My name is Natalia, I live in Moscow, Russia. I love Russian and I enjoy sharing my love with my students.
I know the learning process not only from the teacher’s point of view but from the student’s as well. I’ve studied English, Spanish, Italian, and French with many teachers, in many language schools and countries. It gave me an opportunity to get familiar with different learning approaches and techniques, and now I can choose the best for my students.
There are so many books and courses. Why don’t we study on our own?
Those of you who already tried to study by yourself know the answer – it’s just extremely hard!
Before I decided to study Italian by myself I had no idea what a teacher’s task consisted of. I thought it was no more than giving a lesson, which meant taking a book and studying it page by page with a student.
The truth is – the teacher does much more than that. He sets up a strategy, he structures the information, he prepares every lesson: finds the books you need, exercises for practicing new skills, funny things, nice songs, interesting topics – for you not to get bored during the classes. He is like a cook in a restaurant where you’re a dear guest who came to enjoy the food.
No to mention the discipline! Who is disciplined enough to set himself down to work routinely when there is no one around? Well, not me!
First lesson is free. I think it’s very important for a teacher and a student to meet each other to find out if they will get along together. There is no need to suffer studying with someone you don’t like! Even when the rest of the world tells you this person is the best teacher.
On the first lesson we’ll find out why you decided to learn Russian. What do you need it for? Some people learn Russian for traveling. Others need it for chatting with friends. Some learn Russian for business, others for reading Russian literature!
Here are more questions I will ask you:
– How many hours a week can you dedicate to studying?
– Are you ready to do homework, or only can find time for Skype-classes?
Specifying the goal and resources lets us choose a highly specific and efficient approach to learning the language. One that will be most effective for you.
See you soon!
Natalia Volchkova | firstname.lastname@example.org | Skype: email@example.com