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Yekaterina K.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $39
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, English
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Piano Preformance from Music School #3 of Semey, Kazakhstan, USSR
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Yekaterina K.

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My name is Yekaterina. I am a language expert, polyglot, and a performing concert pianist. I received Bachelor of Fine Art degree with emphasis on classical piano performance and pedagogy, and later advanced my studies in Cape Town, South Africa. I concider myself an expert in languages, pedagogy and child psychology, with over 20 years of teaching experience.
Being a native Russian speaker, I learned English and Spanish (as well as Portuguese, French, Italian and some Mandarin and Japanese) from the ground up, so I understand very well the challenges of learning a language. I have structured a specific approach that incorporates tricks and shortcuts, that worked very well for me. Little things ythat ou can do to bring the language into your everyday life make a big difference in how fast you start speaking... these little things accumulate and make the whole experience of learning a language much easier and more natural. I will be happy to answer any questions you might ...

About Yekaterina

Learn from a multi-lingual performing concert pianist, an international educator with over 25 years of experience, certified meditation and yoga teacher, and an expert in pedagogical expertise and child psychology. Yekaterina is an expert in linguistics, advanced piano technique, repertoire devel

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Julian
Very knowledgeable piano teacher.
Helena
Yekaterina es una excelente profesora.
Tome clases de piano (en español) con ella. Yekaterina habla español con facilidad y explica todo súper claro y en detalles.
Robert G.
An excellent tutor, happy to move at my pace, very thorough, easy to talk to and happy to help. I bulk bought a whole bunch of lessons at once I was so impressed.
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Helen M.

56 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Ukrainian, Russian, French
  • Master's degree in French language and literature from Donetsk National University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Helen M.

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I am in love with teaching languages. Being a Russian native speaker, I can help students to understand this subject deeper and to concentrate more on speaking practice which is very important in learning language. I've been teaching Russian as a second language for more than 10 years.

About Helen

Hi, there! My name is Helen and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2009 and have loved helping my students to speak a new language, to successfully pass their exams, and to increase their language confidence. I grew up in Eastern Ukraine and I earned a Master’s

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Joanna
So nice! Super patient with me. Can't wait for the next lesson!
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Anna C.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks Greek, Spanish, English, Russian
  • Linguistics/Teaching from Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Anna C.

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Do you need the magic pill that will help you speak Russian? The recipe is here. I am a highly qualified Russian language teacher with a degree in linguistics/teaching and more than five years of experience. I have developed several teaching methods, which I use during my classes. Together we will establish clear objectives for our lessons and will work on your grammar proficiency, listening and speaking skills, and accent neutrality.

About Anna

Do you need the magic pill that will help you speak the language? The recipe is here. If you do the assignments I give you (no need to search for any extra materials), I can assure you that soon you will be able to speak and understand. I am a highly qualified NYC-based Russian and English langu

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Doug
Great first lesson!
Alexandra Veller
nice and easy
Bryant S.
So it’s been 6 months since I started learning Russian with Anna and I never knew I could learn so much. She’s a very talented, and professional teacher. Her lessons are interesting, and informative making you always want to learn more. I’ve never tried to learn a language but with her if you show her you want to learn and you’re dedicated she’ll take your weaknesses and make them strengths but also make your strengths even stronger. I couldn’t imagine learning as well from anyone else. I needed to learn the Russian language for my travels and I know her classes will have me more than prepared. I Definitely would recommend Anna as the best choice for anyone ready to start their Russian journey.
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Tatiana D.

83 Reviews
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Starting at $42
  • Speaks English, Russian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master Degree in Teaching Russian&English from Saint Petersburg University
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Tatiana D.

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Our lessons will be customized to reach your goals as soon as possible. I am a native Russian who lives in the USA. So I will be able to explain to you nuances of Russian language and cultural differences as well. You will learn how to speak as a native Russian!
I have been teaching Russian for 20 years to students of all ages.
Our lessons will be fun and you will learn a lot!
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About Tatiana

Hello! Здравствуйте! I look forward to help you reach your goals as soon as possible! I am from Saint Petersburg, Russia. I have been teaching private lessons for 20 years and always have loved helping my students of all ages. I went to Saint Petersburg University and earned Mast

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one of the best instructor i have ever met
Robert H.
Awesome lesson. Can't wait for the next one.
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Aliaksandra P.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Italian, French, English, Russian, Belarusian
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French, English, Italian) from Minsk State Linguistic University (Republic of Belarus)
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Aliaksandra P.

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I am a native speaker and I will try to do my best to improve your Russian to reach the native speaker level as soon as possible.

About Aliaksandra

Hi, there! My name is Aliaksandra and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2001 and have loved helping my students communicate in the language they want, make new foreign friends, and travel and study abroad. I went to Minsk State Linguistic University (Republic of Bela

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Ashley
Wonderful first lesson for my daughter! I would highly recommend and we will definitely be booking more lessons with Aliaksandra!
Joseph M.
Fantastic first lesson. Can't wait for the next one.
Kateryna
we enjoy our italian lessons with Aliaksandra! Such a great teacher! Italian is one of the most beautiful languages.
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Joseph B.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks Ukranian, Russian, English
  • Awarded Ranlet Award First Prize Winner from Rochester Philharmonic Women's Legue
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joseph B.

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Teaching conversation and translation at native and highest levels. I am a native speaker of the Russian language, a professional musician with perfect pitch and thus no accent in my speaking. I am also equally fluent in English and have been hosting radio programs spanning over 10 years. I have given talks in both languages internationally and have been published by Carol Publishing as well as Genet Publishing in newspapers, on line, in print both soft and hard cover available in Barns and Noble, Amazon and anywhere fine books are sold.

If you are learning to speak in the Russian language or if you are improving your skills, if you are a singer working on enunciation and the feeling of the language for writing, speaking or singing - you have come to the right place. My family of professional musicians have helped orchestras and choir in the production of Alexander Nevsky on the big screen in concert of the Eastman Theater that to this day continues to illicit fond memories ...

About Joseph

~ Teaching beginners to professional students and coaching professionals for over 30 years. All levels and ages are welcome! ~ Hello my Friends! I am an internationally respected concert pianist and composer who comes from a family of renowned musicians. I earned my Bachelor and Master of

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Potluck
Joseph is a thoughtful, fun teacher with a deep performance history. He had great tips for me that I'm using to improve my jokes and my stage presence.
Pooya
Joseph is an excellent instructor. Each class was well organized with defined steps towards improving. He was very knowledgeable and taught very well. I enjoyed his classes very much and learned a great deal. Thank you Joseph!
Jeff
Joseph has a wealth of knowledge about speaking, listening, vocals, etc.

He created a welcoming environment in our online lessons that made it easy to be vulnerable and get right to working on new skills.

I highly recommend for others looking to better understand their voice and communication style, and learn to hone them.

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The average cost of 60-minute online Russian lessons is $56. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $18 and $100 per hour.
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"Anna Novikova is one of the most affable and interesting instructors I have ever had, making Russian, which is normally a difficult and intimidating subject, something to look forward to every week. Personally, I would recomend tutoring sessions for the conversations alone, but she also is a very intelligent woman and competent instructor, and your understanding of Russian is sure to improve with her."
Brandon
Took Russian lessons from Anna N.
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"Great instructor!! Has an in depth understanding of the language and a positive attitude."
Paul
Took Russian lessons from Aliaksandra P.
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"I have had the opportunity to study both Russian and French with Roman, and found his grasp of the material and his teaching style to both be excellent. I recommend Roman very highly!"
Jim
Took Russian lessons from Roman N.
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"Roman seems to be an incredibly experienced instructor who was able to meet me exactly where I was in linguistic skill and start teaching me from there. If you are looking for a quality Russian instructor, you found him."
Thomas
Took Russian lessons from Roman N.
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"Victoria has been a great Russian instructor so far for me! Presents material in a way that is easy to comprehend and pick up on. Extremely knowledge in the Russian language and grammar and explains difficult concepts in plain terms. Highly recommended."
Chance
Took Russian lessons from Victoria M.
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"Evgeniya is an amazing Russian teacher! I am an English speaker, and I live in a place where Russian is widely spoken. I have tried a few times to learn Russian, and this is the first time that I am optimistic that I will progress in learning to be more conversational. I would recommend this class to anyone!"
Stephanie
Took Russian lessons from Zhao Yang L.
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"Amazing! I've learned so much"
sophie
Took Russian lessons from Polina L.
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"Anna is a really good tutor for Russian. I had her throughout my first year at UCLA, and she definitely made my Russian better. She extremely friendly and encouraging."
Katerina
Took Russian lessons from Anna N.
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"Very knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. It's abundantly clear that she has a plethora of experience with teaching the Russian language."
Tyler
Took Russian lessons from Anna N.
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"So helpful, patient and does a good job of engaging me in the lesson. Thank you, Valentina!"
Mae
Took Russian lessons from Valentina K.
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