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!
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!
Professor Riley has extensive knowledge about the Native American culture and nations. His experience as a professor was instrumental in assisting with the outline required for an extensive term paper with only four days notice. He is patient, thorough and a true professional. I highly recommend him.