Author of a series of unconventional Russian language textbooks used at universities and schools world-wide, experienced language instructor and professional linguist from St Petersburg.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Russian language and culture,
Cultural awareness course.
Doing Business in Russia,
Selling to Russian cutomers,
- Tell me about your qualifications.
MPhil (Linguistics) from St Petersburg State University, the oldest University in Russia
MA (Political Economy of Russia) from University College London (School of Slavonic and East European Studies)
BA Hons First Class (Linguistics) from St Petersburg State University
Association for Project Management Professional Qualification
I have also been trained as a Business Mentor under the Government funded 'Get Mentoring' Scheme
- How much do you charge?
My hourly rate starts from £49.00 (all taxes and travel expenses included), invoices raised by the UK registered limited company. Business consulting is from £99 per hour.
- Where do you teach?
I come to students' homes or offices in Mayfair, West and Central London, Canary Wharf, and the City of London. I live in Holland Park.
I also teach on-line with my clients living as far as Luxembourg, France, Russia, and Germany.
- When are you available?
I tutor from 6am till 10pm on week-days and am occasionally available during the weekends (mostly for intensive two-days courses).
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I mostly teach adult learners from the corporate world, governmental and not-for-profit organisations. However, I have tutored a number of University and high school students too.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I deliver live online lessons via special elearning software boasting audio and video transmissions, chat, whiteboard, sharing powerpoint applications and urls.
I can also teach via Skype and by phone, when necessary (eg when you are on business trips or holidays with limited access to PC).
- Do you have a personal message for students?
'Not failure, but low aim, is crime' - these words by James Russell Lowell are totally applicable when we speak about learning languages.
'Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice'. /A. Chekhov/
Ignaty is one of our best tutors. They have a high-quality profile, verified qualifications, a quick response time, and great reviews from students!
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have got over 15 years language teaching experience. I've worked in state and independent schools, taught at universities and as a private tutor both in the UK and overseas.
Having taught a number of business clients (from law, private banking and wealth management, SME, insurance, oil and gas sectors) I am confident that we can find your own way into Business Russian even if you have lack of time and should undergo for frequent business trips.
I have also authored a series of Russian language textbooks for Elementary to Intermediate level: "Rasskaz-Sensatsiya" ("The Story Sensation: for learners of the Russian language (and not only for the Guadeloupeans!)", "Rasskaz-Provokatsiya" ("The Story provocation: for learners of the Russian language (yes, yes, and for you too!") etc).
The paper versions of my books are available from Amazon, bookdepository.co.uk (free delivery world-wide) and selected book-stores worldwide like Waterstone's, Foyles, Gibert Jeune, Gibert Joseph and Stockman. The audio and digital versions are available from (concealed information)
My textbooks have been highly praised by academics, practising teachers and learners of all ages.
I have contributed to the most prominent academic Russian teachers' magazine "The Russian language abroad" and have commented on business and language for BBC Radio 4 Live, BBC Russian service, The Guardian, CNN, The Times etc.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Enhanced CRB check
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained at the St Petersburg State University, Russia.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Chartered Institute of Linguists
Society of Authors
Institute of Directors
Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs
- Tell me about some of your current students.
My current students include, among others:
- private bank manager (Luxembourg)
- director of the wealth management company (Moscow, Russia)
- partner of the wealth management company (London, UK)
- account managers from a private Swiss bank (London, UK, and Paris, France)
- barrister (London, UK)
- head of department at a financial advisory company (London, UK)
- trader at a major international bank (London, UK)
- director of an investment company (London, UK)
Finally, I have just finished tutoring an A-level student who enjoys learning languages and has got particular passion for Russian. He is now a student at the University of Bristol. Two other students (University of Westminster and University College London) have just finished both their course with me and their University course.
• BA Hons. First Class (Linguistics)
• MPhil (Linguistics), MA (Political Economy of Russia)
• Enhanced CRB
• Society of Authors, Chartered Institute of Linguists
Ignaty is an excellent tutor of Russian language with very professional approach. He makes every lesson very interesting, bringing his sense of humour and outlook on the topics discussed in conversations... Ignaty has been an absolute pleasure to deal with right from my initial email to discuss my lessons till current date and I have no hesitation in recommending him to any individual or company who is interested in learning Russian language.
I've been learning Russian for over two years now and I've tried out a number of different Russian teachers from different companies. I can say that, without a doubt, Ignaty Dyakov has been by far the most outstanding teacher. His lessons are professional and extremely fun at the same time thanks to his friendly nature and good sense of humour. Most importantly - for me at least - he will immediately hone in on any problems you have and help you solve them (often without you even realising!).
Ignaty is knowledgeable and very well informed about Russian culture; the Russian I have learned with Ignaty has always been accompanied by interesting cultural insights. Finally, I am always surprised at how impeccably punctual Ignaty is given the horrors of the London transport system!
I'd like to recommend Ignaty Dyakov as a professional Russian teacher; I am fully satisfied with his 1 to 1 lessons. For those who prefer to study on their own, but need a tutor to co-ordinate their progress, Ignaty would definitely be your the best choice in London.
Taking this course with Ignaty has provided me with excellent grounding in the language and has been a highlight of the last couple of months. He has the patience of a saint (!) and is exceptionally knowledgeable. It's incredibly helpful that Ignaty has such extensive multi-lingual capabilities. His enthusiasm and knowledge has inspired me to explore the Russian culture further to the extent that my next holiday is being spent in St Petersburg. Thanks Ignaty!
Thank you, Ignaty. I really enjoyed these several months of lessons. They were really useful.
Excellent teacher, strict but fair. Knows lots of interesting stories to make lessons smoother and more enjoyable. Miss him.
I have been having private Russian Tuition from Ignaty for a period of 4 months during which I received outstanding education from a highly qualified, intelligent and pleasant individual. The lessons were result focussed, fun and interesting. Besides learning the language itself, I also learned a lot about the actual Russian culture. I can highly recommend these language courses to anyone who requires to be conversational in the Russian language in a short period of time.
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