YouTube videos, podcasts and online lessons for language learners

Привет! My name is Dasha. I am a qualified Russian language teacher; I gained my teaching qualification from the Saint Petersburg State University. I worked as a Russian language instructor at the Language Institute of Chiang May University, Thailand, where I wrote and delivered a curriculum for Russian for Beginners, for university students and adult learners.

I work with students of different levels. Each time my approach to teaching depends on the goals you pursue.

Watch this video to learn more about my project and teaching philosophy. The video has Russian and English subtitles.

Adult Students


I enjoy tailoring my lessons to the needs of my students and believe that the best way to learn a language is through topics that are engaging and fun. My goal is to make you understand how the Russian language works and help you become more confident in expressing yourself. We won't spend half of the lesson checking homework. Instead, we will practice different skills with you and talk as much as possible.

Мне нравится приспосабливать мои уроки к потребностям учеников, и я считаю, что лучший способ выучить язык — через интересные, увлекательные и актуальные темы. Моя цель — научить вас понимать русский язык и помочь вам стать более уверенными в самовыражении. Мы не будем тратить половину урока на проверку домашнего задания. Вместо этого мы будем с вами тренировать различные навыки и как можно больше разговаривать.



60 minutes for $25 / €21 / £18

90 minutes for $37.5 / €31.5 / £27

Levels: A2-C1

Book a FREE consultation with me (20 minutes). You can share your goals, interests and preferences in learning Russian. The consultation helps me design a studying plan specifically for you. Please complete the form below to book a consultation with me.

Забронируйте бесплатную консультацию (20 минут), на которой я расскажу о себе и о том, как будут проходить занятия. Вы сможете поделиться своими целями, интересами и предпочтениями, что поможет мне подготовить индивидуальный план обучения.


5 lessons

60 minutes for $24 / €20 / £17

90 minutes for $36 / €30 / £25.5

10 lessons

60 minutes for $23 / €19 / £16

90 minutes for $34.5 / €28.5 / £24

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Months ago, I felt that I needed some practise speaking and a more structured approach to learning Russian grammar. (I was uncomfortable speaking and disliked memorizing grammar, but knew I had to try.) I felt too nervous to book lessons with a professional, however, when I found Dasha, I knew that I found someone who I could learn many things from and who I would feel comfortable expressing myself with. After ten lessons with Dasha, I can say that my hunch was so true!
During our lessons, Dasha made me feel so comfortable, which created a supportive learning and practise environment for me. I really enjoy her style of teaching, which offers the benefits of organized preparation/exercises as well as the benefits of real and spontaneous conversation. Through her motivation, my confidence in my Russian language abilities grew, and these feelings further motivate me to learn and enjoy the language. And since Dasha also has extensive experience and knowledge, I feel that I ended up exceeding my own language learning goals. That is, I noticed I made substantial progress in my abilities to speak/converse and in my understanding and assimilation of grammatical concepts. This is progress I would not have made without her.
All in all, Dasha is such a supportive, knowledged instructor and wonderful person. I highly recommend her private lessons as well as her YouTube channel and podcasts! I enjoyed every lesson together, and I'm looking forward to working with her again in the near future!

Husna, Canada | Level: B1 | 2021


Russian Twist podcast


Изучайте русский язык через контент и узнавайте больше о городах и культуре России. Субтитры на русском и английском языках.

Learn Russian through content and explore Russian cities and culture. Subtitles in Russian and English.


Подкаст для тех, кто хочет говорить по-русски. Практика аудирования для среднего уровня (B1-B2). Транскрипции на Patreon.

A podcast for those who want to speak Russian. Intermediate listening practice (B1-B2). Transcripts are available on Patreon.


Англичанин и сибирячка говорят на разные темы и приглашают интересных гостей. Русский для продвинутого уровня, транскрипции на Patreon.

An Englishman and a Siberian woman talk about various topics and invite interesting guests. Russian for advances learners. Transcripts are available on Patreon.