Russian Tuition in Sussex

Elena Dearden, Russian Interpreter, Russian Translator, Russian Tutor

Born in Minsk, Belarus, I am linguist by education and professional background. I have a degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and have over 20 years’ experience of teaching in both English and Russian.

I started my career teaching English in a secondary school in Belarus, followed by various teaching posts in Ukraine and Russia. I currently teach Russian at King's College London, and The London School of Economics. I teach private students to all levels.

During my Russian teaching career I have worked with students of all ages and abilities, from complete beginners to advanced learners. My Russian students include officials from the Foreign Office & Commonwealth Office, senior company directors and management staff, as well as university and public school students.

I offer:

  • Tailor-made teaching from beginner to postgraduate level face-to-face and on Skype Preparation and facilitating GCSE and A-Levels at private schools and 6 Form Colleges.
  • Courses at private schools
  • One-to-one tuition or small groups for travel, business and leisure
  • Refresher courses for linguists
  • Language training for professionals

For College students preparing for GCSE and A-Level exams at schools and colleges where Russian language is not taught I offer exam preparation and consultations and facilitate the actual exams at students’ premises, so that the students do not need to travel to London. Please note that the requirements for teaching Russian GCSE and A-Levels, as well as rules for taking exams are to change for students starting preparation for Russian AS-level in September 2017.

My Teaching Approach:

I use an individual approach and tailor Russian lessons to suit clients’ needs. I aim to develop conversational skills by working on various role-play situations, as well as working on listening comprehension and grammar. I believe that without a sound understanding of grammar students are unable to progress beyond phrase-book standard and have very little chance of understanding conversation. With advanced students we discuss literature, history and current affairs based on newspapers articles and watching TV news. We practice conversation, grammar patterns and phonetics.

My availability: Weekends / Weekdays
References: Available on request
CRB Check: Enhanced level

Areas covered:

I am based in West Sussex and am happy to travel to students’ homes or for them to come to me. My fees may vary according to travel expenses. The places I can travel to include London, Brighton, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Gatwick, Crawley, Redhill and Horsham.

Elena Dearden MITI, RPSI, DPSI

Russian Tutor · Russian Teacher

Tel/fax: + 44 (0)1444 811989
Mobile: + 44 (0)7779 143036

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