I decided to take one to one lessons in Russian language with Ksenia Golubytska during a visit to Kiev. My previous experience was mainly nine months using the online 'Babel' language App, supplemented by face to face lessons with two other teachers for short periods in Odessa and Vienna. Ksenia was by far my best and most productive experience of Russian language learning.
Ksenia was outstanding in her approach. She took time to consider my standard of learning and set out what she could achieve in a short period. One to one language learning is very intensive and she was attentive to my needs. For example she would ask if I needed a break during each lesson and offered refreshments. Qualities like rapport are very important in one to one language teaching and she demonstrated this. She introduced a variety of exercises into the lessons. Finally she pushed me by constant repetition of new words and phrases and I realised that I needed to be 'pushed'. Overall the experience was very motivating. I realised that I was privileged to be taught by a professional language teacher and I continue in my efforts to learn Russian.