Tatiana Z. - Russian, German, English tutor and professor

Tatiana Z. - Russian, German, English tutor and professor
$48 / hr
Long Beach, CA
30 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
If you are looking for a fun, flexible, easy to get along with tutor for either German or Russian I am perfect for you. I am a former German professor from Russia who currently lives in America and tutors full time now.

I provide a variety of activities for my lessons so you will never get bored. For example, I will use games, interactive conversational lessons, fun warm up tasks, case studies, and even riddles. We will use authentic materials as well. You will learn conversational skills, ...
Tatiana keeps the lesson breezing through an hour without making it seem like you?re working. She had a variety of interesting lesson plans to help keep learning interesting. She also has a good sense of humor. Highly recommended!
- Jessica T. from Oakland, CA
Tatiana is very flexible and helpful. She was able to supplement my school work with additional exercises that helped me learn faster. She was very encouraging and I felt very comfortable with her. I definitely recommend her as a tutor!
- Sarah K. from Seattle, WA
The most important thing for me is that a tutor listens for what my challenges are with the language because every student is not the same. To complement that, a tutor should be able to correct you in a way that helps you and should be able to come up with ideas to guide you along. In our first lesson, Tatiana did all of this. I look forward to our next lesson.
- Tolu O. from Los Angeles, CA
I had been trying to learn German on my own with Rosetta Stone for a couple of months with no success. I finally decided to reach out to a German tutor to see if the results would be better. It was definitely the right move! I learned more in my first class with Tatiana than I had in 3 months with Rosetta Stone. She explained grammar in a way I understood and from the first lesson forced me to speak and read out loud in German, which is something I was a little embarrassed to do but found immensely helpful and helped me learn. I would highly recommend her! You will definitely see results!
- Daynia M. from San Diego, CA
I highly and enthusiastically recommend Tatiana as a Russian tutor. She helps my two kids (ages 10 and 12). She is very friendly and easy going, knows how to engage the kids, and uses games and conversation as learning tools. She is very attentive to my requests and tailors her lessons accordingly. As a result of the lessons, my kids' reading speed, vocabulary, and comprehension have improved. I should also note that Tatiana has always been able to accommodate our requests to change the regular schedule if absolutely needed.
- Katya S. from Mountain View, CA
Tatiana is a wonderful tutor who takes the time to not only teach you the correct pronunciations, but also the cultural context that you would only get from living in Moscow!
- Matthew S. from Long Beach, CA
We have went over basic vocabulary and conversation during lessons, along with information about Russia and Russian culture. The student is given online and written resources to supplement the lessons and provide a basic understanding of grammar, vocabulary, conversation, and comprehension. This provides the student some personal latitude to pursue it his/her own pace while having a structured curriculum. Effective and thorough teaching but at a laid-back and friendly pace. Overall I would recommend :)
- Aditya R. from Dade City, FL
Tatiana is extremely patient and always finds good ways to explain me things when I have questions. Our lessons are interesting and move at a good pace! I am starting to learn Russian from scratch and she?s great at helping me get used to the alphabet and reading, as well as my pronunciation. Would recommend her to everyone! Absolutely fantastic!
- Luciana B. from Orange, CA
Tatiana worked with my daughter on Linguistics problems for NACLO Olympiad. She is very enthusiastic, loves what she does. My daughter learned a lot and enjoyed the lessons as well. Highly recommend Tatiana!
- Osana B. from State College, PA
Tatiana is a very good teacher and has helped me understand a lot of Russian. She is knowledgeable and very patient. If you are looking for a Russian tutor and want to know about the culture as well, she will not let you down. I would recommend her to other students.
- Jane L. from Scotch Plains, NJ
Tatiana has been teaching my daughter for the past several months and I am constantly surprised at the speed at which my child is learning. Tatiana's lessons are fun and challenging for my child, and she always feels encouraged at the end of the lesson.
- Meg G. from Vancouver, WA
Tatiana is very patient and listens to the needs of your current studies. She was very helpful explaining conjugation of case system in a way that is easier to remember. I feel more confident speaking as she incorporates what we learned into actual dialogue.
- Remi T. from Long Beach, CA
Tatiana has been a very patient and knowledgable tutor. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who wants to take their German-speaking skills to the next level. Her past experience being a professor really shows in our lessons. Very good tutor.
- Ben L. from Minneapolis, MN
She assessed my current knowledge and we talked (in German). She was patient with my hesitancy and would supply words or phrases when I asked for help. When I would interrupt the conversation to ask a question on grammar (in English), she supplied a quick but complete answer. She was very personable and easy to talk with (important when you're uncertain about what you're saying!).
- Russell L. from Torrance, CA
My first lesson with Tatiana was excellent! I am excited for future lessons and for the opportunity to improve my German with such a skilled linguist! I recommend her to any interested parties, whether you are new to the language or highly experienced. You will learn something.
- Michael C. from Kingman, AZ
Tatiana is a very engaging and patient tutor. My 14-year-old finds her lessons challenging and fun and the same time. He likes that fact that Tatiana encourages him to speak more and uses games to do vocabulary learning exercises. As a tutor, Tatiana is very flexible and adjusts the workload properly based on the level of readiness and preparation of the student. As a native speaker of Russian myself, I like the fact that she uses the proper yet colloquial enough language, without slang or dumbing it down for beginners. I highly recommend this tutor.
- Elena T. from Los Angeles, CA
Great knowledge and she is really good with teenagers. My 15 year old son said; "Tatiana makes it easy to understand the subject and she is engaging". I highly recommend.
- Hirley D. from Downey, CA
Really helpful and patient. Learned alot in the first day, German isnt easy but she makes it enjoyable. Looking forward to more lessons!
- Martin A. from Anaheim, CA
My tutoring sessions with Tatiana have made learning German (as a beginner) an interesting and enjoyable experience! I was really pleased how she made sure that I first had a good working knowledge of German pronunciation and a familiarity with some German words and expressions before we delved into a closer study of the language. By supplementing her sessions with verbal Q&A, I was able to practice what I had learned right away. Remember: the only way to learn how to speak a language is by actually speaking it!
- Lisa B. from Huntington Beach, CA
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