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Anthony
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Anthony
« “I was a mature casual learner, wanting to understand the basics of the Russian language in readiness for a forthcoming vacation. I approached Zarema in August 2013, who accepted the challenge of tutoring me. Zarema's approach was firm but friendly, motivational and most importantly the learning materials were adapted to be relevant to my needs and capability. Thanks to Zarema, my vacation was a huge success.....! »
£25/h
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Zara
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • IELTS
Levels
  • All Levels

Zara - Spalding - ESOL (English)

Methodology

Learn Russian or English with the native Russian Teacher one-to-one or via Skype!

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach Russian for all levels and needs (GCSE, A-level, Business Russian, Legal Russian, Spoken Russian, Russian for travelling, Basic Russian)

I teach English for those who are learning English as their additional language.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

- Peterborough Interpreting Academy, UK (CIoL registered course provider and exam centre)
(2013-2014)
Completed to satisfaction the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting Law option preparation course

-Boston College (Great Britain)
(2013-2014)
Completed and passed the course of GCSE in English (B)

- Preliminary English Test (PET), Great Britain - passed with distinction (2014)

-Elabuga State Pedagogical University, Russia
(1986 - 1991)
Qualification of the Teacher of English and German languages. Is considered comparable to British Bachelor (Honours) degree standard

- How much do you charge?

I charge £20 per lesson. The first lesson is £15. Discounts available for group lessons

There might be extra fees for travel expenses.

- Where do you teach?

I teach mostly at home, I may travel to students' homes as well. I do online Skype lessons, which my students find as good as one-to-one lessons.

I am based in Spalding, Lincolnshire, close to such towns as Peterborough, Boston, Stamford.

- When are you available?

I am very flexible, I teach both on working days and weekends; mornings, afternoons and evenings.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I teach both children and adults; beginners and advanced learners. They are all learning for various reasons; some of them are University graduates who have a degree in Russian and they are brushing up their previous lessons learnt. Some are preparing for A-levels, some are learning for work as they do some kind of joint businesses, so I am teaching them Business Russian. Some learn for leisure and some for travelling.

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

I do teach via Skype as well, which my students and I find very useful and efficient method of teaching and learning!

- Do you have a personal message for students?

'One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way' - Frank Smith

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have been teaching foreign languages (English, German, Russian) at various educational institutions for more than 12 years now . My previous position was Senior Lecturer of Foreign Languages at Russian University (Kazan State Agrarian University) where I had been working for 5 years. Apart from teaching I do prompt and professional translations from English into Russian and vise verse in such subjects as Business, Economy, Law, Mass Media, etc.

The methods I use to teach foreign languages are unique and tailored to an individual' s needs. All students are different and it is very important to find their strengths, focus on them and use them correctly to develop their learning abilities.

I always seriously and thoroughly prepare myself for each lesson, think over every minute of it, provide my students with useful and interesting material which covers the aspects of the language that my students want to focus on. At the same time, I ensure that the lessons are fun - which means they look forward to them!

I use a lot of different techniques, and every aspect of learning the language is involved; Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing. I teach spoken Russian, Business Russian, Exams Preparation and so on....

I puts my clients at ease straight away by creating the ideal learning environment to progress quickly and easily.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Yes, I do.

- Tell me about some of your current students.

I would like to mention my students learning Russian/English who have also become my friends, and who are very determined in their goals and are as dedicated as me, and I am very proud of them all! They are all so wonderful and it is such gift to know them. They are all learning for various reasons. All have different ambitions, but they are all dedicated and never give up!

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £25/h
Lessons offered by Zara
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
  • IELTS
Levels
  • All Levels

5 reviews on Zara
  • 5/5

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5 recommendations

A
Anthony

“I was a mature casual learner, wanting to understand the basics of the Russian language in readiness for a forthcoming vacation.
I approached Zarema in August 2013, who accepted the challenge of tutoring me. Zarema's approach was firm but friendly, motivational and most importantly the learning materials were adapted to be relevant to my needs and capability. Thanks to Zarema, my vacation was a huge success.....!

S
Sophie

“I studied Russian at University, but had not used the language since I graduated ...So last year I decided to start having lessons with Zara. I'm really pleased that I made the decision, because Zara's friendly and patient approach to teaching has helped me to become confident in using Russian again. She provides useful and interesting material which covers the aspects of the language that I want to focus on and ..., she ensures that the lessons are fun - which means I look forward to them!”

D
Dan

“I have been going to see Zarema for around 2 months now on a one to one tutorial basis, I find her lessons both friendly and professional simultaneously, she has a lot of enthusiasm for her students progress, which makes the learning of a new language all the more easy.”

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