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Yelena F.

Chapel Hill, NC

$35/hour

Teacher from Russia

Background check passed as of 12/9/13
5.0 average from 313 ratings
First Day Very, Very Promising!
— Bill, Woonsocket, RI on 6/26/16

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

Education

St. Petersburg State University (Russian)

Institute of Russian Literature of Russian Academy of Sciences (PhD)

About Yelena

My name is Yelena, and I am from St. Petersburg, Russia. I have PhD in Russian Philology: Russian Language and Literature. I have been teaching (Russian Language, Literature, Folklore, Film and Culture) for about 10 years both in Russia and the US. I have taught Russian Language of all levels, as well as other subjects of Russian Culture program in a classroom and online for a number of educational institutions. Actually, in my family, I am the third generation of teachers, and I enjoy teaching my native language and culture. I look forward to working with you. My name is Yelena, and I am from St. Petersburg, Russia. I have PhD in Russian Philology: Russian Language and Literature. I have been teaching (Russian Language, Read more

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Cancellation
10 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Background Check: Passed

"First Day Very, Very Promising!"

- Bill, Woonsocket, RI on 6/26/16

"Knowledgeable and motivating tutor!"

- Hannah, Palm Coast, FL on 5/23/16

"Extremely Well- Prepared, Knowledgeable, Outstanding Tutor"

- Christopher, Chevy Chase, MD on 1/9/16

"I highly recommend Yelena to anyone who wants to learn Russian!"

- Toby, Eagle River, AK on 11/28/15

"Yelena is an excellent teacher"

- James, Berkeley, CA on 10/31/15

"Very knowledgeable"

- Josh, Conroe, TX on 9/19/15

"My First Russian Tutoring Session - Great!"

- Tom, Volant, PA on 8/31/15

"The Perfect Tutor"

- Jacklyn, Durham, NC on 4/24/15

"Among the very best"

- Peter, Chapel Hill, NC on 11/16/14

"An amazing teacher!"

- Varsha, Cary, NC on 9/26/12
Language:
Russian

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Russian

I am from st. Petersburg, Russia and have a PHD in Russian Literature from the research Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkinsky Dom) of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

I have been teaching for about 15 years while living in Russia: Russian Language, Russian Literature as well as English Language(from Elementary to Intermediate levels), so I have a lot of experience in teaching both my own native language and a foreign language as a second language. To improve my teaching skills I have attended a number of special courses and seminars. After having moved to the US I continued to teach, and worked as a Russian instructor/lecturer in a number of universities and colleges in St. Louis, MO and in NC.

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.

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

Education

St. Petersburg State University (Russian)

Institute of Russian Literature of Russian Academy of Sciences (PhD)

First Day Very, Very Promising! — It has been many years since I have spoken Russian. Yelena is very professional and quite attentive to strengths and weaknesses. I very much look forward to continuing to work with her. ...

— Bill, Woonsocket, RI on 6/26/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Travel policy

Yelena will travel within 15 miles of Chapel Hill, NC 27517.