Tutoring is a critical component of the Russian Flagship Program that provides students with extra practice and focused, individualized attention as they progress through the program and work to meet proficiency goals. Russian Flagship advisors determine general areas of focus for tutoring (e.g. conversation, academic writing); students decide with their tutors how best to organize their tutoring sessions, based on these general areas of focus, and on their individual interests and needs.
Students meet with their tutors for 1-3 classroom hours (50 minutes) each week, at a mutually convenient time. Depending on a student’s level in Russian, their tutoring may take place in small groups, with other Russian Flagship students, or students may have both small-group and individual tutoring. In Spring 2024, tutoring will begin the week of January 29 and will continue through the last full week of classes, the week of April 29. There will be no tutoring during the week of Spring Break, the week of March 25.
Students are responsible for coming prepared to tutoring sessions with ideas for topics to discuss or aspects of Russian language to practice. Tutoring sessions should be primarily driven by students; they are not independent study or formalized courses for which their tutors will prepare lesson plans.
Students should give their tutor 24-hours written notice if they need to reschedule a tutoring session in a given week. In case of emergency, or on less than 24-hours notice, students should contact both their tutor and Dr. Anna Tumarkin, associate director, by e-mail. When possible, make-up sessions for missed tutoring should be rescheduled within the same week.
Please direct questions or concerns about tutoring to Dr. Tumarkin.