I like that Olya is very precise because she pays attention to every word that I say or write. She helps me build my language skills as we read articles from the NY Times and other publications. Olya consistently corrects my pronunciation and pauses to explain sentence structure, vocabulary, idioms, American culture, and history. We also read literature. My language skills have improved immensely, as has my knowledge of American culture. I am glad that Olya is my tutor. Thank you!
In addition, he helped my mom to get ESL lessons and drove there with my mom at the first time in case she couldn't communicate with the teacher well. When I have lesson with him, he always asks my mom how is the ESL class going. We really appreciate him. Highly recommend him! He is the shortcut for all new immigrants who want to learn English and American culture! We feel lucky to have him.
She explained a basic structure of TOEFL writing and trained me how I can increase credibility, logic and all little details including grammar issues. I found myself becoming more comfortable writing essay. She is really patient, passionate and perceptive teacher. I felt stuck and frustrated very often, but she has been really persistent and lightened up the mood. I feel very lucky that I can have Chris as my first teacher and I would wholeheartedly recommend Chris to anyone learning TOEFL!