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Nina S.

Experienced ESL and Russian Language Teacher (Native Speaker)

Experienced ESL and Russian Language Teacher (Native Speaker)

$65/hour

  • 1,111 hours tutoring

  • Hell's Kitchen New York, NY 10036


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About Nina


Bio

I am a native Russian, with a Masters Degree from one of the best universities in Kiev, Ukraine. I have a graduate linguistics degree and have taught both Russian and English extensively on different levels. I also have experience in teaching Russian history and culture. My experience ranges from preparing students for university exams to teaching diplomats and business-people who traveled to Russia and Ukraine. I love to teach and have an ability to explain difficult grammatical concepts in...

I am a native Russian, with a Masters Degree from one of the best universities in Kiev, Ukraine. I have a graduate linguistics degree and have taught both Russian and English extensively on different levels. I also have experience in teaching Russian history and culture. My experience ranges from preparing students for university exams to teaching diplomats and business-people who traveled to Russia and Ukraine. I love to teach and have an ability to explain difficult grammatical concepts in a simple and user-friendly way.


Education

Kiev State University
Linguistics
Kiev State University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of New York, NY 10036
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/14/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Polish,

Polish

2 Years of Special State Polish Classes in Kiev, Ukraine. Extensive work in Poland and with Polish nationals.
Russian,

Russian

Native speaker, 20+ years of teaching experience. Taught a course in Louisiana State University.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Elementary Education

Handwriting,

Handwriting

I have graduated from high school in Kiev (Ukraine) where we learned cursive writing for three years. We have used special copybooks and special drills for that. After high school I have graduated with masters degree form Kiev State University. My degree is in Germanic philology and applied linguistics. I have taught Russian and English for 20+ years and when we taught elementary Russian or English writing in Ukraine we had to teach cursive writing as it is still widely used there. That is why I have a lot of relevant experience.
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

Handwriting,

Handwriting

I have graduated from high school in Kiev (Ukraine) where we learned cursive writing for three years. We have used special copybooks and special drills for that. After high school I have graduated with masters degree form Kiev State University. My degree is in Germanic philology and applied linguistics. I have taught Russian and English for 20+ years and when we taught elementary Russian or English writing in Ukraine we had to teach cursive writing as it is still widely used there. That is why I have a lot of relevant experience.
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Language

Polish,

Polish

2 Years of Special State Polish Classes in Kiev, Ukraine. Extensive work in Poland and with Polish nationals.
Russian,

Russian

Native speaker, 20+ years of teaching experience. Taught a course in Louisiana State University.
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL

Most Popular

English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

Summer

Russian,

Russian

Native speaker, 20+ years of teaching experience. Taught a course in Louisiana State University.
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (192 ratings)
5 star
(182)
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(10)
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Reviews

Russian Studies

Nina and I covered a lot. We had many Russian conversations and she was so pleasent while listening to my needs. I had been searching for a great teacher, and now I finally have one. Thanks to Nina, after just one lesson, I feel very confident that I will learn more and get to the level that I want to. She's an excellent teacher!

Michael, 5 lessons with Nina

Wealth of experience

The most important consideration for an adult student is finding a teacher who has experience with all different types of learners. I find Nina can teach anyone of any level and walk of life. She is amazing.

Susheel, 39 lessons with Nina

Excellent Tutor!

Nina taught me for TOEFL exam. she is very patient, very focused tutor who has been able to make a strong impact on my ability to learn English. Thanks to Nina I improved my English skills and I was ready to take the test.I would strongly recommend Nina without hesitation!

Ana, 10 lessons with Nina

Structured and Genuinly Cares

Nina is an invaluable teacher with a noticeably great amount of teaching experience. Her explanations are clear and best of all, she expects greatness from the student. Glad to have found her.

Niles, 2 lessons with Nina

Sweet & Patient

Very flexible schedule. Various learning styles to keep it interesting and help any type of learner. Pleasant to be around.

JamieLee, 5 lessons with Nina

Encouraging and Patient Tutor.

One of the best aspects of learning Russian from Nina is that she is a native speaker and can clearly explain idiomatic expressions, as well as the nuances of the language. This is an important factor for non-native speakers, such as myself, seeking an intimate understanding of the language. Nina is positive-minded, encouraging when correcting mistakes, and very patient. She cares about the student's goals, personal interests, and insecurities.

Stephanie, 13 lessons with Nina

Excellent tutoring for Russian language and literature

I have a specialized goal--to acquire Russian diction so as to be able to perform a Russian song cycle a couple of months from now. In this first meeting we not only jumped straight into diction, but also interpretation of the poetry and books I might get on both Alexander Blok's life and very basic Russian vocabulary & grammar (so there would be some context for the poetry I will be singing). It's only a few days later and I've gone from near-zero to feeling okay reciting and singing the first piece. Brava! Whatever you're looking for in Russian--language or literary interpretation--Nina will be able to help you.

Steve, 7 lessons with Nina

Wonderful tutor. One of the best I've ever had.

Nina is helping me learn Russian and she does a wonderful job. She really goes at the pace of the student, rather than her own pace, which makes it much easier to learn. I'd recommend her to anyone.

Courtney, 3 lessons with Nina

Very knowledgeable and patient.

Knowledgeable and patient about not only Russian but also language. Sets a good individualized paced for her student. Offers multiple modes of learning to work for the student.

Ann , 41 lessons with Nina

Very kind, patient

Nina taught my son Russian last year and was fantastic. He found the lessons to be interesting and was very excited to have Nina tell him much about Russian culture and history also. We look forward to working with her again very soon and would recommend her in an instant.

Jackie, 49 lessons with Nina

$65/hour

Nina S.

$65/hour

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