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Alisa W.

Los Angeles, CA

$50/hour

Tutor of Russian, English, Piano

5.0 average from 285 ratings
Amazing experience....she's the best!
— Jonathan, Pasadena, CA on 6/5/16

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Omsk State University
English and French
Omsk State University
Master's

Education

Omsk State University (English and French)

Omsk State University (Master's)

About Alisa

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 September 1st, 2015):

1. Piano classes are $50 for a 30 minute lesson. Russian and English classes are $50 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.
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
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Policies
Cancellation
36 hours notice required

Piano classes are 30 min long.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90017
Background Check: Passed

"Amazing experience....she's the best!"

- Jonathan, Pasadena, CA on 6/5/16

"A very patient, very helpful tutor"

- Eliot, Madison, MS on 1/28/16

"Very excited!"

- Neisha, Los Angeles, CA on 1/6/16

"She is a really knowledgeable tutor"

- Carole, Los Angeles, CA on 8/25/15

"Good teacher for female coming from overseas"

- Masako, Katy, TX on 2/5/15

"Kids loved her!"

- Dee, Sugar Land, TX on 6/10/14

"Wonderful tutor!"

- Judith, Houston, TX on 2/28/14

"Great tutor for kids"

- Olga, Katy, TX on 2/24/14

"Great Tutor"

- Michael, Katy, TX on 12/7/13
Music:
Piano
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Russian

Approved subjects are in bold.

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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

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 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.

Omsk State University
English and French
Omsk State University
Master's

Education

Omsk State University (English and French)

Omsk State University (Master's)

Amazing experience....she's the best! — Ok, I am trying to learn Russian, I have never had any experience with the language other than trying some online programs. I was very intimidated by the difficulty of the alphabet and the sounds. I never thought I would be able to learn...but, I met Alisa and she put me completely at ease and was very helpful, amazingly helpful in the way she organized and explained how we were going to approac ...

— Jonathan, Pasadena, CA on 6/5/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 36 hours notice required

Piano classes are 30 min long.

Travel policy

Alisa will travel within 25 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90017.