Type of Programme
One-to-one, personalised Russian language tuition living full-board with the tutor's own family and in the tutor's own home, including local visits and excursions, meeting friends, neighbours and professional colleagues.
Type of House: Detached House
Teaching Qualifications and Experience
Folk Arts Teacher, Director of orchestra (ensemble) of folk instuments, organizer of mass cultural activities. Degree with honours from the Kiev University of Culture 1995 - 1999. I taught my husband, a British citizen, the Russian language. And also foreign guests that we frequently host in our home.
Hobbies and Interests
We are musicians who play Celtic and Ukrainian music on ethnic instruments. We have a collection of folk costumes and instruments. Also we are interested in Art-House Films, in our home we have a movie theatre hall. I enjoy cooking. We enjoy traveling and taking artistic photos and film footage of various countries. Go on folklore expeditions in the Ukrainian Carpathians. Like to recieve guests and socialize with interesting people. Also my husband is a trustee of the British Charity "Ukraine Humanitarian Aid"
Excursions and Local Attractions
Kiev attractions: Kievo-Pecherskaya Lavra, St Sophia's Cathedral, St Andrews Decent, Bulgakov's House, St Vladimirs Park, Botanical Gardens, Ivan Gonchar Museum, Open Air Museum of Folk Architecture, performances of folk musicians. It is possible to visit the historical town of Chenigiv, meet craftsmen of folk instruments and observe the making of such instruments, in our own home or in picturesque destinations where they live (Cherkassy Region, Carpathians), and also if desired the students can recieve tuition on these instruments. Trips to festivals of folk arts in Ukraine. Get to know the national Cuisine.
Accommodation, Facilities and Local Area
Two rooms available on the 2nd floor. Luxury Double room with newly renovated en-suite bathroom, heated floor and all necessities (shampoo, shower gel and liquid soap), satellite TV, DVD, tea and coffee, hairdryer. Bedroom for two to three persons with newly renovated luxury private bathroom situated next to the room with hydro-massage tub heated floor and all necessities (shampoo, shower gel and liquid soap), DVD and TV, tea and coffee, hairdryer. Common room with computer and broadband Internet access, large collection of DVDs in english, german, ukrainian, russian, spanish and french languages, also books magazines, and board games, Iron, Ironing board and microwave. Hot water and heating 24hrs a day.
We are 12km from Kiev in a quiet housing estate by a forest. 10 minutes walk to public transport. Taxi service is available. There is a large supermarket nearby, movie theatre, ice skating, bowling, carting, retaurants, pub with live music every night. The student's room has a private bathroom.