Over 200 tutoring hours

Nina S.

New York, NY

$65/hr

Experienced ESL and Russian Language Teacher (Native Speaker)

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Background check passed as of 7/14/14
4.8 Avg. Rating
 
 
42 Ratings
 
 
3hrs Response Time
Very knowledgeable and patient.
— Ann , New York, NY on 7/20/15

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Kiev State University
Linguistics
Kiev State University
Master's

Education

Kiev State University (Linguistics)

Kiev State University (Master's)

About Nina

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. 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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of New York, NY 10036
Background Check: Passed

"Very knowledgeable and patient. "

- Ann , New York, NY on 7/20/15

"Very kind, patient "

- Jackie, New York, NY on 9/12/14

"Excellent Tutor!"

- William, New York, NY on 8/18/14

"Excellent and very patient"

- Cathy, Brooklyn, NY on 11/25/13
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Polish,
Russian,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Handwriting,
Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Handwriting,
Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Polish,
Russian

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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.

Polish

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

Russian

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

Kiev State University
Linguistics
Kiev State University
Master's

Education

Kiev State University (Linguistics)

Kiev State University (Master's)

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 , New York, NY on 7/20/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nina will travel within 40 miles of New York, NY 10036.

Background Check Status for Nina S.

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