I am a friendly, enthusiastic tutor who enjoys teaching people and seeing them make progress. I am flexible and tailor my teaching to the student`s individual wants and needs.
My area of speciality is language learning - I am a linguist myself and speak several languages at various levels. I have taught English extensively and also teach Russian, as I have a high level of ability in the language and can properly explain the trickier parts to native English speakers, having gone through the same process myself. I have a sound knowledge of grammar and consider myself good at explaining things!
Availability: At the moment any day/time of the week suits me, however considering that I am reliant on trains early mornings are not ideal due to the higher price of tickets.
Willing to travel: 50 miles
Experience: In English language teaching, I am CELTA qualified and taught for IH in Moscow for a year. I also have experience teaching 1:1 lessons both in Moscow and in England.
I have a Russian A-Level plus a year living in Moscow.
I`ve now been studying Russian with George for over a year and feel like I`ve been making really good progress. George is an excellent teacher - patient, knowledgable, reliable, enthusiastic and very helpful. I found the fact of him not being a native speaker really encouraging as he sets a great example of someone learning Russian to fluency level and is also able to understand the process of learning Russian grammar which can be very challenging. George`s knowledge of the language, its grammar, etymology and structures is incredibly wide-ranging and I always feel like I can ask any question in our lessons, no matter how simple or obscure. I have studied with various native speakers in the past but never felt like I was making as much progress in my learning as I am now. I unreservedly recommend George as a Russian teacher as he`ll help you through the difficult bits and keep on encouraging you to progress to the next level, and to the next achievement. Большое спасибо Жора за помощь!