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Alisa C.

New York, NY

$60/hour

Engaging Language! Experienced Russian/Spanish/ESL Tutor

1250+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/31/13
5.0 average from 477 ratings
Excellent Tutor
— Jennifer, Brooklyn, NY on 7/12/13

$60/Hour


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Suffolk University

Education

Suffolk University

About Alisa

I am passionate about all things language, culture, and travel! A native Russian and English speaker, I also have native-level fluency in Spanish. I have over five years of experience teaching individuals and groups and personally developing curricula for my students based on their professional fields or personal interests. My educational background is in International Relations and language/cultural studies, including a sociolinguistics project I conducted in Spain and South Africa. My own studies of languages, with tutors and classes, books and travels, as well as my experience tutoring students of many different backgrounds, have given me an extensive perspective on language-learning and teaching approaches.
As a language tutor in New York and Moscow, I work with professionals in a wide range of fields, including journalism, diplomacy, finance, arts & music, literature, and academic research. For each student, I develop a personalized course of study that emphasizes dynamic conversation practice while mastering grammar and relevant vocabulary in context.
I am passionate about all things language, culture, and travel! A native Russian and English speaker, I also have native-level fluency in Spanish. I have over five years of experience teaching individuals and groups and personally developing curricula for my students based on their professional fields or personal interests. My educational Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of New York, NY 10019
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent Tutor"

- Jennifer, Brooklyn, NY on 7/12/13

"Patient and flexible, she always finds an hour according your calendar"

- Andrea, New York, NY on 5/23/17

"Alisa is fantastic"

- Patricia, Northport, NY on 5/12/17

"Great lesson!"

- Michael, Stamford, CT on 4/20/17

"Knowledgeable and responsible"

- Beata, New York, NY on 4/3/17

"Understanding, Knowledgable, and Caring Tutor"

- Nicole, New York, NY on 4/2/17

"Great intro session"

- Julie, New York, NY on 1/31/17

"Tremendous Tutor!"

- Jamie, Brooklyn, NY on 1/29/17

"Thorough and perceptive tutor"

- Joe, Leominster, MA on 12/13/16

"Pleasant First Lesson"

- Stefan, New York, NY on 9/18/16

"Excellent first lesson!"

- Avielle, New York, NY on 8/26/16

"Fantastic tutor!!"

- Alison, Warwick, NY on 5/3/16

"Great Assessment"

- Marissa, Brooklyn, NY on 1/27/16

"Terrific tutor"

- Nancy, New York, NY on 6/28/15

"Excellent!"

- Juliet, New York, NY on 2/11/15

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Alexandra, New York, NY on 6/16/14

"Great Teacher"

- Brian, New York, NY on 6/11/14

"Rocking Tutor!"

- Stephen, Warren, PA on 9/12/13

"Excellent reliable tutor"

- Jeffrey, New York, NY on 8/31/13
Math:
GRE
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Russian,
Spanish, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, GRE, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Russian

I am a native Russian speaker from Moscow, Russia, and I have over five years of experience tutoring both English and Spanish speakers in the language. I focus on building solid conversation and comprehension skills using exciting, culturally relevant material.

I regularly travel to Moscow to seek out the latest resources for students learning Russian as a foreign language and am knowledgeable about leading teaching methods and standard curricula. I also design personalized curricula for classes and individual students.

Suffolk University

Education

Suffolk University

Excellent Tutor

Alisa took ample time to discuss my learning style and language goals. It is great that she is working with me one-on-one to tailor the tutoring sessions to meet my needs. Not only is her comprehension of the finer points of Russian excellent, but she is also able to explain difficult concepts clearly. She removed any apprehension I had about re-starting a difficult language.

— Jennifer, Brooklyn, NY on 7/12/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Alisa will travel within 12 miles of New York, NY 10019.