Information About Julija - Hornchurch teacher - (6 reviews)
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My name is Julia, and I am a qualified linguist and a professional Russian language tutor. I offer high quality one/two-to-one tuition for children and adults and I am ready to tailor the lessons to students' needs. I prepare my students for GCSE and A level. Available online.
I have been working as a Russian language teacher at school for 6 years and I have worked as a private tutor for more than 11 years.
Dear potential student,
As a native Russian speaker, with relevant qualifications, I can offer an accessible and friendly teaching service. I love working with others and helping them to achieve new experiences. My students' achievements are my priority, as well as creating a comfortable and supportive environment for them to succeed in.
You can't learn Russian in one day, but learning how to read, speak and write can be incredibly exciting and fulfilling. I can also teach you about Russian culture, which helps to provide valuable context next to the language itself.
My passion toward teaching Russian language is highly evident. Teaching, for me, is the best job that I can think of doing and I take great pleasure in making my classes fun and rewarding.
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Additional Languages: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- UK (2020) - Level 2 Foundation certificate in councelling (College) (✔ On File)
- UK (2014) - Level 3 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (College) (✔ On File)
- UK (2013) - NFCE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (College) (✔ On File)
- university of Latvia (2007) - russian linguist (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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Thank you for your comment. Your feedback is important so I have an opportunity to reflect.
I am sorry it left you feeling this way.
Here is my view.
When I came last time, and was 5 or 7 min late, your husband said they literally just came back from school, and he wondered if I had to wait outside, that’s way I didn’t say anything. But of course, I could. However, it’s not always possible to arrive on time while driving, and I always give extra time at the end of a lesson in case if I am being late. But that day your husband and Naomi had to leave 5 min earlier we normally finish, and notified me 10 min before so there was nothing I could do to give an extra 5-7 minutes of me being late.
First of all, I straight away expressed my professional opinion that having lessons fortnightly might not be that beneficial for Naomi as having them weekly, especially being a complete beginner. We would need to catch up every lesson, and to try to remember what we were doing two weeks ago.
I cancelled the lesson but offered online instead which I guess was not an option for you.
As regards my fee, I checked my profile, and there’s nowhere I could put this information that I charge for travel. But I assumed it’s makes sense since I am spending my own time and petrol to get to someone’s home as it’s very convenient for students, and it was not a 10 min drive. Otherwise, students need to spend their own time and money to get to my home. My fee doesn’t include any travel, it’s just hourly rate for a lesson itself. Majority of my students are coming to my place or we are having online lessons.
I also didn’t think that an extra £10 fortnightly will be such a big deal, given that we had a good connection with Naomi, she appreciated my style of working with her, which is very important and not always what children experience.
I then suggested you to come to my place, then it would be £40, but then you’d need to spend your own time and money for travel. I also offered to continue online (during the pandemic children done home schooling and got used to it), at least we could try. I also suggested to continue doing one lesson online and one in person a month. You haven’t even replied my last message.
Sometimes it’s hard to understand from the beginning if the travel will feel comfortable enough, plus petrol suddenly became very expensive too. I am sorry it took me two lessons to realise that driving for more than 30 min each way (which means I was spending more time in my car than teaching Naomi for 1 hour) for £50 is not something I can do, especially given we do lessons fortnightly and that means I wouldn’t be able to put any weekly student as this time slot will be partly occupied.
But I feel it’s better if I let you know how it felt to me after two lessons rather after establishing a solid attachment with Naomi and then saying it.
I am wishing you good luck in finding an experienced tutor who will come to your house for a cheaper price, and best of luck for Naomi with learning and progress in Russian. I am also happy and open to work with Naomi for £60 per hour at your place or £40 at mine, or online.
With warm wishes,