A tutor who can really make the difference for you between an A or an A*, all while making learning Russian interesting and engaging, Gennadi Bokov has helped me push my boundaries and has prepared me for not just the exam paper, but also for living life with a rich knowledge of Russian.
Before I met Gennadi, my only course of action to learn Russian was a dedicated Russian school. However, despite going for 3 years, I could still feel I was not getting the proper help that I needed. With less than a year left before the exams, it was only Gennadi that could help me out. From the very first session, I knew it was a wise choice. Encouraging and patient, he slowly but surely managed to get my vocabulary and grammar up to par, and within a couple of sessions he had sculpted my learning tailored to my needs. Having been used to the rigid curriculum of the Russian school, Gennadi’s flexibility and willingness to change for the student’s educational needs was refreshing and admirable.
What future students of Gennadi (of which I am sure there will be many) may be surprised at, is how quickly they progress. The jump from GCSE to A Level Russian can be daunting for some, but Gennadi makes it simple. Instead of sticking to boring textbooks and making students pore over archaic classical texts, Gennadi supplies modern and relevant extracts from magazines and newspapers, which both advance the student’s vocabulary and knowledge of the language and teach them about modern Russian culture, as well as making the whole learning process engaging. After studying these, Gennadi will often discuss and talk about the text with you, which naturally develops your speaking ability. What students will notice is his charismatic and quite friendly approach with the student, creating a healthy student-teacher bond whilst still helping the student progress. This both encourages the student to think more about the text they have read, but discussion also helps them remember what they have read, such as key phrases and colloquial mannerisms for use on both the exam paper and in conversation with native Russian-speakers.
What sets Gennadi apart from other tutors is his commitment to getting you the grades you want in an efficient and productive manner, all the while making the process smooth, with results reflected in the student from the very first session through their conversation and writing skills. If you want the A*, GCSE or A Level, Gennadi will help you get there.