Students' Reviews

"I have really enjoyed our lessons, and I am looking forward to the next one. I think Alla's teaching methods are really good, because she always tries to help me memorise the words by going back to them and she is relaxed in the lesson which makes me relaxed too. I am enjoying the book we are using which I think has just the right balance between vocabulary and grammar."
Eleni Polycarpou, Solicitor at Withers Worldwide
 

"Alla Markh has been teaching me Russian for a year now, and I'm very happy indeed with the service she provides. Not only is she an excellent teacher who makes a difficult language easier to learn, but she manages to make our lessons varied and fun as well. She is also punctual, committed, cheerful and well prepared. In short, I doubt there is a better Russian teacher!"
Lisa Turner, Director at Turner Marke
 

"Alla has taught me Russian from complete beginner standard. Alla created a customised learning schedule following a discussion of my aims for the language and uses various types of media (textbooks, listening exercises, videos and online resources) in our lessons to fulfil my aims. Alla adapts each lesson if she feels the need to focus on a particular area, and promotes speaking through informal conversation. Alla is an extremely competent teacher who is very approachable for any questions and very organised in her teaching regime, whilst managing to remain flexible to individual student needs."
William Barker, Business Analyst at Commerzbank
 
 
"I had tried to learn languages in the past and always found studying in classes difficult. It is hard for me to keep to a fixed schedule or specific learning goals whilst having a demanding full time job and other commitments. Therefore when I decided to start learning Russian for my business I looked for a personal tutor. I was fortunate to find Alla via her website and sent her an email. Very quickly we scheduled an introductory lesson and I was very pleased when I left knowing a few words. Since then Alla has been teaching me at my own pace and I find her style of teaching very friendly and easygoing. She is flexible so I find I can schedule my lessons in around work. If there is an area I am struggling with we can take extra time over it, and I find her reassurance encouraging. Although Alla has visited my home when needed, we tend to study in her bright and airy apartment (with full range of delicious and complimentary herbal teas). Sadly I struggle to find time for much home study but even so I feel like my progress has been pretty good. Of course, as a beginner, the learning challenges are ongoing, but I feel confident that Alla has the expertise to see me through to even the most advanced level. Most importantly I am really enjoying learning with Alla and would have no hesitation in recommending her to others wishing to learn this fascinating language."
Justin Dean, Director / Owner at Sitejourney Ltd

"Learning Russian with Alla was a great experience for me. She understands very quickly what is the best rhythm and the best method for each specific student. This is a real advantage as Russian is a very complex language which requires a lot of flexibility in the teaching. Alla makes the class very pleasant with, in my opinion, the right balance between oral and written expressions and understandings."
Olivier Crame, Depfa Bank

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