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Alisa W.

Tutor of Russian, English, Piano

Tutor of Russian, English, Piano

$65/hour

  • 1,207 hours tutoring

  • Elk Grove, CA 95757

About Alisa


Bio

Hi, my name is Alisa, and I'm a linguaholic!
I’m originally from Russia where I majored in linguistics and interpreting of Russian, English, and French. I started teaching English as a private tutor in 2003, and from 2008 to 2010 I worked as an English instructor at a private language school in Russia. This is where I realized that teaching is what I’m most passionate about. I absolutely love it!

In late 2010 I became the manager and director of studies at a different private language...

Hi, my name is Alisa, and I'm a linguaholic!
I’m originally from Russia where I majored in linguistics and interpreting of Russian, English, and French. I started teaching English as a private tutor in 2003, and from 2008 to 2010 I worked as an English instructor at a private language school in Russia. This is where I realized that teaching is what I’m most passionate about. I absolutely love it!

In late 2010 I became the manager and director of studies at a different private language school where I continued teaching English and developed new teaching methods and techniques. In 2012 I moved to the United States where I started teaching Russian (all levels) and continued teaching English.

I know that learning a foreign language can be very challenging, and I want to help you make it a fun and rewarding experience!

Tutor Policies (effective January 1st, 2017):

1. Piano classes are $50 for a 30 minute lesson. Russian and English classes are $65 per hour.

2. There will be a $0.50 per mile charge if the drive exceeds 10 miles (round trip).

3. If you choose to end a session early, for any reason, you will be charged for the full scheduled session.

4. All cancellations must be made at least 36 hours prior to the scheduled start time, otherwise a cancellation fee (full scheduled session fee) will be assessed.


Education

Omsk State University
English and French
Omsk State University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Rate details: Piano classes are 30 min long.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Elk Grove, CA 95757
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/4/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I got my Master's Degree in Linguistics and Interpreting of Russian, English and French languages. I have 3 TESL certificates from Cambridge University (TKT - Teaching Knowledge Test). I've been teaching English as a second language to children and adults since 2003. I'm completely in love with teaching (and learning) foreign languages.
Russian

Russian

Russian is my native language. I majored in linguistics and interpretation of Russian, English and French. I've been teaching Russian as a foreign language since September 2012.

English

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I got my Master's Degree in Linguistics and Interpreting of Russian, English and French languages. I have 3 TESL certificates from Cambridge University (TKT - Teaching Knowledge Test). I've been teaching English as a second language to children and adults since 2003. I'm completely in love with teaching (and learning) foreign languages.

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I got my Master's Degree in Linguistics and Interpreting of Russian, English and French languages. I have 3 TESL certificates from Cambridge University (TKT - Teaching Knowledge Test). I've been teaching English as a second language to children and adults since 2003. I'm completely in love with teaching (and learning) foreign languages.
Piano

Piano

I studied piano, solfege, choir, and music literature for eight years at the Zelenogorsk Music School in Russia, which is a traditional Russian piano school. I graduated summa cum laude in 2002. I use a blend of the traditional Russian piano technique and the Faber Piano Adventures Method when I teach. Piano lessons are 30 minutes.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I got my Master's Degree in Linguistics and Interpreting of Russian, English and French languages. I have 3 TESL certificates from Cambridge University (TKT - Teaching Knowledge Test). I've been teaching English as a second language to children and adults since 2003. I'm completely in love with teaching (and learning) foreign languages.
Russian

Russian

Russian is my native language. I majored in linguistics and interpretation of Russian, English and French. I've been teaching Russian as a foreign language since September 2012.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I got my Master's Degree in Linguistics and Interpreting of Russian, English and French languages. I have 3 TESL certificates from Cambridge University (TKT - Teaching Knowledge Test). I've been teaching English as a second language to children and adults since 2003. I'm completely in love with teaching (and learning) foreign languages.
Piano

Piano

I studied piano, solfege, choir, and music literature for eight years at the Zelenogorsk Music School in Russia, which is a traditional Russian piano school. I graduated summa cum laude in 2002. I use a blend of the traditional Russian piano technique and the Faber Piano Adventures Method when I teach. Piano lessons are 30 minutes.

Music

Piano

Piano

I studied piano, solfege, choir, and music literature for eight years at the Zelenogorsk Music School in Russia, which is a traditional Russian piano school. I graduated summa cum laude in 2002. I use a blend of the traditional Russian piano technique and the Faber Piano Adventures Method when I teach. Piano lessons are 30 minutes.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I got my Master's Degree in Linguistics and Interpreting of Russian, English and French languages. I have 3 TESL certificates from Cambridge University (TKT - Teaching Knowledge Test). I've been teaching English as a second language to children and adults since 2003. I'm completely in love with teaching (and learning) foreign languages.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I got my Master's Degree in Linguistics and Interpreting of Russian, English and French languages. I have 3 TESL certificates from Cambridge University (TKT - Teaching Knowledge Test). I've been teaching English as a second language to children and adults since 2003. I'm completely in love with teaching (and learning) foreign languages.
Piano,

Piano

I studied piano, solfege, choir, and music literature for eight years at the Zelenogorsk Music School in Russia, which is a traditional Russian piano school. I graduated summa cum laude in 2002. I use a blend of the traditional Russian piano technique and the Faber Piano Adventures Method when I teach. Piano lessons are 30 minutes.
Russian

Russian

Russian is my native language. I majored in linguistics and interpretation of Russian, English and French. I've been teaching Russian as a foreign language since September 2012.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


knowledgeable and sweet

Alisa was super helpful and sweet. We needed some phrases in russian to match a phrasing in a song and she helped us with the pronunciation and also with the right translation.

Sonia, 1 lesson with Alisa

A very patient, very helpful tutor

I am horrible at learning languages. Even ones where the letters and sounds are the same. Needless to say, I was very frustrated during my first (and, so far, only) lesson with Alisa. However, she was extremely patient and helpful. Despite my difficulties, Alisa made me feel like I will soon improve. As slow as I was, she never was never impatient and that gave me the will to push through. In fact, this morning I have been precticing the words she taught and I am already making progress. If languages are tough for you, I would definitely recommend Alisa.

Eliot, 7 lessons with Alisa

Very excited!

We are so relieved to have found someone to help us preserve our daughter's Russian while she's in an American school. We look forward to many happy lessons together.

Neisha, 9 lessons with Alisa

She is a really knowledgeable tutor

she understood my needs and she is helping me achieve my goals. I learned a lot with Alisha in only a few lessons. I am really enjoying learning this complicated language:-)

Carole, 39 lessons with Alisa

Good teacher for female coming from overseas

My wife has arrived in the States about 6 months ago from Tokyo. She does not have enough experience of English communication, and I asked Alisa to tutor her. Alisa is a talented and experienced teacher. She gives homework and my wife works on it. And then they review and talk about the homework. My wife told me that it is comfortable for her to talk with Alisa. I hope my wife brushes up her English and I appreciate Alisa supporting it.

Masako, 52 lessons with Alisa

Kids loved her!

Alisa did a great job teaching the kids piano. She was very patient and adapted to each of the kid's level of ability. She also communicated with me afterwards to setup the next lessons and was very friendly. She also communicates via text, which I love! We are all looking forward to the next lesson!

Dee, 19 lessons with Alisa

Wonderful tutor!

Tutoring sessions are packed with information. She is very patient and knowledgeable. If you want to learn to read, write, and speak Russian in an organized,"no time wasted" setting, I recommend Alisa.

Judith, 7 lessons with Alisa

Great tutor for kids

Alisa gives Russian lessons to my stubborn and cannot-sit-still 5 year-old. He loves her. She is very patient and able to keep a young student engaged and excited during the entire lesson by using games and changing the curriculum based on the child's progress and interests. My son clearly makes progress in mastering Russian but most importantly, he loves studying it! Alisa is an excellent tutor for young kids!

Olga, 30 lessons with Alisa

Great Tutor

Alisa is very patient and explains everything very well. I enjoy each session and feel I am making good progress each time.

Michael, 5 lessons with Alisa

$65/hour

Alisa W.

$65/hour

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