Maria S - tutor
 

Maria S
Tutor in Mayfair, West London

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£55.00 / hour

Twenty five years of experience

I have been teaching and tutoring IELTS / ESOL / EFL / EAP / ESP/ CAE/ CPE / Cambridge exams and Accent Reduction for over twenty five years now both in state and private Further education and Higher education establishments and have been Academic Director / Head of IELTS for over fifteen years, as well as working as an English Language Assessor / IELTS examiner.

My qualifications include PGCE ( Teaching English to adults), Masters in TESOL, Degree in TESOL / English Language / Psychology and DELTA.

My students always enjoy classes and pass their exams with flying colours.

If you have failed IELTS exam several times, especially your Academic Reading or Writing, I can guarantee you will score the Band you want after my training. I also help native speakers get Band 8.0 required to move to Canada or Australia.

I have helped hundreds of overseas Doctors and Nurses score Band 7.5 and 7.0 respectively.

Reviews and References

There are 73 reviews or references for Maria.

Written by Monika H

A wonderful person and teacher

I had the opportunity to be her student for roughly 3 months as I needed a good preparation for my IELTS exam. I can say that I've improved my english a lot, especially by learning and expanding my vocabulary. Her way of teaching is great, as she gave me exercises similar to the Ielts exam and step by step I've made progress on my writings and reading skills.
Moreover, she has a great personality and has the ability to make you believe in your-self which is crucial when you're trying to learn a foreign language. In fact, I was really lucky to have her as my teacher and now I am more confident.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I've passed my Ielts exam with overall 6.5 Listening: 6 Reading : 6.5 Writing : 6.5 Speaking : 6
Written by Remi H

I recommend Maria to you without reservation

As a student in London, I have enjoyed learning English as a second language with Maria on a couple of occasions. Maria has a wonderful rapport with people of all ages. She is always been helpful, knowledgeable and committed.
Under Maria’s guidance, my IELTS test score improved significantly.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
IELTS 7.5
Written by Kezhia A

Reference for Maria S

Maria was my English teacher for my Academic IELTS exam. She was very good at teaching and explaining, she's patient and very friendly and helpful. She's not intimidating, talking to her almost feels like talking to a friend.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
Before Maria, my writing exam grade was 6.5. After just a week of teaching from her, I landed an 8 on my exam. The perfect score was 9. I was really amazed at how I improved under her teaching.
Written by Mahmud C

Sunshine Maria

RE: Maria Samsonova

To Whom It May Concern

I have known Maria for 7 months as her IELTS student at SIUK.

During this period, I have found her committed, very approachable who never let down on her students grasp of English knowledge.

The good thing about Maria is that she has an extensive experience of teaching English where she makes the class a very enjoyable experience with much needed interaction and tailor accordingly to individual's different levels of understanding.

In addition to that, she is patience and laid back with full of love to make her class as a family demonstrating that everyone has a good time.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
Very good
Written by Mihaela S

The best tutor!

I was lucky to have Miss Maria as a tutor for my IELTS exam. She was teaching all 4 modules (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in a group class. Maria was proven to be very professional and well-organized teacher, who motivate each student to achieve the desired band score. Furthermore, she always gives feedback to her students, and useful tips in order to improve their band score.
Therefore, I would highly recommend Miss Maria for teaching IELTS or any other English module and I am confident that you will be pleased with her teaching techniques and abilities.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I have been passed the IELTS Academic test with an overall band 8.
Written by Konstantin V

The best tutor of English language

Several years ago, I faced the very serious issue on my educational way: IELTS exam. After the first failing attempt to pass an exam, I asked my agent from London about possibility studying English with someone who could be a good tutor and person who can get to the heart of the matter on a due level. And, fortunately, she proposed Maria Samsonova who was able to improve my language skills in a very short time. Now as a current postgraduate student of one of the UK Universities, I can say that Maria is a brilliant, highly professional, intelligent, gallant tutor I've ever seen in my life and it was an honor and truly joy to recommend this woman as a tutor for the achieving of your goals.
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
Excellent result of IELTS.
Written by Kalia P

Life- changing English teacher

Mrs. Maria is an amazing teacher full of passion and enthusiasm. She puts all her energy to bring the best out of you. She prepared me for an IELTS exam, scoring 7. As I saw, she has life long experience in teaching English that leads you to an absolute success.
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
Passing an IELTS exam with a score 7 overall and gaining knowledge for academic writing.
Written by Gyulyay N

EILTS course

I had attended my first language classes with Maria. Her genuine approach and creativity helped me to achieve dreamed success on my IELTS test
Subject:
Academic
Outcome:
I accessed the university that I wanted to be and improved my academic english
Written by Marie H

Maria samsonova

Maria was really helpful during my process of improving my English. I can in London with the aim to get my ielts and finally enter to a master in cancer owing the fact that I have a dream to become doctor in hospital and be one of the researchers in oncology. Her teaching was really good and because of her I made a lot of progress in 3 months and finally got my ielts with an overall of 7.0 which was 2 points more than the first one ! On top of that Maria was really attentive. For me she is more than a teacher ! She is a passionate person and even a unbelievable teacher !
Subject:
Academic
Outcome:
Very good teaching and very helpful
Written by Ana C

Tutor Specialized in IELTS

I'd like to recommend Maria as a tutor for her dedication, support and encourage through the hard preparation for IELTS test.

Many thanks, Maria.
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
I passed with success the IELTS test.
Written by Ana C

Tutor Specialized in IELTS

I'd like to recommend Maria as a tutor for her dedication, support and encourage through the hard preparation for IELTS test.

Many thanks, Maria.
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
I passed with success the IELTS test.
Written by Giselle Joy A

Wonderful & Efficient Tutor

I had some tough times with my previous IELTS exams and I was lucky enough to get one last shot.And with the extreme guidance and help of Maria, i finally passed. I would definitely recommend her!
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
totally awesome and positive outcome!
Written by Drilona N

Success guaranteed

I consider myself lucky that I met Maria Samsonova to do IELTS preparation.
I have had the pleasure of working with Maria in academic field and she is a driven,organized teacher,with great initiative and with a positive attitude. Maria embraces any opportunity for profesional development which makes her a talented tutor.She also has excellent communication skills and has ability to advise so I recommend Maria to you for your english studies.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I improved my IELTS grade and I started the postgraduate studies.
Written by Vanessa A

Vanessa Abril

I met Maria when I was preparing my IELTS exam, she is an excellent teacher, who care about her students, the best one in phonetic; if you are looking for someone who keep you motivate, providing you a lot of sources of information and helping to improve considerably your pronuntiation, she is the best option.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
An substantial improvement in my english!
Written by Gopika S

Great teacher

Maria was my teacher for about 3 months. She had taught me all the basic tips for IELTS which helped to excel in the exam. She is a very dedicated teacher and does not compromise on anything. She had provided with many worksheets and sample papers which boosted my confidence.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I got 8.5 for reading, 8 in listening and speaking and 7 in writing.
Written by Ana V

Preparing for examination in friendly and non-stressful atmosphere

Maria is a person who had the greatest influence on my language learning.
We've already had lessons for about 3 years, when the need to take an IELTS appeared.
First of all, She has an impressive experience in teaching. So there was no doubt in efficiency of studies with Maria.
Also, I was looking forward to every lesson, because it had never been boring or burdensome.
And, of course, Maria does her job as a real pro! And I achieved a result which I would never reach without her.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
I got a mark of 6.5 in IELTS.
Written by Ana V

Preparing for examination in friendly and non-stressful atmosphere

Maria is a person who had the greatest influence on my language learning.
We've already had lessons for about 3 years, when the need to take an IELTS appeared.
First of all, She has an impressive experience in teaching. So there was no doubt in efficiency of studies with Maria.
Also, I was looking forward to every lesson, because it had never been boring or burdensome.
And, of course, Maria does her job as a real pro! And I achieved a result which I would never reach without her.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
I got a mark of 6.5 in IELTS.
Written by Ekaterina B

My guide to the exciting world of English

We've been having classes for a couple years. During our lessons she was not only a wonderful tutor, but also she has become a friend for me. Friendly atmosphere made the process of studying pleasant and fascinating.
She made me fall in love with the language and English culture. Maria is the person who can turn even the most boring topics into breathtaking journey.
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
Since our first lesson my level of English has raised from beginner to intermediate.
Written by Mahyar B

Mahyar Boundoukgi

She was a very good teacher, as she started with me from a very low level and enabled me to take Academic IETLS exam with the marks that I wanted for the university.

She has a perfectly unique way in teaching the English language. I enjoyed every moment with her lessons
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
I am doing a (BA) Journalism and Media at Birkbeck University of London in English. I am able to write essays and do presentations for the course
Written by Airi Y

Best teacher

It is clear that Maria is outstanding teacher with extensive experience and passion.

Thanks to her English lessons which focused on IELTS exam, I could absolutely improved my English.
Everything I learned from her gave me the best method ever to get a high score.

The quality of teaching is of a very high standard.
And she always cares a lot about students.

I recommend students to study with her.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
To get a high score on IELTS exam
Written by Sakiko S

The best English teacher in my life

Maria is a wonderful teacher with a wealth of experience and expertise of teaching English to students from all over the world. I took private lessons for three months as I needed overall 6.5 of IELTS for my master course. When I talked with her about it, she immediately understood my strengths and weaknesses and made the study plan, clearly showing the way that I should have taken. Therefore, I could make good use of time to achieve my goal.

Maria is also very thoughtful and caring. When I struggled with speaking test, she suggested using skype for intensive lessons so I decided to take skype lessons twice a week for last one month. I was amazed that she always made her time to fit my schedule even after work late at night. So I could talk to her in the lesson just before the night that I had a test, which was helpful and made me very much confident. In fact, there was a marked improvement in speaking score from 5.5 to 7.0 in the test.

I have learnt many things from her and they were not only certain technics for test. What I was the most impressed in the lessons was her words that “falling love with English” was more than important in order to improve all my English skills. I really appreciate to have opportunities to read such beautiful sentences from literatures and films that she cited for me – which expand my world. I always kept them with me and repeated to read them when I had time. Moreover, I tried to read books and watch movies that she recommended to me. I actually fallen love with English rather than merely studied English. As a result, I could gain overall 6.5 of IELTS and start my master course.

I am sure that Maria has been and will be the best English teacher in my life. Therefore, I highly recommend her as a tutor and would like many students to meet her.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
I could achieve overall 6.5 of IELTS and start my master course.
Written by Robert C

Maria S, Fantastic teacher

I'd would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much Ms.Maria for your help in improving my English. She is approachable and warm personality. Maria has serveral strengths, but her main strength, from my point of view is ability to motivate and encourage students.
I highly recommend Maria S, she is the right tutor for you.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
Improve ITELS score
Written by Amr G

First teacher who paid attention.

Maria was extremely helpful in getting me to the necessary stage I needed to proceed in life. Any questions I had she answered with speed and accuracy. Honestly it took me by surprise at how attentive and caring a teacher could be for a student, she was there every step of the way and I can't thank her enough.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
I ended up being at a point in my life where I can express myself fluently and impress those who were with me before I started with Maria.
Written by Ogusa S

Excellent Tutor

The lesson I had with Maria was one of the main factors that enabled me to enter my dream MSc course. She was my one-to-one IELTS(writing) teacher.

The MSc course I applied to require over 7.0 in writing and over 7.0 overall, but my IELTS writing results fluctuated between 5.5 and 6.5 over a year and never reached band 7.0. Therefore, I decided to give up studying by myself and asked Maria for a tutorial.

Her teaching was eye opening to me. Based on her long career as an IELTS teacher and a researcher, she knows the latest trend of IELTS and her teaching was well organised and strategic. Since task 2 in writing was especially challenging for me, she taught me most of the pattern of task 2 and I learnt the essential points to cover in my answer sheet of task 2 and learnt which vocabularies gain good points and which do not. I repeated studying what I have learnt from Maria and at the end, task 2 was no longer a terror for me. As a result, I achieved 7.5 in writing which was quite a jump from my previous band -6.5.

I definitely think Maria is an excellent IELTS teacher and recommend her.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
IELTS Writing 6.5 to 7.5
Written by Dimitrios S

The best tutor and an incredible person!!!!!!

I had the big opportunity to be Maria's student around a year ago when i made my preparation course to entry higher education in UK.In the beginning,i was a little bit anxious as i didn't know what to expect,but after only 1 week lessons,i was so confident and exciting and I owed this to my wonderful tutor,Maria.She helped a lot,by giving me always proper advice and her enthusiasm worked as an inspiration for me.After the 12 week course in SI-UK with her,i managed to pass my exams in Birkbeck College with an overall result of 80% and i have been accepted for my BA Business Management course.
Maria,in my opinion is one of the best tutors i had and i strongly recommend her.
Thank you Maria for everything!!!!!!
Subject:
English
Outcome:
80% in my English test for my course in Birkbeck College.
Written by Volker B

Very great teacher

I have had the pleasure, to get English lesson via internet with Maria. It was very helpful. Her rating about my english knowledge was perfect and so I learned a lot in a short time. She went into all my wishes of the specific themes and situation, so I enjoyed my learning.
Thank you.
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
I improved my English, so I am now able to talk and understand easy.
Written by Heloise H

Great teacher !

Maria was my english teacher during 2 months and prepared me to the IELTS. It has been really helpful for me. She gave me good tips and advise for the exam and prepared me the best she could. I had really great time. Maria is pleasant and patient with student and knows exactly what she's doing. That's why I recommend Maria as a tutor.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I passed what I needed to go to my university
Written by Rita Della R

Best teacher ever

Maria has beenabled one of the best teacher that I ever had. With her amazing personality and her passion for English she made me a very good English student. Before she I hated English but thanks she i passed my ielts test. After my test I did other sessions because with Maria every day you learn more and more and day by day you can see your improvements.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
I have been able to improve listening and writing but I improved in a magnificent way my English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. I can say only thanks to she for the great job (almost impossibl
Written by Murakami T

Very experienced and caring teacher.

I took her IELTS Class at SIUK for 6 month. She was very considerate and caring. She took care of each student very well. Whenever I asked her advise, she gave me very good advises.
She always tried to understand the character of each student, and help us inprove not only reading and listening skills but also speaking and writing skills.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
Thanks to hear, I could get 7.5 score.
Written by Marwa A

Because she deserve it

I studied an Ielts course for 3 months. Maria was an experienced tutor in English in terms of speaking, writing, listening and reading.Her way of teaching was very comprehensible and outstanding as I was able to understand the course and apply my learnings easily.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
Miss Maria sam is an experienced Tutor.
Written by Tatiana L

My first and the best

My name is Tanya, I'm from the northern capital of Russia - St. Petersburg. I met Maria when i was 7 years old, at my first english class at school. She was one of the best teachers that i've ever had. She can explain all needed info in a way that any can understand it. She is very attentive and kind to her students. If you have any problem with studying english - Mary can help you for sure)
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
IELTS level - 8
Written by Maria H

IELTS Academic

Maria helped me achieve my target IELTS score. During a short period of time, I managed to improve my writing skills with the vocabulary and the sample tests she gave me. Furthermore, Maria is a caring tutor and with her professionalism and experience, she motivated me and increased my confidence.
I would highly recommend Maria as she is one of the best tutors I've ever had.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
Overall: 7.5
Written by Michael W

Private lessons in buissiness English

I had private lessons on the Internet with Maria.
Buissines English for my job as project manager.
She has responded very well to my needs and has very quickly recognized my weak points (grammar, free speech ...) and adapted the curriculum perfectly.
She was very patient with me and it was a lot of fun to learn English with Maria..
I learned a lot, not only in communicating with international customers and suppliers.
Thank you Maria
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
Start with school English and finished with a good bussiness English
Written by Mohammad S

Reference to Maria Samsonova

It is with great pleasure I write this letter in support of Maria Samsonova. I had the opportunity to improve my English language in general as well as to prepare for my Academic IELTS exam. Although I had only 2 months to get the mark I needed to enter university, I achieved the mark I want within this short period. The structure of the lesson was really helpful and time effective as we used to do the reading and listening and part of speaking in class and the writing paper will be marked and corrected while doing these exercises. Maria was helping me by focusing on my weaknesses as well as making sure I am more trained with other modules so I can raise the overall mark.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
7.0
Written by Aurelie Le D

Reference

Maria was my teacher at SI-UK ( an UK University recruiting agency) in order to pass the IELTS.
She clearly explained me how the IELTS test works and how to pass it.
Maria took time to develop every aspect of the test.
When I struggled while understanding a point, she also took time to explain it to me again.
In addition to being a very good teacher and trainer, Maria was interested in my educational background. She gave me good advices to improve my English skills.
Maria was also attentive to me and responsive to my feedbacks.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I really enjoyed the IELTS training sessions with Maria. And I passed the IELTS exam!
Written by

Inspiring English tutor

Frankly speaking, Maria was the first English language teacher who actually made me want to learn, as her lessons have always been both educational and exciting. She is always smiling and treats you like a friend rather than a student which definitely helps learning in a pleasant and positive atmosphere.
Subject:
EFL
Written by Niall D

Ielts

After taking the Ielts exam countless times and being unsuccessful I was lucky to find Maria on this site. Within a couple of weeks I was confident to sit the exam again. The results were amazing my score for reading jumped from 6.5 to 8.5!!! Cannot recommend enough!!
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
Pass with flying colours!!!!
Written by Valeriya G

The best tutor in the World!

Maria has great experience in teaching. Her huge professionalism together with kindness and attention helped dozens of people to discover wonderful new world named English.
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
The knowledge and self-confidence she gave me 10 years ago still allow me freely communicate with people, build successful career and make friends from all over the World.
Written by Saul Di P

Maria Samsonova

María was my English teacher (IELTS) in London. Although the challenging job (I was basically starting from scratch), she managed to make me reach a good level of English. In fact, even after few years, I still think her help has been essential to me to apply for my Master in Analytical Chemistry and find job in industry.

Saul
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
Outstanding
Written by Alessandra C

Maria got me into university

I had the opportunity to be taught by Maria for 3 months when preparing for IELTS. She is a wonderful tutor that does not give up on students. She has a wonderful teaching technique and she makes sure that everyone leaves a class understanding what was taught. She is a great person and teacher and I can truly say that I made remarkable progress on those 3 months. Doing mock exams for the IELTS made me more confident and her tips helped me get through the test. I can only thank her, because now I am a full-time student at University of Kent, soon to have a BSci in Forensic Science.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
Overall: 7.5 - Listening: 8.0, Reading: 7.5, Writing: 6.0, Speaking: 8.5.
Written by Julija M

English teacher

I would say the first thing about my teacher Maria.
She is amazing, beautiful, passion and fantastic professional Eanglish teacher.
Maria teach me me a lots and since I always usin that knowledge what she gave it to me at that my learning time with her.
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
Englis class
Written by Marzia B

Maria Samsonova

To whom it may concern:
I am pleased to recommend Maria Samsonova as English teacher for Tutorfair.

As her student, for almost one year, I have been able to see that Maria is hardworking, reliable and very knowledgeable in her subject. Always professional and willing with all the students.

I assure you that Maria Samsonova would be a great additional teacher to your website.

If you should ever need any further informations regarding this recommendation please feel free to contact me by email: marziabognanno@gmail.com

Yours sincerely,
Marzia Bognanno



Subject:
English
Outcome:
Extremely positive!
Written by Marzia B

Maria Samsonova

To whom it may concern:
I am pleased to recommend Maria Samsonova as English teacher for Tutorfair.

As her student, for almost one year, I have been able to see that Maria is hardworking, reliable and very knowledgeable in her subject. Always professional and willing with all the students.

I assure you that Maria Samsonova would be a great additional teacher to your website.

If you should ever need any further informations regarding this recommendation please feel free to contact me by email: marziabognanno@gmail.com

Yours sincerely,
Marzia Bognanno



Subject:
English
Outcome:
Extremely positive!
Written by Claudia Pia S

Helpful and patient

Maria helped me prepare for the IELTS exam and she was perfect, she made me do a mock exam before to understand where I needed to improve and she designed a program for me. I had no problem passing my exam and every lesson with her was fun and interesting.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
IELTS 7.5
Written by Natalia L

English learning

Maria is amazing English Teacher. I started learn English with her for scratch and after one to one session I start now only understand but also talk . It is very important that she not only teach how to talk but also she spend time to correct English prononsiation .Maria has been wonderful heart and every student for her is individual. Thank you very much Maria. Personally for me you are the best teacher ever!!!!
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
I speak English and understand English very well now. I want to have more one to one session with Maria to improve my English to advanced level.
Written by Chiara C

I Highly Recommend Maria

I was happy to have Maria as a tutor for my IELTS exam. She is a specialist in IELTS education and she managed to teach a group of people with different backgrounds. Moreover her positive, outgoing and realistic attitude helps the students to identify strengths and weaknesses in order to improve.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I've passed my Ielts exam with overall 6. Listening 6, Reading 6.5, Writing 5.5, Speaking 6.5
Written by Renato K

Maria

It is a pleasure to write about Maria and her skills as a teacher. I've met her once studying for the IELTS tests in London, and I highly recommend her for those willing to learn English or studying for proficiency tests. She is an outstanding professional, cooperative, compassionate, with excellent communications skills and very creative, all abilities desirable to a good teacher. Therefore, I highly recommend her for those seeking a good teacher to learn English.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
Succeeded on IELTS
Written by Sylvia V

Sylvia

I've known Maria for more than 4 years now, she is an amazing person and great teacher. Very patient and passionate about her job, she is got the charisma to explain in such a way where you can understand her perfectly.
She is a kind person who cares about YOU as a person encourage you to pursue your dreams and help you achieve them.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
Thank to Maria I managed to pass my IELTS with the needed score and I gained a friend for life. Thank you Maria keep it up you are doing great job!!
Written by Alejandra R

Excellent teacher!

I finished my IELTS course with Maria, and I have to say that she is really good teacher. She worries about all the students and help you when you have doubts.
She is very friendly and nice.
Subject:
Academic
Outcome:
I have improved my IELTS and become more confident...
Written by Suwapitch P

IELTS

When I prepared the IELTS exam in London, I had the opportunity to study with Maria. She helped me everything to improve my skills especially the writing one.

She is not only a teacher but also a friend who I can talk about everything with when I was there.

I would recommend anyone who wanna upgrade their IELTS to have her as an IELTS tutor.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
IELTS 7.0: Speaking 6.5, Listening 7.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 7.5
Written by Aissato D

Student

Maria was very professional and extremely dedicated teacher during the IELTS classes. She has helped me improve my understanding in english as well as reading, speaking and spelling.

Aissato Djaló
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I am feeling confident to go to my exam and believe that I will reach my goals.
Written by Zorica K

Great teacher

I had the opportunity to be Maria's student, she is an amazing teacher, with long experience in teaching English and creative writing, that leads to an absolute success. Maria is an organized, dedicated and very supportive teacher. I would like to recommend her as a tutor and thank her for all encouragement and support.
Subject:
Academic
Outcome:
I had finished my first course with the best grades, and doing my second one
Written by Divina M

Very approachable teacher

She is intelligent and expert in IELTS. There was no dull moments in the class and knows how to encouraged her students to participate in the given topic. Maria is very optimistic teacher and she will definitely boost your confidence.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I have improved my reading skills and taught me how to approach writing in order to achieve high score
Written by Divina M

Very approachable and effective teacher

She is intelligent and an expert in IELTS. There was no dull moments in the class and she knows how to encouraged her students to participate in the given topic. Maria is a very optimistic teacher and she will definitely boost your confidence.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I have improved my reading skills and she taught me how to approach the writing test in order to achieve a high score
Written by Monica H

A teacher who motivates you

Uses variety:
Maria uses a variety of learning activities
Allows for spontaneity

Provides personal help:
Maria takes time to explain concepts
She gives us individual attention

Enthusiasm
I easily can detect the teacher's love for job and subject.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
higher than expected.
Written by Miriam C

Maria as a tutor is...

Maria is an amazing teacher able to make people's english improve a lot during her lessons. I really enjoyed attending her classes and she helped me with my english gaps during the course. I really recommend her as a tutor.
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
I've been able to pass my IELTS exams with no difficulty and good grades.
Written by Alexar J

Maria Samsonova

Maria was the best tutor I have met. She was my IELTS tutor. She is so knowledgeable about the subject and brings out the best in all her students. She never looks down on anyone but harness the little knowledge that each student has and creates the best confident beings.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
All students who were in my class became the best masters of the English Language.
Written by Manuel G

Helpful English teacher

To whom it may concern,

I am glad to recommend Maria as English teacher thanks to my personal experience with her.

Under her guidance I was able to prepare my-self in the best way possible for facing the Ielts test and obtain the unconditional offer from the University. When I first met Maria, I was just arrived in London and my English level was very low (4.5 Ielts score). However, after her lessons I have reached the result of 6 overall with a peak in writing and listening where I obtained 6.5. With her method of teaching based on exercises and explanation I grow a lot and now I feel more comfortable with the English language in general.

Best regards

Manuel
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I passed the IELTS test with regard to the university requirement achieving my goal
Written by Anthony J

A good teacher

Maria was my English teacher during one week in London . She is very clever , educated and educational . I've learnt a lot from her . You can talk about everything , and that helps to be fluent in English . Moreover she gave me many tips in grammar . I recommend her !
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
The lessons helped me to apply for a new position in my job .
Written by Doris W

The best ielts teacher

Maria was helping me with my ielts writing in the past month. She has proven her excellent teaching skills in lessons, and made me much more confident about the exam coming in the next two months. She's also a kind and helpful friend, and I was so lucky to have her as my ielts tutor. Very highly recommended!
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
I did improve my writing a lot and feel more confident about the coming exam.
Written by Alessandro F

Really great teacher

I had Maria as a teacher last month for two weeks.
Lessons with her were really helpful for my English and never boring. I totally recommend her!
Subject:
English
Outcome:
A better knowledge of English
Written by Xenia C

IELTS academic level

I had private tuition with Maria to brush up my English in order to pass the "IELTS academic" with a grade 7 in each subject.
Maria is a very patient teacher and adapting her teaching style to the student. It quickly became clear that she knows exactly what the IELTS examiners are looking for, making her tips and guidance top-notch. Also, Maria was very flexible when we scheduled the 1:2:1 classes and on top of that she offers Skype lessons too.
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
After seven double lessons with Maria I passed my IELTS exam with flying colours (overall grade 8).
Written by Andr Eacute S

Getting ready for IELTS in a week

I had a week to prepare for IELTS, and I was lucky to find Maria on Tutorfair. Maria made a tremendous effort to squeeze me into her busy schedule. We had nine lessons via Skype, either starting very early in the morning (6:30 AM) or at the end of the day (9:00 PM). Maria guided me through the whole IELTS process and provided me with the right study material. She focused on the essential and gave me a lot of helpful advice. I scored a mark of 8 on my first attempt, and I am pretty sure I couldn't have done it without Maria help.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
Overall band 8 (IELTS Academic)
Written by Rakhim M

IELTS

Maria is one of the most engaging; diligent and effective teachers I have had through my academic and in fact professional education. Having come to the UK as a 16 year old with limited English language ability, I gone on to complete with strong A-levels; first class university degree; further double chartered qualification in finance. I am now a Director at a multinational firm. Reflecting on the journey, some 14/15 years ago, a lot of the achievements were down to the quality of teaching and investment laid down at the outset by Maria and others.

She has been an imperative investor in my development beyond just the academic English. If I would recommend anyone, it would certainly be Maria, trustworthy and genuinely takes interest in her students beyond expectations.
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
IELTS 7.5
Written by Ambra Dalla V

Great teacher

Maria is a great teacher! She is supportive caring and well prepared. After the course I felt confident and I passed my exam and now I'm a second year university student with excellent grades. I recommend her as she can help you reach your goal.
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
Exam passed with good grades and now university student
Written by Dragana B

Subject:
EFL (Advanced)
Written by Marco L

Ms Maria Samsonova's Reference (English Teacher)

I have had the great privilege to work in the same Education Council with Ms Maria Samsonova. I would help the students applying to University in UK and Maria was their IELTS teacher. Both of us had one unique goal, getting students ready to study in the UK. Hundreds of students a year would apply through our service and have Maria to prepare them for the IELTS exam. Nothing is more honest and precise than a feedback from a student to me as their Education Consultant about the IELTS centre and how it is run. Maria has been described by the students as extremely prepared and knowledge teacher who would always provide the most powerful language tools for academic purpose and everyday life as well. The amount of students reaching the requested score was above 90%. Not only Maria is referred to be an excellent teacher but on the same level, as a very empathetic person who would know really well each of the students in front of her providing moral support and giving profound sense of self confidence that would be essential for the future academic experience of the students. Maria’s engagement to teaching English goes beyond the notions itself, it is in her case the maximum level of vocation a professional can have in life. The results of this are excellent. Students are well prepared and happy, having the possibility of being understood in their particular needs. I would always recommend Maria without any doubt for the teaching environment due to the years of experience and the friendly character she has towards students.

Marco Leo
Education Consultant
marcoleo986@gmail.com
Subject:
IELTS
Outcome:
The outcome of our cooperation in the Education Council with Maria has been extremely positive with above 90% of students passing their IELTS exam and enrollling to University.
Written by Regina H

Subject:
IELTS (Advanced)
Written by Kai Uwe G

High expereanced english teacher

I was teached by Maria over 6 Month. The lessons were verry interesting and I enjoyed it, moreover we were working hard on my inprovements. Maria was professional, experianced and entertaining.
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
We improved my skills to the next levels and I could use it in my job.
Written by Vishnupriya J

Reference for Maria

I have known Maria for a year and have interacted with her extensively in her capacity as my tutor helping me with my English course. During my course, I have come to know Maria very well and therefore can comment on some aspects of her teaching.

Maria is a kind, caring, interesting, hard-working, creative, organized, remarkable teacher, and it has been a pleasure working with her.

An important aspect of Maria's interactions with students is her availability to answer questions; interest in students' work; ability to provide just the right amount of structure yet allow the student some independence.

I personally have benefited from taking a class from Maria and sincerely hope that her efforts as a teacher and adviser will be rewarded.

Sincerely,

Vishnupriya
Subject:
English
Outcome:
I passed my English exam.
Written by Regina H

Subject:
IELTS (Advanced)
Written by Nick O

Excellent professional English tutor

I've known Maria since 2008, as a colleague at three different English Language schools.
We worked together with students from beginner level to IELTS and First Certificate preparation, and she was always reliable, courteous and helpful to colleagues and students, and a very effective teacher. You will be in safe hands if you choose her as your tutor!
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
Hopefully my reference will help Maria find lots of work with you.
Written by Nick O

Excellent professional English tutor

I've known Maria since 2008, as a colleague at three different English Language schools.
We worked together with students from beginner level to IELTS and First Certificate preparation, and she was always reliable, courteous and helpful to colleagues and students, and a very effective teacher. You will be in safe hands if you choose her as your tutor!
Subject:
English Language
Outcome:
Hopefully my reference will help Maria find lots of work with you.
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Education and Qualifications

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University

Institution
University of St-Petersburg
Degree
MA ( TESOL)
Grade
Distinction
Institution
University of St-Petersburg
Degree
MA ( TESOL)
Grade
Distinction

School

Prizes and Scholarships

Teacher of the Year

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