When I started taking lessons with Anastasia, I was a total dummy. I didn't know the alphabet and I couldn't pronounce many Russian words right. I sounded so horrible that I almost gave up. If I was my tutor, I would have given up on me. But Anastasia didn't. She was so patient. She told me, you're not going to learn Russian perfectly in a month, but you can learn basic Russian. I only had to do it step by step. I did, and now I can conduct simple conversations. I went to a Russian food store last week and I spoke to the employee there, and she understood me! I was so happy! Anastasia is a great instructor and I highly recommend her to everyone.