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English, Russian Teacher & Tutor: Ekaterina Portnova

Private lessons, classes in Bucharest, Ilfov, Romania or online via video conferencing.

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 Profile of Ekaterina Portnova Date: February 13, 2017 
The Basics
Name: Ekaterina Portnova
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Self-study lessons: No online lessons
Language(s) to teach:
(N) Russian

(N) = Also native language of teacher.
City: Bucharest
State, province or region: Ilfov
Country: Romania
  • Teaching
  • Tutoring
  • Lessons delivery:
  • Live in person
  • Video conferencing
    Program Summary
    Class sizes available:
  • Private Lessons
  • 2-3 students
  • 4-8 students
  • 9 or more students
  • Student proficiency levels:
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Facets available:
  • Grammar
  • Conversation
  • Study Abroad
  • Business
  • Test Preparation

    Teaching Approach

    I always start a lesson with revision. As a warm-up we practice some phonetics. We have speaking,read ing, grammar and vocabular practice. In pairs, students make dialogues or we play games. I also show some Russian cartoons (with Eng subtitles for beginners) to train listening skills, if the students are at least intermediate, we also listen to songs.
    As for writing, students practice it at home and bring me a paper to check.

    Program Description

    My main goal is to make a student start speaking first of all. That's why I don't teach alphabet from the very beginning. I start the lesson with introduction phrases, so that by the end of the lesson he/she already knows some things in Russian. I pay attention to all the aspects and I always come back to the subject that has been already learnt if I feel that students are not good at it. Each 6-8 lessons I give them a test to understand what I need to explain to them once again.

    Teaching Experience

    Russian teacher
    I started teaching Russian last October. It was AIESEC project Teaching Romanian Youth. I taught Russian in English to groups of A1 and A2 level
    Englis h tutor
    Teachi ng English to students of different age – from 7 to 37 years old.
    Individual approach depending on a student’s goal.
    I have had more than 20 students for these 6 years.
    I started to practice teaching since I was in the 3-rd academic year at the University. I helped students to understand grammar better and helped them with homework.
    Af ter graduation I decided to get more experience, so I chose more skillful students.
    I have a good reputation and references; you can refer to the link above if interested.

    Teacher Training

    As for Russian, I don't have any speacial education, I'm just a literate native speaker.
    As for English, I graduated from the faculty of foreign languages and translation in Moscow

    Cost of Lessons

    40 lei per 60 min,
    if it's a group, it's negotiable


    Profile Creation: February 13, 2017
    Profile Last Edit: February 13, 2017
    Last Login: February 13, 2017

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