|Name||Aksana P. Recommended|
|City||Brooklyn, NY, USA|
|Native Language||Russian, Belarusian|
|Working With||Youth, Adults, Groups|
|Lessons Take Place||My Home/Office, Online|
Russian and Belarusian native tutor with Ph.D in Russian Language and Literature and 20 year of teaching experience
Ph.D. in Russian Language and Literature, Immanuel Kant State University of Russia (Kaliningrad State University), Russia, 2002 Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Russian and Belarusian Languages and Literature (Diploma with honors), Belarusian State University, Belarus, 1995
02/2014-Present The City University of New York, Hunter College, New York LECTURER OF RUSSIAN
09/2003-12/2012 State Linguistic University, Minsk, Belarus Department of Slavic Languages ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
First of all, my lessons are based on dialogue and discussions. Secondly, I think it is very important to study the Russian language in close connection with Russian culture and literature. Thirdly, using multimedia in the classroom has also become a priority for me. I want my students to see that Russian does not just exist in their textbooks, but it is part of live.
I teach the Russian language from the very beginning - elementary, basic level - to higher levels.
The most important goal of my classes is that you enjoy our meetings by keeping interest and feeling the progress. Individual approach to each student is the key point to the success. We study the vocabulary, grammar, and situations related to the student's current activities. As a result all my students successfully use the learned skills for their professional or private life.
During my lessons I'm trying to reach the best balance between speaking, listening, grammar, conversation and other aspects of the language.
I can help you understand the system of the Russian language, so that you were not limited by phrases that you learn during the lesson, but could make your own sentences, paragraphs, express your thoughts in different ways.
I will explain you the way Russians talk in their everyday life, because some Russian foundations and manners differ from American ones.
As your personal instructor, I'm going to give you an honest feedback on your strengths and weaknesses and design a curriculum that fits your needs.
I'll be happy to help you learn the Russian language. Feel free to contact me and ask any questions.
Thank you for your interest - I look forward to seeing you in my classes!
I am flexible.
Brooklyn (my location) or ONLINE
Aksana is a fabulous, patient teacher. You can choose to do your lessons online over skype with her if you prefer. She's very well qualified and experienced in teaching Russian. I had a great experience sorting out my lousy Russian grammar with her. Highly recommend her.