Preply Review: Great for Students (so-so for teachers!)

Preply is an online platform that connects students to tutors across the globe. Catered primarily to anyone interested in learning a language, Preply is beginning to expand its expertise into other areas of education too.

In this review, we’ll take a closer look at Preply, and how you can use it as both a student and a teacher. You’ll find out exactly what it costs per hour as a student, how much tutors can get paid, how to operate the platform, and finally, a look at how it compares with one of its major competitors. 

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Italki October Challenge over – why challenges are so powerful

Phew! That was a tough challenge. After a few very intense work weeks and recovering from my trip to the US it was time to take on yet another edition of Italki challenges. In this post I'll share my experience with the October version and also what makes these kinds of challenges so powerful for language learning.

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Russian Tutoring Sessions Episode 8

Welcome to another Russian Tutoring Session, this is my weekly series where I give you unrestricted access to my Russian tutoring lessons. I do this so you can see my exact level, and hopefully also to inspire you to take some lessons of your own. The value of lessons is way more than the low prices you can find on iTalki.

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Chris’ Russian Tutoring Sessions Episode 4

It's Sunday and that means a new episode of Chris' Russian Tutoring Sessions. Thank you for following my progress, and every comment that you guys have posted on the videos or the posts associated with them really inspire me to work harder.

This is the last part of one of the first tutoring sessions I took on iTalki, which means this is a starting point. When I went back to listen to this, I was astounded at just how bad my Russian was. After all I had been studying it for months!

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