, and now after learning Russian for less than a year I can hold a decent conversation at a dinner table. Many Russians that I have spoken to have been very impressed with both my proficiency and accent, and have even told me that i currently speak with better grammar than some other Russians they know.