Rostov State University, Russia (Master's)
I am a native Russian speaker, with a Master's degree in Russian Philology (specializing in Russian language) from a Russian University. I have many years of practical experience as a tutor and instructor, ranging from beginner to advanced students, from one-on-one to small groups. I tend to specialize in adult students, both casual and professional.
I continue to travel to Russia, in part to keep abreast of changes in how Russian is actually spoken by modern Russians. While I understand the usefulness of textbooks and pre-prepared teaching materials, I do not rely on them completely, and I think it is important to notice how the language evolves, and teach these most up-to-date nuances to my students.
So why would you want to learn Russian?
For those wishing to enjoy the intellectual challenge of another language, my specific educational background in Russian philology is an ideal match.
For those who wish to travel to Russia (an increasingly popular tourist destination) or a Russian-speaking country, I have lived there for many years, and know both the culture and language well, and as I mentioned, I continue to travel there to note the changes, so I see Russia as both a native and a tourist.
For those who simply wish to correspond with another native Russian, I can be of enormous help here, too, suggesting appropriate conversation and interpreting the cultural differences you are likely to encounter.
For those who have a professional need to learn Russian, I have vast experience teaching in this arena as well.
Considering the many reasons, both practical and intellectual, that one may choose to learn the exciting and challenging Russian language, I can successfully craft a personal program just for you, to see that you get the most out of your Russian language experience. I am a native Russian speaker, with a Master's degree in Russian Philology (specializing in Russian language) from a Russian University. I have many years of practical experience as a tutor and instructor, ranging from beginner to advanced students, from one-on-one to small groups. I tend to specialize in adult students, both casual and
This was my first lesson with Natalia. She was patient and had r view material ready for me. I have homework to complete before next lesson so hopefully this is the begin to learn a new difficult language.
Gives frequent tests to see retention of information and goes over mistakes. Very helpful! Uses Modern Russian and other materials to help teach other principles, easy to understand.
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Aside from being a native Russian speaker, I have a Master of Arts degree in Russian with a specialization in teaching Russian language and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Russian in the field of Philology.
As part of my formal education, I have had practical experience teaching Russian, both as a part of course work and privately.
Both my formal studies and real-world experience have introduced me to many of the more interesting aspects of Russian language, including its grammar, style, history and communicative nuances. Now I'd like to share my knowledge and expertise with those who are interested in learning and appreciating Russian culture and language.
In terms of teaching style, I believe that results depend quite a bit on the cooperative efforts of both teacher and student, and so I see it as my role to help facilitate this. I feel I am more effective providing an individual approach to all my students. In this regard, I believe flexibility and creativity are the keys to effective teaching; I teach the way you learn.