Polina is an excellent tutor with utmost attention. She is dedicated to her job and with her relentless energy making every effort to teach the Russian language. I always noticed that she was well-prepared to the courses, very effectively used allocated time and followed carefully the progress I made and, if necessary went back to the previous lessons to refresh my memory. Her assignments were tailor-made, both in the sense of the level of difficulties and content. She quickly grasped my purpose of learning the Russian language and main areas of interest and focused on them, which made the courses and assignments more enjoyable for me. In particular, she very well knows the lexicon of economics, business and diplomacy. Her knowledge on literature is also commendable. Thanks to her I was able to make a considerable progress in my Russian in a relatively short span of time.
I’ve studied Russian language with Polina six hours a week, during three months. Thanks to her, I’ve been able to go from 0 knowledge of Russian – I couldn’t even read the cyrillic alphabet – to a level between A2 and B1.
She seemed a very professional teacher to me, only switching to English for the needs of very specific translations, both serious and flexible, always open to the suggestions of the students – for example when I expressed my wish to work with works from classical authors, she brought me accessible texts from Pushkin and Chekhov the next lesson. Thanks to her wise selection, I was able to translate those with her help. In general, I’d say she was able to raise motivation in me and, at the same time, she was experienced enough to funnel that motivation in the right direction, allowing me to progress faster than I expected.
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