With a Strommen tutor you will speak Russian on the first class. A private session is more effective, efficient and convenient than enrolling in a group class. Your Strommen tutor will be a perfect fit for your needs and learning style. We equate 10 hours of private classes with a full semester in a traditional college or group class.

Russian Classes in Los Angeles
 Russian Classes in Los Angeles

Scheduling is convenient (7 days a week, any time of day), and you can start right away (morgen?). You can easily reschedule, so you will never miss a class and get left behind. In a private class you do the speaking. There are no other students to hide behind or take up all of the teacher’s time. Your teacher will make sure you progress at your pace, rather than the pace of the best (or worst) student in the class. Strommen further enriches your learning experience with free podcasts, videos, online resources, Strommen Language Meetups around LA, group classes, workshops and even an annual immersion trips.
Getting started is easy, just fill out or student application or call and we will help choose the best teacher for you. We decide on a specific teacher based on a number of criteria including a professional gut-feeling. We will make sure it is the perfect match. As a student, your Strommen teacher will be highly dedicated to you, but if they happen to go to Italy for vacation or you feel like switching it up a bit, rest assured you can always get a substitute or alternate teacher. The locations for our private classes are very convenient (believe it or not we probably have a location down the street). Many of our teachers meet at cafe’s, at their home office, or anywhere you like. We believe it’s fundamentally wrong to really learn a language from a text book, audio cd, or computer program. It’s time to get away from the computer, grab a coffee and meet your Strommen tutor to have a real conversation!


Check out our Group Class Schedule Here. Strommen Group Classes are a fun, social, and an even more affordable alternative to our private classes. We organize traditional classes like “Beginner Russian” as well as Workshops like “Traveller Russian”. Our classes try to meet at culturally relevant locations. For a full list of our group classes and enrollment info head over to our Group Class Schedule.


Some tutors have specific rates (higher than below), however the below rates are typically available for most of our Russian tutors.

Private Russian Classes Los Angeles:

  • 1 hour $59
  • 10 hour package $490 ($49 hourly)
  • Best Deal! 20 hour package $780 ($39 hourly) – Intended for students that will take at least 1 hour per week.



My name is Anush. I live in Los Angeles, CA. I have MA in Russian Language and Literature and the English Language. I am a native speaker of the Russian and the Armenian languages. I work as an interpreter and a translator of the Russian and the Armenian languages (court, medical, legal, video interpreting, as well as translations of documents, political, economic articles, art reviews and interviews, literary translations).

Since my student years, I have been teaching Russian, English and Armenian. I have experience in teaching students of all ages (my youngest one was only 5). I can teach both online (via Skype) and in different locations throughout Los Angeles County. I use the latest teaching materials and customize my knowledge base to meet the individual needs and aspirations of each student (e.g. literature, art history, cinema, business, law, theatre, etc.).

During my classes, I help my students improve their reading, writing and speaking skills; help them communicate easily in Russian and Armenian; prepare them for their specific goals (e.g. a business trip, a conference, a role in a movie or a play). I greatly enjoy working with students at all language levels, helping them perfect their grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, speaking, reading and writing skills. I am looking forward to meeting my students.

Locations: Santa Monica, Venice, Pasadena, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, Glendale, Burbank, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Downtown, Korea Town

Привет, future student! I’m a native Russian speaker and happy to help you learn it too. Teaching has always been a passion of mine. Acquiring knowledge and sharing it with others in an accessible manner, I taught different subjects since 2013 including ESL, history, and civics. My goal as teacher is to figure out how you learn best and make the process effective and enjoyable. Russian can be challenging at times, but with interesting and relevant topics along with visual and audio aids - there is nothing to be afraid of! I also believe in structure, which helps present knowledge in the most efficient and appropriate way. Lastly, a lot depends on your work and desire to learn, so homework is important. I teach all ages. The lessons can take place at home, online via Skype or any other suitable place in Los Angeles. I studied Economics, so those of you who want to learn business Russian will certainly benefit from it. I’m also a bookworm, so if you are here to read famous classic literature someday, it’s a great place to start. Even if you dream about taking the Trans-Siberian Railroad and you want to be able to order food, ask where the bathroom is or understand what the conductor is saying to you, don’t worry, I can definitely help you with that!

Locations: Redondo Beach, Torrance, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Culver City, Marina Del Rey, Venice

Hello and Welcome! My name is Narine and I am a Russian teacher and dialect coach.  I am a native Russian speaker who moved to LA from Moscow, RU over 10 years ago. Prior to my move, while still being a student myself, I started teaching both Russian and English as a Second Language courses to other students. I never intended to become a teacher by profession, so I graduated with a degree in Business Administration (minoring in Real Estate and Human Resource Management). Nonetheless, the rewarding fascination with teaching has not allowed me to stop ever since. I absolutely love and have helped many students of different demographics throughout the years. Such wide teaching experience has taught me to always customize my techniques to ensure that my students learn in the most natural way to them. For this purpose, I use different working materials and an eclectic mix of approaches (lecture, demonstration, discussion, brainstorming, role plays, and repetitions). While working with Strommen I have also had experiences working with actors and preparing them for film and TV roles.  * Few things to keep in mind when you allow me to be part of this exciting journey with you. I am a very much goal oriented individual myself; which means that the goals of my students automatically become my personal goals. With this in mind, I always take time to ask open-ended questions in the beginning of our first session to provide you with most effective and efficient results. This also, allows me to better focus on your specific goals; while understand your learning styles, skills and preferences with homework. While many people believe that learning a new language can be too challenging, especially Russian. I strongly believe that with the right tools and tricks, the process can be incredibly rewarding and fun at the same time. And just like someone once said: “Things don’t get easier with time, we simply get better”.

Locations: Glendale, Burbank, Eagle Rock, Glassell Park, Los Feliz

Privet! I was born and raised in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. I'm a University English professor with a Masters Degree in foreign languages. But I have always been passionate about my native language, so I started my PhD degree education in the field of Comparative Russian and English Linguistics. Back in Russia I was a University professor and a tutor. As a professional I take my work seriously and always make sure my students put forth their best efforts. At the same time my passion for the arts & traveling feed my creativity and positive outlook, allowing me to keep my job fun for my students and self. I take a unique and personal approach in teaching. I want every student to get the best results in learning either English or Russian both in language and culture. Leaning a foreign language can be challenging but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a lot of fun as well!

Locations: Palms, Culver City, Cheviot Hills, Beverlywood, Mar Vista, Century City

My name is Alvina. I am a skillful and enthusiastic Armenian, Arabic, Hebrew and Russian teacher, an avid traveler and passionate educator. I've lived in Los Angeles for 3 years working as an interpreter and literary translator. I've enjoyed traveling and exploring the New World! I hold BA and MA degrees in Arabic studies, a PhD in Linguistics, and graduated from the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden. I have taught Standard Arabic and Modern Hebrew, lectured on intercultural dialogue, grammatical tradition, linguistic historiography etc. and have published articles on Arabic and Jewish Studies, participated in many academic programs, conferences and research projects in Europe and Middle East. My background spans almost 15 years of experience in planning, leading, and continually improving language programs to achieve significant language progression. By teaching students from a wide range of backgrounds and learning styles, I have improved my communication, creativity, and motivational skills. Highlights of my qualifications include: Creating individualized plans and programs to facilitate a targeted, personalized approach to education․ Employing a wide array of instructional techniques, and technological tools—including hand-outs, presentations, videos, online activities, and foreign language laboratory assignments—to facilitate improved language abilities. Using and implementing e-technologies in different settings.

Locations: Glendale, Eagle Rock, Burbank, Los Feliz, Atwater

Hello my dear future students! My name is Tatyana, and I was born and grew up in the beautiful city of Kyiv, Ukraine, so I am a native Russian & Ukrainian speaker. I am proud to be a Lomonosov Moscow State University-certified and seasoned instructor of Russian as a Foreign Language, a certified instructor of ESL (for Russian and Ukrainian speakers), and a native-speaking tutor of Ukrainian. I have been living for more than 30 years in the USA, where I earned a Ph.D. degree in Comparative Literature and previously two BA degrees, in English Language and Literature and in Slavic Languages and Literatures: Russian, from the University of Washington. Ever since, I’ve been teaching, writing in different genres (poetry, prose fiction, screenwriting, hot-topic articles), translating literary & fine arts works, and editing extensively. Thus, I propose highly professional, both structured and entertaining lessons in Russian, Ukrainian, and ESL. You are welcome to my communicative-approach courses that will improve your pronunciation and listening perception, provide speech and grammar training, polish your conversational skills, enhance your reading and writing skills, enrich your vocabulary and knowledge of Russian, Ukrainian, or English literature and culture. I will create an individualized study program depending on your learning goals and proficiency level, and will provide you electronically with all learning materials: modern textbook lessons along with audio lessons, as well as additional enriching language and cultural information. To be ready for my online classes, you will only need to have a Zoom or Skype connection and a passion for the language of your choice. Whether you need to start from "АБВ's" or "ABC's," or you are longing for the revival of forgotten language mastery, I will lead you to the summit of your learning destination!

Locations: Seattle, Remote, Online