My name is Julia and I am a native Russian speaker based in London, UK. I have been teaching Russian language both online and face-to-face ever since I graduated from Queen Mary, University of London in 2008 with a BA in Russian and English Linguistics, specialising in Interpreting and Translation, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics and Bilingualism. I was awarded the Russian Department Final Year Prize for contribution to the department.
I initially got into private tuition after being recommended by one of my University lecturers to a PhD student who was studying Russian at the time and since then I have also taught numerous other Queen Mary students.
I also taught clients who worked for The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Tesla Motors, Sky News and Reuters, The Economist, Morgan Stanley, Commerzbank, Doctors Without Borders, VivaKi and other companies.
I cover all levels of Russian from Elementary to Advanced. Whether you are looking for a short-term Russian revision course focusing on the Russian exam preparation (GCSE, A Level, BA, MA, TORFL), an intensive course before your business trip to Russia, help with Russian language essay or long-term Russian tuition to take up as your hobby, I am here to help.
I have also created and recorded an online course at www.udemy.com in Russian Language for Complete Beginners based on the Curriculum of the "Test of Russian as a Foreign Language".
I tailor my lessons depending on the skill needed, be that conversation, grammar or reading. Having studied Latvian, French, German and English myself I can relate to and anticipate any difficulties of learning a new language and always try to plan lessons in a fun and challenging way.
I teach in person and via Skype to suit student's location and timetable. I provide all study materials and current and relevant real-life media resources to suit your learning objective and prior knowledge of Russian. Every student receives an adapted study plan with homework, “in class” skills practice and systematic testing to monitor their progress and keep learning relevant to their needs. The duration, intensity and times of lessons are tailored to suit your needs. The times and days of lessons can vary from week to week to fit with your busy schedule.