Gary has 3 diplomas (Ph.D., MBA, MArt) from USA Universities. He uses standard course books, but his method of teaching is unique, adjusted for each student, very intellectual. Gary shows you how grammar structures work; he doesn’t make you...
Gary has 3 diplomas (Ph.D., MBA, MArt) from USA Universities. He uses standard course books, but his method of teaching is unique, adjusted for each student, very intellectual. Gary shows you how grammar structures work; he doesn’t make you learn all those numerous and often contradictory rules by heart. Gary constantly provides you with information about English culture, traditions and American and Canadian idioms, which help you to understand English and make it a mean of communication. It is really interesting to discuss the peculiarities of living abroad, as well as science and business topics. Gary has a talent for teaching, which is proved by his teaching practice as a professor in the USA University. Making a long story short – it is expensive but extremely effective.
Improvement in my conversational English is quite noticeable, I can now take part in negotiations, practice my English. Lately I have noticed that I get irritated when professional interpreters fail to convey some details, I have to correct them. I routinely use slang and idioms and understand the way native English speakers think, I know their customs in the US, Canada or Britain, which helps me build a better rapport with them. My pronunciation has improved greatly, so much so that sometimes they say my accent sounds a bit Canadian (compared to an incomprehensible Russo-Scottish one I had before). I enjoy watching news, films and cartoons in English
The Studio's Arbat office is very conveniently located, classically remodeled, looks more like an office of a private attorney. The schedule is almost always flexible if I need to change something. Any such changes are made on the first come first serve basis for permanent clients. I do not recommend putting off lessons till fall. Lessons are actively enriched by the use of multimedia for practically every aspect of language learning.