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Natalya G.

Fun, Friendly, Native RUSSIAN Language & Culture Tutor, US Citizen

Fun, Friendly, Native RUSSIAN Language & Culture Tutor, US Citizen

$54/hour

  • 1,027 hours tutoring

About Natalya


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Privet (Hello)! I am an Ivy League educated (University of Pennsylvania), outgoing, enthusiastic, and conscientious Russian language instructor as well as a European history and international relations expert. I am fully bilingual and have extensive experience in teaching, translating, and interpreting.

My major strengths include being an articulate communicator in spoken as well as written English and Russian languages, deep first-hand knowledge of Russian and European culture, strong...

Privet (Hello)! I am an Ivy League educated (University of Pennsylvania), outgoing, enthusiastic, and conscientious Russian language instructor as well as a European history and international relations expert. I am fully bilingual and have extensive experience in teaching, translating, and interpreting.

My major strengths include being an articulate communicator in spoken as well as written English and Russian languages, deep first-hand knowledge of Russian and European culture, strong ethics, and a warm personality.

I grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia and came to the US as a teenager. I have lived in the US for over 25 years and am a proud U.S. citizen. I have taught Russian to students of all ages, backgrounds, and proficiency levels, from corporate executives to kids in an after-school care program. I often employ my training in Berlitz method of complete language immersion. I also have over 15 years experience working as a Russian translator and interpreter.

I have been interested in foreign policy and European history since I was 6 years old. That intense interest, combined with my upbringing in one of the most cultured and educated cities in Russia, have made me quite knowledgeable in these subjects before I was even accepted to the University of Pennsylvania. I have continued expanding my expertise for over 15 years after I got my degree.

Would love to meet you over online video, or in person at a Starbucks if you live in my area, and see if we can have a mutually beneficial professional relationship.


Education

University of Pennsylvania
undergrad
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
Masters

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Russian

Russian

I am a native Russian speaker and am fully bilingual. I have lived in the United States for over 25 years and am a proud US Citizen. I have over 15 years experience teaching Russian to corporate clients, as well as translating and interpreting for both private businesses and government agencies. I have been trained in Berlitz natural language immersion method. I have an outgoing fun personality and am flexible when it comes to adjusting my teaching style and homework to each of my student's individual needs. I have experience with students of diverse ages, backgrounds, and language proficiency levels.

History

European History,

European History

I am originally from Russia but have lived in the United States for over 20 years and am a proud U.S. Citizen. I have been teaching both adults and children since my college years and love every minute of it! I have deep firsthand knowledge of International Relations in general and European history, culture and foreign policy in particular. I have an outgoing fun personality and am flexible when it comes to adjusting my teaching style and homework to each student's individual needs.
Political Science

Political Science

I have completed all required courses for a Master of Arts in International Politics and Military Affairs degree at the Citadel Military College, graduating May 2020. I have taught World Affairs, European History, and Russian to diverse audiences of students for 8 years. I have an outgoing fun personality and am flexible when it comes to adjusting my teaching style and homework to each student's individual needs.

Language

Russian

Russian

I am a native Russian speaker and am fully bilingual. I have lived in the United States for over 25 years and am a proud US Citizen. I have over 15 years experience teaching Russian to corporate clients, as well as translating and interpreting for both private businesses and government agencies. I have been trained in Berlitz natural language immersion method. I have an outgoing fun personality and am flexible when it comes to adjusting my teaching style and homework to each of my student's individual needs. I have experience with students of diverse ages, backgrounds, and language proficiency levels.

Summer

Russian

Russian

I am a native Russian speaker and am fully bilingual. I have lived in the United States for over 25 years and am a proud US Citizen. I have over 15 years experience teaching Russian to corporate clients, as well as translating and interpreting for both private businesses and government agencies. I have been trained in Berlitz natural language immersion method. I have an outgoing fun personality and am flexible when it comes to adjusting my teaching style and homework to each of my student's individual needs. I have experience with students of diverse ages, backgrounds, and language proficiency levels.

Examples of Expertise


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Reviews


Knowledgable and patient Russian Language tutor

Natalya has been teaching my son Russian for over a year now (he has no previous knowledge of Russian). She has been very helpful with exercises and explanations of Russian grammar. Thank you, Natalya!

WENDY, 67 lessons with Natalya

The Best Out There!

Natalya helped improved my Russian skills tenfold. She connects with her students and is very knowledgable on how to personalize the experience for the student. Without Natalya, I would be failing my college Russian class!

Samuel, 36 lessons with Natalya

Great Teacher for All Skill Levels!

I have been taking lessons with Natalya for over 6 months now and it has been very beneficial for my speaking, listening, and vocabulary, as well as my understanding of Russian culture. In addition to being a native speaker, she has the teaching experience to adjust the lessons to help you achieve your Russian language goals as well as focus on the areas that you most want to improve. She is very patient, constructive, and wants you to enjoy learning as well! Lessons with her are the most fun I have had while learning Russian. I studied Russian in college for 4 years and wanted to continue my studies, so I had a solid foundation when I began my lessons with Natalya, but some of my fundamentals were rusty because of the gap between graduation and beginning lessons again. Natalya was able to review those fundamentals with me and then help me surpass the skill level that I had when I graduated from college. This makes me confident that she would be a good teacher both for those who have no experience with the Russian language as well as those that have several years of experience. Our lessons range from discussing current events in Russian, to translating Russian videos and songs and she is very knowledgeable in regards to the culture and the language. We generally learn grammar in the context of whatever we are studying. One of my biggest qualms with language learning resources is often times you will be taught only how a phrase or word translates into English without understanding the literal meaning of the word or phrase, which is very important to me. Because Natalya is a native Russian speaker she is great at helping me understand both the literal and regular translations. She is also familiar with idioms, figures of speech, and slang, which are great you want to be able to speak with and understand Russian speakers! I can definitely say that my speaking, listening, and vocabulary have increased significantly from when I started my lessons with her!

Preston, 121 lessons with Natalya

Fun and Knowledgeable

Our lessons are extremely fun and productive. I learn a lot about Russian expressions and history that not many other tutors have the knowledge to give to their students. I never get bored and have been able to see myself improve thanks to Natalya's help.

Rusty, 82 lessons with Natalya

Great teacher!

Natalya is a great, and her knowledge of European history adds a great amount of learning value to every lesson. I've never been bored and every lesson has been very fun and engaging, and entirely in Russian.

Keefe, 10 lessons with Natalya

Fun, Energetic, and Patient Tutor!

Natalya has done a great job teaching me beginner Russian. She has a positive attitude and always makes the lessons fun and engaging. She is really patient when it takes me a while to understand a concept, and always makes sure to add a little cultural context in our lessons. I would highly recommend Natalya!!

Ashley , 22 lessons with Natalya

She is very patient.

She has taught me some Russian at just the right pace. Understand my level of understanding. It may take longer with me. Has done a wonderful job. She goes out of her way to make me feel comfortable.

Lance, 42 lessons with Natalya

Natalya G. --> Great Tutor!!!

Natalya G. knows Political Science very well, is patient, and explains the material in a way that makes it clear and & understandable to me. She has been helping me with my International Relations course I am taking. She researches the material to be sure that she and whoever she is tutoring is on the same page, and is honest about what she knows and can help with, and what is not in her purview. I have been her student for only a short while, and already concepts that were too difficult for me are now clear. She also tutors in the Russian language.

Claire, 4 lessons with Natalya

Excellent tutor!

Natalya is a very friendly, enthusiastic and effective teacher. The online lessons work very well for me, especially in the area of listening to and speaking Russian. Great lesson plans and follow up.

Lew, 29 lessons with Natalya
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$54/hour

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Response time: 3 hours