Elena Korobova

Russian tutor teaching full time online
Female, 44 Years|Valence, France

Member since: Aug 30, 2009

Last active on: Mar 20, 2016 at 04:30 PM (EST)

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About Elena Korobova

My name is Elena, I'm a native speaker of Russian. I’m a professional Russian tutor and I’ve been teaching Russian over the internet, full-time, through my own registered business since 2007. Before that I taught English in a language school, and I have eleven years of teaching experience altogether. I also own a website for learners of Russian.

I believe that each student is different, so I always do my best to adapt my lessons to your needs and your learning style. However, I don’t think it’s possible to teach “only grammar” or “only conversation”. I offer my students a lot of conversation practice, but also grammar, vocabulary, listening and writing exercises. I also think that learning vocabulary is really important. You can’t build a wall if you don’t have any bricks, you can’t speak a foreign language if you don’t know any words. That’s why after each lesson I make on-line flashcards for my students to help them revise the new words.

And, last but not least, I really love teaching, so I always try to make my lessons fun and as enjoyable as possible for both my students and myself. My philosophy is to simplify things, not to complicate them, and I can prove to you that learning a foreign language is easier than you might think.

Teaching Preferences

Online Teaching

One-on-One at $10-20 per hour

Group Teaching at $0-10 per hour

Offers free trial classes

Teaches following Subjects/Exams
Russian (Languages)
Language of Instruction: English, French, Russian
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
English (Languages)
Language of Instruction: English, French, Russian
Teaching Experience

Russian online tutor

edufire.com; verbalplanet.com; wiziq.com, France

Apr 2007 - Present

Russian, English

I'm a professional Russian tutor teaching Russian over the internet, full-time, through my own registered business. I have developed online courses for Russian students of all levels. I'm also the owner of a website for Russian learners www.easyrussian.info.


BKC International House, Moscow, Russian Federation

Sep 1998 - May 2003


Taught English as a foreign language to adults and young learners using communicative approach.

Professional Experience
Content developer and teacher
Russianpod101.com, Japan
May 2008 - Feb 2010

Developing content for Russianpod101.com (writing podcast scripts, grammar and vocabulary pages, tests).


TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) intensive course

International House (London), Russia

Aug 1998 - Sep 1998

Grade "Very good"

BA with Honours in Library Science

Moskovskij Gosudarstvennyj Universitet Kul'tury i Iskusstv, Russian Federation

Sep 1994 - Jul 1998

Professional Exams & Certifications

CPE (Cambridge Certificate in Proficiency in English), Grade A


Year Of Passing: 1999

CAE (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English), Grade A


Year Of Passing: 1998

TEFL IH (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), Grade "Very good"


Year Of Passing: 1998

FCE (First Certificate in English), Grade A


Year Of Passing: 1997

by Roman Rekin posted on 26 June, 2015

excellent Russian lesson!

by Steve Poulsen posted on 23 June, 2015

Great class/teacher! I am learning a lot, quickly and comfortably.

by Adriana Lamackova posted on 17 February, 2015

This was my first class with Elena and I am very impressed. She is a very good teacher.

by Bart posted on 04 April, 2012

After having followed Russian class in evening school for 4 years, my motivation took a dive, as my real conversation skills remained poor at best. Elena's enthousiasm and diverse classes have put things back to nomal and my weekly class is now something to look forward to!

by Kenneth Hesser posted on 04 March, 2012

I had a great session today. My Russian language gets better and better ever week. Elena really makes me think through the exercises to use the correct Russian grammar in all the complexity of the 6 cases, and simultaneously helps me develop a very practical vocabulary with follow-up flashcards to study between weekly sessions. It is also very convinient to attend her classes from home using Skype and WizIQ online.

by Roberto posted on 03 January, 2012

Challenging and effective. And fun too.

by Roberto posted on 12 December, 2011

Very happy about her approach to the teaching of Russian. Precise and effective.

by Roberto posted on 18 November, 2011

I really enjoyed the first lesson. Elena managed to effectively create a very communicative environment. She is very good at finding the weakest points in the student's "knowledge" of the language and patiently works them out. I'm surely going to continue the learning experience with her. Roberto

by Ahmad ARAFA posted on 14 November, 2011

A talented and patient teacher. A pleasure to learn from !

by Gabriel Alexander posted on 29 August, 2011

She is a professional and very understanding teacher. I enjoyed learning with her and see my self taking many lessons with her. I highly recommend her.

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