From UkraineLiving in Cherson, Ukraine (23:20 UTC+01:00)
italki teacher since Apr 1, 2022
Thanks for visiting my profile :)
My name is Alina, I am from Ukraine. I'm a native speaker of Ukrainian and Russian, but I also speak English and a liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittle bit of German :)
I am a positive and easy-going person, so I'm sure we can be friends!
I've decided to become a tutor many years ago since I'm in love with foreign languages. I've been learning English for 10 years and believe me I know how to do it and I can teach you! I can also teach you my native languages such as Ukrainian and Russian, these languages are not as difficult as you've heard :)
My teaching profile on Instagram - zelinska.english
Me as a Teacher
We are going to have fun and useful lessons! We will listen to music, watch movies, play games. We will learn grammar, because it's a really important part of learning foreign languages, but don't worry, It's going to be easy-peasy:)
My students never hesitate to ask me anything, we become real friends! I prefer to explain my students every detail about the language they are interested in. It's so important to know WHY should you say this, this or that, not just say it because your teacher said so.
My lessons & teaching style
We will start our lessons with some tests for checking your grammar, listening and reading skills and making a study plan where we'll discuss your goals and weak points. I'm providing a wide range of topics (pronouns, numerals, daily routine, slang, idioms, home, food, and many others), each topic is for a certain level and interest.
I prefer to make lessons easy and fun by playing games, reading interesting and funny stories, listesing to music and read lyrics. Studying is not suffering, forget about that! I'll make you love learning languages :)
My teaching material
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61 lessons completed
Разговорный урок русского языка/ Speaking Russian
A1 - C2Conversation Practice137 lessons completed
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Russian Conversational W.T.
A1 - C2Conversation Practice10 lessons completed
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16 Ukrainian lessons
I've been taking weekly Ukrainian conversation practice lessons with Alina for several months now and have seen a real improvement in my conversation skills. She clearly takes an interest in her students and is excellent at guiding a conversation to help a student produce output and be creative with the language. Highly recommend!
Jun 27, 2022
3 Russian lessons
Alina manner of teaching is so wonderful and refreshing!! She's patient and supportive, but really knows how to motivate her students. She's great at building confidence and keeping lessons fun and engaging through a variety of activities that improve conversation, writing, and reading skills. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in learning Russian.
Apr 21, 2022
6 Ukrainian lessons
She made a relaxing learning atmosphere where I was sure it was going to be tough. I coming back for another lesson. After 20 min, I know half of a new alphabet (—it feels like)!
Apr 14, 2022
29 English lessons
Самый лучший преподаватель!)
Nov 25, 2022
6 Russian lessons
Working together on written russian, very effective!
Nov 15, 2022
6 Russian lessons
Great teacher, putting special attention to details and little errors in translations...