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Ekaterina Maksimova

Teacher Of Russian A Second Language

Ekaterina graduated from the Faculty of Philology at Saint Petersburg State Pedagogical University.

She has been teaching Russian at private language schools and Consulates since 1998.

Her students easily pass any tests of Russian language (including Levels C1 and C2)

She likes Russian Grammar and can explain even the most difficult things and make them both clear and funny.

Ekaterina likes telling about words’ etymology during the lesson which simplifies the process of words’ learning and helps people to better understand Russian culture and traditions.

To consider individual students’ learning goals and to develop appropriate exercises for these goals - these techniques could be helpful and useful for every student.

 
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Liya Brykova

Teacher of Russian

Studied at Novosibirsk State University.

Faculty of philology and cross-cultural communications. During that time, worked as a private tutor of English, tutoring elementary school and high school students.

Liya has been teaching Russian as a Second Language for the last 5 years.

Liya teaches all the levels from A1- C2 and get students ready for all kids of exams, her favorite levels to teach A1-B1.

Follows the existing curriculum for teaching Russian as a Second Language to students with minimal to no Russian language experience. Developing changes in curriculum for students based on their knowledge level and skills.

 
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Natalia Abramova

Program Director, Teacher of Russian

Natalia Abramova earned a Masters Degree at St. Petersburg Teacher-Training University with a major in languages and then became a certified teacher of Russian as a Second Language. After graduating Natalia Abramova began her career as a Russian Language Instructor at Extra Class Language Center in St. Petersburg. After moving to the USA, Natalia continued her career at San Diego Russian School (SDRS) and successfully developed a Russian as a Second Language Department at SDRS.

Natalia participated in various continuing education programs and earned a certificate in a governmental program of Russia “Russian as A Second Language Training Course for Teachers Practicing Abroad” (72 hours course)

Natalia teaches all the levels from A1- C2 and get students ready for all kids of exams.

 
 
 
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Maria Voronova

Teacher Of Russian A a Second Language

Maria graduated from the Faculty of Philology at Kemerovo State Pedagogical University.

She has been teaching Russian at private language schools since 2010.

Her students easily pass any tests of Russian language (including Levels C1 and C2)

To consider individual students’ learning goals and to develop appropriate exercises for these goals - these techniques could be helpful and useful for every student.

 
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Irina Belyaeva

Teacher Of Russian A a Second Language

Teacher of Russian as a Foreign language.

Irina graduated from the Faculty of Russian Philology and Culture at Saint Petersburg Russian Christian Academy For the Humanities

She has been teaching Russian at private language schools since 2005.

Her students easily pass any tests of Russian language.

She likes Russian Grammar and can explain even the most difficult things and make them both clear and funny.


 
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Mikhail Burstein

Teacher of Russian as Foreign Language and Russian/English Translator

Mikhail has been teaching Russian as Foreign Language for several years to beginners and advanced-level students for many years.

His passion is explaining the most complex and intricate aspects of Russian for non-native speakers.

Mikhail is also certified professional English-Russian and Russian-English translator working for the major international translation agencies (Lionbridge, TransPerfect, Translate Plus, LanguageWire, CLS). Mikhail’s translation skills cover wide variety of areas, from technical and pharmaceutical manuals and books, to marketing and advertising texts, transcreation, video captioning, voiceover, etc. He has significant experience training translators, proofreading, and preparing documents and texts for publications in Russian and in English.