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tenaris1 Fabio Gomez Fernandez, Director in CIS Region at Tenaris:

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       “Ekaterina helped me and my wife to understand the basics of Russian language, enough to improve our quality of life and socialize during our stay as expats in Moscow. She pushed us starting from zero, and  in the end she succeded”

       “Ekaterina nos ayudo a adquirir conceptos practicos y basicos del idioma  ruso que nos ayudaron mucho en la vida cotidiana y social. Su persistencia y metodologia nos llevo a aprender mas de lo que nuestra dedicacion y voluntad sola nos hubiese llevado. gracias”

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SAMSUNG  Alisha Chand, marketing manager at Samsung:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXreUBwdsRQ

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vtb2 Graham Hindle, Managing Director at VTB Capital:

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       “Ekaterina has a really special teaching style that has really helped me to get a basic understanding of Russian. This has given me confidence to use the language when I am in a great many social situations. I can now survive in restaurants, shops, taxis, dry cleaners , theatre cinema and many other situations”.

 

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vtb2 Manu Tripathi, Executive Director, Head of FX derivatives, Fixed Income at VTB Capital:

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       “Ekaterina is an excellent teacher who makes learning Russian, which is a difficult language, much easier. Her fluent grasp over both English and Russian makes her an ideal teacher for Foreigners seeking to learn the language. I am quite happy with my progress over the past three months, in no small view due to Ekaterina’s patient, intuitive teaching style”.

 

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terumo Yasuaki Higuchi, Business Manager at TERUMO Russia LLC:

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fukR1PXkSv8

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V47B9gzTn8E

 

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uncubed  Guy V. Cimbalo, Editorial Overlord at Uncubed:
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“If it weren’t for Ekaterina’s instruction, I still wouldn’t be able to order food, ask for directions, or navigate Russian culture. Thanks to her, I am not starving, lost, and confused – I highly recommend her tutoring.”
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Coca-ColaDino Klaric, IC Marketing Manager Coca-Cola HBC Eurasia, Moscow Head Office:
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“After 30 classes with Ekaterina really happy and proud as my knowledge of Russian came on level where can easy communicate in everyday situations and even in daily business routines. Of course it is not 100% correct in terms of grammar but therefore Ekaterina during our classes pay special attention on areas for improvement and explain it on simple way through examples and link with previously learned.

Classes itself are very interesting and mix of communication, reading practices and grammar so each class is fully rounded and structured, filled with mixture of mentioned elements.

Especially interesting note gives start with “warm up” of previously learned and practicing through games which force fast and correct thinking.

Would like to take opportunity and recommend Ekaterina as great person for all foreign people who’d like to learn Russian and be more effective in business as the same can feel myself too.”

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bcbfFrank Spagnolo, English teacher at The British College of Banking & Finance

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As someone with wide experience in language learning, both as a teacher and as a student, I particularly appreciate Ekaterina’s thorough and systematic approach to teaching Russian. She is patient and methodical at all times, providing opportunities for free conversation practice but more importantly, regularly drilling and consolidating the core concepts and rules of Russian grammar. She has the knowledge and experience to be able to explain and demonstrate everything with a rare degree of clarity and understanding.

Moreover, Ekaterina will not let you forget what she has taught you. Lessons are challenging, informative and useful, but your skills will be tested. This isn’t just someone you can practice your Russian with; this is a real teacher – one that comes highly recommended.

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efLauren Kostich, English teacher at English First

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLBZptjPm9g

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Felicia Lee, Search Consumer Marketing Lead at Google:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q5d1K9Dyf4

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terumo Minoru Ueno, General Director at TERUMO Russia LLC:

 

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-I felt strong enthusiasm and professional mind

-Ekaterina was so much patient to repeat the same topic until the learner reaches to an appropriate level

-The contents of lesson were very structural. Starting with grammar and move on to practical usage

-Ekaterina was so flexible in scheduling the lesson

-English helped me to communicate with her, when I have any doubts or difficulty.
 

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Patrizia Giaccone, wife accompanying her husband Paolo, Director Protective Coatings South & East Europe at AkzoNobel

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My name is Patrizia Giaccone and I have lived approximately one year in Moscow: my husband has worked in the Russian capital for an international chemical group (AkzoNobel).

During my stay in Moscow I had classes of Russian language with Ekaterina, and from the beginning she showed her excellent qualities as a teacher. She is very competent and has pushed me to learn the language with her practical and effective methodology. I started from zero level as I was not even familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet, and thanks to her I managed to understand and make myself understood in Russian at a sufficient level for my daily life. I studied other languages in my life as I had to follow my husband abroad in various European countries and I can definitely say that Ekaterina has been the best teacher I met. I wish to advise everybody Ekaterina as a teacher, as she has got an excellent curriculum also thanks to the several years as a teacher at the university. She is also very reliable and punctual in the appointments and she is flexible when there is a need to change time in case of problems. Having learned the basis of the Russian language, I could appreciate more my time in Moscow.

 

Mi chiamo Patrizia Giaccone e ho vissuto a Mosca circa un anno perché mio marito ha lavorato nella capitale russa per un’industria chimica internazionale (AkzoNobel).

Durante la mia permanenza a Mosca ho preso lezioni di russo con Ekaterina, che si è da subito rivelata un’ottima insegnante. È molto competente e mi ha spronato a studiare la lingua con il suo metodo di insegnamento pratico ed efficace. Io sono partita da zero, non conoscevo neppure l’alfabeto cirillico e grazie a lei sono riuscita a comprendere e a farmi capire in russo ad un livello utile per la mia vita quotidiana. Ho studiato altre lingue nella mia vita perché ho seguito mio marito all’estero per varie nazioni europee e posso dire con certezza che Ekaterina è stata la migliore professoressa che ho incontrato. La consiglio vivamente a tutti, ha un ottimo curriculum che deriva dagli innumerevoli anni di insegnamento all’università. Inoltre è molto puntuale e affidabile negli appuntamenti e flessibile nel cambiamento di orari se sorgono problemi. Ho apprezzato di più il mio soggiorno a Mosca avendo appreso le basi della lingua russa.
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Andrew Strickland, Senior Manager, Analytics at Publicis.Sapient

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My name is Andrew Strickland and I’ve been learning Russian with Ekaterina for 2 years and I enjoy her systematic approach towards teaching the language.
I was starting from zero so it was good that she commenced with the grammar and then built in the practical usage, working with the Survival Russian textbook (recommended).
I find Ekaterina has the right level of patience with me and I always feel like I am getting better over time. On areas where I struggle she’s always been willing to find resources to help me improve outside of the lessons we have. Also, importantly she won’t let me cut corners, ensuring I am properly tested during the lessons and also with homework.
Finally, Ekaterina has been very flexible around the actual scheduling of the lessons themselves as I struggle to be available outside of the weekend.
All in all highly recommended

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Michael Schmidt, Frohlich Plastics Group

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Thanks a lot to Ekaterina for the effective teaching of Russian as a foreign language during my one-week-holiday in Moscow. Solid and reliable private tutors are rare, even in a big city like Moscow. I have to say that I have been looking for a teacher for a very long time before my trip to Moscow. And I’m glad, that I found Ekaterina. She was always very well prepared and lessons took place in a relaxed atmosphere, although we worked very concentrated. As an absolute beginner I have learned a lot in the short time. And the most important thing: thanks to Ekaterina, I dare to use the Russian language in everyday life. I got the courage to speak, even though my Russian is far from perfect. Soon I would like to continue teaching with Ekaterina on Skype.

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Ekaterina, vielen Dank für den effektiven Crashkurs in Moskau! Ich habe in der kurzen Zeit viel gelernt und Sie haben mich noch mehr für die russische Sprache begeistert. 

Ekaterina war immer perfekt vorbereitet, die entspannte Atmosphäre war sehr hilfreich für konzentriertes Arbeiten, so dass tatsächlich viel „hängen blieb“ und ich nun endlich auch mal den Mut aufbringe, mein Anfängerrussisch auch anzuwenden. Ich freue mich sehr auf die Fortsetzung unseres Unterrichts auf Skype, denn meine nächste Russland-Reise kommt bestimmt!

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Nuno Fernandes, Tour Operator at Soltropico
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I had lessons with Ekaterina for almost one year in Moscow and she helped me learn a lot in a short time. Someone recommended her to me and it was worth it, I got more than I was expecting. I highly recommend. Thank you Ekaterina!

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Katalin Makra, wife accompanying her husband Tamas Bartok, Finance Director in Russia, Ukraine, CIS Region (the company name is hidden as a personal info)
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I’m fully satisfied with Ekaterina, her personality and teaching knowledge is wonderful.

She measured my Russian knowledge and can teach me on my level.

She structures very well the lession, full with practices and keep me continuously interested on Russian.

She is strong on using visual aids based on my requirement.

She checks my knowledge, takes care about positive feedbacks and corrects what necessary.

She focuses on speaking skills on common situations.
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Toby Smith, Senior Director – Legal, Compliance & Security at OTIS
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Ekaterina approaches Russian instruction in a systematic yet fun way.  She is practical and flexible, and was able to tailor lessons to my personal language acquisition needs. I very much enjoyed our lessons and made great progress.
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Jared Carr, Vice President (Russia/CIS) at LEGO
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Ekaterina is an outstanding teacher.  She has a very clear structure and method for teaching the Russian language, and is adept at working with students who are starting with zero Russian language knowledge.  She is reliable and consistent and is able to modify her approach to accommodate your learning style, preferences, and schedule.  She’s pleasant and fun to work with, yet stays highly disciplined and professional in her approach.  I would highly recommend Ekaterina to anyone aiming to learn Russian, from the basics to complete fluency.
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David Yves Claude Biaré, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research , Dubna, Russia 
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I study Russian and I live in Russia for 3 years. Being of Latin origin, the Russian language is hardly accessible to me. I studied with different teachers and also independently. During these three years, my level improved certainly but very slowly and the structure of my Russian remained abominable anyway. Communication with people remained very difficult. Then, I have started lessons with Ekaterina via Skype. Since then, my Russian apprenticeship has taken a 90 degrees turn. What seemed to me inextricable cleared up significantly, things that seemed to me out of reach are gradually coming. Learning Russian has become simpler and easier. Ekaterina’s lessons are built, structured, light and personalised. She has simple and effective teaching methods. She is an intelligent person who understands the student that she has in front of her and she knows how to adapt her teaching. I’m really happy to have finally met a teacher who suits me. If I could have met her three years ago, I would most likely already speak Russian almost fluently.
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Patrick Steinegger, Group leader at Paul Scherrer Institute
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Dr. Ekaterina Krisanova has taught me Russian since early 2019. Back then, I was still living and working in Russia before returning to Switzerland later the same year. Nonetheless, Dr. Krisanova has kept on teaching me weekly via Skype. In fact, Skype has been the method of choice since the very beginning. While being unusual at first, I have very much grown to like this remote mode. It allows me to have the lesson virtually anywhere in the world, such as, e.g., at a conference abroad. I am not the best at languages, but Dr. Krisanova, with her great approach to teaching, has managed to keep me interested and eager to learn more. Despite having to go over certain things more than once, every lesson has been a delight with many laughs as well. I can only recommend Dr. Krisanova and I am looking forward to many more lessons to come!
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Dr. Ekaterina Krisanova unterrichtet mich in Russisch seit Anfang 2019. Damals lebte und arbeitete ich immer noch in Russland, bevor ich Ende desselben Jahres in die Schweiz zurückkehrte. Nichtsdestotrotz unterrichtet mich Frau Dr. Krisanova weiterhin wöchentlich über Skype. Tatsächlich war Skype die Methode der Wahl seit dem Beginn meines Unterrichts. Während dies anfangs noch etwas ungewöhnlich war, bin ich mittlerweile sehr überzeugt von dieser Methode. Sie erlaubt es mir Unterrichtsstunden ortsunabhängig wahrzunehmen, z.B. auch an einer Konferenz im Ausland. Ich bin nicht gerade ein Sprachenenthusiast, trotzdem hat es Dr. Krisanova, mit ihrer gewinnenden Art zu unterrichten, geschafft mein Interesse aufrecht zu erhalten bzw. meine Lernbegierde zu wecken. Auch wenn sie gezwungenermassen gewisse Dinge mehr als einmal besprechen muss, war jede Lektion eine Freude mit vielen Lachern. Ich kann Dr. Krisanova wärmstens empfehlen und hoffe auf viele weitere Lektionen mit ihr!
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Laura Leman, French and English teacher at Kinderly, Russia
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Before I started lessons with Ekaterina Vladimirovna, I was struggling to find a competent Russian teacher. In a few courses, Ekaterina convinced me she was the right person!
I already had a good understanding of the Russian language, but my speech contained a lot of grammatical mistakes.
Ekaterina methodically analyzed them, provided me with the grammatical points, and helped me build up a more consistent speech!
Her explanations are precise and understandable (even for the shadiest Russian grammatical concept!), thanks to her high standard of knowledge and her extensive experience. Moreover, she is a very witted person with whom it’s lovely to discuss! We talk about a wide range of subjects, ranging from international politics to Russian pop culture, always spicing it up with a good dose of sense of humour and enthusiasm!
Thanks to her, I am now actively preparing for The Second Level Certificate (TORFL-II / B2); I am very confident! I heartily recommend her to every professional who would like to progress in their knowledge of the Russian language.

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Avant que je ne commence à étudier avec Ekaterina Vladimirovna, je désespérais de trouver un professeur de russe compétent.
En quelques cours, Ekaterina m’a totalement convaincue qu’elle était la bonne personne !
J’avais déjà une bonne compréhension de la langue russe, mais je faisais encore beaucoup d’erreurs grammaticales et lexicales.
Ekaterina a méthodiquement analysé mon discours et m’a apportée les points grammaticaux nécessaires, me permettant ainsi totalement d’améliorer mes compétences orales et écrites !
Grâce à sa très fine connaissance de la langue russe et sa grande expérience, ses explications sont précises et compréhensibles (même pour les règles grammaticales les plus complexes). De plus, Ekaterina est une personne très humaine et qui a beaucoup d’esprit, il est très plaisant de discuter avec elle ! Nous abordons ensemble des sujets très divers, allant de la politique internationale à la culture pop russe, toujours avec une pointe d’humour et beaucoup d’enthousiasme !
Grâce à elle, je prépare désormais activement le Test de russe langue étrangère (TRKI/TORFL II – B2) ; je suis très confiante quant à mes chances de réussite !
Je la recommande de tout cœur à tous ceux qui souhaitent améliorer leur connaissance de la langue russe.

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Vu Duc Cong, Researcher at Frank laboratory of neutron physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
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Ekaterina is a patient, enthusiastic, and cheerful person. With a high level of expertise and many years of experience, she always knows how to convert complex problems like grammar or cultural differences… into easy ones to understand. Besides, her curriculum and methodology are especially suitable for busy people, even for distance training. My class under her has been very professionally and effectively done.
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Ekaterina là một người kiên nhẫn, nhiệt tình và vui vẻ. Cô ấy có một trình độ chuyên môn rất cao và nhiều năm kinh nghiệm giảng dạy để biến những vấn đề phức tạp trở nên đơn giản và dễ hiểu. Bên cạnh đó chương trình học và phương pháp giảng dạy cô ấy đề ra cũng rất phù hợp cho những người bận rộn, thậm chí là cho một khóa học từ xa. Lớp học của tôi với cô ấy đã được thực hiện một cách rất chuyên nghiệp và đầy hiệu quả.
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Greg Edmonds, Director at Nordgold
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Ekaterina is my 5th Russian language teacher, needless to say, I am hard work, where others lost the edge (one even lost her temper, it was hilarious) Ekaterina has hung in there remaining positive, upbeat, flexible, happy to repeatedly explain this magnificent language structure a multitude (and I mean a lot!) of times, she has the patience of a saint! I have progressed more with her in half the time than the others combined. Ekaterina keeps the lessons light and bright, essential if one is to memorize and understand 6 ways to say everything (you will find out;).

If you need to learn pa-ruski I highly recommend Ekaterina!
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Miki Maki, Contract employee in Japan
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I started lessons with Ekaterina via Skype 2 years ago to improve speaking and listening skills. I am highly satisfied with her lessons. She never misses my grammatical mistakes, and when I make such mistakes, she immediately points them out. Also, she is very flexible with student’s needs, so sometimes I request lessons with theme or materials which I am interested in. In my case, articles or videos of the current topics are usually used as learning materials. The following method which is used in the lessons is very helpful for me to increase my vocabulary, develop logical thinking and speaking skills: 1) read articles beforehand, 2) ask meanings of words or phrases which I don’t understand, 3) answer the questions that Ekaterina prepared, 4) talk about the cases in my country.

I recommend lessons with Ekaterina for anyone, who wants to improve Russian because I am sure that there you can find effective way to learn Russian.

Thank you so much for interesting lessons in the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, Ekaterina!
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スピーキングとリスニングのスキル向上のため、2年前からスカイプでエカテリーナ先生のレッスンを受けています。レッスンには大変満足しています。まず、先生は文法的な間違いを聞き逃すことなく、すぐに指摘してくれます。また、生徒側のニーズに柔軟に対応してくださるので、自分が興味のあるテーマや教材を使ったレッスンをお願いすることもあります。私の場合は、時事ネタの記事や動画を教材として使っています。レッスンで用いられている以下の方法は、語彙を増やし、論理的思考力やスピーキング力を身につけるのに有効だと感じています:1)事前に記事を読む、2)わからない単語やフレーズの意味を先生に聞く、3)先生が用意した質問に答える、4)自国の事例について話す。

エカテリーナ先生のレッスンは、ロシア語を上達させたいと思っている人にお勧めです。きっと、ご自身にとって効果的な学習方法を見つけることができるはずです。

エカテリーナ先生、リラックスした雰囲気の中で楽しいレッスンをありがとうございます!
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Saumia Pandiat, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna
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I have been studying Russian with Ekaterina for more than two years. Earlier I have studied with another teacher for over a year, and I could read and write, given time. But I found the grammar structure very hard to remember. Understanding spoken Russian, especially when it is fast, as well as responding in Russian was extremely difficult for me. Ekaterina’s well planned lessons helped me understand the basic structure of the language a lot better. Ekaterina is an excellent teacher, very intuitive and patient. She gives special attention to the areas where I struggle – repeating, revisiting and testing them regularly. I found her teaching method highly efficient. A few months after starting the lessons with Ekaterina, I had my first successful telephone conversation in Russian – a feat I believed earlier to be impossible! Moreover, the lessons are real fun since she builds up the discussions around very interesting topics. I highly recommend lessons with Ekaterina to anyone who wishes to learn to communicate effectively in Russian.
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Patric Seiler, Freelancer/Self-employed, Senior Software Engineer Microsoft .NET, ITConsulting24

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Ekaterina is a highly qualified, experienced and above all patient teacher with a clear idea of how to systematically bring the dumbest beginner to a high level in Russian. My wife and many of our friends are Russian. It was always my wish to understand Russian and to have a say. I listened to audiobooks with Russian courses every day. After two years of hard learning, I had to realize that this path didn’t bring me a single step further. After only half a year of teaching with Ekaterina, I can understand Russian discussions well and express my needs in Russian. Now I start to speak Russian with my wife and my children and it works! Thank you Ekaterina for your great patience and for your intensive efforts!
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Finn Scheffler
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I have started lessons with Ekaterina few weeks ago and I appreciated from the beginning her kindness and professionalism. She teaches methodically and it’s visible her long experience. I’m a Russian beginner but it’s very nice to learn from her because she is full of experience, assingns the best exercises and suggest excellent tricks to best remind the difficult Russian grammatical rules. Happy to have met her and follow her lessons, sure that I can reach an excellent level of Russian.
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Aldo Mier Aguirre
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Ekaterina is an excellent tutor: intelligent, patient. She’s got a wide experince with foreigners, which is really helpful, because Ekaterina knows exactly which are the problems to be dealt with. At the same time, she has thoroughly studied Russian literature, which makes her an excellent interlocutor for those who are also seeking to deepen in this world. // La recomiendo ampliamente. Sabe cuales son las dificultades a que se enfrentan los extranjeros al estudiar una lengua tan compleja como el ruso. Es inteligente, paciente y, ademas, habla algo de espanol, lo que resulta una ventaja extra para hispanohablantes.
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