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Yelena F.

Experienced Russian Tutor

Experienced Russian Tutor

$35/hour

About Yelena


Bio

My name is Yelena, and I am from St. Petersburg, Russia. I have a Ph.D. in Russian Philology: Russian Language and Literature. I have been teaching these subjects for more than 18 years both in Russia and the US. This experience includes about 10 years of teaching online. I teach the Russian Language of all levels, as well as other subjects related to the Russian Culture program Russian Literature, Folklore, Film, and Culture) for a number of educational institutions. In my family, I am the...

My name is Yelena, and I am from St. Petersburg, Russia. I have a Ph.D. in Russian Philology: Russian Language and Literature. I have been teaching these subjects for more than 18 years both in Russia and the US. This experience includes about 10 years of teaching online. I teach the Russian Language of all levels, as well as other subjects related to the Russian Culture program Russian Literature, Folklore, Film, and Culture) for a number of educational institutions. In my family, I am the third generation of educators, and I enjoy teaching my native language. I look forward to working with you.


Education

St. Petersburg State University
Russian
Institute of Russian Literature of Russian Academy of Sciences
PhD

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Russian

Russian

I am from St. Petersburg, Russia, and I have a PhD in Russian Philology (Russian Language and Literature). I have been teaching for more than 17 years in total, both in Russia and in the USA. The subjects I teach are my native language, Russian Literature and Russian Culture. I have been teaching at a variety of educational institutions of different levels, from government and private schools to universities, from language courses to colleges, both in class and online. When I teach I always try to include elements of Russian culture and history into my lessons, because I believe that it is impossible to learn a foreign language without understanding national mentality of the people who created that language.

Language

Russian

Russian

I am from St. Petersburg, Russia, and I have a PhD in Russian Philology (Russian Language and Literature). I have been teaching for more than 17 years in total, both in Russia and in the USA. The subjects I teach are my native language, Russian Literature and Russian Culture. I have been teaching at a variety of educational institutions of different levels, from government and private schools to universities, from language courses to colleges, both in class and online. When I teach I always try to include elements of Russian culture and history into my lessons, because I believe that it is impossible to learn a foreign language without understanding national mentality of the people who created that language.

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Russian

Russian

I am from St. Petersburg, Russia, and I have a PhD in Russian Philology (Russian Language and Literature). I have been teaching for more than 17 years in total, both in Russia and in the USA. The subjects I teach are my native language, Russian Literature and Russian Culture. I have been teaching at a variety of educational institutions of different levels, from government and private schools to universities, from language courses to colleges, both in class and online. When I teach I always try to include elements of Russian culture and history into my lessons, because I believe that it is impossible to learn a foreign language without understanding national mentality of the people who created that language.

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Yelena has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 19 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Experience Counts!

Yelena has been very helpful in tutoring my son in Russian 101. She is prompt & has her lessons ready. I highly recommend her if you are serious about learning.

Helen, 1 lesson with Yelena

Very patient and resourceful

I have only had one lesson with Yelena and she has made it enjoyable and knowledgeable with a flair of visual and audio aids. I look forward to continueing my lessons with Yelena.

Dan, 13 lessons with Yelena

Excellent Instructor That Measures Initial Knowledge

Yelena is excellent at judging your level before starting to ensure you don't start too far along before covering what is needed. She also has a perfect "pace" for lessons to ensure enough content is covered in an hour, yet still not so fast that you cannot retain the lesson.

Michael, 2 lessons with Yelena

Wonderful, knowledgeable Russian tutor

My daughter has been taking Russian language lessons from Yelena F. for 3 years. During that time, Yelena has been very thorough to lay the foundation of the Russian language while incorporating conversational skills in Russian. She provides homework for my daughter and reviews it each time they have a lesson. My daughter thoroughly enjoys learning from Yelena and wants to continue her Russian language studies when she goes to college. I would highly recommend Yelena F. as a tutor.

April, 63 lessons with Yelena

Excellent Instructor

What I like most about having lessons with Yelena is her approach. I came to her as a student with more intermediate Russian skills and she quickly adapted to present new and challenging material. Excellent instructor!

Anthony, 29 lessons with Yelena

Excellent teacher/tutor!

Yelena is by far one of the best tutors we have had for our son. She has worked with him for 2 years helping him to grasp the needed skills to speak conversational Russian. We homeschooled our son and allowed him to choose the foreign language that he wanted to learn. We were surprised when he chose Russian. We were very fortunate to find such an amazing tutor. Yelena is able to quickly understand our son’s strengths and weaknesses and work through the process to help him learn in a process that is most efficient for him. She is nothing short of amazing. Her professionalism is present in each and every session. We would highly recommend her as a teacher/tutor. She will be with you for each and every step. She is truly a skilled teacher and master of the Russian language. Our son has learned not only a new language but he has come to understand and appreciate the diversity of another country and its people. We were honored to have our son learn from someone so knowledgeable. We will not hesitate to reach out to Yelena in the future for continued lessons when the time becomes available. We are grateful she was a huge part of our son's learning experience.

Rayne , 143 lessons with Yelena

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Yelena is amazing and most helpful. I am lucky to have a tutor like her. She has been working with me for many months now and she is very clear and precise with her explanations.

Urvashi, 24 lessons with Yelena

Great tutor!

Yelena did an excellent job teaching Russian. As a native English speaker it is helpful to learn the informal and formal ways of speaking to people. The formal ways of speaking to people are used differently in Russian. It is important to know the formal and informal ways of addressing people in Russian so that you do not accidentally offend someone.

Matthew, 32 lessons with Yelena

Very knowledgable and adapts to your level

I once used Russian quite a bit but haven't spoken it in many years. Yelena was able to quickly assess my current level and provide appropriate lessons that are helping me get back to a proficient level. She is also good at keeping our conversation in Russian while keeping the vocabulary and pace at my level.

Brian, 26 lessons with Yelena
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Yelena F.

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