Mrs Galina C. of Radstock Somerset United Kingdom Tutor Profile
Tutor Personal Information
Mrs Galina C.
Tutoring Style and/or Experience
Each session is carefully pre-planned and will form an integral part of an individually tailored program. I usually email the student with learning material and/or exercises in advance. The session itself will deal with a particular topic or theme, e.g. common expressions, pronouns, or syntax, and will involve a variety of teaching methods, from asking the student to write in the textbox, to recitation, to question & answer, and so on. I commonly refer the student to internet resources too. After each session, I usually email the student a few ‘homework’ exercises, basically to reinforce what has been taught.
My Programs are individually tailored. I commence with an initial assessment of ability and reason(s) for wishing to learn Russian. To this end, students are sent an online questionnaire to complete. I also explain the technical prerequisites for the program, and how the Skype facility I utilise works during an initial technical session. Students should have a broadband internet connection, and it is also desirable that they have a (good) webcam, a headset, and a Cyrillic keyboard. Sessions last about 1 hour (although I charge an hourly rate, I am not an avid 'clock-watcher', and often do overrun. For UK students only, I can alternatively deliver the sessions via a landline phone. The times for each session need to be mutually convenient
I was a Qualified Teacher in Russia, and taught Russian Language and Literature at secondary and tertiary levels in Ryazan, Russia for a number of years. Since coming to the UK,
I have also acquired experience teaching Russian at home and online to an extremely diverse clientele. Additionally, I have recently commenced teaching Russian at the prestigious Millfield School near Glastonbury.
1. Ryazan Pedagogical University
Teacher’s Diploma obtained in 1989, specialising in
Russian language and literature.
2. Pavlov Medical University, Ryazan
Psychology Certificate obtained in 1998
3. 7302: Certificate in Delivering Learning (July 2007)
City & Guilds,Wells, Somerset, UK