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K
Kathleen
« Olga taught me Russian as a private tutor for three months. I cannot... More »
K
Kathleen
« Olga taught me Russian as a private tutor for three months. I cannot recommend her enough! Firstly, Olga takes the time to learn about your skill level and interests. In our first few lessons, she had us do a bit of reading and conversation, after which she was able to pinpoint exactly how to help me improve. Russian speaking friends of mine were shocked at how much I improved in just three months due to her tutoring. Secondly, Olga teaches the Russian language as a dynamic partner to Russian culture, history, religious experience and art. We read and discussed poetry, literature, political pieces and more technical articles. Not only that, she recommended wonderful Russian movies, very interesting documentaries, and enrichment trips to the opera and a Russian Orthodox church in San Francisco. Thirdly and perhaps most importantly, Olga has a shining personality that makes the time you spend learning with her both educational and personally enjoyable. She is a wonderful woman and teacher. »
$50/h
1st lesson free!
Verified profile and diploma
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Olga
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Russian
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

I provide in depth learning experience filled with productive exercises, meaningful advice and plenty of direct support and encouragement.

Methodology

I am a versatile, bilingual professional with a background in diverse language consulting and training, and more than twenty years of experience in teaching and publishing. My keen ability to manage and evaluate trainee proficiency levels, as well as oversee all payable techniques for trainee development and performance, makes my training process effective and time efficient.

BA in Russian Linguistics from St Petersburg State University
MA in Religion and Art from Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
Berlitz training

Background

I am a versatile, bilingual professional with a background in diverse language consulting and training, and more than twenty years of experience in teaching and publishing. My keen ability to manage and evaluate trainee proficiency levels, as well as oversee all payable techniques for trainee development and performance, makes my training process effective and time efficient.

Rates

Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $40
Lessons offered by Olga
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Russian
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Olga's resume

Summary
More than 20 years of active commitment to public service in non-profit and for-profit on multiple levels / Focus on communication, team management and self-motivation are and have been key in my career development / Passion for languages, service, art, and people.
Specialties:
 Bold cross-cultural relationship building
 Enthusiasm with a focus on innovation
 Team work in diverse, international teams

» Education
Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California
MA in Art and Religion, 2005- 2008

St. Petersburg State University, St Petersburg, Russia
BA in Russian Linguistics, Church-Slavonic Grammarian
1984 - 1990

City College of San Francisco, California
Production Art, 1999- 2001

» Experience
Berlitz, San Francisco, California
Russian Tutor August 2015 to Present
• Russian language government programs.

City and County SF, San Francisco, California
Bilingual Skills Examiner April 2015 to Present
• Conducting oral and/or written tests of bilingual language skills.
• Administering tests of bilingual language skills in interview settings.
• Assisting in the development of exam items, test questions, and rating guidelines.

Wyzant, San Francisco, California
Russian Tutor November 2013 to Present
• Russian language and Literature tutoring.

ABC, San Francisco, California
Russian Tutor November 2016 to Present
• Russian language group tutoring.

ZeroChaos, San Francisco, California
Advertizing Quality Analyst for Google September 2013 to August 2014
• Linguistic quality evaluation according to Google ethics.
• Semantic relevance expertise to improve search accuracy.
• Spam, scam, and fraud mitigation.

St. Herman Press, Platina, California
Editor, Production Designer 2001 to Present
• Content and layout of Valaam Society journal Russky Palomnik.
• Editing Russian publications for Russky Palomnik Publishing House.
• Developing brand and web site traffic growth (concealed information)
Translator 1996-1997
• Translated 1000 pages biography of American Theologian Seraphim Rose written by Damascene Christensen from English into Russian.
• Edited revised the second edition of the book.
Linguist, Archivist 1993-1995
• Acquired, transcribed, cataloged archival manuscripts.
• Designed comprehensive photo-text-document database.
• Consulted on Church-Slavonic grammar and phraseology.

Russian National Library, St Petersburg, Russia
Librarian, 1987-1990
• Selected, acquired, circulated, and maintained library materials.
• Synthesized, analyzed, edited, and filtered information.
• Furnished reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services.

» Activities
UserTesting
websites and mobile apps live usability testing, synchronous and asynchronous.

Private training and consulting
in Russian and Slavonic Languages and Classic Russian Literature.

Pokrov Publications, a non-profit U.S. publishing association.
Secretary and Trustee

The 2 reviews on Olga
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

2 recommendations

K
Kathleen

Olga taught me Russian as a private tutor for three months. I cannot recommend her enough!

Firstly, Olga takes the time to learn about your skill level and interests. In our first few lessons, she had us do a bit of reading and conversation, after which she was able to pinpoint exactly how to help me improve. Russian speaking friends of mine were shocked at how much I improved in just three months due to her tutoring.

Secondly, Olga teaches the Russian language as a dynamic partner to Russian culture, history, religious experience and art. We read and discussed poetry, literature, political pieces and more technical articles. Not only that, she recommended wonderful Russian movies, very interesting documentaries, and enrichment trips to the opera and a Russian Orthodox church in San Francisco.

Thirdly and perhaps most importantly, Olga has a shining personality that makes the time you spend learning with her both educational and personally enjoyable. She is a wonderful woman and teacher.

O
Olivia

Olga is able to notice what inspires a student and finds unique ways to use that in her teaching. As examples, she finds poetry translation projects to participate in online, videos on everything from religion to politics in Russian, and events at the Russian cultural center here in San Francisco. This is the most effective and engaging way of learning for most people. I learned an enormous amount with her and highly recommend her teaching.

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