Moscow State Institute of Foreign Languages (EdD)
Heriott-Watt University School of Languages (Graduate Coursework)
I offer Russian language lessons for various levels and ages. I have vast experience in teaching and tutoring American high-school students and adults. Practical goals instead of time-consuming grammar exercises. I offer tutoring in everyday conversation, real-life topics, as well as English as a Second Language and TOEFL preparation.
"Outstanding Tutorial Skills - Bella will meet or exceed your highest expectations as a professional linguist and tutor of the Russian language. Her tutoring style and teaching skills are exemplary and have been a tremendous help to me in such a short amount of time. Her patience and perception of the individual student's needs is a key in the successful learning atmosphere. Bella sees the big picture and uses several different teaching methods that help and stimulate the learning process. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing to learn or improve on their use of the Russian language for personal or business purposes. I have never had a more pleasing experience during one-on-one tutoring lessons."
"My long term aim is to learn to read Russian literature. Bella has started me off with children's classics which are just delightful. These Russian lessons are a total change of scene, and refreshing like painting a picture, or sailing on a lake. Bella is full of anecdotes which breathe life into the difficult parts. She is a pleasure to work with."
Evelyn I offer Russian language lessons for various levels and ages. I have vast experience in teaching and tutoring American high-school students and adults. Practical goals instead of time-consuming grammar exercises. I offer tutoring in everyday conversation, real-life topics, as well as English as a Second Language and TOEFL preparation.
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Bella is a very good tutor who will help you to reach your specific goals with learning Russian. We started with Russian proverbs, and lyrics from one of my favorite Russian singers. My understanding of the Russian language has increased greatly with the tutoring I have received from Bella.
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Each student has an individual education level, personal or business goals, schedules and time frames. Accordingly, each tutoring program is unique and has to be developed on an individual basis. With a native speaker as your Russian tutor you will have the "first-hand" language experience. The focus is on everyday conversation and real-life topics instead of time-consuming grammar exercises.