Since 2005, we’ve helped students improve their confidence and grades in Russian.

We’re especially proud of the fact that other educators (teachers and professors) and high profile members of the Princeton University Administration trust us with their children’s academic success and recommend our services to others.

We have a 15+ year track record supporting students in Russian speaking, writing, and listening.

Our private 1-on-1 Russian tutors are native Russian speakers and have studied the language in-depth.

How Does It Work?

  1. Free Consultation – We learn more about your child
  2. A Perfect Tutor Match – Our team thoughtfully matches you with an amazing Russian tutor
  3. Progress Tracking – Stay in the loop with detailed progress reports after every session

Available Online or In-Person

  • Online – Over the past decade, we’ve successfully helped students all over the world using Zoom, virtual whiteboards, and other technologies.
  • In-Person – Locally in the Princeton, NJ area

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

  • Experience You Can Trust – Near-perfect ratings, 50,000+ hrs of tutoring experience, and 500+ happy reviews
  • Not completely satisfied with a session? Let us know, and we’ll make it right or refund the unused sessions.


# of unsolicited testimonials we’ve received


Hi, I’m Timur.

What parents say about our Russian tutors

Our team includes award-winning Princeton University undergrads and Master’s/PhD graduates who are rigorously screened and are extremely effective at communicating the material.

A brief “case study”: 

The mother of an 8th grader at John Witherspoon Middle School contacted us to help her daughter improve her Russian. She was a straight A student who was struggling with high expectations for herself and making silly mistakes.

We matched her daughter with Timur, a Physics major at Princeton University, who is fluent in Russian and won a Russian Language Distinction Award.

After several months of working together, the family left us this review:

“Great place for tutors for high school and middle school. We are very happy with our Russian language tutor Timur.”

We receive messages like this every week.

We regularly track progress

Progress reports are shared after every session so you always know what’s going on.

A Real-Life Example: 

Student: Emma
Tutor: Timur
Subject(s): Russian – Middle School
Date: 4/25
Time Tutored: 16:10 – 17:40
Next Scheduled Session: Sat, 05/02 4:00 PM (Online)

Material Covered:

During this session, we finished last week’s lesson. Then, we went over homework problems and corrected misconceptions regarding word structure. Emma was also provided more Russian phrases/idioms. Lastly, we finished the new topic of склонение, a necessary auxiliary component for understanding cases (падежи), which in turn will justify and guide Emma’s ability to create any sentence and combine any Russian words on a whim. Next week we will begin cases.

Additional Comments:

Emma is making good progress, and easily grasps the proper way to analyze words. The one caveat is that she absolutely must review previous material, which she has assured me she is doing on her own. In light of this, I have told Emma I will assess the vocabulary she has learned to this point (about 400 words) for next week by asking her to translate a random set of words from those learned.

Assignments for Next Week:

Assigned for next week is a bunch of practice words related to word structure, and a Russian essay that Emma is to rewrite entirely in cursive. Since we are moving fast through the grammar, in hopes of doing more interesting Russian literature and reading, and since Emma had been falling behind on homework for the past several weeks, I have annulled her need to show me previous homework (she is welcome to do so if she does it on her own initiative), and instead she is to begin with the current material’s homework. The essay was assigned for Emma to rewrite (and JUST rewrite) to test her writing skills. The rest of the new homework is meant to reinforce what she has already learned.

How is your child performing in Timur?


Addresses common student issues

A deep understanding of the subject matter allows us to personalize our approach.

Why is Russian important?

Russian is not typically taught in middle school or high school. Rather than improving in academics, our Russian students typically are trying to learn the language for personal reasons (e.g. to communicate with grandma or other family members).

Why do some students struggle with Russian?

Depending on the student, Russian can either be easy or hard! It can take a while getting used to the new grammar structures, gender cases, and vocabulary.

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A Pleasure

“Thanks Sonia! All the best to you! You’ve been a big help and a pleasure to work with.”

S.A., Parent of 9th Grader

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A Pleasure

“Thanks Sonia! All the best to you! You’ve been a big help and a pleasure to work with.”

S.A., Parent of 9th Grader

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We’ve produced consistent results over the past 15 years by combining a deep and nuanced understanding of the material, truly world-class tutors, and exceptional customer service.

What else differentiates us?

  • Smaller boutique company
  • Obsessive attention to quality
  • Never any high pressure sales tactics
  • Trusted resource with a strong reputation

We’d love to learn more about your student and see how we might be able to help!

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