Born and raised in Kazakhstan as a native Russian speaker. Educated partly in Russian and finished in Kazakhstan, I'm aware of the slight differences in the language as used in various parts of the old Soviet Federation and now independent nations. For 10 years I tutored private students in Kazakhstan for English. Some needed assistance for scholastic purposes, some needed skills to apply for jobs in English-speaking countries. Some merely wanted to learn English as a hobby. I'm recently r... [more]
I have more than 40 years of native speaking in my homeland, combined with travel to other Russian-speaking countries. I'm aware of pronunciation and vocabulary differences. I used to teach English in my homeland to Russian speakers and wish to use those same skills here in the USA for those wishing to learn Russian.