Hello. My name is Andrey. I graduated from a technical univestity and in a few years graduated from a linguistics university. So now I am a professional linguist with more than 18 year experience and I teach German, English, and Russian online. My first education also makes me enjoy teaching geometry, algebra and calculus. I have a lot of experience with students and want to share my knowledge with them. I like reading books related to psychology. Sport is also important in my life.
I teach 3 courses related to Russian : Basic, General and Conversational. I will briefly describe them here.
I teach fundamental concepts of Russian here, the ones students need to understand to be able to communicate in the language, thus acquiring working experience in the usage of various grammatical constructions, common vocabulary words, pronunciation, listening comprehension, speaking and writing skills. Students usually understand my explanations without difficulty since I speak several foreign languages and can compare their structures.
My approach to teaching General Russian is to enable students continually advance in the language.
Grammar rules are thoroughly analyzed, reading, writing, speaking and listening activities are arranged with increasing difficulty levels.
The goal is to improve student’s speaking skills and listening comprehension. Complicated grammar is not utilized. A suggested list of conversation topics is provided. The emphasis is on the abundance of speaking practice.
I may combine these courses to do my best to deliver my lessons. However, it is the wish of a student to choose which course should be primarily taught.
I would also like to mention that I always correct mistakes when my students speak or write. Correcting pronunciation mistakes is also very important. I put a strong emphasis on grammar. Russian grammar is complicated sometimes, but if you know it well , you will not make critical mistakes. We will read lots of texts, retell them, discuss them, write short summaries, etc.