I teach Math, Russian, and ESL, fluent in English, native of Russia
I teach Math, Russian, and ESL, fluent in English, native of Russia
I am a patient, dedicated, and experienced teacher. My main goal and great pride is the success of my students. My educational background is Master's in Engineering from Russia, Certificate of proficiency in languages from Higher Courses of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation, and Certificate of Teaching Knowledge from Cambridge University. My professional experience includes: teaching Mathematics, Russian and ESL for about 20 years in Russia and since 2011 in the USA. In 2007 I...
I am a patient, dedicated, and experienced teacher. My main goal and great pride is the success of my students. My educational background is Master's in Engineering from Russia, Certificate of proficiency in languages from Higher Courses of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation, and Certificate of Teaching Knowledge from Cambridge University. My professional experience includes: teaching Mathematics, Russian and ESL for about 20 years in Russia and since 2011 in the USA. In 2007 I also started teaching online in Skype and later in my own virtual classroom.
Being native of Russia and speaking fluent English allows me to deliver lessons for English and Russian speakers in their first language. It also allows me easily identify and prevent the difficulties that my students may encounter when they study new language.
As a math teacher I know Russian and American schools of mathematics and help my students with understanding core concepts based on their individual experience and with the pace which is comfortable for them.
I work with students from 5 to 75 years old, got teaching awards from EF school, and appreciation from my students and colleagues from Russian school and from Monterey Peninsula college. But my best reward is the success of my students. I apply individual approach, implement modern technologies and create trustful atmosphere with serious fun to make my lessons involving and memorable. My online virtual classroom has interactive boards, video and audio communication and I employ special techniques for memorizing with fun. My Power Point presentations are famous all over the world and I can teach you how to create your own masterpieces. You are welcome to try the first free 30 min lesson live or online, and I am ready to do my best for your success.
Best Russian teacher I have ever had!
I have been taking lessons from Victoria since last year. I've never had any type of online class like this before. You are in a virtual classroom filled with lesson plans that she has prepared and, in addition, the classroom is very user-friendly. In the past, I used to go to a language school (learning to speak Russian) for several months before starting with Victoria but I was never exposed to much of the culture, music, etc. This particular language school company only taught me how to converse in Russian with a little bit of the culture involved (not really explaining why certain phrases are said in certain situations, which became frustrating because I was just told to memorize it without a full explanation on the "why"). However, in my opinion, learning about the culture goes hand in hand with learning the language because there are many nuances in each language that can't be translated straight to English or to another "tongue" -- understanding the people, the culture, etc. help achieve this. That is why I love having Victoria as my teacher because she teaches me how to speak Russian correctly with the bonus of teaching about the Russian way of life. You basically get the "whole package". So, Victoria, thank you very much! I am very happy that you are my teacher. Thanks to you, I have learned so much about the Russian language and culture (and I hope to learn even more). I really want to travel to Russia and I promise you that I will travel around the country in the future. I look forward to our lessons every week!TJ, 41 lessons with Victoria
Very patient and friendly
I have only had one lesson with Victoria (as well as an introduction session), but I already like her very much. The way she teaches Russian so far has been easy to understand and fun as well.Madrona, 50 lessons with Victoria
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
Victoria is teaching my 5-year-old son reading and writing in Russian. Great progress just in a few weeks. Super approachable for the kid and very nice. She knows exactly what she's doing. Fantastic teaching method and patient guidance. Would highly recommend.Olga, 21 lessons with Victoria
Most amazing and sweet teacher
In less than a month, Victoria greatly improved my knowledge of the Russian language. She was extremely knowledgeable with Russian culture and even researched topics specific to my interests. Now I feel confident and ready for my trip to a Russia to attend the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, all thanks to her!Yuki, 11 lessons with Victoria
I’m a beginner. Victoria is very responsive to my skill level and switches her instruction seamlessly to keep me engaged. She never lets me get overwhelmed and discouraged. Excellent at reading and responding to her students.Pete, 24 lessons with Victoria
Lessons with Kids are Phenomenal
Victoria worked with farm animals and colors with the kids. We really enjoy that she uses educational games to teach the kids lessons. She is very patient and does a good job of keeping the kids engaged the entire lesson. My kids look forward to lessons with Victoria every week!Aimee', 17 lessons with Victoria
Adjusts to different learning styles
I really appreciate how Victoria understands how I think and process information. This is a unique and highly underrated skill.Sarah, 2 lessons with Victoria
Patient, intelligent and kind
Victoria is very knowledgeable in math, explains concepts very well, and is patient with her students. She is also very flexible on days/times to meet... something we value with our busy schedules!Dana, 2 lessons with Victoria
Flexibility is the key
Victoria is always very willing to work with the pupil to fit the most desirable times. For example, when my son could not meet w/her at one time, she was very willing to meet with us at a more desirable time for us. That is a good thing.Mary, 8 lessons with Victoria
Victoria is a new-to-us tutor. On her second official session with my child, I asked if she would also tutor my older child, who had a math test the next day. My older child was in a panic as she did not understand the math lessons, and neither did I. Long story short, in a matter of minutes Victoria went from expecting to tutor one child, to three children. She was gracious, skilled, and highly effective! We are grateful she was able to squeeze in our daughter and her friend. We highly recommend Victoria, the kids all did great on their math test, and most importantly, they had confidence walking into that test. Victoria will be tutoring all three kids from now on!Jennifer, 6 lessons with Victoria
Response time: 30 minutes