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Irina L.

Oakland, CA

$60/hour

Effective Russian Language Tutor (all ages, levels, and skills)

100+ Hours
4.9 average from 36 ratings
Great tutor for our 7 year-old daughter
— Daiva, Dublin, CA on 2/28/17

$60/Hour


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Orel State University
Master's
Orel State University
PhD

Education

Orel State University (Master's)

Orel State University (PhD)

About Irina

I am a native Russian speaker with a PhD in Russian Language and Literature. I have over 20 years of in-depth teaching experience. I teach all ages and all levels students, individually and in groups.

During our lessons you will improve all major language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Your home assignments will include watching videos or listening to audio related to the story, doing written exercises, some supplementary reading. You will also be challenged to use everyday Russian to communicate in different circumstances (choice of situations is negotiable).
I am a native Russian speaker with a PhD in Russian Language and Literature. I have over 20 years of in-depth teaching experience. I teach all ages and all levels students, individually and in groups.

During our lessons you will improve all major language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Your home assignments will
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Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Group rates: $40 pp for 2-3 SS; $30 pp for 4-5 SS; $25 pp after 5 SS in the group. Multiple hour rates: $100 for 120 minutes individual class; multiple hour rate for groups are negotiable.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Oakland, CA 94605
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"Great tutor for our 7 year-old daughter"

- Daiva, Dublin, CA on 2/28/17

"Very knowledgeable"

- Lucia, El Cerrito, CA on 2/22/17
Irina replied on 2/22/2017

Thank you, Lucia, for appreciating my work. I will try my best to help you master the language and satisfy all your learning needs.

"Great tutor, Knowledgeable and patient."

- Jacky, San Mateo, CA on 2/23/16

"Absolutely Solid!"

- Lou, San Rafael, CA on 5/8/14

"A caring and very competent teacher"

- Darrell, Oakland, CA on 1/5/14
Irina replied on 1/6/2014

Thank you, Darrell! The kind words you have written keep me stay in the profession and feel needed. I really appreciate it!

"Professional and experienced tutor."

- Roman, San Francisco, CA on 11/27/13

"Creative and Disciplined"

- Mira, Ross, CA on 11/6/13

"A great tutor!"

- Katherine, Oakland, CA on 8/11/13
English:
English, Grammar
Language:
Russian
Elementary Education:
Grammar

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Russian

Native Russian speaker with over 20 years of in-depth experience in teaching English to Russian students and Russian to native and non-native Russian speakers of all ages. PhD in Russian language and Literature (Russia, 2004); Fulbright 2009 – 2010 Faculty Development grantee at Berkeley Language Center, UC Berkeley. Member of CATESOL (Californian Teachers of English to Students of Other Languages), NATE (National Association of Teachers of English, Russia), NAAL (National Association of Applied Linguistics, Russia). More than 40 scientific and scientific-methodological articles on linguistics and education, 5 textbooks for students of Economics, 9 textbooks reviews, several articles on Linguistic Nature of Humor and more general burning issues on problems of philanthropy in Russian magazines and newspapers; more than 50 local and international conferences, seminars and webinars attended and organized, around 700 academic hours of refresher pedagogical training.
I mostly use module system for teaching Russian language and Literature, e.g. Short stories for children by Leo Tolstoy - 1 module consisting of 5 lessons (1 story per lesson, developing reading, wrriting, speaking and listening skills, watching videos, home assignments are a must). Number of lessons in a module is negotiable, as well as choice of authors. Skype sessions are possible.

Orel State University
Master's
Orel State University
PhD

Education

Orel State University (Master's)

Orel State University (PhD)

Great tutor for our 7 year-old daughter

Irina has been coming once a week for about 5 months and our daughter is making great progress and is enjoying her lessons. We have weekly homework and she brings a lot of supportive materials to engage our daughter in learning. We highly recommend Irina as a Russian tutor.

— Daiva, Dublin, CA on 2/28/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Group rates: $40 pp for 2-3 SS; $30 pp for 4-5 SS; $25 pp after 5 SS in the group. Multiple hour rates: $100 for 120 minutes individual class; multiple hour rate for groups are negotiable.

Travel policy

Irina will travel within 15 miles of Oakland, CA 94605.