Yana Kalyanova : Russian

Yana Kalyanova
Subject : Russian
Native : Russian
(97) Lessons
(30) Reviews
Last class : Yesterday
45 Min : $11.08 / £8.70 / €9.90
Trial: FREE

Hello, my name is Yana Kalyanova and I'm 28 years old and currently living in Ukraine. I am a native Russian speaker and teach English, German, Russian. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since January 2016. I can speak the following languages fluently: Russian, English, German. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

Hello, students! I am a fully qualified English, German and Russian teacher with more than 8 years experience teaching languages to students from USA, Canada, Great Britain, Italy, Greece, Australia and 4 years  experience in translation field (projects for Google Adsence, Nokia, Skype).

I am a Russian native speaker with philological Master's degree in German and English. In University I defended a thesis "Russian Linguistik for foreign speakers", "Russian dialects in West and North part of country" and "German dialects in Germany, Austria and Switzerland". Nowadays, I live in Ukraine teaching Russian and German via Skype to students from all over the world. 

If you want to improve your language skills or start studying Russian, you will definitely like my lessons that are individually tailored for each student according to the level and interest and aimed at your success!

Why you should choose me as Russian tutor?

1) I am native russian speaker, who was born in East Ukraine (russian-speaking region)

2)I have great experience teaching russian online since 2007

3)Since I have started teach russian, I have created my own programms for different levels and teaching directions: Russian for Beginners, Survival Russian for Travellers, Russian for Kids, Russian for Advanced Learners, Business Russian Course.

4)I have philological education and deep knowledges in phonetical, phonological, lexical and another aspects of language.

5) My lessons always professional, well-planned and good-structured.

I give russian lessons for students with A1-C2 level.

Why you should me as German tutor? (from beginner till indermediate level students only)

1) I have university Masters degree in German language and translation,

2) I researched and defended my diploma topic "German dialects in Germany, Austria and Switzerland"

3) I have experience in translation of scientifical german literature.

Please, note! I give german classes for students with A1-B1 Level. Ich gebe deutsche Unterrichtsstunde nur fūr Studenten mit A1-B1 Neveau.

Free trial lesson 30 minutes.


Qualifications & Experience


2007-2011: Lugansk Taras Shevchenko National University. Department of Foreign Languages. Bachelor`s degree. Philology. Translation. Russian, English, German Language and Literature.

2011-2012: Master`s degree. Philology. Translation. Russian, German Language and Literature.


2007-till now- private language lessons via Skype

2012-2014 - working as english and russian teacher at school

2008-2012 -translation experience - Translation of scientific german literature, projects for Skype, Novell, Google Adsence, Nokia, Samsung (English - Russian, Ukrainian)

Teaching Approach

I believe learning should be fun. I use many different kinds of teaching materials, exercises and technologies. Sometimes I use games and activities to help you learn in ways that don’t feel like studying. You learn faster and retain more when you enjoy your lessons!

My professional focus is on improving communication skills using fast-track and immersion (For rapid language learning progress in the shortest possible time!) techniques. The pace of my training is intensive and dynamic with focus on developing grammar, vocabulary, fluency and how to use the language in authentic situations.


I do a lot of work preparing for every lesson. I write lesson plans to guide each class and keep it focused on your learning goals. I will also teach you ways to integrate Russian, German into your daily life so you learn faster and more effectively.

Also, I have collected a lot of my own material and I can use this material to supplement a lesson or teach it by itself, if needed. I have always looked for new and creative ways to improve lessons and I continue to have the same desire in finding interesting ways of teaching Russian and German.

In general lessons include:

- Reading practice

- Proper grammar - tenses, conjugations, cases, genders

- Accurate pronunciation and accent reduction

- Vocabulary expansion/ conversation practice

- Developing oral speech.

I can change lessons plan depending on students level and purposes.


Mich zeichnet viel Motivation aus, denn Motivation ist der Schlüssel für einen guten Unterricht und das erfolgreiche Lernen. Das Motivieren der Studenten zu bessern Noten ist ein großer bestandteil meiner Lehraufgabe. Das Ziel meiner Nachhilfe ist, dass sich der Student selbst Lehrninhalte beibringen kann und selbstständig Lernen kann.

Meinen Unterricht richte ich ganz nach den Bedürfnissen der Studenten aus. Der Einsatz von bewährten Lehrmitteln, wie Büchern und Arbeitsblättern, sowie die moderne Variante über Internet sind bestandteil meiner Unterrichts. Mein Deutsch Unterrischt ist ganz kommunikativ, kreativ und spielerish.

My last class was :

18 Jun 2017
By : Piggydot21
Subject : Russian 

I've been doing these lessons for about 2 weeks, and I can already write full paragraphs describing a picture. Each week I learn more and more vocab to where my paragraphs become more descriptive. I can't wait until my next lesson. Большое спасибо!

15 Jun 2017
By : Piggydot21
Subject : Russian 

These lessons continue to be fun, and enlightening. I'm learning a lot. Yana is a great teacher! She is very patient, and instructive. She also helps me when I get stuck.

11 Jun 2017
By : Piggydot21
Subject : Russian 

Had a fantastic lesson. Learned the food groups, and reviewed the previous lesson. Also had some exercises during the appointment that tested my knowledge of the material previously learned. Overall a good lesson. Booked my next one already!

08 Jun 2017
By : Piggydot21
Subject : Russian 

Started learning food, and prepositions, and different cases. Also, I am learning a lot of new vocabulary. I can talk about the weather, and describe what is happening in a photo. Yana is an excellent teacher, and she makes learning fun.

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