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Maria T.

A native speaker of Russian. Professional linguist. All levels.

A native speaker of Russian. Professional linguist. All levels.

$38/hour

  • 1,066 hours tutoring

About Maria


Bio

I graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University and from Harvard University Extension School (Linguistics). For many years, I combined my linguistic research work with teaching Russian at all levels: from elementary school kids and bilingual "heritage speakers" of Russian - to graduate students, busy professionals and government employees.
I will tailor the lessons to your current level, whether you are a total beginner or would like to polish your knowledge of Russian. We will work on...

I graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University and from Harvard University Extension School (Linguistics). For many years, I combined my linguistic research work with teaching Russian at all levels: from elementary school kids and bilingual "heritage speakers" of Russian - to graduate students, busy professionals and government employees.
I will tailor the lessons to your current level, whether you are a total beginner or would like to polish your knowledge of Russian. We will work on conversation skills, pronunciation and grammar, reading comprehension and writing; we can focus on Russian literature appreciation, if you are a book enthusiast, as I am. With kids, I use age-appropriate teaching materials: games, folk tales, poems, picture books, songs, movies and cartoons, to make the lessons more effective and fun (even if learning Russian is known as a “character-building” experience and requires regular home homework).


Education

Lomonosov Moscow State University
Linguistics
Harvard University Extension School, Master of Liberal Arts (Linguistics)
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $38
  • Rate details: Special hourly rate for in-person multiple hour lessons - $35.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/12/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Russian

Russian

I graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University (M.A. in Structural and Applied Linguistics) and from Harvard University Extension School (Master of Liberal Arts with concentration in Linguistics). For many years I combined my linguistic research work with tutoring Russian at all levels: from 5-year old kids to graduate students and the always busy students of Berlitz Language School. My theoretical background in linguistics is complemented by the Berlitz-style student-centered communicative approach.

Language

Russian

Russian

I graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University (M.A. in Structural and Applied Linguistics) and from Harvard University Extension School (Master of Liberal Arts with concentration in Linguistics). For many years I combined my linguistic research work with tutoring Russian at all levels: from 5-year old kids to graduate students and the always busy students of Berlitz Language School. My theoretical background in linguistics is complemented by the Berlitz-style student-centered communicative approach.

Summer

Russian

Russian

I graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University (M.A. in Structural and Applied Linguistics) and from Harvard University Extension School (Master of Liberal Arts with concentration in Linguistics). For many years I combined my linguistic research work with tutoring Russian at all levels: from 5-year old kids to graduate students and the always busy students of Berlitz Language School. My theoretical background in linguistics is complemented by the Berlitz-style student-centered communicative approach.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (341 ratings)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient tutor!

I had some Russian language knowledge but it was very simplistic and out of date. Maria has the patience to let you learn but the drive to push you that little extra. It works wonders.

Greg, 11 lessons with Maria

Great teacher and helping a lot already!

Even though we’ve only had one session, Maria has been so kind and helpful already and I can’t wait for our next lesson!

Andrei, 4 lessons with Maria

Great teacher and helping a lot already!

Even though we’ve only had one session, Maria has been so kind and helpful already and I can’t wait for our next lesson!

Andrei, 4 lessons with Maria

Fabulous, knowledgeable, supportive and patient teacher

Maria made learning the Russian alphabet so easy to learn. I am already able to read Russian words at only one lesson! She is an experienced teacher and is very reassuring with each step. She is just wonderful!

Sandy, 4 lessons with Maria

Excellent Russian teacher

Maria is a wonderful Russian instructor—I have thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with her and made great progress after just a couple of weeks. Maria is very patient and kind, knowledgeable, thorough, and has a sense of humor, making me look forward to our class every time. She has a very well-structured approach for building various skills and continuously enhancing them. I am very grateful to have found Maria!

Ariana, 14 lessons with Maria

Overall A Great Experience

I am really grateful to work with someone as knowledgeable as Maria. Her impressive academic credentials, along with Maria's patience and desire to teach makes learning Russian both desirable and fun.

Kyle, 2 lessons with Maria

Maria is knowledgeable, patient, and excellent in every way.

My daughter loves studying Russian with Maria. With Maria's excellent tutoring, my daughter is learning rapidly and she loves studying Russian. I'm so happy to have found Maria!

Julie, 40 lessons with Maria
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your kind words. Natalia is a wonderful student, a highly motivated and fast learner.

Amazing tutor

My son really enjoys working with her. She keeps it interesting and practical and provides great feedback. She is very patient and kind. I would highly recommend her. I am so glad we found her!

Seeta, 61 lessons with Maria

Great tutor

Maria is a great tutor. She’s very patient with my 3 year old. She makes learning very fun for him, which is hard to do because he is very little. She’s teaching him to read, playing puzzle games, and teaching him children’s stories. She brings puppets to bring stories to life and other fun games.

Kamilla , 31 lessons with Maria
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$38/hour

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