Natalia Galchenko : Russian

Natalia Galchenko
Subject : Russian
Native : Russian
Japan
(245) Lessons
100%      
(63) Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
8+ days
Offline
45 Min : $25.11 / £17.99 / €20.56
Trial: 90% OFF
Hello, my name is Natalia Galchenko and I'm 28 years old and currently living in Japan. I am a native Russian speaker and teach Russian. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since November 2013. I can speak the following languages fluently: Russian, English, Japanese, Spanish. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 90% of my normal lesson price for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I am a native Russian speaker residing in Saint Petersburg.

After I got my Bachelor's degree in Linguistics at St.Petersburg State University (I majored in English, with Spanish being my second foreign language), I decided to live in another country for a while and went to Spain to obtain a Master's degree.

Right now I work as a Training coordinator at a Marriott hotel here in St. Petersburg . I also travel quite a lot - I've traveled to Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Finland, Japan and many other countries; and I found I really enjoy meeting people of different nations and immersing in different cultures.

I truly believe that the more languages you learn - the richer you become.

Qualifications & Experience

- 4 years of tutoring experience (started while in the 2nd year of the university); worked both with children (from 8 years old) and adults;

- Russian - native language, English - advanced, Spanish - intermediate, Japanese - beginner;

- At present - training coordinator at a hotel: work experience in teaching English to groups of 5-10 people

Teaching Approach

I teach Russian and English.

I believe that to learn a language you don't have to be a genius or to have great memory - after all, everyone learned to speak their native language to perfection. What you do need is a desire to learn it, discipline and a good teacher. So when teaching I try to adhere to the following rules:

- Systematic approach (at the beginning of the course I make a plan, set goals and choose course materials required for this particular student);

- Language immersion (a language is a living thing - you will never learn it just by doing exercises; you need to talk in it, listen to it and think in it);

- Strictly individual approach (I choose course materials only after I know student`s goals and needs).

My course materials include various text books, podcasts, role play situations, articles, exercises.

My last class was :
8+ days ago.
 
17 Mar 2016
By : rahamansk
Subject : Russian 
Lessons were great and practical, focus on conversation. Learnt a lot in a very short time.
 
26 Jan 2016
By : Ruben B
Subject : Russian 
Very prompt, patient, and understanding. Had a trial lesson and was very satisfied, will definitely continue to book lessons
 
18 Dec 2015
By : SarahHughey
Subject : Russian 
Great lesson!
 
12 Dec 2015
By : SarahHughey
Subject : Russian 
Good lesson!

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