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IELTS/TOEFL tutor with 15-year experience. 7 years of teaching SAT (both verbal and math)
Alex gehört zu unseren besten Lehrkräften für Englisch. Qualifiziert, erfahren und eine schnelle Organisation der ersten Einheit – unsere Schülerinnen & Schüler sind begeistert!
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My student's exam results speak for themselves: IELTS - 8.5, TOEFL - 114, SAT - 1500. My methodologies comprise best practices (Kaplan, Princeton Review, Black Book for SAT). I've also been successfully teaching general and business English for more than 15 years.
- Britisches Englisch
- Business English
- Alle Niveaus
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15 years as an English tutor (both private and for 2 Moscow language schools)
10 years of teaching IELTS
7 years of tuition of SAT and ACT
10 years of managerial positions in IT and Sales
Degree in Engineering (Moscow Technology University)
Degree in Psychology (Moscow State University)
Language Proficiency Certificate (St.Giles Language Centre, London)
Teaching SAT and IELTS is my major occupation which I've been involved in for more than 10 years. My desire is to help students get enrolled in the college of their dream. My SAT students consistently score more than 1400 and get scholarships in various colleges in the US and other countries. My IELTS students get up to 8.5. As a tutor, I'm quite demanding to my students, but this is just because of my willingness to bring them to their perfect scores.
Perfekt! Ich nehme seit 2 Monaten Unterricht bei Alex. Durch einen Jobwechsel bin ich vollkommen auf die engl. Sprache angewiesen. Nach der Schulzeit habe ich jedoch kein Wort mehr sprechen müssen. Alex hat mir von Anfang an die Angst genommen. Er konnte sich auch von Anfang an sich meinem Sprachniveau anpassen. Ein super Lehrer der den Unterricht je nach Bedürfnis des Schülers anpasst. Trotz großer Hemmungen hat mir Alex gezeigt wie ich souverän und verständlich durch den Arbeitsalltag komme. Vollkommen zu empfehlen!
- Antwort von Alex : Jasmin is a very determined learner, and it is a pleasure to work with her. Not only does she show good English conduct, but she's also a good-willing and bright person. We're going to continue our classes, and I'm sure that, with such a student, they will be both efficient and exciting.
Perfekt! Alex is Perfect as consulting people in their needs and their idea of improving their English skills in any chosen way. He is super professional and I liked to talk to him due to his kind and emphatic way of communication.
- Antwort von Alex : I really adored the class with Andre. It feels like we're on the same page, which allowed for a quick understanding of his goals. Noticeably, we were able to quickly figure out the curriculum as well - it usually takes much more than just one class. And last but not the least, there is no doubt his English skills are B2 which makes communication smooth and comfortable. Looking forward to our next class.
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My results speak for themselves:
TOEFL 109 (reading28, listening28, speaking26, writing27)
SAT general 1400 (680/720) - top 3% in my attempt
Enrolled in Amherst College in the US - a prestigious, very selective liberal arts school
I went to TOEFL fully confident in the level of my preparation, and the test was not stressful at all. In the SAT part, Alex helped me a lot. It was a huge problem for me to meet the time, but Alex clearly explained what and how to do it and gave useful lifehacks.
Alex approaches every issue with concern and is always ready to help. Strongly recommended!
Alex is an IELTS guru! In 2 months, he literally pumped me up to the desired result and even higher - 7.5. Before classes with Alex, in the previous attempt, I had a result of 6.0, and the task was to pass at least 6.5, and preferably 7.0. I am extremely happy and want to say a huge thank you to Alex for our classes. Another important point is that Alex is a native speaker for me. Because I study and live in London, I know what I'm talking about. I want to say once again BIG THANK YOU - this is money and time spent on the result. A++++++++
Alex was my FCE tutor, and I got B2 certified when I just turned 14. It was weird to sit for this exam in a room full of examinees 2 or 3 years older than me. And it was even more bizarre to realize that not all of them managed to pass it while I did. Thanks a lot, Alex!
Alex was my IELTS tutor in June 2019. My initial goal was to get 7.0, but a month of joint work gave me the result that exceeded my expectations - 8.0.
Listening 7.5, reading 8.5, writing 6.5, speaking 8.5.
It’s amazing how structured and packed Alex’s classes are. This is what actually allowed me to get such a high result after such a short term of preparation. How to do reading without reading? - Easy :) How to cope with listening without listening for the gist? - Not a problem. Writing? - Just stick to Alex’s templates. Automatically improve speaking band with no significant effort? - Simply follow the structure.
Thanks, Alex! Highly recommended!
Got 7.5 on IELTS with Alex. Writing and speaking were a great challenge, but we managed to get it to 7.0 on average (initial writing was 5.0). Also, had issues with reading, but we quickly coped with it.
Also, got 770 out of 800 on SAT math – better than 99% of students in my attempt.
I asked Alex to prepare me for IELTS in September 2020 and never regretted that. The preparation took somewhat 2 months, with classes twice a week. I remember that I particularly struggled to word up my ideas in the writing section, but Alex seamlessly guided me through actually all the sections of IELTS and I got 8.0 with no tangible efforts. Here’s the breakdown:
Overall – 8.0
Listening – 8.5
Reading – 8.5
Writing – 7.0
Speaking – 7.5
BTW, since then, I keep having English classes with Alex not to lose my fluency, and I am willing to continue!
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Wie kommt es, dass Du diese Sprache fließend sprichst? Hängt dies mit Deiner Herkunft zusammen oder hat einst ein/e Lehrer/in die Leidenschaft dafür in Dir geweckt?
I started learning English basics when I was 4 or 5, like numbers, colors, and basic vocabulary. When I turned 10 my parents hired a private tutor. Can't say it was exactly she who inspired me, but her systematic approach gave me an indispensable foundation - structure, grammar, and understanding of how the language works. Later on, I was able to improve my English at a Russian university as an engineer after this degree. The most interesting and valuable, however, started with my first work which I was able to successfully combine with my university studies. It was a job at an IT company that specialized in distributing software products, and it was my job to communicate with vendors. I will never forget how my hands were shaking when I first approached an English-speaking person to discuss some work-related matters. This is when I understood how important this language is and that I have to be capable of mastering it. That's what I did. I was working for different international companies in IT for 10 years, and I remember I was always on business trips. Meanwhile, I was able to live in Germany, England, and even India and Bangladesh. I was also able to get certified in English proficiency and even got a degree in psychology at that time. Finally, I realized that English is my passion and utilized all my knowledge and skills to change a profession and become an English teacher. I've passed a 15-year long way as a teacher to get where I'm now, from teaching small kids to tutioning of adults and preparing for IELTS and TOEFL, as well as the American SAT (also, having perfect references from all my students).
Nenne uns eine Persönlichkeit, egal ob lebend, historisch oder fiktiv, die für Dich diese Kultur am besten repräsentiert!
For me, it's definitely J.R.R.Tolkien. It's not just his books that I adored in my teenage years and not only the fact that he was a professional linguist who was able to create a dozen of new languages to make his imaginary universe even more realistic and inspiring. It is the fact of how sophisticated his English language is in his art and how useful it proved to me in learning English.
Gibt es in der Sprache, die Du unterrichtest, ein Wort, einen Ausdruck, eine Tradition oder eine typische Verhaltensweise, die Dich ganz besonders beeindruckt oder amüsiert?
Might sound a little bit nasty, but my favorite expression in English is "Don't touch my air". It refers to a situation when you invite someone to your place and don't want them to put off their shoes. In my opinion, it is kind of funny, but what's more - it precisely characterizes British culture.
Warum ist es Deiner Meinung nach so wichtig, diese Sprache zu beherrschen?
There's no doubt English is extremely important as an international language. No matter which country you're going to visit or even live in, you'll always be able to get by having some English skills. And of course, this language is totally irreplaceable if one wants to make a career at a large company because all communications will be in English. Last but not least is getting a degree in another country, which a lot of students desire - most courses will be in English as well.
Worin liegt die besondere Schwierigkeit, wenn es darum geht, diese Sprache zu lernen bzw. warum lohnt es sich ganz besonders?
I believe that there are 2 major difficulties for foreign learners when it comes to English. The first one is mastering the structure of the language: how sentences are built and how different parts of speech are formed. Without understanding how it works and learning to use this knowledge, no decent communication in English is possible. The second one is connected speech which is like singing when every following word floats out from the previous one when it might be challenging to understand where a particular word finishes and another one starts. This is the major issue for those lower than the intermediate level, and once again, without being able to utilize the connected speech in both listening and speaking, it's impossible to communicate fluently.
Gibt es im Zusammenhang mit dieser Sprache eine Anekdote aus Deinem Berufsleben oder Deiner Schulzeit, von der Du uns erzählen möchtest?
Not sure that the word 'Anekdote' has the same meanings in English and German. In English, it's just some personal story, but I believe that in German it has some connotation relating to the fun. I guess for me, it's a story, be it real or fictional, about Hemingway. They say he won a bet by writing this six-word story: "For sale: baby shoes. Never worn". No matter how desperately depressing the story might sound, it embraces the genius of both the author and typical English sarcasm.
Hilf uns, Dich ein wenig besser kennenzulernen, und erzähle uns ein wenig mehr über Deine bisherigen Reisen und/oder Auslandsaufenthalte.
I have been traveling around the globe all my life. And by saying traveling I don't mean just spending a beach holiday somewhere - I mean I was on business trips almost all my career having visited almost all of Europe and Asia. During that time I lived in the UK, Germany, and even Bangladesh for extensive periods of time. And since I started teaching English, I left Russia almost instantly. Starting from that time, I lived in both north and south of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Now, I've been living in Turkey for 3.5 years already.
Kurz und knapp: Was macht aus Dir einen Superprof?
I'm strongly convinced that the thing which makes me a superprofessional is that I don't just sell my time as a tutor - I clearly understand what my clients want and sell them a solution to their problems.