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Irina Makarova

Certified native tutor of the Russian language with 14 years of experience
5.0
(40 reviews)
Students say:
Funny/humorous (32)
Inspiring & motivating (28)
Brilliant at explaining hard concepts (27)
Energetic & enthusiastic (25)
Punctual & reliable (20)
Teaches:
Russian
Native languages:
Russian
Other languages spoken:
English
Certified native tutor of the Russian language with 14 years of experience
Students say:
Funny/humorous (32)
Inspiring & motivating (28)
Brilliant at explaining hard concepts (27)
Energetic & enthusiastic (25)
Punctual & reliable (20)
Teaches:
Russian
Native languages:
Russian
Other languages spoken:
English
Specialities:
Complete beginners
Grammar
General learning
Conversation
Pronunciation
Vocabulary
Travel
Writing
Qualifications:
Master's degree in teaching Russian language
Bio:

As a certified teacher, I have the linguistic knowledge needed to explain the unique features of the Russian language, such as its system of cases, verbs of motion, differences between animate and inanimate objects, variations in verb tenses, and more. I ensure better understanding by providing relevant comparisons to English. I offer: Conversational Russian; Russian for beginners; Intensive Russian; General Russian.

My teaching methodology:
We will make use of the materials I have prepared in advance: texts, authentic video materials, and flashcards. All the educational materials I use during the lessons will be made available to students for personal use after the lesson: lesson summaries (PDF files available for download), interactive flashcards for new vocabulary, and video materials. Of course, we will also review all of these during the lesson.
My teaching background:

My teaching experience is 14 years, and I teach students (over 15 years old) and adults. I teach Russian through practical examples of its usage and in comparison with the English language. In other words, I will never require you to simply memorize a table of endings without understanding how you can apply this knowledge. We first explore situations where you can apply these concepts, and then you learn the endings, but with a clear understanding of where and how to apply what you are currently learning. ***Please, note*** If you are not a total beginner and claim to have a certain level of expertise or "some knowledge" and would like to continue your studying, tests are a must before the trial lesson and during the trial lesson.

My background outside of teaching:

I began my career as a journalist, working for a local newspaper for 2 years. I then 're-qualified' as a graphic designer for 15 years. In recent years, I have been involved in both teaching and design simultaneously, as both were based on freelance work. Now, I have transitioned to teaching as my sole profession.

Price per lesson
30-minute trial lesson: FREE
Lesson length:
Calendar preview
15 Jul - 21 Jul
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6 am - 12 pm
12 pm - 5 pm
5 pm - 12 am
12 am - 6 am
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Reviews for Irina from other students  
5.0
(40 ratings, 1 written review)