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Alena offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!

Russian

Price Guide
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £25.00

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Personal Description:

Hello, I am a fully-qualified and experienced Russian as a foreign language teacher based in Scotland. Russian is my native language and I will be happy to assist you in learning it.

I am originally from Moscow, Russia. I moved to the UK in 2016, and I currently live in Dunfermline, Fife.

I offer lessons from my home in Dunfermline (currently unavailable), and online tuition via Skype or Zoom. My house is conveniently located in the heart of Scotland and is near major transport links (M90, A92), easily accessible from anywhere.

I love reading and languages. I speak English, and I am learning French and German. I'd like to learn other languages in the future. My other interests are: art, music, design, cooking, handmade, photography, collecting and IT.

Thank you so much for being interested in the Russian language. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or enquiries.

Teaching Experience:

Education:
2012-2016 - BA (Hons) - Linguistics (Theory and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures) - Moscow State Pedagogical (Teacher Training) University
2017 - Moscow State University Russian Language Centre - Russian as a Foreign Language Teacher (Qualification)
2020 - Certificate - Modern Pedagogy - Saint Petersburg State University
2020 - Certificate - Methods of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language - Saint Petersburg State University
2020 - Certificate - Mnemonics - Online school 4Brain
2021 - Certificate - Educational Neuroscience: Research-Led Teaching Approaches - Central Queensland University
2021 - Certificate - Coaching in Education: Addressing the Need for Deep Communication - Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Teaching experience - from 2012

I hold a bachelor with honours degree in Linguistics (Theory and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures) from Moscow State Pedagogical (Teacher Training) University (2016). I have also received a certificate from Moscow State University Russian Language Centre (2017), qualifying as a teacher of Russian as a foreign language. I have also studied methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language and modern pedagogy at Saint Petersburg State University (2020).

I have been teaching languages for more than 8 years. My specialisation is teaching adults. I am proud to say that I am truly passionate about my profession and what I do. Prior to moving to the UK, I was teaching English. I also have experience in preparing students for examinations at the University of Edinburgh.

I try to advance in my profession, constantly improving my materials, skills, methods, techniques, and knowledge. I make my own materials, flashcards and exercises. I also dedicate a fair amount of time to learning new methods, techniques and self-improving.

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Teaching Approach:

I am a full-time tutor, so I have a lot of convenient slots available. My current schedule is:
Mon-Tue - 09:00 - 15:00, 18:30 - 22:00
Thu-Fri - 09:00 - 15:00, 18:30 - 22:00
Please note that individual slots are subject to availability.
If you are unable to schedule a set time each week, I have a convenient booking tool available.

First Lesson Is Free. I want to give my students an opportunity to get to know me before they have to commit to anything. The duration of this lesson is usually about one hour, and it is dedicated to getting acquainted and testing your skills and abilities.
Place. I can offer one-to-one Russian language lessons in Dunfermline and online tutoring (via Skype or Zoom) as well.
Materials. Materials and resources are provided by me. You will also receive digital and/or printed materials and assignments. My students have access to my custom grammar and vocabulary flashcards for every lesson, that help you learn and memorise words more effectively. I am also collecting useful resources and websites, and I am happy to share that collection with you.

My principles and goals as a teacher:
Friendly and healthy environment during the lessons.
Personal approach reflecting my students' abilities, goals and interests.
Interesting and engaging lessons with a variety of activities.
Dedicating some to speaking during every lesson, gradually moving towards speaking Russian only.
Focusing not only on grammar and vocabulary, but also on pronunciation skills.
Teaching how the language works, providing in-depth understanding of its system and rules in a simple way.
Using a combination of traditional and modern materials and ways of learning.
Teaching how to think in the language spoken.
Providing my students with information about Russia and our culture and traditions.

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Native Language: Russian
Additional Languages: English (British), French, German, Russian
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Saint Petersburg State University (2020) - Modern Pedagogy (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • Saint Petersburg State University (2020) - Methods of Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
  • Moscow State University Russian Language Centre (2017) - Russian as a Foreign Language Teacher (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • Moscow State Pedagogical University (2016) - Linguist (Theory and Methods of Teaching Languages and Foreign Cultures) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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