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Olha R.

Experienced Russian, Ukrainian, and ESL teacher

Experienced Russian, Ukrainian, and ESL teacher

$40/hour

  • 637 hours tutoring

  • Plano, TX 75075

"Outstanding Tutor"

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About Olha


Bio

My name is Olha. I am a native Russian and Ukrainian speaker. I offer small-group and one-on-one lessons in Russian, Ukrainian and English as a second language. My education includes a Bachelor degree in education from Sumy State Pedagogical University in Sumy, Ukraine and a Master of Science degree in Psychology. I provide all materials and my students learn conversational language as well as proper grammar and how to read using the Cyrillic alphabet. Whether you are interested in tra...

My name is Olha. I am a native Russian and Ukrainian speaker. I offer small-group and one-on-one lessons in Russian, Ukrainian and English as a second language. My education includes a Bachelor degree in education from Sumy State Pedagogical University in Sumy, Ukraine and a Master of Science degree in Psychology.

I provide all materials and my students learn conversational language as well as proper grammar and how to read using the Cyrillic alphabet. Whether you are interested in traveling to Russia/Ukraine or plan to find a job requiring these language skills, I have more than ten years experience and the patience to teach.

Please check out my feedback and ratings. I have more than 70 positive reviews from satisfied students.

Olha


Education

Pedagogical University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Plano, TX 75075
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/3/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Although I was born and raised in the Ukraine, I studied English for 13 years; 10 years at a private school and then another 3 years at the Pedagogical University where I earned duel degrees in History and Psychology. Additionally, I have taken and passed the Test of Spoken English required to acquire a teaching certificate in Texas. Prior to moving to the United States, I gave private lessons for persons who desired to learn the English language as well as tutored students learning English in school. Here in the United States I currently offer private tutoring in both English as a Second Language and Russian to those who desire to learn it. Because I have had to learn a second language and adapt to a new country where that language is the primary spoken language, I know how difficult it can be to learn the nuances and idioms of another language. It has been frustrating at times, and I know that each student experiences different levels of anxiety when learning. But I can tell you from experience, it is wonderful to be able to speak more than one language and something you will never regret. I am here to help and encourage you to do your best and learn English as quickly as you are able. This is why I sit with each student at the beginning of his or her lessons and discuss your goals and present knowledge. Lesson plans are then tailored to each student so as to continually evaluate your learning, target weaknesses, and to maximize the educational experience.
Russian

Russian

If you are interested in learning Russian or Ukrainian languages, correct pronunciation and spelling, then there is no better way to learn it then to learn it from a native speaker. I went to private school in Ukraine where I studied Ukrainian, Russian and English for 10 years. Then I studied in Pedagogical University for 5 years, where I attended Russian and Russian literature classes. So, I am a teacher and a native born Russian and I am willing to teach you this language. I can teach you Russian Alphabet, Reading, Writing, Grammar.

Elementary Education

Reading

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Although I was born and raised in the Ukraine, I studied English for 13 years; 10 years at a private school and then another 3 years at the Pedagogical University where I earned duel degrees in History and Psychology. Additionally, I have taken and passed the Test of Spoken English required to acquire a teaching certificate in Texas. Prior to moving to the United States, I gave private lessons for persons who desired to learn the English language as well as tutored students learning English in school. Here in the United States I currently offer private tutoring in both English as a Second Language and Russian to those who desire to learn it. Because I have had to learn a second language and adapt to a new country where that language is the primary spoken language, I know how difficult it can be to learn the nuances and idioms of another language. It has been frustrating at times, and I know that each student experiences different levels of anxiety when learning. But I can tell you from experience, it is wonderful to be able to speak more than one language and something you will never regret. I am here to help and encourage you to do your best and learn English as quickly as you are able. This is why I sit with each student at the beginning of his or her lessons and discuss your goals and present knowledge. Lesson plans are then tailored to each student so as to continually evaluate your learning, target weaknesses, and to maximize the educational experience.
Reading, TOEFL

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Although I was born and raised in the Ukraine, I studied English for 13 years; 10 years at a private school and then another 3 years at the Pedagogical University where I earned duel degrees in History and Psychology. Additionally, I have taken and passed the Test of Spoken English required to acquire a teaching certificate in Texas. Prior to moving to the United States, I gave private lessons for persons who desired to learn the English language as well as tutored students learning English in school. Here in the United States I currently offer private tutoring in both English as a Second Language and Russian to those who desire to learn it. Because I have had to learn a second language and adapt to a new country where that language is the primary spoken language, I know how difficult it can be to learn the nuances and idioms of another language. It has been frustrating at times, and I know that each student experiences different levels of anxiety when learning. But I can tell you from experience, it is wonderful to be able to speak more than one language and something you will never regret. I am here to help and encourage you to do your best and learn English as quickly as you are able. This is why I sit with each student at the beginning of his or her lessons and discuss your goals and present knowledge. Lesson plans are then tailored to each student so as to continually evaluate your learning, target weaknesses, and to maximize the educational experience.
Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Although I was born and raised in the Ukraine, I studied English for 13 years; 10 years at a private school and then another 3 years at the Pedagogical University where I earned duel degrees in History and Psychology. Additionally, I have taken and passed the Test of Spoken English required to acquire a teaching certificate in Texas. Prior to moving to the United States, I gave private lessons for persons who desired to learn the English language as well as tutored students learning English in school. Here in the United States I currently offer private tutoring in both English as a Second Language and Russian to those who desire to learn it. Because I have had to learn a second language and adapt to a new country where that language is the primary spoken language, I know how difficult it can be to learn the nuances and idioms of another language. It has been frustrating at times, and I know that each student experiences different levels of anxiety when learning. But I can tell you from experience, it is wonderful to be able to speak more than one language and something you will never regret. I am here to help and encourage you to do your best and learn English as quickly as you are able. This is why I sit with each student at the beginning of his or her lessons and discuss your goals and present knowledge. Lesson plans are then tailored to each student so as to continually evaluate your learning, target weaknesses, and to maximize the educational experience.
Russian,

Russian

If you are interested in learning Russian or Ukrainian languages, correct pronunciation and spelling, then there is no better way to learn it then to learn it from a native speaker. I went to private school in Ukraine where I studied Ukrainian, Russian and English for 10 years. Then I studied in Pedagogical University for 5 years, where I attended Russian and Russian literature classes. So, I am a teacher and a native born Russian and I am willing to teach you this language. I can teach you Russian Alphabet, Reading, Writing, Grammar.
TOEFL

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Although I was born and raised in the Ukraine, I studied English for 13 years; 10 years at a private school and then another 3 years at the Pedagogical University where I earned duel degrees in History and Psychology. Additionally, I have taken and passed the Test of Spoken English required to acquire a teaching certificate in Texas. Prior to moving to the United States, I gave private lessons for persons who desired to learn the English language as well as tutored students learning English in school. Here in the United States I currently offer private tutoring in both English as a Second Language and Russian to those who desire to learn it. Because I have had to learn a second language and adapt to a new country where that language is the primary spoken language, I know how difficult it can be to learn the nuances and idioms of another language. It has been frustrating at times, and I know that each student experiences different levels of anxiety when learning. But I can tell you from experience, it is wonderful to be able to speak more than one language and something you will never regret. I am here to help and encourage you to do your best and learn English as quickly as you are able. This is why I sit with each student at the beginning of his or her lessons and discuss your goals and present knowledge. Lesson plans are then tailored to each student so as to continually evaluate your learning, target weaknesses, and to maximize the educational experience.
Reading

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

Although I was born and raised in the Ukraine, I studied English for 13 years; 10 years at a private school and then another 3 years at the Pedagogical University where I earned duel degrees in History and Psychology. Additionally, I have taken and passed the Test of Spoken English required to acquire a teaching certificate in Texas. Prior to moving to the United States, I gave private lessons for persons who desired to learn the English language as well as tutored students learning English in school. Here in the United States I currently offer private tutoring in both English as a Second Language and Russian to those who desire to learn it. Because I have had to learn a second language and adapt to a new country where that language is the primary spoken language, I know how difficult it can be to learn the nuances and idioms of another language. It has been frustrating at times, and I know that each student experiences different levels of anxiety when learning. But I can tell you from experience, it is wonderful to be able to speak more than one language and something you will never regret. I am here to help and encourage you to do your best and learn English as quickly as you are able. This is why I sit with each student at the beginning of his or her lessons and discuss your goals and present knowledge. Lesson plans are then tailored to each student so as to continually evaluate your learning, target weaknesses, and to maximize the educational experience.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Although I was born and raised in the Ukraine, I studied English for 13 years; 10 years at a private school and then another 3 years at the Pedagogical University where I earned duel degrees in History and Psychology. Additionally, I have taken and passed the Test of Spoken English required to acquire a teaching certificate in Texas. Prior to moving to the United States, I gave private lessons for persons who desired to learn the English language as well as tutored students learning English in school. Here in the United States I currently offer private tutoring in both English as a Second Language and Russian to those who desire to learn it. Because I have had to learn a second language and adapt to a new country where that language is the primary spoken language, I know how difficult it can be to learn the nuances and idioms of another language. It has been frustrating at times, and I know that each student experiences different levels of anxiety when learning. But I can tell you from experience, it is wonderful to be able to speak more than one language and something you will never regret. I am here to help and encourage you to do your best and learn English as quickly as you are able. This is why I sit with each student at the beginning of his or her lessons and discuss your goals and present knowledge. Lesson plans are then tailored to each student so as to continually evaluate your learning, target weaknesses, and to maximize the educational experience.
Russian,

Russian

If you are interested in learning Russian or Ukrainian languages, correct pronunciation and spelling, then there is no better way to learn it then to learn it from a native speaker. I went to private school in Ukraine where I studied Ukrainian, Russian and English for 10 years. Then I studied in Pedagogical University for 5 years, where I attended Russian and Russian literature classes. So, I am a teacher and a native born Russian and I am willing to teach you this language. I can teach you Russian Alphabet, Reading, Writing, Grammar.
Reading

Test Preparation

TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (182 ratings)
5 star
(164)
4 star
(18)
3 star
(0)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(0)

Reviews


Great second lesson

My 12 year old daughter and I are taking the lessons together and Olha is very patient with the both of us. Can't wait for our next lesson!

Gary, 5 lessons with Olha

Awesome teacher

She makes learning a very different language from English fun! The lessons are encouraging and yes, you WILL be reading words in Russian by your second lesson!

Shari, 4 lessons with Olha

Professional, Effective and Fun

Olha has such in depth understanding of the Russian language that she effectively teaches the language to her students while making lessons a fun and pleasurable experience. She takes a personal interest in tailoring lessons and exercises to the level and goals of her students. I recommend her highly.

Claudia, 72 lessons with Olha

Very positive!!

This was my first formal lesson. I am very pleased and encouraged to learn my new language. Olha knew exactly what the hang ups would be for English speakers learning the Russian alphabet and was very helpful explaining each of the differences in detail and with examples I could understand. Excellent!!

Jack, 3 lessons with Olha

Great tutor. Very helpful!

She is very patient and helpful. Knows what she is doing. We have a 16 year old boy we adopted from the Ukraine who is struggling with learning English and she has been wonderful with him!

Brenda, 14 lessons with Olha

Accommodated my needs very well

I only had about 6 weeks to learn some basic russian. But with Olha it was possible. I know about 100 words and i am confident that my upcoming trip to Russia will be great because i have some russian knowledge. She really shares all that she knows - culture, food, language. She also has great material to use with students. Very patient.

Corne, 17 lessons with Olha

$40/hour

Olha R.

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