Subjects I teach
Russian up to undergraduate
I have taught English to primary school-aged children in India and high school students Brazil, where I would lead groups of 20 students in educational activities. I also held workshops on global issues such as sustainability, health issues and human rights.
International MA in Economy State and Society: Politics and Security. Dual masters degree with University College London and Charles University Prague
MA (Hons) Russian Studies First Class and Distinction from the University of Edinburgh
Dissertation written in Russian 77%
Year abroad at Moscow State Institute of International Relations and St Petersburg State Institute of Economics
International Summer School at Moscow State Institute of International Relations in Foreign Policy
French High School Baccalauréat with Honours.
My Approach to Private Tuition
Being half Russian and having studied Russian since I was a child, I understand that learning Russian could be challenging at times (Cyrillic alphabet, verb conjugations, odd expressions and etc.). However, my approach to learning a new language is not to try to see the complexities as constrains, but to try to develop a suitable learning method to comprehend them.
First of all I try to understand the student’s level of Russian to make sure that individual needs can be addressed. Whilst helping you with your assignments and preparing you for exams, I will try to communicate with you as much as possible in Russian to make sure you expand your vocabulary.
Motivation is one thing; but staying motivated in the inevitable frustrations of a new language could be challenging. I will not only focus on grammar, but also make the lessons enjoyable and interesting as possible by creating a relaxed teaching environment.
My video Introduction
I am starting to learn my 7th language, which is Czech!