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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. I use an interactive platform to share the materials with my students.

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. Каждый урок я размещаю на специальной платформе, поэтому вы всегда можете повторить изученный материал.



60 minutes for $25 / €21 / £18

90 minutes for $37.5 / €31.5 / £27

Levels: A1-C2

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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Quando io e Dasha abbiamo iniziato il nostro percorso di 10 lezioni insieme io conoscevo già le basi della lingua russa (A1-A2) ma non avevo mai parlato in russo con qualcuno, e avevo un po' paura di non essere in grado di capire/di esprimermi. Ma Dasha parla in modo assolutamente comprensibile, ben scandito, utilizzando un lessico appropriato al livello dell'allievo. La consiglio assolutamente per chiunque voglia incominciare a parlare in russo: è un'insegnante estremamente professionale, disponibile e con la quale è facile entrare in sintonia!

Al nostro primo incontro, Dasha mi ha chiesto che obiettivi avevo, quali temi mi sarebbe piaciuto toccare e mi ha spiegato come avremmo lavorato: ad ogni lezione avremmo affrontato un argomento particolare (es. la casa, i vestiti, l'alimentazione e la salute), via via sempre più difficile con il passare del tempo. Inoltre, ogni settimana mi assegnava dei compiti (fattibilissimo dal punto di vista del carico di lavoro), in modo da allenare la comprensione di video/testi con delle domande e solidificare le competenze grammaticali con degli esercizi. Nel corso di queste dieci lezioni sono migliorata tantissimo e in questo momento mi sentirei abbastanza sicura delle mie competenze per comunicare con qualcuno in russo. Per questo, ho intenzione di continuare con Dasha.

When Dasha and I started our 10-lesson journey together, I already knew the basics of the Russian language (starting at a A1-A2 level), but I had never spoken in Russian with anyone and I was a little bit afraid I wouldn’t be able to understand/express myself properly. However, Dasha speaks in a really clear, understandable way, and she always takes care to use an appropriate vocabulary based on your level. I would suggest her to anyone who wants to start to speak Russian, since she’s an extremely professional and friendly teacher, and it’s really easy to connect with her!

During our first meeting, Dasha asked me what my goals were and what themes I wanted to deal with, and then she explained to me how we were going to organize our work: each lesson would be devoted to a specific topic (e.g. the house, clothes and fashion, alimentation and health) whose difficulty would increase as we proceeded with our lessons. Furthermore, she would assign me homework every week (which was totally manageable in terms of workload): I was given texts and videos with related questions so that I could work on my comprehension skills, as well as some grammar exercises. I feel like I have improved a lot throughout these 10 lessons, and right now I feel confident enough to communicate with anyone in Russian. Therefore, I am going to sign up for other lessons with Dasha.

Beatrice, Italy | Level: A2 | 2021