Russian Tutor in Sussex
Born in Minsk, Belarus, I am linguist by education and professional background. I have a degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University of Smolensk in Russia and have over 20 years’ experience of teaching in both English and Russian.
I started my career teaching English in a secondary school in Belarus, followed by various teaching posts in Ukraine and Russia. I currently teach Russian at King's College London, as well as private students to all levels.
During my Russian teaching career I have worked with students of all ages and abilities, from complete beginners to advanced learners. My Russian students have included senior company directors and management staff, as well as university and secondary school students.
My Teaching Approach:
I use an individual approach and tailor Russian lessons to suit clients’ needs. I aim to develop conversational skills by working on various role-play situations, and explain and practice grammar. I believe that without a sound understanding of grammar students are unable to progress beyond phrase-book standard and have very little chance of understanding conversation. With advanced students we discuss literature, history and current affairs based on newspapers articles and watching TV news. We practice conversation, grammar patterns and phonetics.
My availability: Weekends / Weekdays
I am based in West Sussex and am happy to travel to students’ homes or for them to come to me. My fees may vary according to travel expenses. The places I can travel to include London, Brighton, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Gatwick, Crawley, Redhill and Horsham.
Elena Dearden MITI, RPSI, DPSI
Russian Tutor · Russian Teacher
Tel/fax: + 44 (0)1444 811989