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Vita K.

PhD in Russian with 10+ Years of Teaching Experience

PhD in Russian with 10+ Years of Teaching Experience

$30/hour

  • 200 hours tutoring

  • Santa Cruz, CA 95060

"Highly recommended Russian tutor"

Ben, 43 lessons with Vita

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About Vita


Bio

I am a native speaker of Russian, born and raised in Novosibirsk, Siberia. I moved to the U.S. in 2005. Since then I've been working for the Department of Defense training military linguists and preparing for DLPT and OPI. Currently, I am a Russian summer program coordinator at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (Monterey, CA) — a global partner of the United Nations and the Peace Corps. There I teach future diplomats, ambassadors, policy makers and language researchers.

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I am a native speaker of Russian, born and raised in Novosibirsk, Siberia. I moved to the U.S. in 2005. Since then I've been working for the Department of Defense training military linguists and preparing for DLPT and OPI. Currently, I am a Russian summer program coordinator at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (Monterey, CA) — a global partner of the United Nations and the Peace Corps. There I teach future diplomats, ambassadors, policy makers and language researchers.

I have two Master's degrees in education and Ph.D. in Russian. My research concerns psycholinguistics — I investigate how people learn foreign languages. All my findings are immediately translated into teaching. I use the most recent methodology to make learning engaging and highly effective. Current research shows that we learn better when we can make sense of the incoming information. That is why it's pointless to acquire words and grammatical structures in isolation (drop that Duolingo right now). You will be surprised how much more sense the notorious Russian grammar makes and how well the vocabulary sticks when you use it in a meaningful context. For that reason, we will talk a lot! We will explore the language and the culture behind it through podcasts, films, literature, comics, news and much more! You won't notice how quickly you will start speaking Russian.

I guarantee:

1) 100% customized lessons — I never use the same lesson for multiple students. I design every lesson for you and you only, based on your learning style, interests, and objectives.
2) Lots of authentic materials to get a feel for a real language, not a textbook artificial jargon.
3) 24/7 message-availability to answer any of your questions or concerns in-between the lessons.

Looking forward to working with you!
Vita


Education

Ural State University, Russia
Russian language
University of Barcelona
PhD
University of Edinburgh, UK
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $30
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Russian

Russian

I have a BA in Russian language and Literature, MA in Teaching Foreign Language, and MSc in Psychology of Language. I am also a native speaker of Russian.

Language

Russian

Russian

I have a BA in Russian language and Literature, MA in Teaching Foreign Language, and MSc in Psychology of Language. I am also a native speaker of Russian.

Summer

Russian

Russian

I have a BA in Russian language and Literature, MA in Teaching Foreign Language, and MSc in Psychology of Language. I am also a native speaker of Russian.

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A Great Experience

A very kind, patient, and informative tutor. Her teachings are fun and engaging. My experience as a student has been rewardingly positive.

Khita, 6 lessons with Vita

Great

Vita is the best tutor that I ever had. She is very helpful and understands my needs as a student. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to learn Russian. Every time I have a lesson, it is a truly a terrific experience.

Paul, 19 lessons with Vita

$30/hour

Vita K.

$30/hour

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