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Vita K.

Santa Cruz, CA

$25/hour

Russian Language, History, Culture and Literature

100+ Hours
5.0 average from 60 ratings
Highly recommended Russian tutor
— Ben, Houston, TX on 1/18/17

$25/Hour


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Ural State University, Russia
Russian language
Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA
Master's
University of Edinburgh, UK
Master's

Education

Ural State University, Russia (Russian language)

Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA (Master's)

University of Edinburgh, UK (Master's)

About Vita

I am a language scientist. What does it mean? I research how people learn foreign languages and bring this knowledge to my classroom. Nowadays applied linguists know a lot about the process of language acquisition. As an applied linguist myself, I incorporate the most recent techniques and approaches to language teaching and strive to educate my students not only about the language they are learning but about the nature of learning as well. You will be surprised how many learning shortcuts exist out there!
Besides being an active member of the academic community, I am a passionate teacher. I have been teaching my native Russian all around the globe. Over the years, I trained diplomats, military linguists, professionals, students, Peace Corps ambassadors and... you name it! My students start speaking Russian from Day 1. Step by step, we build longer conversations together. No pressure, no stress. I am very patient and will never interrupt or rush you. Speaking is a foreign language, especially at the beginning, requires a lot of mental effort. I totally understand that and will listen to you patiently while you are formulating your thoughts.
In terms of the content, I focus on real-world materials with application to academic, professional, and daily life. It means real language in real context: exploring online blogs, comic strips in Russian, TV-sitcoms, movies and more! Suddenly, all the notorious Russian grammar will make sense, when you'll see it in a meaningful context and apply it to daily speaking situations.
At last, I don't charge extra for checking homework or any in-between-lessons communication. Feel free to message me anytime with your questions or comments.
I am a language scientist. What does it mean? I research how people learn foreign languages and bring this knowledge to my classroom. Nowadays applied linguists know a lot about the process of language acquisition. As an applied linguist myself, I incorporate the most recent techniques and approaches to language teaching and strive to educate my Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

20$/hour if taking 2 hours in a row

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Santa Cruz, CA 95060

"Highly recommended Russian tutor"

- Ben, Houston, TX on 1/18/17

"A Great Experience"

- Khita, Buffalo, NY on 10/15/16

"Great"

- Paul, Hinsdale, IL on 2/16/10
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Russian

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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.

Ural State University, Russia
Russian language
Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA
Master's
University of Edinburgh, UK
Master's

Education

Ural State University, Russia (Russian language)

Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA (Master's)

University of Edinburgh, UK (Master's)

Highly recommended Russian tutor

Wyzant sends me an email asking me to rate my tutor after every lesson. However I thought it best to experience a number of lessons before formulating an opinion and writing a review. I've had about 5-6 Russian lessons with Vita now and would highly recommend her to anyone. I'm a "math and science type" so I like to learn the grammar terms and rules. It's rare for a native speaker to have full kno

— Ben, Houston, TX on 1/18/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

20$/hour if taking 2 hours in a row

Travel policy

Vita will travel within 40 miles of Santa Cruz, CA 95060.