One-to-One courses

For busy people with tight schedules and for people with specific requirements we offer the option of One-to-One lessons. Our lesson programme is flexible and can be adjusted to suit your timetable. You can choose any number of hours and any day of the week, including evenings and weekends.

At the Russian Language Centre we have been working with clients on a One-to-One basis since the year 2000. We have extensive experience in this field and have taught many hundreds of students in this way.

One-to-One courses are available at all levels from Complete Beginners to Advanced. You may choose to combine your private lessons with one of our Group Courses.

We have a fabulous team of teachers who have all been hand-picked by our experienced teacher trainer. All our tutors have been personally interviewed and observed. We don't simply have a bank of teachers whose teaching standards we can't guarantee. All our tutors are fully-qualified and have many years of experience. They will make sure you both progress as quickly as possible and have  an enjoyable experience.

Main Features

  • You determine course content, intensity and level
  • Flexible timetable to suit you
  • Tutors available during the morning, afternoon and evenings 7 days a week 
  • All teacher-generated materials are included in the cost of your course
  • Guaranteed progress or money back
  • 100% money back for unused hours, no admin fees.


One-to-One tuition most commonly is held at the tutor's home. Tutors have a dedicated space for lesson provision. We can also arrange an office space for lessons at a location suitable for you (additional charges apply). We also deliver lessons on-line via Skype. Tutors can travel to your office and deliver lessons to one or more students. For more information see In-Company Tuition. On rare occasions we provide One-to-One lessons at students' home. This is done only on exceptional circumstances e.g. an illness, temporary inability to go out for lessons. Please contact us to check out this option.

FREE Trial Lesson

You don't have to commit to the whole course straight away. You can book a trial lesson to see how you like it. The trial lesson is 30 min long and FREE.

The trial lesson doesn't oblige you to take up the course. Once you've had your trial lesson, you can pay for any number of hours from 5 upwards. Discount may apply (see below).


We accept payments for lessons in bulk. For 20 up to 39 there is 5% discount, for 40 + you get 10% discount.

Lesson length

When it comes to one-to-one lessons, it's important to choose the right length of lessons to suit your learning style. You have an option to choose either a 1.5 hours or a 2 hours session. We do not provide 1 hour lessons as this has proven to be too short for adult learning. We do, however, make an exception for kids under 16. Please, contact us for more information.


Once you sign up for a One-to-One course of lessons, we ask you to pay a deposit that is equal one full lesson’s fee. The deposit is refundable i.e. it will be returned to you at the end of the course, or you will be able to use it to pay for your last lesson.

Cancellation Policy

We have a Cancellation Policy for all of our One-to-One students. Please, see PDF document on the right hand side of the page. You will be asked to sign it prior to starting the course.

Small groups

We can also arrange tuition in pairs or small groups. If you wish to share your lesson with a friend or colleague, please ask for prices.

One-to-One Fee is £35.00 per/h with the minimum lesson length 1.5 hrs. with an exception for young children.

If you have further questions about any of our courses or activities, please, do not hesitate to contact us or request a call back. We will be happy to assist you.


  • Olga has been an amazing support over the past few years. She is a fantastic teacher – keen, engaging, open-minded and always happy to help. Olga and I worked intensively together in the months leading up to my exam. She went above and beyond to ensure that she understood my topic and could help me express my ideas properly in Russian. She read my entire dissertation, watched the primary sources and by the end knew just as much as me about my topic. We wrote a speech together, which I would give in the exam, and then we practiced the conversation that would ensue. Olga didn’t only focus on my language, but also helped me improve my pronunciation, stress and even my public speaking. Read more Cecely R, Cambridge University
  • Olga has been coaching my daughter helping her to prepare for Russian Language GCSE exam at Loreto Grammar school in Altrincham. I must admit that my daughter has thoroughly enjoyed Olga’s lessons, was motivated all the way through and passed all her exams with flying colours, achieving the highest mark (an A*). All the tasks and activities set out by Olga, has given Anastasia an opportunity to learn the language in an enjoyable and productive way. I believe that Olga's excellent command of the subject and her ability to address the needs of each of her students makes her an outstanding professional in the field of teaching. Being very organised and always striving for something extra, makes Olga a tutor who is always able to maintain high standards of language learning. Read more Natalya K, Loreto Grammar
  • My tutor was very friendly and approachable from the beginning of the first lesson. The lessons were carried out in a relaxed yet organized manner allowing me to feel comfortable throughout the lesson. She did not over correct me and instilled confidence when I answered a question correctly. I realize now that it is more important to have a go at speaking and not to think about making mistakes too much. Read more Richard, Altrincham
  • When I arrived at my first lesson I was surprised to learn that no English would be spoken, unlike other language classes I have attended where instructions for tasks were given in English. The first five minutes were confusing and required the most concentration as I got to grips with not only hearing Russian but also seeing how it was written. After the initial confusion I was surprised at how easy it was to follow the lesson and work out what I should be doing. The hardest part was trying to understand the Russian alphabet but that got easier as the lesson went on. By the end of the first lesson I was able to pronounce vocabulary correctly and I could read some words. I absolutely LOVED it!!! Read more Emma, Altrincham
  • I enjoyed being able to practice what we had learnt with other members of the class. I noticed that when we went for a break at the end of lesson all the class were still attempting to practice the Russian they had learnt with one another. I really enjoyed the lesson and was pleased to have learnt some basic vocabulary and phrases that would be understood by a native Russian speaker. Read more Alex, Manchester
  • I had previously learned Spanish to GCSE level, and a little German, and so, I was looking forward to the first session of Russian. To begin with I had some difficulty pronouncing certain sounds because the stress and intonation was different from English. After a while, I felt quite comfortable with this, thanks to the patience of my teacher. Read more Andy, Cheshire
  • The teacher introduced the written form of the language to me and this is the point where thought I’d encounter some difficulty. This is because in my previous foreign language learning, the alphabets were similar to the English alphabet. In the Russian alphabet there are many phonetic and visual differences. However, I was amazed how quickly it became clear and more interesting once an element of explanation was introduced. The sounds became more understandable, clear and functional. Read more Abaha, Manchester
  • Teacher’s performance in front of the class was impressive she began speaking to the group in Russian, no English, which was a surprise. She spoke well and her use of exaggerated body language and mime helped to convey meaning. Soon we were all able to understand the basics of the lesson and we all began to respond in Russian. Amazing, I would not have believed it was possible Read more Mark, Cheshire
  • At the beginning we were a bit nervous, because we didn’t know what to expect. The tutor though was able to calm our nerves and draw us into participating into the lesson; this was done, through good use of body language and building up a rapport with myself and that of my fellow students. As we got to know not only the tutor but also each other a little more, people became more eager to practice the vocabulary. One activity that really brought us as a group together was when we had a socialising activity. Everybody had to introduce themselves in Russian, shake hands and smile. This put people at ease and helped the group interact well with each other; it also helped with the other activities that we carried out in pairs and small groups. Read more Amy, Manchester

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