Courses of English and Russian at all levels from a native speaker of Russian, 12 years of study and work experience in English
As a native speaker of Russian, born and raised in Moscow, I have been teaching my native language for the past 10 years. Although I do not possess a diploma of a teacher, my study experience among foreign students at the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia would allow me to practice my pedagogical skills by giving private classes to some of my group mates on a daily basis. Today I am proud to say that the vast majority of them have managed to stay in Moscow and find an interesting occupation, where they regularly use Russian.
I started learning English as my second language at the age of 4. Up until today, I have been using it for study, professional and personal affairs. In addition, I lived in England and the USA where I mastered my writing and communication skills.
My BA studies in Sweden, where I have completed the course of Academic Writing and Rhetoric, were also held in English.
My current MSc studies at KU Leuven are fully held in academic English.
Besides the study experience, I have worked within the field of EU affairs in Brussels for the past 1,5 years, which have noticeably enhanced my professional English skills. I feel confident dealing with official documents and formal papers, including professional translation from English to Russian and vise versa for the past half a year.
My students vary by age, country of origin and reasons to learn either Russian or English.
Being a student myself, I completely support the idea of having diverse ways of learning. I always try to make every class entertaining, yet highly educational.
For both of these languages I usually ask to purchase a book which I choose for a student myself depending on a primary level or a specific goal (TOEFL, IELTS etc.), while adding complementary tasks.