11 Russian lessons
Juliya paces her lessons well and is very attentive and receptive about if/when any confusion or questions arise. She is such a magnificent teacher, in fact, that in less than ten Russian lessons I've already learned the following:
The Russian alphabet, to count up to the thousands, read/write basic Russian, and to carry basic conversation - which is very impressive considering that I had little to know knowledge of the Russian language prior to our lessons!
1 Russian lesson
She's a really well-organized teacher who also loves Russian literature, and she recommended the Living Language Russian set to me, which is going to be very helpful. She also recommended The Master and the Margarita, which I'm very excited to read. She teaches from the Living Language series, and it was very motivating to hear about her other students' success with the Russian language.
82 Russian lessons
At the end of this period, I was able to score at the professional speaking, listening, and reading comprehension level in Russian across the board! I found Boris to be one of the most professional, engaging and interesting instructors of Russian that I have had over the years and I would highly recommend him to anyone who plans to use Russian in a professional environment or who just wants to learn one of the most interesting languages around. Thanks, Boris!