My name is Olha. I am a native Russian and Ukrainian speaker. I offer small-group and one-on-one lessons in Russian, Ukrainian and English as a second language. My education includes a Bachelor degree in education from Sumy State Pedagogical University in Sumy, Ukraine and a Master of Science degree in Psychology. I provide all materials and my students learn conversational language as well as proper grammar and how to read using the Cyrillic alphabet. Whether you are interested in tra... [more]
Although I was born and raised in the Ukraine, I studied English for 13 years; 10 years at a private school and then another 3 years at the Pedagogical University where I earned duel degrees in History and Psychology. Additionally, I have taken and passed the Test of Spoken English required to acquire a teaching certificate in Texas. Prior to moving to the United States, I gave private lessons for persons who desired to learn the English language as well as tutored students learning English in school. Here in the United States I currently offer private tutoring in both English as a Second Language and Russian to those who desire to learn it. Because I have had to learn a second language and adapt to a new country where that language is the primary spoken language, I know how difficult it can be to learn the nuances and idioms of another language. It has been frustrating at times, and I know that each student experiences different levels of anxiety when learning. But I can tell you from experience, it is wonderful to be able to speak more than one language and something you will never regret. I am here to help and encourage you to do your best and learn English as quickly as you are able. This is why I sit with each student at the beginning of his or her lessons and discuss your goals and present knowledge. Lesson plans are then tailored to each student so as to continually evaluate your learning, target weaknesses, and to maximize the educational experience.
If you are interested in learning Russian or Ukrainian languages, correct pronunciation and spelling, then there is no better way to learn it then to learn it from a native speaker. I went to private school in Ukraine where I studied Ukrainian, Russian and English for 10 years. Then I studied in Pedagogical University for 5 years, where I attended Russian and Russian literature classes. So, I am a teacher and a native born Russian and I am willing to teach you this language. I can teach you Russian Alphabet, Reading, Writing, Grammar.