Individual Tuition

start any time

Our individual tuition is flexible and tailored to your requirements. Just let us know your learning goals and preferred schedule and we’ll put together a course for you.

Our teachers are native speakers, highly experienced and qualified, and are experts at creating a friendly, welcoming atmosphere during lessons.

In-person lessons take place at Pushkin House or at your home or office. Online lessons take place via Zoom.  We recommend 90 minutes as a minimum lesson length for in-person tuition, and 60 minutes for online tuition.

Lessons are charged by the hour, with discounts available for larger blocks. Prices below are inclusive of VAT. You can also team up with friends or colleagues for a supplement of £2 per person per hour.

Under 5 hours
5-9 hours
10+ hours
20+ hours
At your home or office within Zone 2
At Pushkin House

Use our course calculator to work out the total cost for a block of hours.

Frank cost calculator
Type of Tuition

Next steps

Let us know what you want by submitting an enquiry below, or if you would like some advice, why not chat with one of our friendly teachers? Or you can just try us out with a free 45-minute online trial lesson.

submit enquiry

chat to a teacher

free trial lesson

For existing RLC students

If you would like to buy another block of individual hours, please follow the link below.

buy individual hours

More about individual tuition

place of tuition

In-person lessons can be held at Pushkin House or at your home or office. We do not charge for the cost of teacher’s travel to your place of study if it is within Zone 2 of London Underground. Lessons outside Zone 2 are available with a travel supplement – please ask for details.

frequency of lessons

This is entirely up to you: some students have lessons daily over a short period, others have lessons one or twice a month over many years. For students at lower levels who wish to make rapid progress, we recommend lessons at least twice a week.

timing of lessons

In-person lessons take place between 09:00 and 21:00 on weekdays, and between 09:30 and 19:00 at weekends.

Online lessons take place between 08:00 and 21:00 on weekdays, and between 10:00 and 19:00 at weekends.

cancellation or postponement of lessons

You can cancel or postpone a class up to 24 hours before the start. This excludes weekends and bank holidays.

Any lessons cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours’ notice will be considered a ‘late cancellation’ and will be charged in full.

employer-funded tuition

If you need to apply for approval from your employer for a course, we can provide a course proposal and arrange a course consultation if required.

exams and certificates

Certificates of attendance stating your level and the number of hours you have completed are available on request at the end of every block of 20 hours.

RLC holds the official Russian TRKI exams (Test of Russian as a Foreign Language) twice a year, run in conjunction with St Petersburg University. Individual students are warmly encouraged to sit these exams if they wish.

We are not a registered Edexcel testing centre for GCSE or A level. However, a number of RLC teachers are experienced in preparing students for GCSE, A Level and University Entrance exams.

beginners’ groups

non-beginners’ groups

special courses

My lessons are going great! I am very happy with Olga and her teaching methods.

I have tried learning Russian is two other institutions but learning with Liliya at RLC is the first time I feel I’ve really made progress.

Larissa is a fantastic teacher, very attentive, understands well what I want to achieve, is able to explain very well the grammar, mistakes, etc.

Lena is a first class language teacher in my opinion. She makes lessons varied and is very open to be flexible and study things that I want to study with her.

I’ve learned several languages. Irina is one of the very best teachers I have had. She not only understands the language (of course)but understands students’ needs too.

I studied modern languages at Cambridge. The tuition I am getting from Lena is at least as good as I had at university.

Irina is a fantastic teacher, is friendly, is always timely and constructive with feedback, and I am making a lot of progress —much more than I would have expected.

Liliya is great. I feel encouraged and feel like I am finally making progress with learning Russian

I truly think that without your lessons and the patience and clarity of explanation you had, I would have dropped out of university. I really want to let you know how thankful I am for all your help.

I am thoroughly enjoying these lessons and Vera is a fantastic teacher

Maria is a stimulating, extremely knowledgeable and excellent teacher. She provides a very good mix of colloquial and literary Russian.

Larisa is a living legend. She is great.

I have learned several languages, usually with good teachers, but Irina is definitely among the very best. Her feel both for the language and for learners’ needs are of the highest level.

I started russian in a different school and I’m so pleased I switched and joined RLC.

I really look forward to coming to London for the lesson on Mondays.

Irina is a wonderful teacher.

Perhaps more impressive than anything else is the fact that with Lena, I am learning a huge amount about Russian literature about she seems to be extremely knowledgeable.

I really enjoy Victoria’s lessons, they are fun and engaging. The videos she shows at the beginning of the class are very interesting and a useful way to expand our vocabulary.

Yulia is the best Russian teacher I’ve had – she is really friendly and supportive!

Irina S is a marvellous teacher. I feel I would not have improved my language ability as I have without her support and knowledge.

I’m just getting back in touch to let you know that today I received a 2:1 Degree in BA French and Russian and I wholeheartedly believe it’s because of all your help during my first year.

The lessons are the right mix of predictable and unpredictable, relaxing and challenging.