Information About Irina - Bedford teacher - (12 reviews)
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I am a qualified and experienced tutor of English as a second language with a University degree in linguistics and cross-cultural communication. Higher education diploma was obtained in Russia in 1999. I graduated from Voronezh state university (the city of Voronezh, Russia). I am also a native Russian speaker. I lived in Russia for 33 years. I studied linguistics, Russian language, literature and history of Russia at school and university, so I can teach Russian as a second language as well. Now I live in Bedford (UK). I am eligible to work in the UK, have got a national insurance number and proofs of my address. My references are available upon request. So if you want to start learning, practice or master your English or Russian as a second language just give me a call.
I worked as a tutor of English as a second language for Voronezh state technical university (the city of Voronezh, Russia) for 11 years (1999-2010). The university is among the best top ten technical universities in Russia. I dealt with teaching general English and grammar, technical English and translation for first and second year students; developing learning, test and examination material, teaching programs and written instructions for students; writing and publishing articles (37 written instructions for students and articles on linguistics and methods of teaching of English language were published in Russia). I also taught fundamentals of economics and marketing in English for the students of the economic department of the university for two years. Besides that I worked as a teacher of English as a second language and a class supervisor at school and in a college in Russia supporting pupils and students with learning difficulties. My references are available upon request.
I abide by a practical approach to teaching languages. You can't learn the language well until you start speaking it.
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- Voronezh state technical university, Russia (2009) - Application of information technology in educational process (Other) (✘ Not On File)
- Voronezh state university, Russia (1999) - Working with the programs MS Word, Excel for Windows (Other) (✘ Not On File)
- Voronezh state university, Russia (1999) - Linguist, teacher in the field of linguistics and cross-cultural communication. Teacher of English as a second language (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Voronesh secondary school # 80, Russia (1994) - GCSE (School) (✘ Not On File)
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She is very generous with time and lessons often run over. She is also extremely felixable and understands that work commitments can sometimes take priority and lessons need to be rescheduled.
I am really pleased with how things are going and I know that I will continue to go to Irina for my Russian studies. As a native speaker her pronunciation is perfect but also speaks very good English.
Lessons are very affordable so having multiple lessons a week isn't a problem.
I was studying Russian on my own for 6 months and deciding to go to Irina has made me realize how important a good tutor is. I'm so pleased with my progress that even when I move away from the area I will go out of my way to continue my lessons with her.
Thank you very much for your excellent feedback. I'm happy to teach you Russian and I very much look forward to our next lesson.
Thank you very much for your positive feedback. I'm very happy that you like our lessons and are making a very good progress. I very much look forward to our next lesson.
Irina takes the time to clearly explain how I need to approach aspects of the language and gives great tips for remembering what I have learned. She will also take the time to answer my questions meaning our lessons often over run the hour I have paid for. In summary Irina is professional, knowledgeable , patient and very good value for money. I am looking forward to continuing my studies and becoming fluent in Russian.
Thank you very much for your positive feedback. I'm happy to teach you Russian and very much look forward to our next lesson.
Thank you very much for your positive feedback. I'm very happy to teach you English and am really looking forward to our next lesson.
Thank you for the positive feedback you gave me. I very much appreciate it and I'm looking forward to our next lesson.
Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I'm very happy to teach you Russian and I very much look forward to our next lesson.
She's very good teacher. She's very patient and she spends the time needed with you to help you progressing at your pace.
She is prepared to spend longer than the hour you have paid for in order to cover the planned material. Much appreciated!
She provides also good materials so that you can revise at home.
Looking forward to continue to learn Russian with her.
Thank you very much for your positive feedback. I very much appreciated that you ranked my knowledge and teaching skills so highly. I am very happy to be your Russian teacher and am looking forward to our next lesson.
Thank you very much for the positive feedback you've given to me. I'm very happy to be your teacher of Russian and I'm looking forward to our next lesson.
Irina is an extremely talented teacher. She makes our lessons fun and engaging using a variety of learning methods. Her depth of knowledge the English language and Russian languages is outstanding. I was not only quickly impressed at Irina’s knowledge of English but also how kind she was with it.
On more than one occasion have had to sheepishly ask her to explain how English grammar works (even though I am learning Russian). Each time she has explained in a way that I understand but also in a way that I don’t feel stupid for asking.
I come from an in investment banking background so my thinking is rather analytical and conceptual and find it difficult to learn if the subject matter is not presented in line with my learning style. Irina had no challenge with tailoring our lessons to match my learning style.
Whatever your learning style or requirements I’m sure Irina will be able to meet your needs.
If I could sum up my experience being a student of Irina’s in one sentence, I would say:
If you want to lean Russian or indeed English you couldn’t find a more committed, kind, supportive, talented, engaging and brilliant teacher than Irina.
Thank you so much for the excellent feedback you gave me. It's so kind of you. I very much appreciated that you rated my knowledge and teaching skills so highly. I do love my job. I enjoy teaching languages and I'm always so happy to teach the students who are interested in the subject, eager to learn and want to know as much as possible such as you, Oliver. You're doing great! It's a real pleasure for me to see that you enjoy our lessons, learn more and more and that your language skills improve every lesson. That's why I'm so much looking forward to our next lesson.