Author of a series of unconventional Russian language textbooks used at universities and schools worldwide, experienced language instructor and chartered linguist, member of the Institute of Linguists, Chair of Educational Writers Group, the Society of Authors.
Originally from St Petersburg, Russia, I lived and worked in London for ten years before moving to Leamington Spa in Warwickshire. I hold two Master`s Degrees (Linguistics and Political Economy of Russia) and have first-hand experience of running a business. I have been teaching languages for more than fifteen years privately as well as at universities and schools.
I have authored a series of unconventional Russian language textbooks available on Amazon and in selected bookstores including Foyles and Waterstone`s. They are now used at universities, schools, and language courses in the US, France, Spain, India, and the UK.
Our lessons will be tailored to your needs whatever aspect of Russian you wish to improve (grammar, conversation, reading, writing, or if you just require help with your school or University homework). We can use your textbooks and/or my materials (I normally use textbooks published in St Petersburg and endorsed by Russian academics). We will be studying at the pace which suits you most.
My recent students` testimonials say:
I`ve been learning Russian for over two years now and I`ve tried out a number of different Russian teachers from different companies. I can say that, without a doubt, Ignaty Dyakov has been by far the most outstanding teacher. His lessons are professional and extremely fun at the same time thanks to his friendly nature and a good sense of humour. Most importantly - for me at least - he will immediately hone in on any problems you have and help you solve them (often without you even realising!). Ignaty is knowledgeable and very well informed about Russian culture the Russian I have learned with Ignaty has always been accompanied by interesting cultural insights. Finally, I am always surprised at how impeccably punctual Ignaty is given the horrors of the London transport system!
- Richard P.
Ignaty is an excellent tutor of Russian language with a very professional approach. He makes every lesson very interesting, bringing his sense of humour and outlook on the topics discussed in conversations. On a personal level, I have found Ignaty is very diligent, reliable, willing to help and assist with founding out any information related to learning Russian language or exploring the Russian culture, art or ways of living. Ignaty has been an absolute pleasure to deal with right from my initial email to discuss my lessons till current date and I have no hesitation in recommending him to any individual or company who is interested in learning the Russian language.
I have been having private Russian Tuition from Ignaty for a period of 4 months during which I received outstanding education from a highly qualified, intelligent and pleasant individual. The lessons were result focused, fun and interesting. Besides learning the language itself, I also learned a lot about the actual Russian culture. I can highly recommend these language courses to anyone who requires to be conversational in the Russian language in a short period of time.
Taking this course with Ignaty has provided me with an excellent grounding in the language and has been a highlight of the last couple of months. He has the patience of a saint (!) and is exceptionally knowledgeable. It`s incredibly helpful that Ignaty has such extensive multi-lingual capabilities. His enthusiasm and knowledge has inspired me to explore the Russian culture further to the extent that my next holiday is being spent in St Petersburg. Thanks, Ignaty!
Our tutors can teach you online on Zoom, or another virtual learning programme, wherever you are in the world. This can be provided as stand-alone lessons or part of our blended education packages.
The blended education has become extremely popular among business people who have to travel a lot yet wish to benefit from regular Russian classes. These will be arranged according to your requirements to weave into your tight working schedule.
The typical student would be an international director of a multinational company with offices in London and Moscow, who would spend half their time in the UK and the other half in Russia. Lessons will always be adjusted to accommodate the time differences.
In the past five years, we have also had great success in preparing students for Russian language GCSE exams and helping University students prepare for their final year examinations.
Rates for one-to-one tuition start at £65.00 per hour. Lessons usually last from one to two hours. However, in the case of online tuition the lesson can be just 45 minutes. Payment is taken in advance, see our Terms and Conditions.
Our Russian language courses are designed to teach students how to communicate effectively when using Russian. Whether for professional or personal reasons, our courses can provide the means to achieve fluency in Russian.
Life coaching and health coaching with a certified life coach Ignaty Dyakov-Richmond - available in English and Russian. On Zoom and face-to-face in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, UK.