My name is Ilona. I am a native Russian speaker. I have a Bachelor degree in the Business management.
I have experience in teaching beginner, intermediate, and advanced students of various cultural and linguistic backgrounds in Tbilisi and italki for 7 years. In 2019 I moved to New York and worked in the Pushkin Academy of Russian Heritage, where I worked with children.
I decided to teach Russian because this language is very rich and beautiful, also I love meeting people from around the world and share my knowledge.
I use a communicative approach which means that the lessons are student centred and you will be able to practice the language as you learn with situations of the real life. During our lessons we will work on the different language skills: listening, reading , writing ,speaking . As part of the lesson structure we will cover vocabulary, pronunciation ,grammar ,fluency.
I might ask to finish 5 minutes earlier if I have few lessons in row.
Please read carefully!
If you need to cancel a lesson for any reason please let me know. I'm human just you are and understand that sometimes things can come up that prevent you from meeting for a scheduled lesson however, as I plan classes in advance, I need at least 24 hours notice of any cancellations. For this reason you will be charged for the cost of the class if you have to cancel but do not notify me 24 hours in advance.
For additional questions, feel free to contact me =)